John Ross Bowie is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, who is best known for his role of playing Barry Kripke. He plays Jimmy DiMeo in Speechless. He has also appeared in commercials for Progressive and appeared in the film, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, opposite Marlee Matlin.
Before his minor acting career, Bowie was in a rock band called Egghead along with Mike Faloon and Michael M.B. Galvin.
For Disney, he has had a part or multiple parts in the series Good Luck Charlie, Retired at 35, House of Lies, Childrens Hospital, Wizards of Waverly Place, Reno 911!, A.U.S.A., Speechless, and Upright Citizens Brigade. He also voices Sven in Sofia the First, Dr. Mel Myers in Big Hero 6: The Series, and Loab in Milo Murphy's Law.
Bowie is married to comedian Jamie Denbo, and together they have two children, a son and a daughter.
He is a very close friend of co-star Kevin Sussman, who plays Stuart Bloom in The Big Bang Theory. They met on the set of Ugly Betty, where Sussman played the character of Walter, and Bowie's wife knew one of the actresses. Together they have written three TV pilots together, one of which (Dark Minions) was picked up by Amazon in 2013. Both provided voices for the main characters in the pilot.
Bowie is also close friends with The Big Bang Theory cast.