Guest Star: 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 25 appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

  • The Killer Robot Instability

    The Killer Robot Instability
    Season 2, Episode 12 - 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

    The Friendship Algorithm
    Season 2, Episode 13 - 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

    The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation
    Season 3, Episode 1 - 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

    The Vengeance Formulation
    Season 3, Episode 9 - 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

    The Toast Derivation
    Season 4, Episode 17 - 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

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

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

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Rothman Disintegration

    The Rothman Disintegration
    Season 5, Episode 17 - 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

    The Stag Convergence
    Season 5, Episode 22 - 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

    The Cooper/Kripke Inversion
    Season 6, Episode 14 - 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

    The Tenure Turbulence
    Season 6, Episode 20 - 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

    The Discovery Dissipation
    Season 7, Episode 10 - 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

    The Relationship Diremption
    Season 7, Episode 20 - 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

    The Champagne Reflection
    Season 8, Episode 10 - 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

    The Comic Book Store Regeneration
    Season 8, Episode 15 - 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

    The Perspiration Implementation
    Season 9, Episode 5 - 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

    The Helium Insufficiency
    Season 9, Episode 6 - 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

    The Valentino Submergence
    Season 9, Episode 15 - 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

    The Celebration Experimentation
    Season 9, Episode 17 - 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

    The Geology Elevation
    Season 10, Episode 9 - 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

    The Tesla Recoil
    Season 11, Episode 8 - 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

  • The Athenaeum Allocation

    The Athenaeum Allocation
    Season 11, Episode 17 - Aired March 8, 2018

    When Sheldon and Amy find the perfect place to host their wedding, Leonard finds himself with the burden of making it happen. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette struggle to decide who should stay at home with the kids and who should head back to work.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Bow Tie Asymmetry

    The Bow Tie Asymmetry
    Season 11, Episode 24 - Aired May 10, 2018

    As promised when he gave up his booking at the Athenaeum for Sheldon and Amy's wedding, Barry Kripke gets to sing at the ceremony.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Grant Allocation Derivation

    The Grant Allocation Derivation
    Season 12, Episode 7 - Aired November 1, 2018

    When Leonard is putting in charge of distributing grant money, Kripke wants his proposal to receive a fair shot.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Big Bang Theory

    The Plagiarism Schism
    Season 12, Episode 21 - Aired May 2, 2019

    Barry Kripke offers Sheldon and Amy dirt on one of the FermiLab doctors who is taking credit for their discovery.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

  • The Change Constant

    The Change Constant
    Season 12, Episode 23 - Aired May 16, 2019

    As Sheldon and Amy await news from the Nobel committee, Kripke prank calls them.

    Appeared as Barry Kripke

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