Barry Nelson

1917 - 2007

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Barry Nelson (born Robert Haakon Nielsen; April 16, 1917 – April 7, 2007) was an American actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry Nelson has received more than 1,198,312 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Barry Nelson is the 1,560th most popular actor (down from 488th in 2019), the 2,613th most popular biography from United States (down from 909th in 2019) and the 733rd most popular American Actor.

Barry Nelson is most famous for playing James Bond in the 1954 television adaptation of Casino Royale.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.94

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Barry Nelson ranks 1,560 out of 13,578Before him are Van Heflin, Maria Cebotari, Melvyn Douglas, Mercedes McCambridge, Hugh Fraser, and Werner Krauss. After him are Maïwenn, Tod Browning, Paul Lukas, Jim Carter, Stephen Rea, and Lew Ayres.

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Among people born in 1917, Barry Nelson ranks 115Before him are Vera Lynn, Džemal Bijedić, László Szabó, Petar Brzica, Phaedon Gizikis, and Henri Salvador. After him are El Santo, Kirk Kerkorian, Robert Manzon, Đỗ Mười, Carlos Puebla, and Wilhelm Brasse. Among people deceased in 2007, Barry Nelson ranks 112Before him are Mikhail Ulyanov, Guy de Rothschild, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Julien Gracq, Wally Schirra, and Henri Debehogne. After him are Jean-Marie Lustiger, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Raul Hilberg, Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Ian Stevenson, and Tikhon Khrennikov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Nelson ranks 2,613 out of 20,380Before him are Van Heflin (1908), Melvyn Douglas (1901), John C. Woods (1911), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), and Billy Ray Cyrus (1961). After him are Adrian Smith (1944), Chester Carlson (1906), Tod Browning (1880), Jack Nicklaus (1940), Melissa McCarthy (1970), and Marvin Harris (1927).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barry Nelson ranks 733Before him are Jennifer Coolidge (1961), Ned Beatty (1937), Melissa Leo (1960), Van Heflin (1908), Melvyn Douglas (1901), and Mercedes McCambridge (1916). After him are Tod Browning (1880), Lew Ayres (1908), Drew Barrymore (1975), J. T. Walsh (1943), Susan Sullivan (1942), and Anne Schedeen (1949).

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