Who is Lance Barber?
Lance Barber was born in Battle Creek, Michigan USA, on 29 June 1973 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a musician, with more than 50 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Comanche in the 2013 action crime movie “Gangster Squad”. It was directed by Ruben Fleischer, starred Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and follows the police chief John O’Mara, whose mind is set on ending the corruption in Los Angeles, California in 1949; the movie was nominated for five awards.
Early life, family and education
Lance was raised in Battle Creek by his parents, about whom not a lot is known, as he respects their privacy; it’s known that his father was in the army, and was killed when Lance was only one year old.
He hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
Lance became interested in acting at the age of seven, after having watched “Grease” being performed at a local theatre. His interest grew stronger after he enrolled at Pennfield High School and joined its drama club, appearing in plays performed both at the school, and at a local theatre.
Upon matriculating in 1991, Lance enrolled at Kellogg Community College, from which he graduated with an Associate’s degree in 1994.
He worked various jobs and appeared in many plays in the following seven years, before launching his career on TV.
Roles in TV series
Lance made his debut TV series appearance with his portrayal of Howard Norden, in the 2001 episode “Start All Over Again” of the romantic drama “ER”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode of various series, such as the comedies “What I Like About You”, “Yes, Dear” and “Come to Papa”.
He gained recognition in 2007, when cast to play Nick Lowry in the hit comedy drama “Californication”, created by Tom Kapinos, and which starred David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone and Evan Handler. The series follows a writer while he’s trying to simultaneously work on his career and spend time with his former girlfriend and their daughter; it aired from 2007 to 2014 and won eight awards, including two Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 32 other awards.
By the end of the decade, Lance had made a guest appearance in an episode of various series, including the science fiction comedy “The Middleman”, the mystery crime drama “The Mentalist” and the crime comedy drama “Monk”.
His following notable performance was his portrayal of the lead character Paulie G, in the 2014 comedy “The Comeback”; it was created by Lisa Kudrow, who also starred in it, alongside Lance and Robert Michael Morris, with the series following a forgotten actress who has decided to become famous. It won three of the 30 awards for which it was nominated, including four Primetime Emmy nominations.
Since 2017, Lance has been portraying George Cooper Sr, in the critically acclaimed comedy “Young Sheldon”, created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, and which also stars Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry.
The series follows the child genius Sheldon Cooper, and has won three of the 18 awards for which it’s been nominated.
Roles in movies
He made his debut film appearance in the 2002 drama “Tenfold”, while a couple of Lance’s following roles were in the same year in the family fantasy comedy “Like Mike”, the 2003 short romantic comedy “Patching Cabbage” and the 2004 comedy “Bad Meat”.
He gained recognition in 2006, when cast to play Dinkie in the comedy “For Your Consideration”, written and directed by Christopher Guest, and which starred Catherine O’Hara, Harry Shearer and Parker Posey. The movie follows three actors starring in the film “Home for Purim”, and it won three of the 17 awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Lance’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2007 comedy “The Hill”, the 2008 romantic comedy drama “Leatherheads” and the 2009 comedy “Single White Millionaire”.
In 2014, we saw him star in the sports drama “We Got Next”, and his following role came three years later, when cast to play the lead character Neil, in the short comedy “Never Seen You Shine So Bright”.
Lance’s most recent movie role has been his portrayal of the main character Crash, in the 2021 musical drama “Raunch and Roll”, directed by Phil Wurtzel, and which also starred Michael Pare and Eric Petersen. It follows a woman who has organized one last show for her and her band.
He’s currently shooting for the upcoming comedy “El Tonto”.
He sang various songs in the 2016 episode “Captain Latvia” of the crime comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”.
Lance has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, such as “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”, “The Talk” and “Stars in the House”.
Love life and wife
Lance prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and thus not a lot about it is known.
He has been seen spending time with his wife Aliza on multiple occasions, but still hasn’t commented on their marriage, including the date of their wedding. Aliza is an American non-celebrity woman, and nothing about her is known, as she prefers to stay away from media. Lance and Aliza have two children together, but are being held away from the media’s attention.
Some people believe that Lance is highly jealous, which is why he prefers to keep Aliza away from magazines and newspapers; it’s also said that he doesn’t allow her to have social media accounts, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of November 2021, Lance is married to Aliza, and has two children with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Lance enjoys being active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than 20,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 100 pictures onto the network.
One of his main hobbies is travelling, and Lance has been to various US states for both work and pleasure, while he’s also been to a couple of European and Asian countries, as well as to Australia. His dream travel destination is Oslo in Norway.
He’s a huge dog-lover, and his pet dog can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.
Some of Lance’s favorite things to do in his spare time are to play golf, go fishing or go to natural locations with his family.
Late at night, he likes to watch movies starring his favorite actor and actress, Clint Eastwood and Helena Bonham Carter, such as “Gran Torino”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Fight Club”.
Age, height and net worth
Lance’s age is 48. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 210lbs (95kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.