Barry Nelson

Barry Nelson

Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in 1941.

He and second wife Nansi maintained homes both in New York and France.

He was the first person to play "James Bond" in a visual sense (others have played him on radio); he appeared as "Card Sharp Jimmy Bond" in an American TV adaptation of "Casino Royale" on the TV series "Climax!" (1954).

Is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).

Was a lifelong Republican and conservative.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "The Act."