- Barry Gordon Livingston
December 17, 1953 (age 68)
- Karen Huntsman
- Lillian Rochelle Livingston, Hilliard Livingston
Barry Gordon Livingston (born December 17, 1953) is an American television and film actor. Livingston is perhaps best known for his role as Ernie Douglas on the television series My Three Sons. He is the biological younger brother of actor/director Stanley Livingston who played his on-screen older brother on the show.
Livingston was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Lillian Rochelle (née Palyash) and Hilliard Livingston. Livingston began his career as a child actor in the late 1950s. He considers his film debut a role he won as one of the sons of Paul Newman in the film Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) with his older brother Stanley who by this time was already working as a child actor. He was let go from the film when he was told that he needed to get glasses to successfully correct his astigmatism. His first professional onscreen appearance was in a small, uncredited role in the 1961 film The Errand Boy, followed by roles as a neighborhood kid in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Lucy Show. In 1963, he joined the cast of the ABC sitcom My Three Sons as next door neighbor Ernie Thompson. His older brother, Stanley Livingston, was already a series regular as Chip Douglas. After Tim Considine left the series two years later, Livingston joined the cast permanently (his character was adopted into the family, keeping the show's title intact) and remained with the series until its end in 1972.
In 1964, at the age of ten, he appeared in the ABC medical drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point in the episode titled "A Land More Cruel".