Fred Olen Ray

Fred Olen Ray

director, producer, writer

Fred Olen Ray was born on Sep 10, 1954 in USA. Fred Olen Ray's big-screen debut came with The Brain Leeches directed by Fred Olen Ray in 1978.

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 where he met Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. His early career was filled with low-budget horror and science-fiction films, 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, and he has written under at least 30 different pen names; 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 the late cinematographer/director Gary Graver, big shoes for him to fill while working with an excess of tattooed and body-beaded new performers in this genre.

  • Birthday

    Sep 10, 1954
  • Place of Birth

    Wellston, Ohio, USA
  • Also known

    Ed Raymond, Dr. S. Carver, Peter Daniels, Nicholas Medina, Randy Rocket, Peter Stewart, Freddie Valentine, Sherman Scott, Freddy Valentine, Martin Nicholson, Roger Collins, Nick Medina, Sam Newfield, Fred Ray, Bill Carson, Mark Reynolds


5 wins & 1 nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Digital Drama Series
Winner - Daytime Emmy
Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
Short Film
Winner - Best Dramatic Short
Spidora (2014)
Best Director
Winner - Best Dramatic Short
Spidora (2014)
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