‘Young Sheldon’ Star, Emmy Winner Wettig Among Barn Honorees
Young Sheldon's Lance Barber and veteran TV actress Patricia Wettig are among eight Barn Theatre's Wall of Fame inductees, referred to as "Famous Barnies".
The Barn Theatre did a Covid-era social distant event over the final weekend of October to induct the famous alumni, which doubled as a fund-raiser, in a year that has been financially "brutal" for the Barn.
The inductees for 2020 are:
- Family Guy writer and producer Kirker Butler.He is currently the show's co-executive producer. He held the same title with the Life in Pieces series
- Charlie King, who apprenticed from 1991 to 1994, and was a member of the equity staff.
- Battle Creek native Barber was at the Barn in the early 1990's. Barber plays young Sheldon Cooper's father, George, Sr. on the spin-off of The Big Bang Theory.
- George McDaniel's credits include the cult classic This is Spinal Tap. He is known for his roles in The Last Starfighter and Lionheart, and a stint on the TV series All My Children.
- Joan Dunham, a "Barnie" from 1965-1969, and 1971.
- Comedian Stephen Lynch. has appeared on Comedy Central and various other venues, along with videos like "Hello, Kalamazoo".
- Dick Fuchs had a role in the 1979 movie, The North Avenue Irregulars. He has been with the Barn for parts of three decades.
Patricia Wettig was at the Barn in the mid-1970's. She went to star in Thirtysomething, along with Brothers and Sisters, and Prison Break. She is a 3-time Emmy Award winner.
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