Ray Aranha Biography (1939-)

Born May 1, 1939, in Miami, FL. Addresses: Agent: HWA Talent Representatives, 220 East 23rd St., #400, New York, NY 10010-4606.; Contact: c/o GPO Box 1743, New York, NY 10001.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Playwright, actor, director, teacher
Birth Details
May 1, 1939
Miami, Florida, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Bill Lewis, Hot L Baltimore, Hartford Stage Company, CT, 1974
  • Frederick Douglas, One Wore Blue: One Wore Grey, Hartford Stage Company, 1974
  • Farmworker, On the Season, Hartford Stage Company, 1974
  • One man show, I Am Black, Hartford Stage Company, 1974
  • A Mexican, Folklorico (children's show), Hartford Stage Company, 1974
  • Title role, Purlie Victorious, Waldo-Astoria Dinner Theatre, 1974
  • Johnson, The Brownsville Raid, O'Neill Theatre Centre, Waterford, CT, 1975
  • Eddie/Daddy, My Sister, My Sister, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, WI, 1976
  • Kgaravu, The Dozens, Tiffany's Attic Dinner Theatre, 1976
  • Benjamin Banneker, The Estate, Hartford Stage Company, 1976
  • Title role, Macbeth, Champlain Shakespeare Festival, 1977
  • Galactic Jack, Tooth of Crime, Stage West, 1977
  • Title role, Othello, Champlain Shakespeare Festival, 1978
  • Joe, The Shadow Box, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 1978
  • Dandelion, Benefit of a Doubt, Folger Theatre Group, Washington, DC, 1979
  • Corin/Hymen, As You Like It, Folger Theatre Group, 1979
  • Duncan, Macbeth, Folger Theatre Group, 1979
  • Farmer Banks, Wild Oats, Folger Theatre Group, 1979
  • Reuben, Zooman and the Sign, Negro Ensemble Company, NY, 1980
  • Lt. Colonel Frank Harrow, Appear and Show Cause, Cleveland Playhouse, 1982
  • Steve, A Lesson from Aloes, South Jersey Repertory Theatre, 1983
  • Verrazano Narrows (a wino), Dimion's Dance, South Jersey Repertory Theatre, 1984
  • Professor/Panhandler, City Lights, People's Light and TheatreCompany, 1984
  • Jim Bono, Fences, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985, then 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1987-88
  • The Shattering, Players Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Ben, Spirit North, Crossroads Theater, New Brunswick, NJ, 1998
  • Major Tours
  • I Am Black, one man show, Midwest cities, 1971-72
  • Willie, Master Harold and the Boys, U.S. cities, 1983-84
  • Stage Director
  • Lizzie, Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University, 1982
  • Sons and Fathers of Sons, Alliance Theatre, 1982
  • Fugue on a Funny House, Alliance Theatre, 1982
  • Film Appearances
  • Cop in bathroom, A Stranger Is Watching, 1982
  • Arthur, Five Corners, 1987
  • Errol, City of Hope, 1991
  • Bruford Jamison, Sr., DROP Squad, 1994
  • Janitor, Die Hard: With a Vengeance (also known as Die Hard 3), 1995
  • Luis Montoya, Dead Man Walking, 1995
  • James Bone, City Hall, Columbia, 1996
  • Soapy, Box of Moonlight, Box of Moonlight Pictures Corp., 1996
  • Can man, Twisted, GM Films, 1997
  • The Kid, Cinepix Film Properties, 1997
  • Professor Aranha, Deconstructing Harry, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nick Williams, Married People, ABC, 1990
  • Mr. Mike (Stan's dad), The Heights, Fox, 1992
  • Movies
  • Rev. Foy, Hallelujah, PBS, 1993
  • Specials
  • George, Bodyguards, ABC, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Dr. Henry "Papa Doc" Doirnell, "Wager," Law & Order, NBC, 1994
  • Jameel Johnson, New York Undercover, Fox, 1994
  • Captain Anderson, "The Tale of Train Magic," Are You Afraid of the Dark?, 1995
  • Mr. Carson, Swift Justice, UPN, 1996
  • Mel Dunston, "Is It a Crime?" New York Undercover, Fox, 1997
  • James, Cosby, CBS, 1998
  • Judge, "Blood Money," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • Hit-and-run driver, "Journey to the Himalayas," Third Watch, NBC,2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • I Am Black, one man show, toured Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma,Wisconsin, Michigan, 1971-72
  • My Sister, My Sister, Hartford Stage Company, CT, 1973, Urgent Theatre, 1974, and the Little Theatre, NY, 1974, published by Samuel French Inc., 1974
  • The Clowns' Corner Concert (one-act children's play), Hartford Stage Company, 1974, Baltimore Center Stage, 1976
  • Way Back When (one-act children's play), Hartford Stage Company, 1975, Baltimore Center Stage, 1976
  • The Estate, Hartford Stage Company, 1976, Afro-American Total Theatre, 1978, optioned for public television by the Minority Cultural Project, 1978
  • Akosu'a of the First and Final Day, staged reading, Stage West, 1977
  • Holidays (New Years) (ten-minute play for dramatic anthology series entitled Holidays), Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY, 1979
  • The Nature of Violence, commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1979
  • Creedmore (one act), commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1980
  • Snow-Pressings, Virginia Polytechnical University, 1980, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, 1981
  • Remington (one act), commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, produced, 1980, published by Theatre Communications Group, Plays-in-Progress, 1980
  • Sons and Fathers of Sons, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, 1981, Alliance Theatre, 1982, and Negro Ensemble Company, 1983
  • The Visions of Fire-Eater (one act), commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1981
  • Fugue on a Funny House, staged reading, Alliance Theatre, 1982
  • Lizzie, Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University, 1982
  • Orphans and Cannibals, 1984
  • Television Writing
  • The Gift of the Magi, Channel 2, Educational Television, 1967
  • Lizzie, Community Television of Southern California, KCET, 1977
  • The Soul, PBS, 1977
  • Radio Writing
  • "The Antique Bearers," Earplay, PBS, 1978

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