Notable for his role as Deputy Ferguson, a.k.a. 'The Ferg,' on the television crime series Longmire, Bartley also made guest appearances on Bones, Vegas, Criminal Minds, and NCIS Los Angeles.
After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University, he performed in professional theatrical productions throughout the United States.
He spent his childhood in Minnesota and, before launching his screen acting career in Los Angeles, spent time in Texas, Alaska, New York, and Illinois.
He appeared with Ethan Embry in the 2014 comedic action film Armed Response.