Barry Walker is a recurring character in the second season and a minor characters in the third season of 13 Reasons Why. He is portrayed by Jake Weber.

He is Bryce Walker's father, Nora Walker's ex-husband and a successful hedge fund manager and pillar of the community. He also fathered an illegitimate daughter named Caitlin, whom he started seeing and accepting as his child, to replace Bryce after disowning him following his trial.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

He attended, just like his son, Liberty High School as a child. About 12 years ago, he had an affair and the mistress got pregnant of a girl, Caitlin, which he kept a secret.

Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Barry Walker first appears when Gary Bolan is showing him and his lawyers the school's sports fields and what they're changing. Barry asks Mr. Bolan if the trial against the school won't be a distraction.[1]

When Chlöe Rice stays over for dinner, Barry says she's a great girl and that it's important that she's loyal. That's also what he had told Bryce before he dated Chlöe; to find a loyal girlfriend so it would look good in trial.[2]

Barry is sure that Bryce isn't a rapist, and nothing seems to be able to convince him. When Nora is skeptical towards Bryce, Barry blames her for not knowing the boy they raised.[3]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Barry doesn't believe that Bryce is a rapist. When his wife Nora asked him if he was sure about it, Barry replied that it was just a story, kids were jealous of Bryce and that he knew the son they raised. He also believed that he was set up when the last tape was recorded by Clay. During the third season, he was shown to be very selfish and cruel. He tried to get Bryce out of his life completely, because him being associated with his son made him look bad. Which ended up hurting Bryce a lot because he looked up to his father and wanted approval. After Bryce was killed, he acted like Bryce's funeral was a happy celebration. Much to Nora's disgust.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Barry has brown/gray hair and sometimes a beard. He is seen wearing suits in every episode.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Barry and Bryce are shown to have multiple awards.[4]
  • Barry is implied to have attended Liberty High School, as Gary Bolan told him that the school still has the best team since Barry's time.[5]
  • When Amber Foley got arrested for possession, Barry bailed her out because Bryce convinced him to.[6]


Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also: Category:Images of Barry Walker

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "The First Polaroid". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 1.
  2. Sheff, Nic (writer) & Hittman, Eliza (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Chalk Machine". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 5.
  3. Kumar, Rohit (writer) & Candler, Kat (director). (May 18, 2018). "The Missing Page". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 9.
  4. Son, Diana (writer) & Shaver, Helen (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 2, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 3. Netflix.
  5. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "The First Polaroid". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 1.
  6. Benjamin, Elizabeth (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 6, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 12. Netflix.
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