Dan Futterman is an American actor and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. He played Barry on the Fagmalion story arc during the fifth season.
Although Futterman is straight, he has played several other high-profile gay roles prior to playing Barry, such as in Urbania (2000), and Sex and the City (1999). He also played a gay couple's son in The Birdcage (1999).
Futterman attended Columbia University, where characters Will & Grace also went to.