Barry Swanson is the father of Paige Swanson and Erica Swanson and ex-husband of Linda Swanson.

Appearances

Barry first appears in "A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron" when he, Linda and their daughters go to the Cooper home for a play date. Barry then converses with George and Mary and it is revealed that he and Erica are ignored by Linda who mostly pays attention to Paige.

Barry reappears in "Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon" in two scenes. The first time is when he comes over to the restaurant where his wife is chatting with George and when Linda sees him coming, she flees and then he encounters George. He is last seen at the museum after his daughter Paige and George's son Sheldon Cooper were caught in a closed exhibit.

In "Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit", Barry doesn't appear but is mentioned. He and Linda have gotten a divorce and he has Erica living with him. Paige says that he is acting like a child.

Trivia

  • He and his family formerly lived in Arkansas.
  • He and George Cooper Sr. bonded and become friends. Barry is similar to George because Linda always chose Paige over him and Erica, while in George’s case, Mary always chose Sheldon over him, Georgie and Missy.

References

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Young Sheldon Characters, Cast & Crew
Main Characters Main Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  George Cooper Jr.  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Jeff Difford
Recurring and Minor Characters Tam Nguyen  ‧  Veronica Duncan  ‧  Billy Sparks  ‧  Brenda Sparks  ‧  Herschel Sparks  ‧  Victoria McElroy  ‧  Evelyn Ingram  ‧  Wayne Wilkins  ‧  Hubert Givens  ‧  Sheryl Hutchins  ‧  Gene Lundy  ‧  Tom Petersen  ‧  Le Nguyen  ‧  Trang Nguyen  ‧  Mai Nguyen  ‧  Kim-Ly Nguyen   ‧  John Sturgis  ‧  Paige Swanson  ‧ Barry Swanson  ‧  Linda Swanson  ‧  Erica Swanson  ‧  Dale Ballard  ‧  Selena  ‧  Robin Difford  ‧  Jana  ‧  Marcus Larson  ‧  June
Cast Regulars Iain Armitage  ‧  Zoe Perry  ‧  Lance Barber  ‧  Montana Jordan  ‧  Raegan Revord  ‧  Annie Potts  ‧  Matt Hobby  ‧  Jim Parsons
Recurring Ryan Phuong  ‧  Isabel May  ‧  Wyatt McClure  ‧  Melissa Peterman  ‧  Billy Gardell  ‧  Valerie Mahaffey  ‧  Danielle Pinnock  ‧  Doc Farrow  ‧  Brian Stepanek  ‧  Sarah Baker  ‧  Rex Linn  ‧  Wallace Shawn  ‧  McKenna Grace  ‧  Craig T. Nelson  ‧  Ava Allan  ‧  Jason Alexander  ‧  Reba McEntire
As Selves Elon Musk
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro * (Creator)
Directors Jon Favreau
Others
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Executive Producers : Steven Molaro / Jim Parsons / Todd Spiewak Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Steve Burns (performer) / Rob Cavallo (producer) Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer Young Sheldon : Full cast & crew on IMDb
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