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Ray Wise Biography

Birth Place:
Akron, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • Within three weeks of moving to New York after college, landed a role on the soap Love of Life
  • Made his big-screen debut in Wes Craven's Swamp Thing (1982)
  • Won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1983 Sam Shepard play The Tooth of Crime
  • Frequently works with Victor Salva, appearing in the director's Powder (1995), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) and Peaceful Warrior (2006), among others
  • Has been a regular on several prime-time TV series, including Second Chances, Savannah and Reaper


  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated