Ray Buffer Signs With The Stander Group

Actor Ray Buffer has been signed by The Stander Group, who will represent him for TV, Film and theatre projects.

Online PR News – 01-June-2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Actor Ray Buffer has signed with The Stander Group. Jacqueline Stander will represent Buffer for casting in all television, film and live theatre projects, both commercially and theatrically.

Buffer recently appeared in national commercials for Walmart, Capital One, The American Red Cross and Sony. His work for the Red Cross was a singing voice-over for an animated eyebrow in a public service announcement.

Buffer states, "I am excited to work with Jackie and Scott at The Stander Group in this next chapter of my career, and thrilled to be part of small, diverse roster that includes the talents of William Katt, John Byner, George Chakiris, Sophia Loren, Rex Smith, Jimmy Walker and Hal Linden - just to name a few."


Ray was born and raised in South Florida where he attended college and majored in musical theater. He began his professional career in the Fine Arts at the age of 13 . He has worked as an actor and vocalist in opera companies, regional Equity theaters, and orchestras. After college, he moved to Central Florida where he held performing contracts as a vocalist and actor for various theaters, theme parks and attractions. Ray also has served as Producer, Director, and/or Musical Director for various stage plays and musicals throughout Florida. Ray relocated to Southern California where he has acted in Films, Television, Commercials, Music Videos, and Voice-Overs. Some of his most recent credits include portraying the Stage Manager "Darrell" on the award-winning HBO Comedy Series "Curb Your Enthusiasm", as well as touring throughout the U.S. as a vocalist with the Mantovani Orchestra. In addition to being an accomplished vocalist and actor, Ray composes music for films, theater and multimedia. Ray is the Director and Co-Executive Producer of "Rats & Bullies" which is his first feature length Documentary Film.Sally Lodge, PR After Ray Buffer (born 1969 as Raymond Ernest Buffer, Jr.,) is an American actor and singer. He was born and raised in Greenacres, Florida, and is the son of Delana (Hawks), a homemaker and housekeeper, and Raymond Ernest Buffer, Sr. A landscaper. His ancestry is European. He was adopted by the Buffer's when he was 29 days old. In 2003 after a long search he found his birth-mother to be Patricia (Levak) Odell. Through his reunion with his birth-mother he has expanded his family to include his maternal and paternal relatives. His birth-father's identity is known to Buffer, but is kept confidential..

Buffer discovered his talent first in music, playing violin at an early age and the progressing to other instruments. The theatre became his passion when he reached high school.

Buffer attended John I Leonard High School in Lake Worth, Florida where he appeared within theatrical production, performed with jazz choirs and played instruments (viola, piano, and string bass). Beginning in 1988, he attended Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University earning his BFA in musical theatre.

During the 1990's Buffer produced and directed theatre as well as appearing in regional and dinner theater productions. He married writer and actress, Roberta McMillan in 1992, and they divorced in 2009 with no children. In 1999 Buffer moved from Orlando, Florida where he had been working as an actor, in various theaters and theme parks across the country into Huntington Beach, CA. With McMillan, he produced and directed, Rats & Bullies, a documentary film about relational aggression focused on the suicide of Dawn-Marie Wesley following incidents of bullying in Mission, British Columbia - Canada. The film went on to win awards at film festivals and led to a speaking tour of schools and organisations throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2004 Buffer began to appear in guest-starring roles on TV and film, including a stint as a Stage Manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 2007, Buffer left a position as general manager of Long Beach Opera to start his own theatre company in San Pedro, CA: The Relevant Stage which produced mostly musical theatre works until 2011.

In 2014, Buffer again launched a new theatre company with business partner, Jonas Sills, called Art-In-Relation. The company was initially based out of Long Beach, CA but also produces works in Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Buffer continues to work in television, film and theatre, but with a deep, resonate and powerful voice, is also a busy concert soloist (bass-baritone) and voice-over artist.

He now lives in Long Beach, CA and is managed by Clayton Music Management (CMM).


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