When Barry was a young child, his arm was bitten off by a Great White Shark. He replaced it with a hook. Barry studied at the university until, at age 31, he received a degree in Physics and the title, "Professor". He went on to invent and design the Crystal Power Station, the Radio Tower, and the Clock Tower. He also invented the Time Matrix device.
The Professor lives at and operates the Crystal Power Station. Jayko Knight and his friends often come to him for advice.