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Ray (12-Sep-2004)

Director: Taylor Hackford

Writers: Taylor Hackford; James L. White

Score Composed by: Craig Armstrong

Producers: Taylor Hackford; Stuart Benjamin; Howard Baldwin; Karen Baldwin

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Blindness

Biopic documents the life and career of soul legend Ray Charles.

Featuring rapper Jamie Foxx in a star turn from successful musician to Oscar-winning actor, Ray is a feature-length biographical piece documenting the life and career of soul icon Ray Charles, documenting his rise from hard-up beginnings in the Deep South to superstardom in the 1950s and 60s on the strength of songs like What'd I Say and Georgia on My Mind.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Curtis Armstrong
27-Nov-1953   Revenge of the Nerds
Patrick Bauchau
6-Dec-1938   Sydney on The Pretender
Julian Bond
14-Jan-1940 15-Aug-2015 NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
Warwick Davis
3-Feb-1970   Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Aunjanue Ellis
21-Feb-1969   Madeleine Hightower on The Mentalist
Jamie Foxx
13-Dec-1967   Ray
Kurt Fuller
16-Sep-1953   Joel on Better with You
Terrence Howard
11-Mar-1969   Hustle & Flow
Regina King
15-Jan-1971   Jerry Maguire
David Krumholtz
15-May-1978   Charlie Eppes on Numb3rs
Harry Lennix
16-Nov-1964   Harold Cooper on The Blacklist
Wendell Pierce
8-Dec-1962   Det. Moreland on The Wire
Clifton Powell
31-Aug-1947   Civil Brand
Richard Schiff
27-May-1955   The West Wing
Larenz Tate
8-Sep-1975   Dead Presidents
Kerry Washington
31-Jan-1977   Scandal
Bokeem Woodbine
13-Apr-1973   The Big Hit


Jamie Foxx   ...   Ray Charles
Kerry Washington   ...   Della Bea Robinson
Clifton Powell   ...   Jeff Brown
Aunjanue Ellis   ...   Mary Ann Fisher
Harry Lennix   ...   Joe Adams
Terrence Howard   ...   Gossie McGee
Larenz Tate   ...   Quincy Jones
Bokeem Woodbine   ...   Fathead Newman
Sharon Warren   ...   Aretha Robinson
Curtis Armstrong   ...   Ahmet Ertegun
Richard Schiff   ...   Jerry Wexler
Wendell Pierce   ...   Wilbur Brassfield
Chris Thomas King   ...   Lowell Fulson
David Krumholtz   ...   Milt Shaw
Kurt Fuller   ...   Sam Clark
Warwick Davis   ...   Oberon
Patrick Bauchau   ...   Dr. Hacker
Robert Wisdom   ...   Jack Lauderdale
Denise Dowse   ...   Marlene
Regina King   ...   Margie Hendricks
C. J. Sanders   ...   Young Ray Robinson
Thomas Jefferson Byrd   ...   Jimmy
Rick Gomez   ...   Tom Dowd
Julian Bond   ...   Himself
Kimberly Ardison   ...   Ethel McRae
Renee Wilson   ...   Pat Lyle
Willie Metcalf   ...   Mr. Pitt
Mike Pniewski   ...   Bus Driver
Terrone Bell   ...   Young George Robinson
Richard A. Smith   ...   Til
Gary Grubbs   ...   Billy Ray
Carol Sutton   ...   Eula
Bill Breaux   ...   Cop #1
Alex Van   ...   Cop #2
Roland "Bob" Harris   ...   Jesse Stone
Tom Clark   ...   Alan Freed
Afemo Omilami   ...   Angry Husband
Elisabeth Omilami   ...   Angry Wife
Vernel Bagnaris   ...   Dancin' Al
Fahnlohnee Harris   ...   Trudy Daniels
Michael Travis Stone   ...   Robert
Eric O'Neal, Jr.   ...   Ray Charles, Jr. (5-6 yrs.)
Tequan Richmond   ...   Ray Charles, Jr. (9-10 yrs.)
Matthew Benjamin   ...   Musician in Billy Ray's
John Swasey   ...   Customs Agent #1
James Huston   ...   Customs Agent #2
Marc Lynn   ...   Downbeat Reporter
Kyle Scott Jackson   ...   King Bee
Todd J. Smith   ...   Student Reporter
Rutherford "Rudy" Cravens   ...   White Promoter
Darnell Williams   ...   Fast Girl
Jedda Jones   ...   Mercedes
Jeffrey Galpin   ...   Cop #3
Michael Arata   ...   Cop #4
Estella Denson   ...   Lady in Rain


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