Guest Star: John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie is an American actor and comedian best known for his recurring role as Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory and his starring role as Jimmy DiMeo on ABC's Speechless.

He made guest appearances on TV shows including Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Melissa & Joey, GleeGood Luck Charlie, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fresh off the Boat, and Veep. He has had recurring roles on shows including Retired at 35, Episodes, and Chasing Life.

Bowie's film credits include The Santa Clause 3, Sex Drive, Fully Loaded, iSteve, and Pet.

You are viewing a list of John Ross Bowie's 20 appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

  • The Killer Robot Instability

    Season 2, Episode 12 - The Killer Robot Instability
    Aired January 12, 2009

    When Barry Kripke challenges the guys to a robot "street fight", Sheldon accepts the challenge despite their engineer, Howard, being out of action.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Friendship Algorithm

    Season 2, Episode 13 - The Friendship Algorithm
    Aired January 19, 2009

    When Sheldon hears that Barry controls the university's open science grid computer and favors his friends, Sheldon attempts to befriend Kripke.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation

    Season 3, Episode 1 - The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation
    Aired September 21, 2009

    Barry Kripke enjoys publicly mocking Sheldon after he retracts his claim of a scientific breakthrough because the guys manipulated his experiment's data.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Vengeance Formulation

    Season 3, Episode 9 - The Vengeance Formulation
    Aired November 23, 2009

    When Barry Kripke embarrasses Sheldon on national radio, he decides to get even with Kripke.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Toast Derivation

    Season 4, Episode 17 - The Toast Derivation
    Aired February 24, 2011

    When Sheldon forms an alternative social group because his friends are hanging out with Raj and Priyat, Kripke joins Sheldon's group but he's only interested in the raffle.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Beta Test Initiation

    Season 5, Episode 14 - The Beta Test Initiation
    Aired January 26, 2012

    When Raj shows off his new iPhone, Barry Kripke claims that Siri sucks.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Rothman Disintegration

    Season 5, Episode 17 - The Rothman Disintegration
    Aired February 16, 2012

    When Professor Rothman is let go, Sheldon and Barry compete for the vacated office.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Stag Convergence

    Season 5, Episode 22 - The Stag Convergence
    Aired April 26, 2012

    Barry attends Howard's bachelor party, but is annoyed by the lack of strippers.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Cooper/Kripke Inversion

    Season 6, Episode 14 - The Cooper/Kripke Inversion
    Aired January 31, 2013

    When Sheldon and Barry are forced to work together, Sheldon is surprised that Kripke's work is much better than his.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Tenure Turbulence

    Season 6, Episode 20 - The Tenure Turbulence
    Aired April 4, 2013

    Barry Kripke competes against the guys for a newly available tenured position at the university.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Discovery Dissipation

    Season 7, Episode 10 - The Discovery Dissipation
    Aired December 5, 2013

    Kripke mocks Sheldon after Leonard's work forces him to retract his claim of a scientific breakthrough.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Relationship Diremption

    Season 7, Episode 20 - The Relationship Diremption
    Aired April 10, 2014

    After Howard and Sheldon both have an embarrassing evening, Kripke taunts them the next day at the university.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Champagne Reflection

    Season 8, Episode 10 - The Champagne Reflection
    Aired November 20, 2014

    Kripke joins Sheldon and Amy on Fun With Flags to play a game of 'Flag or Not a Flag'.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Comic Book Store Regeneration

    Season 8, Episode 15 - The Comic Book Store Regeneration
    Aired February 19, 2015

    When Barry gives Amy a thank you gift, Sheldon is annoyed to hear that she helped Kripke out with his work.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Perspiration Implementation

    Season 9, Episode 5 - The Perspiration Implementation
    Aired October 19, 2015

    When the guys join Kripke's fencing lesson, Barry expresses an interest in Amy after he hears she and Sheldon have broken up.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Helium Insufficiency

    Season 9, Episode 6 - The Helium Insufficiency
    Aired October 26, 2015

    When Sheldon and Leonard ask Barry if they can use some of his helium for their project, they're annoyed that he wants credit on their paper before he hands over the valuable resource.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Valentino Submergence

    Season 9, Episode 15 - The Valentino Submergence
    Aired February 11, 2016

    Barry calls into Sheldon and Amy's live Valentine's Day episode of Fun with Flags to try get a girlfriend.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Celebration Experimentation

    Season 9, Episode 17 - The Celebration Experimentation
    Aired February 25, 2016

    Barry attends Sheldon's birthday party and expresses an interest in Leonard's mother, Beverly, much to Leonard's discomfort.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Geology Elevation

    Season 10, Episode 9 - The Geology Elevation
    Aired November 17, 2016

    Raj joins Howard as he takes his Stephen Hawking-inspired toy to Barry Kripke to see whether it's offensive or not.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Tesla Recoil

    Season 11, Episode 8 - The Tesla Recoil
    Aired November 16, 2017

    After being hurt that Sheldon decided to work with the military without them, Leonard and Howard invite Barry Kripke to work with them to get back at Sheldon.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

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