Barton Heyman was a "working actor", a character actor whose career spanned 30 years. He
appeared on the stage in several New York Shakespeare Festival productions, including "A
Doll's House", "Henry V", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "A Private View." He appeared in
numerouse feature films, made-for-tv movies and guest star TV roles.
Barton Heyman played character roles on stage and screen. While others aspire to stardom,
Heyman described himself as a "working actor," one who prefers to work as a team with
other cast members. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Heyman earned a degree in
theater arts from U.C.L.A. before launching his career. He made his film debut in the
Canadian-made The Naked Flame (1968) and had his first major role in the thriller Let's
Scare Jessica to Death (1971). The Exorcist 1973. Subsequent film roles were quite diverse
for the slender, balding actor. In 1995, he played the prison guard who escorts Sean Penn
down Death Row for his final appointment in Dead Man Walking. Heyman's Broadway work
included appearances in {+Indians and {+The Enclave. Heyman also occasionally appeared
on television movies such as For Love and Glory (1993).

Heyman died of a heart attack in his Manhattan home on May 15, 1996.
Barton Heyman