It happened during his senior year at North Carroll High School, John Patrick Barry recalled.
As Mark Twain, the Asian-American actor wore a lot of makeup, a wig with hair everywhere and a fake mustache.
It was his favorite role of his high school career.
"I ended up sitting on the stage a lot and making sarcastic comments," Barry laughed. "It's interesting to see how I looked."
Now 39, Barry is a professional actor living in Los Angeles. He has made numerous commercials and educational videos, and he has been in several films.
His latest role — as a Navy SEAL in the film, "Captain Phillips," — rates as one of his...