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Barry Burton

Barry Burton

Barry 2


Biographical information
Date of birth:1960[1]
Occupation:US Air Force Pilot (formerly)
S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team Weapon Specialist (formerly)
Anti-Umbrella activist
BSAA Advisor/Combat Specialist [2]
Physical description
Blood type:A[1]
Height:186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Mass:89.3 kg (197 lb)[1]
First appearance:Resident Evil
Voice:Barry Gjerde (Resident Evil)
Ed Smaron (REmake)
Jamieson K. Price (RE5, RE The Mercenaries 3D) [3]
Portrayer:Gregory (RE1 live-action)[4]
Last edit: 13 hours ago. (Purge)

"Jill, here's a lockpick. It might come in handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you. "

Barry Burton was a member of the Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) and the backup man for the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team. He was in charge of maintaining and supplying weapons for his fellow S.T.A.R.S members.[5]


Before 1998, Barry was an airman in the U.S. Air Force, serving in the same unit as Chris Redfield, whom he became good friends with. Barry later left the Air Force and joined the recently formed S.T.A.R.S., where he employed his vast knowledge of weaponry. Chris was eventually discharged from the force and began drifting. Barry met up with Chris and managed to talk him into joining S.T.A.R.S.[5][6] He has a loving wife, Kathy, and two daughters named Moira and Polly.[7]

Barry is also a known gun enthusiast and NRA member. When he came to Raccoon City to join S.T.A.R.S., he became friends with Gun Shop owner Robert Kendo. The two were close friends and often went fishing together in Stoneville. Due to their friendship, Barry commissioned Robert's brother, Joe, to modify most of S.T.A.R.S.' arsenal, including their side arm, the Samurai Edge. Barry had his specially modified to fire .40S&W caliber rounds.

The Mansion Incident

"That was a close one! A second late, you would've fit nicely into a sandwich."

After a confrontation with cerberuses, Barry managed to escape into the Spencer Mansion along with fellow Alpha team members Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine. Afterwards, he helped Jill overcome several of the mansion's traps and creatures. However, Albert Wesker, who was actually a spy working for the Umbrella Corporation, blackmailed Barry to do his bidding by using his family as leverage. Barry began to eliminate any evidence that implicated Wesker and began luring Jill into traps against monsters. It was because of Barry that Wesker was able to track down Enrico and murder him. While in the lab, Wesker reveals his control over Barry, and has him once pull his gun on Jill. After revealing that his threat against Barry's family was a bluff, Barry knocks Wesker out with his gun. Jill, Chris, Barry, Wesker and Rebecca Chambers subsequently escaped the mansion.

Raccoon City

"Time to end this damned nightmare!"

After the Mansion incident, Barry immediately moved his family to Canada, out of Umbrella's reach in order to ensure their safety. He then left them to rejoin Chris and Jill in their Anti-Umbrella efforts. During the t-Virus outbreak, when Raccoon City was facing annihilation, he took a civilian helicopter in order to locate Jill and extract her from the city.

Barry came in contact with an Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service mercenary Carlos Oliveira (who was assisting Jill amidst the chaos) and was able to locate Jill in time to rescue both her and Carlos before the missile destroyed Raccoon City.[8] Afterwards, Jill and Barry participated in undisclosed anti-Umbrella operations until Umbrella's shutdown by the U.S. Government.

Post-Raccoon City incident

"Moira... No... I don't believe it. There's no way she's..."

After the events of Raccoon City, Barry became an advisor for the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance.[9]

Sometime in 2011, Barry's daughter Moira disappeared, kidnapped to an Island. Barry went out to search for her alone. Arriving at the island, he met a young girl named Natalia Korda. Barry initially asked Natalia to stay behind on the boat, but she refused and insisted to go. He had no choice but to take her with him. Barry soon found out that Natalia has a special ability to detect enemies' presence and items. Together, they ventured through the island. By the time they arrived at the radio tower, he heard Moira and Claire's voice in the radio which they're heading to the Wossek. However, when Natalia hears about Moira's name she started to have a severe headache which she lies to him that Moira is dead much to his shock.[9]

Personality and Relationships

Barry cares a lot for his family, so much that when they become threatened he would even betray his friends to protect them. He nearly always carried a picture of his family with him.[7] However, later in life, his relationship with his daughter, Moira, soured.[10]

Outside of his family, he was a close friend of both Chris and Jill, although their relationship became strained by his betrayal on behalf of Wesker.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Original Resident Evil opening
  2. Resident Evil Revelations 2 - Second Trailer ESRB
  3. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition Credits
  4. Resident Evil (1996) credits
  5. 5.0 5.1 Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Barry Burton Profile
  6. Resident Evil 5, Chris Redfield (file) states that he served for a short time
  7. 7.0 7.1 Resident Evil Barry's Photograph
  8. Resident Evil 5 manual
  9. 9.0 9.1 Resident Evil: Revelations 2, official website
  10. Resident Evil Revelations 2 - opening cinematic

(first appearance)

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