In 2015, Ray won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series playing Ian Ward on The Young and the Restless.
Ray says that he would love to work with Francis Ford Coppola.
Ray has wanted to act since he was very young. His junior high school yearbook, when he was 13 years old, states that his goal in life is to become an actor.
Ray played the role of President Michael Dugan in the video game Command And Conquer: Red Alert 2.
Ray claims that he is a very private person.
Ray's natural hair color is dark brown.
Ray is of Romanian heritage.
Ray loves watching horror movies.
In 1983, Ray won an Obie Award for his performance in the play The Tooth of Crime.
Ray got an acting job in Love of Life within two weeks of moving to New York.
Ray would like to be a director in the near future.
Ray attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
Ray has a son named Gannon and a daughter named Kyna.
Ray appeared on the cover page of the October, 1998 issue of the Twin Peaks fan magazine Wrapped in Plastic.
Ray has enormous experience of performing on stage, with over 90 plays to his credit.
As of 2007, Ray remains married to a TV commercial producer Kass McClaskey.
Ray became engaged to Julie Burr (daughter of Robert Burr) in 1974. They were eventually married, but divorced less than a decade later.
Ray is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Two of his movies opened on the same weekend. "The Battle of Shaker Heights" and "Jeepers Creepers 2" (August 29, 2003 - Labor Day Weekend).
Ray Wise: Of all my roles, Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks was the one that had the biggest impact on the world, but even after that I wasn't typecast, so I feel very fortunate in the way my career has progressed.
Ray Wise: I've known since I was a young man that I wanted to be a professional actor. In fact in my junior high school year book - when I was about 13 years old - I believe under my picture it listed my goal in life as wanting to become an actor.
Ray Wise: (about his role in "Reaper") Call it fate, serendipity, whatever you want to call it, I was meant to play the devil. And I intend to do it full-out.
Ray: I don't like to reveal everything - that's just a preference of mine.
Ray: (On whether or not he worries about being typecast by his roles) The only thing I worry about is whether I like the role and the story.