Fred Olen Ray

Biography

Date of Birth 10 September 1954, Wellston, Ohio, USA Fred Olen Ray spent most of his childhood in Florida, where he was always a fan of horror movies on TV. He collected autographs of many of the actors in those films and met Peter Cushing (I)' and 'Christopher Lee (I). His early career was filled with low-budget horror and science-fiction, but the market eventually dried up and he switched to producing softcore "T&A" videos of the type shown late at night on Showtime and Cinemax. His films rarely cost more than $500,000, he has written under at least 30 different pen names and he was one of the first to fill time at the end of his films with outtakes, now a common practice in other comedy films. The outdoor sets are often CGI backdrops and many sets are in his own home or near it. Ray often can share credit for his softcore film success with late photography director Gary Graver, big shoes for him to fill while working with an excess of tattooed and body-beaded new performers in this genre.

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Alienator

Tech #3 (uncredited)

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Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era

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League of Superheroes

Uncle Fred

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Mind Twister

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Shock Cinema Vol. 1

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Naked Obsession

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Reflections on the Living Dead

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Babe Watch: Forbidden Parody

Radio Announcer

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Mystery On Makeout Mountain

Chicken Thief #2 (as Nicholas Juan Medina)

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Commando Squad

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Starring In
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We Kill for Love

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Direct to Video: Straight to Video Horror of the 90s

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They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé

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League of Superheroes

Uncle Fred

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That Guy Dick Miller

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Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era

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American Grindhouse

Himself - Director, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

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Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story

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Thirteen Erotic Ghosts

Professor Ted (uncredited)

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Just Write

Couple at Mandalay

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Maximum Revenge

Lieutenant Burke (as Bill Carson)

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Mystery On Makeout Mountain

Chicken Thief #2 (as Nicholas Juan Medina)

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Star Hunter

Tracker

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Babe Watch: Forbidden Parody

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Fugitive Rage

Mob Attorney

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Hard Bounty

Ringo

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Bikini Drive-In

Randy Rocket (as Randy Rocket)

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Vampire Vixens from Venus

Man in Lot

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The Wasp Woman

Tex

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Cyber Zone

Fighter Pilot #1

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Inner Sanctum II

Officer Scott / Zombie's Voice

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Munchie Strikes Back

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Possessed by the Night

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Reflections on the Living Dead

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Mind Twister

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Munchie

Piano Player

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Shock Cinema Vol. 1

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Naked Obsession

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Alienator

Tech #3 (uncredited)

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Deep Space

Workman #2

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Commando Squad

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Star Slammer

Mouse Robot (voice)

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Armed Response

2nd Soldier

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