Barry Joseph Evans (18 June 1943 – 9 February 1997) was an English actor best known for his appearances in British sitcoms such as Doctor in the House and Mind Your Language. Barry Evans was born in Guildford, Surrey. He was abandoned as a baby and grew up in a Barnardo’s home in Twickenham, a suburban town in Middlesex.
Evans’ acting ability was recognised while he was still at school. After he left, he won a John Gielgud Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Evans made his theatre debut in Barrow-in-Furness. He went on to appear in Chips with Everything on Broadway in 1963. He finished his working life as a taxi driver so he could have a regular income. Barry Evans was found dead in his home in Leicestershire. He had received a blow to the head and an 18-year-old man was arrested, but never charged with murder.