Wise, Ray 1947–

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WISE, Ray 1947–


Born August 29, 1947, in Akron, OH (some sources cite Portland, OR); married Kass McClaskey (a producer of television commercials); children: Gannon, Kyna. Education: Attended Kent State University. Avocational Interests: Fast–pitch softball.

Addresses: Agent—House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Brady McKay, Foundation Management, 100 North Crescent Dr., Suite 323, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, Village Voice, 1983, for The Tooth of Crime; Toronto Planet Indie Fest Award, best actor in a supporting role, 2001, for Closing the Deal.


Film Appearances:

Dr. Alec Holland, Swamp Thing, Embassy Pictures, 1982.

Soap opera man, Cat People, MCA/Universal, 1982.

Sol Gann, The Journey of Natty Gann, Buena Vista, 1985.

Leon Nash, RoboCop, Orion, 1987.

Jack Davis, Race for Glory, New Century Vista, 1989.

Gaston, Write to Kill, RCA, 1990.

Robbins, The Rift (also known as Endless Descent and La grieta), Live Video, 1990.

Chet MacGregor, Bob Roberts, Paramount/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1992.

Leland Parker, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Colonel George Thalman, The Killing Box (also known as Ghost Brigade, Ghost Brigade: The Killing Box, Grey Knight, and Grey Night), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1993.

Dwight Frye, Body Shot, Triboro Entertainment, 1993.

Senator John Morton, Rising Sun, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.

Charles Pierce, The Crew, Live Entertainment, 1994.

Dalton Voss, The Chase, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1994.

Dr. Aaron Stripler, Powder, Buena Vista, 1995.

Wes Blaidek, Evasive Action, 1998.

Mr. Pennyweight, Pennyweight (short film), 1999.

Closing the Deal, 2000.

Bill Parker, Two Can Play That Game, Screen Gems, 2001.

Jack Tynan, Almost Salinas, 2001.

John Wescott, Windfall, FWP Productions, 2001.

Brian Sanger, Landspeed, Landspeed Productions, 2002.

Brother Jake, Scream at the Sound of the Beep, SMD Productions, 2002.

Frank, Dead End, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Harrison Bowland, The Battle of Shaker Heights, Miramax, 2003.

Jack Taggart, Sr., Jeepers Creepers II, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jamie Rawlins, Love of Life, CBS, 1970–1976.

Blair Sullivan, Dallas, CBS, 1982.

Hal Rummley, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL), NBC, 1982–1983.

The dealer, Knots Landing, CBS, 1988.

Leland Palmer, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990–1991.

Judge Jim Stinson, Second Chances, CBS, 1993–1994.

Edward Burton, Savannah, The WB, 1996–1997.

Jack Mornay, Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2000–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Henry Fleming, The Secrets of Lake Success, NBC, 1993.

Michael "Mike" Todd, Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Simmons, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II, ABC, 1980.

Bellman, Madame X, NBC, 1981.

Bartecki, Seduced, CBS, 1985.

Christopher "Chris" Proctor, Condor, CBS, 1986.

Phil Maresca, The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (also known as The Flight and The Taking of Flight 847), NBC, 1988.

Fred Drummond, Season of Fear (also known as An American Murder), 1989.

Archie Brown, The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (also known as Runaway Heart), NBC, 1990.

Richard, Fire in the Dark, CBS, 1991.

Sunstroke, USA Network, 1992.

Randolph Pratt, "The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon" (also known as "The Philadelphia Phenomenon"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Damis, Tartuffe, PBS, 1978.

Stand–Up Comics Take a Stand!, The Family Channel, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Evan Wilcox, "Winning Is for Losers," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

Malcolm Elliot, "Stages of Fear," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1978.

Bart Franklin, "Strike," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981.

Dick Braddon, "Larsen's Last Jump," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1984.

Dr. Henry Speiner, "Aunt Mildred Is Watching," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1984.

Harrison "Mack" Mackenzie, "Hot Property," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1984.

J. D. Kraft, "Payload," Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984.

Les Carter, "Beat the Box," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

Mr. Schwimmer, "A Pocketful of Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984.

Travis, "Pandora's Box," Emerald Point N.A.S., CBS, 1984.

Travis, "The Wedding," Emerald Point N.A.S., CBS, 1984.

Phillip Chadway (some sources cite Carter), "Lease with an Option to Die," The A Team, NBC, 1985.

Alex Parker, "Crime of Passion," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

Dr. John Whitaker, "Ether," Stingray, NBC, 1986.

Frank Duran, "The Pharaoh's Engineer," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Spiros Koralis, "Anniversary Waltz," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1986.

Spiros Koralis, "Double Jeopardy," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1986.

Spiros Koralis, "A Family Affair," The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1986.

Victor Resnick, "Hawke's Run," Airwolf, CBS, 1986.

Tom, "Once upon a Time…" (also known as "Once upon a Time in the City of New York"), Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987.

Walter Platt, "The Bald Ones," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Walter Platt, "Fetus Completus," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Harry McGuinn, "Dancing in the Dark," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1989.

Liko, "Who Watches the Watchers," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1989.

Murderer, "Eine Kleine Nacht Murder," Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

Guthrie, "Never Alone," Swamp Thing, USA Network, 1992.

Garrett Carlson, "Stolen Lullaby," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994.

Lloyd Simon, "You're Having My Baby," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994.

Congressperson Laderman, "One Flew over the Courthouse," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Maddox March, "Significant Author," Dream On, HBO and Fox, 1995.

McCaig, "Night Terrors," Sleepwalkers, NBC, 1997.

Arturis, "Hope and Fear," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1998.

Bill Evans, "Mary Pat Shelby," Sports Night, ABC, 1998.

Daniel Hunter, "Budget Cuts," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1998.

Daniel Hunter, "The Morning After," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1998.

Jack Schiller, "Cruel and Unusual," Vengeance Unlimited (also known as Mr. Chapel), ABC, 1998.

McCaig, "A Matter of Fax," Sleepwalkers, NBC, 1998.

John Parkinson, "The Flame," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

Himself, "Wes Craven," The Directors, Encore!, 1999.

Barton (some sources cite Ron Foster), "What Makes Sammy Run," Popular, The WB, 2000.

James Perrone, "Quid Pro Quo," Profiler, NBC, 2000.

Attorney Rhodes, "The Last Word," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Judge Kreiger, "Bodyguards," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.

Robert Cahill, "Jane's Exit," Dead Last, YTV, 2001.

Ambassador Conrad Blaine, "Daddy's Girl," She Spies, syndicated, 2002.

Ludlow, "Lost and Found," Charmed, The WB, 2002.

Voice of Mr. Jolly's father, "A Breed Apart," Teacher's Pet (animated; also known as Disney's Teacher's Pet), ABC, 2002.

"Milagros" (also known as "Un Milagro"), Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.

Roger Stepavich, "All the Right Moves," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Leland Palmer, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

Stage Appearances:

Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977.

Damis, Tartuffe, Circle in the Square, 1977.

The Tooth of Crime, off–Broadway production, 1982–1983.

Appeared in several other plays, including work in summer stock productions in Ohio.

Major Tours:

Toured as Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and as Damis in Tartuffe.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Fresh Air, National Public Radio, 1990.


Video Games:

Voice of President Michael Dugan, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (also known as Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2—Yuri's Revenge), Electronic Arts, 2001.

Voice of President Michael Dugan, Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (also known as Red Alert 2 Expansion Pack: Yuri's Revenge), Westwood Studios, 2001.



Montreal Mirror, 6, 2003.

Movie Insider, November 5, 2003.


CHUD (Cinematic Happenings under Development), http://www.chud.com, September 13, 2004.