- "Over there! Two more of them."
- ―Leia Organa in regards to Barich and his partner
- "Keep on that one, I'll take these two."
- ―Luke Skywalker instructing Leia Organa to continue following Barich
Barich was born on Wakeelmui. He became an employee of Sienar Fleet Systems's missile division until, prior to 4 ABY, he eventually joined the Empire's Stormtrooper Corps as a scout trooper and gained the rank of Sergeant, though he dreamed of flying with the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing. He, along with fellow scout trooper, Corporal Misik, helped develop speeder bike tactics.
In 4 ABY, Barich was stationed on the forest moon of Endor. Assigned to protect the bunker which generated Death Star II's shields, Barich was partnered with another scout trooper and they patrolled Endor on speeder bikes looking for threats. A Rebel strike force landed on the moon and were spotted by Barich and his partner, who took off on their bikes to get help. Two of the Rebels, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa followed on their own speeder bike and quickly caught up with Barich's partner. Skywalker knocked off him off his bike and jumped on it himself.
The pair continued to chase after Barich, who rode past Misik and his partner, Corporal Drelosyn. The two additional scout troopers followed behind the Rebels and began to shoot at them, causing Skywalker to break off from Organa to deal with the two. Organa caught up to Barich, who drew his blaster pistol and proceeded to shoot at her, causing her to fall off her bike, which crashed into a tree. Barich looked back to see the bike's explosion, then turned forward and realized that he was on a collision course with a fallen tree. He screamed as he crashed into it, causing his bike to explode, killing him.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (Appears in cutscene(s))
- "Princess Leia: A Heroine's Tale" – Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 12 (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Endor Limited (Card: Sergeant Barich) (backup link)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Endor Limited (Card: Corporal Misik) (backup link)
- Jedi Knights Trading Card Game
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia