Born and raised mostly in California, Larry Bagby was exposed to the musical world early on in life. His father played in a dance band and Larry was known to jump on stage and start entertaining the crowd along side his talented father. However, it was Larry’s debut performance as Oz in the play The Wizard of Oz at the tender age of 8 that really got him interested in music.
Since that time, Larry has been writing, singing, and playing his songs. He recorded his first 4 track when he was in junior high and over the years his musical talent has progressed into prolific songwriting and live performances. Within the last couple of years, his songs have been included in several independent film projects and he received national airplay for his vocal rendition of America Stands Tall. However, his musical talent goes beyond belting out tunes. He plays the piano, guitar and stand-up bass and self-produced his latest album, Where I Stand, with Sam Nickell and Curt Piar, two of his band members.
Most recently, Larry’s musical talents took him to Nashville, where he competed for a spot on USA Network’s show, Nashville Star. Larry was chosen out of 20,000 competitors to go to Nashville and compete with 56 regional finalists vying for one of 10 coveted spots on the show.
No stranger to Tennessee, Larry spent the summer of 2004 in Memphis, shooting the critically acclaimed film, Walk The Line, alongside Hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Academy-award winning actress, Reese Witherspoon. Based on the life of Johnny Cash, Walk The Line features Larry in the role of Marshall Grant — Cash’s best friend and stand up bass player.
With an acting career that spans more than 20 years, Larry also starred in the award- winning film, Saints and Soldiers, as the card trick playing, cigarette loving southern boy Shirl Kendrick. Aside from winning 21 Best Picture awards from film festivals around the nation, Saints and Soldiers was also nominated for Best First Feature and Best Cinematography in the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards.
In conjunction with his many guest appearances on shows such as CSI, JAG, and Malcolm in the Middle, Larry is perhaps most noted for his recurring guest spot on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as football hero Larry Blaisdell. As a youth, he also co-starred in the films Hocus Pocus and Airborne, among other films. Larry can be seen in numerous commercials and lends his voice to a cadre of entertainment projects.
Between Bagby’s musical ambitions and his filming schedule he doesn’t have much free time left. However, Bagby still enjoys the rush of doing stand up comedy where he is known for his eerily realistic impressions of Chewbacca and Michael J. Fox.
Larry looks forward to meeting all his fans at the Melbourne 2010 expo. There are signing and photo sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks.
- Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending