Barry John is one of the most popular and exciting performers on Florida's East coast. Originally from Michigan,
Barry's career began at the age of twelve when his cousin taught him to juggle three baseballs. A love for the art of juggling
soon developed, as well as a desire to entertain audiences. As a young teenager, Barry’s family moved to Nashville , Tennessee.
Nashville was a great place for his burgeoning talent. Barry did hundreds of shows at all types of venues and events there,
including being the opening act for country music stars like Jerry Reed, the Hager Brothers, Mel McDaniel and Amy Grant.
He also began incorporating magic tricks into his performances.
After spending the first part of his adult years traveling around the United States performing in theaters, colleges, and
casinos, Barry was recruited by one of the world’s most exclusive cruise lines, Royal Viking Line. On Royal Viking , Barry
traveled all over the world seeing exciting places and meeting interesting people. He went to Egypt, Australia, Kenya,
Morocco, Argentina, Russia, Japan, and Thailand... to name a few places. He rubbed elbows with celebrities like Marvin
Hamlisch, Evander Holyfield, Carol Channing and Jack Paar.
With a penchant for the cruise industry (and warm weather),
Barry set up residence in South Florida in 1991. Since then, Barry has continued to travel and perform in many places and
at many events, including theaters, conventions, corporate functions, and as the opening act for celebrities. Barry still
enjoys working on cruises and has now performed on 13 cruise lines and 61 different ships! His travels, in all, have taken
him to 49 states and over 90 countries. In 2007, he appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”
Barry now lives in
Port Saint Lucie, Florida with his wife, son and two daughters. He still loves learning
magic and juggling tricks, and creating new comedy routines.
He has recently taken up fishing but has not caught any fish yet.