Barry Watson

Biography: A clean-cut heartthrob who racked up a handful of TV guest spots before landing his breakthrough role on the family-friendly 7th Heaven, Watson spent six seasons making teenage girls swoon. He segued to the big screen (Teaching Mrs. Tingle and the cross-dressing comedy Sorority Boys, which proved he could be equally dreamy in drag) during his tenure, before leaving the show in 2002 to pursue other projects. His plans came to a halt when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease that same year. After taking time off to tend to his health, Watson returned to the biz and to his small-screen family as a frequent Heaven guest. In 2006, he landed a role as the title character in ABC's relationship drama What About Brian. After ABC canceled that show, he landed on another ABC sitcom, Samantha Who?, which starred Christina Applegate. When Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer during the show's run, the actress turned to Watson for some advice since he had also dealt with aA clean-cut heartthrob who racked up a handful of TV guest spots before landing his breakthrough role on the family-friendly 7th Heaven, Watson spent six seasons making teenage girls swoon. He segued to the big screen (Teaching Mrs. Tingle and the cross-dressing comedy Sorority Boys, which proved he could be equally dreamy in drag) during his tenure, before leaving the show in 2002 to pursue other projects. His plans came to a halt when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease that same year. After taking time off to tend to his health, Watson returned to the biz and to his small-screen family as a frequent Heaven guest. In 2006, he landed a role as the title character in ABC's relationship drama What About Brian. After ABC canceled that show, he landed on another ABC sitcom, Samantha Who?, which starred Christina Applegate. When Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer during the show's run, the actress turned to Watson for some advice since he had also dealt with a significant health crisis. Expand

Barry Watson's Scores

Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 61 Wedding Band: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 41 What About Brian: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Hart of Dixie: Season 3 Oct 7, 2013 Davis Polk / Davis 9.2
tbd Wilfred: Season 3 Jun 20, 2013 Michael McDerry 7.4
61 Wedding Band: Season 1 Nov 10, 2012 Actor 6.8
tbd Gossip Girl: Season 6 Oct 8, 2012 Steven Spence / Steven / Steven Spence 7.2
43 Hart of Dixie: Season 1 Sep 26, 2011 Davis Polk 7.6
tbd Samantha Who?: Season 2 Oct 13, 2008 Todd / Todd tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 6 Sep 8, 2008 Guest 7.8
59 Samantha Who?: Season 1 Oct 15, 2007 Todd / Todd 8.3
53 Gossip Girl: Season 1 Sep 19, 2007 Steven Spence 7.9
tbd What About Brian: Season 2 Oct 9, 2006 Brian O'Hara / Brian Davis tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 4 Sep 4, 2006 Guest tbd
41 What About Brian: Season 1 Apr 16, 2006 Brian O'Hara / Brian Davis 8.9
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 10 Sep 19, 2005 Matt Camden / Director / Matt Camden tbd
tbd Martha: Season 1 Sep 12, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 9 Sep 13, 2004 Matt Camden / Director / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 9 Sep 13, 2004 Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 8 Sep 15, 2003 Matt Camden / Matt Camden / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 7 Sep 16, 2002 Matt Camden / Matt Camden / Writer / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 6 Sep 24, 2001 Matt Camden / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 5 Oct 2, 2000 Matt Camden / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 4 Sep 20, 1999 Matt Camden / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 3 Sep 21, 1998 Matt Camden / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 2 Sep 15, 1997 Matt Camden / Matt Camden tbd
tbd 7th Heaven: Season 1 Aug 26, 1996 Dr. Matt Camden / Matt Camden 4.8