Don Barnhart

Raised in Southern California by his television director father, Don Barnhart Jr grew up on the sets of LA watching Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters practice their craft on Mork and Mindy. It’s no wonder Don went into Stand-Up comedy. Doing background work to support his acting classes, Don was seen early on on Happy Days, Mork and Mindy and The Great American Hero.

After getting a job a comedy club in Hermosa Beach, Don moved up to house emcee opening up for Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Jim Carry, Garry Shandling, Dana Carvey, and Dennis Miller to name a few. After just a few short years, he then took his act on the road and making the jump to full time comic headlining at top comedy clubs like the Improv, Punchline and Ice House.

Averaging over 200 days a year on the road doing Stand-Up, Don still had a first love of improvisation. He auditioned for and was accepted to the prestigious Second City Conservatory program in Los Angeles and was one of the first groups to graduate. & Besides several national television commercials, Barnhart has also starred in the television pilot GENISIS WARS, he is currently directing a film he wrote called CHINA DOLLS and he has a sitcom based on his stand up act along with two reality shows currently in development.

When he has free time, Don goes overseas to entertain the military for the USO and just completed a Comics on Duty tour of Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. With appearances on MTV, NBC, A&E, CBS, several National Television Commercials, Apollo 13, In The Army Now, Species and many more, it’s a wonder why Don Barnhart Jr isn’t a household name already…

Don just released a DVD “The DeEvolution of Man” which features his first Stand-Up comedy special along with an original sketch show, a short film he wrote/directed and starred in and clips from the “Vault” featuring some of Don’s earlier work. Barnhart is also editing a documentary of his Comics On Duty World Tour of Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf and hopes to release it soon…



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