Scoop: Justified's Raymond J. Barry Cast As a Criminal Intent Cop's Pop

While Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘s Detective Goren hits the couch to address his demons, partner Alex Eames will take a small personal journey of her own this season, via the introduction of her dad, TVLine has learned.

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“We meet her father, which is a joy to me,” L&O: CI vet Kathryn Erbe shared with me Monday night at USA Network’s upfront presentation. Playing the Very Important Parent is Raymond J. Barry, who most recently has played father to Timothy Olyphant on Justified.

Erbe says she and Barry share “very, very meaty scenes” when a case leads Eames and Goren to the former’s hometown of Inwood. As for whether dad and daughter get along, all Erbe would tease is, “It’s complicated!”

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Law & Order: CI premiered its 10th and (technically) final season this past Sunday at 9/8c. An air date for Barry’s guest star appearance was not readily available.

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  1. Jon says:


    He sure does get around!

    Lily Rush, Raylan Givens, and now Alex Eames. Any other law enforcement personnel needing a dad?

    Maybe Agent Hotchner needs to drop his kid of at Grandpa’s so he can have some “me” time and actually smile for once.

    Or we could find out that Horatio Caine’s fetish for sunglasses comes from his father’s blindness!

    • thebackgroundartiste says:

      He was also the crooked senator on The X-Files, and played Agent Vaughns’s father- in -law on “ALIAS”. He looks more working class and no nonsense in the photo above ,which is how I pictured Eames’ Dad. It’s about time we saw where she came from. Is there a member of Bobby’s family that we didn’t meet ? No. It’s Alex’s turn.

  2. Dav says:

    I can totally see this guy as Alex’s father. Now we know where she gets her toughness from.

  3. Steve G. says:

    I hope that wasn’t an accidental spoiler to tonight’s season finale of Justified (“who most recently has played father to Timothy Olyphant on Justified.”)

  4. Tego Livi says:

    Raymond J. Barry is also a talented painter and the son of the little old lady who wore the big hat in the wedding scene of (the original) Arthur.

  5. jules says:

    He also played Jack Shephard’s grandfather on Lost.

  6. Daisy Adair says:

    I’m happy Eames is actually getting a story.

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