John Raymond Barker


Law & Order: SVU was John’s official television debut, but it was not his first time in front of the camera.

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Above: All of my scenes from guest starring on Law & Order: SVU, Season 20, Episode 12, “Dear Ben”.
My Uncle Ray, who is a pro, made the above video for me. Thank you! You’ve always inspired me with your work in TV and with technology. (4:31)

Dramatic  Reel (1:58)
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Comedic  Reel (1:33)
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About Me

as a television actor

It’s funny that this is the medium I have the fewest credits, but one of them is the biggest thing I have ever done.

Background Work

One shouldn’t include them on their resume, but I did extra work a couple of times–once for CSI: NY and another time for Blue Bloods. I found both experiences to be exciting. I got to wear costumes and do hair & makeup. There were series regulars or known guests stars in all the scenes I did. I had a nice time hanging with the other extras, and I felt like I did some acting for a nice little paycheck. But, most importantly, I observed and took in as much as I could. I wanted to be ready should the day ever come that I got to film a speaking part one day. There was so much to take in and try to memorize.

One Line non-union cable

Later on, I booked one line on a non-union cable show, A Crime to Remember for Investigation Discovery. It was a step up from the extra work, but it would prove to end with the same fate as my extra work. All three times my episode would air, I would tell family and friends to watch. And all three times the episode would  end without a single shot of me. Maybe I saw my butt walking away from the camera on CSI.

guest star network television

Therefore, you can imagine the massive contrast when I actually booked a guest star role on one of the biggest shows (soon to be the longest running primetime drama ever) on one of the three major networks (and a lifelong beloved network at that having watched so many favorite shows, including my all-time favorite, Will & Grace. Heck, if they hadn’t still been on midseason hiatus, my episode would have aired the same night ).

And in contrast to previous work, everyday on L&O felt like I was away at a spa resort. I was so taken care of, and the experience was a dream. You can read all about my week shooting my episode in A Dream Come True: My Week Guest Starring on Law & Order: SVU .

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3 Scenes (abridged) from Law & Order: SVU (1:27)
directed by Jean de Segonzac
produced by NBC/Universal

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Interrogation Scene from Law & Order: SVU (1:02)
directed by Jean de Segonzac
produced by NBC/Universal

For ProfessionaL Inquiries

I am represented by Across The Board Talent for all work in Film, Television, Theatre, and Commercials. Please contact my agents if you are interested in auditioning or booking me for any of these types of work.

Todd M Eskin – Theatre:
Robert Miller Jr – Theatre:
Armand Vaughn – Television/Film:
Frankie Fronte – Commercials:
917-397-0282 | 323-761-0282

For all other inquiries, please visit the contact page.

Click the  resume for a PDF of my resume.

A Dream Come True: My Week
Guest Starring on Law & Order: SVU

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