Dave Barry

Dave Barry


July 3, 1947

Also Known For : Writer, Journalist

Birth Place : Armonk, New York, United States of America

Zodiac Sign : Cancer

Chinese Zodiac : Pig

Birth Element : Fire

Dave Barry Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Childhood And Early Life

American humorist, author, syndicated columnist and blogger Dave Barry was born on the 3 July 1947 in Armonk, New York.


Dave Barry graduated from Pleasantville High School and then obtained a B.A. from Haverford College (1969).

Rise To Fame

When he was working as a journalist in the early 1970s, Barry began writing a weekly column which quickly gained popularity. He then joined the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania (1971-1974). Working for Burger Associates entailed teaching writing skills to people in business.


In 1981, his guest column in the Philadelphia Inquirer led to his appointment as a humor columnist with the Miami Herald Sun, writing for the magazine Tropic. His column was then nationally syndicated. Barry’s first novel Big Trouble (1999) was made into a film. He went on to have a prolific writing career publishing novels as well as non-fiction.

Awards And  Achievements

The recipient of numerous awards, Barry was presented with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2005) and the Fairfax Prize (2013).

Personal Life

During the Vietnam (1955-1975) War Barry was a religious conscientious objector.

His first wife was Lois Shelnutt whom he married in 1969. In 1976 he married Beth Lenox, and they had a son together, Robert b.1980 before divorcing in 1993. Barry married for the third time in 1996, and his wife is Michelle Kaufman. They have a daughter Sophie b. 2000.