Chris Barrie (born March 28, 1960) is a British actor, best known as a vocal impressionist and for his role as Arnold Rimmer in the sitcom Red Dwarf. He began his TV career as a sports personality impersonator on The David Essex Showcase.
In addition to playing Arnold Rimmer, he is also famous for his role as leisure centre manager, Gordon Brittas in TV's The Brittas Empire.
Chris Barrie is the only member of the Red Dwarf cast who was thought to be 'legit' (or a real actor) by original Kryten actor, David Ross.
Other roles include:
Numerous voice impersonations for Spitting Image
Gary Prince in A Prince Among Men
Ambassador/Revolutionary in Blackadder the Third episode "Nob and Nobility"
Hilary the Butler in the Tomb Raider movies.
He played 'Doubting Thomas' in a small series of UK TV adverts for Anglican widows and released a video called 'Chris Barrie's Motoring Wheelnuts', which is thought to be a showcase for his own personal car collection.
His personal interests include dogs, vintage motorcycles and collecting fast cars.