Barry Gordon Livingston

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Barry Gordon Livingston was born in Los Angeles, California back in 1953 to Hilliard and Lillian.  He began his career as a child actor in the late 1950’s.  His first film was with Paul Newman in Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! (1958).  In 1961, he was cased in a film called The Errand Boy.  He had TV roles in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.

Throughout the 1970-80’s he continued to work steadily in films, made-for-TV moves and episodic television including Police Woman, Sidewinder 1, Simon & Simon and many more.  In 2007, he appeared in Zodiac.  He had a major role in the Hallmark Channel movie Final Approach.  He appeared in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, The Social Network, Horrible Bosses and War Dogs.

If you haven’t figured it out by now you won’t so while (for those of you old enough) may not know his name but surely, you’ll know his most noted name Ernie Thompson as the next-door neighbor in the ABC sitcom My Three Sons.

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Comments (17)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - ok that did bring back a memory although I had to think for a while.

Jul 01, 2021 03:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - as soon as I saw his name, I recognized "Ernie" from My Three Sons.  

Jul 01, 2021 03:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jul 01, 2021 03:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... can't picture this actor at all... My Three Sons was sooo long ago and I can't say I ever really watched it.

Jul 01, 2021 04:56 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

I am at a loss, even with the hint!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 01, 2021 05:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Took some time to catch on, but catch on I finally did. Enjoy your day. 

Jul 01, 2021 05:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I still don't recognize either of the names, but I have seen some of those movies and would likely recognize his face.

Jul 01, 2021 05:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I did not recognize the name, and even then I was not a big fan of watching television.  Happy July 1st.  A

Jul 01, 2021 07:05 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James. I believe you were given incorrect information. I remember him not as the next door neighbor, but as one of the three sons.

Jul 01, 2021 08:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- well finally one I knew as soon as I saw the name. Yes I am old enough to remember My Three Sons!!! 

Jul 01, 2021 09:13 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello James Dray good to know that Barry Gordon Livingston had many good accomplishments in life.

Jul 01, 2021 02:38 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I remember my three sons James Dray and I remember a charictor named Earnire but I thought he was one of the kids. I don't remember a neighbor at all.

Jul 01, 2021 02:41 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - It took me looking him up to recognize him.  The name did sound familiar. 

Jul 01, 2021 03:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I vaguely  remember the TV show but nothing more outside of the Title:)Endre

Jul 01, 2021 04:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I am amazed that I was pretty sure show this was, and it turned out I was correct, except I believe he WAS one of the 3 sons!

Jul 01, 2021 07:10 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thank you for sharing the story of Barry Gordon Livingston.  I didn't recognize him until I saw that he was Ernie on My 3 Sons.

Jul 01, 2021 08:48 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

It has been a long time, but I vaguely remember Ernie from My Three Sons.

Oct 27, 2021 07:44 AM