Fashion Exclusive: Barnett O’Hara

Fashion Exclusive: Barnett O’Hara. A model, musician and actor, Barnett O’Hara is a modern-day renaissance man.

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Photo above: Suit by Dolce & Gabbana


Barnett O’Hara did a stint modeling at one time and was the ambassador/face of Foot locker Europe. As a youngster, he studied stage acting in New York City and had his first lead role in a local production of Cabaret.


One of his first roles ever on the big-screen was in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), where he had a bit part; actually it was an uncredited role where his hand stood in for Johnny Depp’s character Jack Sparrow. But that led to a speaking part in a film called Hard Breakers (2010) and a semi-regular role as the “Guitar Dude” during the the past two seasons of the TV series Big Time Rush. He’s also worked on another couple of roles, My Trip to the Dark Side and next year’s My Trip Back to the Dark Side.


In addition to his acting roles, Barnett also is a guitarist for a punk-rock band named Division 623. Here, Barnett gives DA MAN some insights into his life and work while displaying a very fashionable side.


Photo above: T-shirt by Kill City



DA MAN: One of your most memorable experiences is…

Barnett O’Hara: My first lead role in a production—a regional theater performance of Cabaret. It helped solidify my decision to pursue acting after having gone to the neighborhood playhouse school of theater in New York City.


DA MAN: You can’t live without…

Barnett O’Hara: I can’t live without my guitar. I play it daily and love to write music as a singer-songwriter and to play my favorite songs.


DA MAN: Your idea of happiness…

Barnett O’Hara: My idea of happiness is being able to use my talents to bring happiness into people’s lives and change to the world.


DA MAN: You value…

Barnett O’Hara: I value loyalty. Being able to trust those around you and being trusted yourself as a confidant and friend is very important.


DA MAN: Something that you’ve not told anyone is…

Barnett O’Hara: Something that I’ve never told anyone is that I don’t get stage fright or nervous before an audition, but I tend to get anxious in real-life stressful situations.

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Photo above: Top by Kill City, jeans by Levi’s, vsunglasses Von Zipper




DA MAN: This year, your goal is to…

Barnett O’Hara: This year, my goal is to open my own business. I’ve got a great all-organic business model that is going to be a lot of fun to start up!


DA MAN: Fashion, to you, is…

Barnett O’Hara: Fashion, to me, is being able to stay true to yourself and your own style while still keeping up with current trends.


DA MAN: If you were not acting, you would be…

Barnett O’Hara: If I had to do anything else, I would enjoy being an architect. Ultimately, I want to work towards the betterment of humanity regardless of what my profession is establishing self-sustaining, eco-friendly communities.


DA MAN: Your favorite journey has been…

Barnett O’Hara: Life’s journey has been pretty amazing so far, but in a more real-world sense. I loved my trip to the redwood forest. It’s quite majestic up there and humbling as well.


DA MAN: Your motto in life is…

Barnett O’Hara: My motto is … Live life to the fullest and always be adaptable.

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Photo above: Jacket by Dolce & Gabbana, shirt by Kill City, jeans by Levi’s



Photographs: Eric Silverberg