Barrett, George Horton was born on June 9, 1794 in Exeter, England. Son of Giles Barrett.
No formal education.
Made 1st appearance in New York City in role of Young Norval, 1806. Had reputation for roles as light comedian in such plays as The West Indian, 1822, Rule of a Wife. Manager Bowery Theater, New York City, 1828-1829.
Appeared in all parts of the United States and England in comedy roles, 1837. Manager Broadway Theater, New York City, 1847. Made notable appearance in The School for Scandal, New York City, 1848.
Theater manager, Charleston, South Carolina., 1852-1853. Actor in New York City before retirement from stage, 1855. Teacher elocution, New York City, 1855-1860.