Barr is a police officer in New York City. He appeared in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.
Similar to J. Jonah Jameson, Officer Barr has an irrational hatred for Spider-Man.
After a ruby was stolen from a college campus by a criminal named Turbo Jet, Barr went on television and said that he believed that Spider-Man and Turbo Jet were working together. Later Spider-Man fought Turbo Jet and got back some money he had stolen. However, as Turbo Jet left Officer Barr and his partner arrived and believed that Spider-Man had stolen the money. As Spider-Man ran way Barr and his partner shot at Spider-Man. Spider-Man's name was later cleared when he brought Turbo Jet to justice.
After a criminal known as Talon tripped an alarm on a rooftop the police responded and they were led by Barr. As one of the officers shot Talon in the leg bot she and Spider-Man escaped before the police could capture them.
Dr. Curt Connors was a witness to a crime that Spider-Man stopped. As the police arrived to arrest the thief Barr took Connors statement. Dr. Connors told Barr that Spider-Man saved him from the thief. However, Barr believed that Spider-Man was really working with the thief and then double-crossed him. Peter Parker then caught up with Connors to give him some lab results. Barr asked if Peter saw anything and when Peter answered that he didn't see anything Barr told Peter to go to the police station within twenty four hours. Sometime later Peter went to the police station and Officer Barr questioned him about the mugging. However, the power to the police station went out and Barr went to investigate. The Lizard then attacked another man in custody and Spider-Man went after him. As Spider-Man chased the Lizard to the roof the Lizard vanished. Barr and another officer then got on to the roof and Barr held Spider-Man at gunpoint and told him that he was under arrest. However, Spider-Man was able to get away by jumping off the roof and web swinging away.
Sometime later Spider-Man saw Kraven kill Mary Jane. After Spider-Man captured Kraven the Hunter, Officer Barr arrived and arrested him. However, Barr was less than grateful and told Spider-Man that the police didn't need vigilantes running around New York City. Spider-Man then asked Barr when the last time he fought Kraven was and Barr answered that it was months ago. At that moment Spider-Man realised that when he saw Kraven kill Mary Jane that must have been an illusion.
- Heroes and Villains
- Keeping Secrets
- Law of the Jungle
- Mind Games: Part 2