Steve Ray

Steve RaySteve Ray was an accomplished radio personality who ventured into film work as an Assistant Director, Actor, Voice Over Artist & Stunt Double. A 40-year veteran of the entertainment industry, with 20 of those in Los Angeles, he worked primarily as a 1st A.D. with first-time directors and writers directing their own scripts, as well as on-camera and notable voice over work for commercials and live events, including the NYC Marathon Night of Champions, Jefferson Awards for Excellence in Public Service and the Presidential Inauguration Parade & Concert. He was noted for mentoring actors and filmmakers new to the business with cold reading, script breakdowns, scene study and film & television production techniques for the actor.

He was heard on more than 130 stations worldwide on the Westwood One Radio Networks “Oldies Channel,” and overseas he was the National Program Director for a multi-lingual service in both the People’s Republic of China and at ICRT in Taipei, Taiwan. He was also a Contributing Writer for the International Editions of Playboy as a Music Reviewer, and has done exclusive interviews with Sting, Paul McCartney, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey and many other contemporary music artists, both in print and on-the-air.

He was the host of “The Golden Days of Radio” and worked with its original host Frank Bresee (Little Beaver on the “Red Ryder” radio series in the 1940s). For seven seasons he was the TV & Radio Promo Voice of the Washington Nationals, and among his list of clients were the Choral Arts Society of Washington, Comedy Central, Sinclair Broadcast Group & Disabled American Veterans, having voiced over 250+ radio & television spots.

In front of the camera he worked with such diverse directors as Sam Raimi (Darkman), Dan Aykroyd (Nothing But Trouble) and Bryan Singer (Public Access). As a film & television director he had three short films and numerous government training projects to his credit. Production credits included the Kennedy Center Honors, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and In Performance at the White House. His talent as a vocal mimic landed him work as a prosthetic (latex) double for Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid and Larry Drake, among others.

He was also the Director of the White House News Photographers Association’s annual “Eyes on History” Gala.  He held a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from American University and postgraduate studies in Entertainment Law and the Actors/Directors Advanced Program from UCLA.

Steve passed away in October of 2022.

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