Barbara was born on 5 December 1967 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He has a B.S. in television and film production from Syracuse University. After leaving college, he worked briefly as a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight.
He is best known for his role on All My Children since 2000 as 'Paolo Caselli'. He also appeared on Another World as 'Joseph Carlino' (from 1995 to 1999). He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of the musical Grease (as Danny Zuko) and off-Broadway in Tony and Tina's Wedding (as 'Dominick Fabrizi').