Barry's résumé boasts many movies, including the 1953 sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds. But the small screen proved to be his most viable medium, and he starred in three different series beginning in the 1950s: "Bat Masterson" (1958-61), "Burke's Law" (1963-66) and "The Name of the Game" (1968-71).
Later in life, Barry earned a Tony nomination for his spirited portrayal of a gay nightclub owner in the hit musical "La Cage aux Folles" (1984), and he made a cameo appearance in the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds. He died Dec. 9, 2009, at the age of 90.
Ray is a divorced dockworker whose children are staying with him when a fleet of spaceships appears. Forced to become the protective father he's never been, Ray scrambles to usher his kids to safety in this loose adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel.