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Edgar Barrier (March 4, 1907 – June 20, 1964) was an American actor who appeared on radio, stage, and screen. In the 1930s he was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre[1] and was one of several actors who played Simon Templar on The Saint radio show.[2] He also appeared in two films with Welles, Journey into Fear (1943) and Macbeth (1948). Barrier also appeared in the 1938 Welles-directed short, Too Much Johnson, which was long believed lost but was rediscovered in 2013.[3]

Edgar Barrier
Edgar Barrier in Macbeth.jpg
Barrier as Banquo in Macbeth, 1948
Born(1907-03-04)March 4, 1907
DiedJune 20, 1964(1964-06-20) (aged 57)
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1932–1964

He was a guest star on a few episodes of Disney's Zorro as Don Cornelio Esperon.[4]

Barrier was born in New York City and died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.[2]

Broadway rolesEdit

Edgar Barrier's Broadway stage credits are listed at the Internet Broadway Database.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit

Joseph Cotten and Edgar Barrier shooting film sequences for the stage production Too Much Johnson (1938)


  1. ^ "Mercury Theater .. episodic log". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  2. ^ a b "Edgar Barrier, Actor". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
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  4. ^ "Edgar Barrier". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  5. ^ Edgar Barrier at the Internet Broadway Database

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