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Ray Wise is a Actor American born on 20 august 1947 at Akron (USA)

Ray Wise

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Birth name Raymond Herbert Wise
Nationality USA
Birth 20 august 1947 (72 years) at Akron (USA)

Raymond Herbert "Ray" Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor. Some of his best-known roles include Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks, henchman Leon C. Nash in RoboCop, Jack Taggart Sr. in Jeepers Creepers 2, the Devil in the CW television series Reaper, Donald Wadsworth in Suburban Gothic and Hal Gardner in season 5 of 24.

Biography

Wise was born in Akron, Ohio, graduated from Garfield High School in 1964 and attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is of Romanian descent on his maternal side. He grew up in a religious family; during his childhood he went to a Romanian Baptist church in Akron and later moved to a Methodist church.

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Victor Salva
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Filmography of Ray Wise (53 films)

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Jeepers Creepers 3, 1h40
Directed by Victor Salva
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Meg Foster, Jonathan Breck, Stan Shaw, Joyce Giraud, Michael Papajohn, Ray Wise
Roles Jack Taggart Sr.
Rating39% 1.9608351.9608351.9608351.9608351.960835
L'histoire prend place juste après la fin de Jeepers Creepers. La créature vient de s'envoler avec Daryl, et sa soeur Trish attend ses parents au commissariat. La police arrive sur place et encercle le camion du monstre. Ils y trouvent de nombreux corps sans vie et des pièges mortels pour quiconque s'en approche. Danny, chef de la police, décide de se lancer à la poursuite du creeper avec une équipe d'hommes qui ont tous des comptes personnels à régler avec la bête. Pendant ce temps, Addison qui habite chez sa grand-mère, doit faire face à la folie apparente de cette dernière qui a perdu son fils Kenny 23 ans plus tôt, disparu sur la route avec sa petite amie Darla, le soir du bal de promo. Kenny apparaît régulièrement à sa mère, c'est ainsi qu'elle sait qu'il est mort, puisque son corps n'a jamais été retrouvé. Seuls Daryl et Trish l'ont vu dans la cave de l'église qui a ensuite éte incendiée dans le premier opus. Kenny prévient sa mère que le creeper va venir récupérer quelque chose qui lui appartient et qui a été enterré devant la maison. Très vite, le monstre se met à nouveau en quête de proies pour terminer son cycle en ayant dévoré suffisamment d'âmes.
All the Way, 2h12
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Root, Frank Langella
Roles Senator Everett Dirksen
Rating72% 3.6446953.6446953.6446953.6446953.644695
Après l'assassinat de John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson devient le 36e Président des États-Unis le 22 novembre 1963. Sa première année passée à la Maison-Blanche est mouvementée : la guerre du Viêt Nam, les accords sur les droits civiques, la guerre contre la pauvreté, etc.
Batman: The Killing Joke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Animation
Themes Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise, Nolan North, Brian George
Roles Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
Rating64% 3.2011353.2011353.2011353.2011353.201135
Barbara Gordon traque les criminels de Gotham City dans le costume de Batgirl. Une nuit, elle tente d'arrêter des braqueurs seule mais échoue ; Batman intervient et capture l'un des voleurs en fuite. Les deux justiciers identifient l'organisateur : Paris Franz, neveu du parrain du crime Lord Francesco, qu'il souhaite évincer pour prendre sa place, et qui commence à être obsédée par Batgirl. Batman demande à sa protégée de le laisser faire mais elle refuse. Quand Franz piège Batgirl en la menant vers le cadavre de Francesco, Batman lui interdit de s'impliquer dans l'affaire. Furieuse, Batgirl commence à frapper Batman et le plaque au sol avant de l'embrasser, puis ils couchent ensemble. La nuit sème la confusion dans la relation entre Batman et Batgirl. Franz se manifeste à nouveau, piégeant Batman, et Batgirl intervient mais manque de le tuer. Barbara se rend compte que Batman avait raison et abandonne son costume.
God's Not Dead 2, 2h
Directed by Harold Cronk
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Melissa Joan Hart, Hayley Orrantia, Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, David A. R. White, Ray Wise
Roles Pete Kane
Rating44% 2.2145952.2145952.2145952.2145952.214595
La professeure d'histoire AP, Grace Wesley, une fervente chrétienne évangélique, remarque que l'une de ses étudiantes, Brooke Thawley, est retirée à la suite du décès accidentel de son frère. Brooke, très impliquée dans ses études, remarque l'attitude remplie d'espoir de Grace et demande où Grace trouve son optimisme. Grace répond "Jésus" et Brooke commence à lire la Bible elle-même. Alors que Grace donne des conférences sur Mahatma Gandhi et Martin Luther King, Jr., Brooke demande si leurs enseignements pacifiques ont un rapport avec le récit biblique du sermon sur la montagne. Grace répond par l'affirmative et relie des parties des Écritures à ses enseignements. Un élève envoie immédiatement un message à ses parents au sujet de la classe et la réaction qui en résulte attise la colère de la directrice Kinney. Elle réprimande Grace en disant que la foi de l'enseignante obscurcissait son jugement. Grace est ensuite traduite devant la commission scolaire, qui l'informe qu'une action en justice sera intentée contre elle car elle a violé la séparation de l'église et de l'État. Le cas de Grace attire l'attention de Tom Endler, un jeune avocat de la défense catholique qui est prêt à l'aider alors qu'il est lui-même un incroyant.
The Breakup Girl, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Shannon Woodward, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Mary Kay Place, Ray Wise, Joe Lo Truglio, Casey Wilson
Roles Bob
Rating49% 2.462932.462932.462932.462932.46293
This "sibling comedic drama" revolves around three estranged sisters whose resentment and envy of one another is barely dented by the news that their father (Ray Wise) is terminally ill. The three sisters are: Claire (Shannon Woodward) who is dumped by her boyfriend on her birthday; Sharon (Wendi McLendon-Covey), the oldest and seemingly most settled; and Kendra (India Menuez), the youngest and emotional one.
Night of the Living Deb
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette, David Krumholtz, Brian Sacca
Roles Frank Waverly
Rating55% 2.7506852.7506852.7506852.7506852.750685
After an awkward one-night stand, Deborah, a camerawomen for the local news, leaves Ryan's apartment only to head into a zombie apocalypse. With the only safe shelter being Ryan's apartment, they must stick together in order to survive.
The Lazarus Effect, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Bruno Gunn
Roles Mr. Wallace
Rating52% 2.6002452.6002452.6002452.6002452.600245
Medical researchers Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée, Zoe (Olivia Wilde), have developed a serum, code-named "Lazarus". It was intended to assist coma patients but is shown to actually be able to bring the dead back to life.
Digging Up the Marrow, 1h28
Directed by Adam Green
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Ray Wise, Adam Green, Kane Hodder, Mick Garris, Rileah Vanderbilt, Tom Holland
Roles Raymond Dekker
Rating57% 2.8999552.8999552.8999552.8999552.899955
Filmmaker Adam Green begins a documentary about artwork that features monsters. Green is surprised when William Dekker, a retired police officer, contacts him and claims to have proof of the existence of monsters. Green's wife reacts skeptically, but he reworks his documentary to focus on Dekker and his efforts to expose the monsters' underground home, which he calls the Marrow.
No God, No Master
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Actors David Strathairn, Samuel Witwer, Ray Wise, Edoardo Ballerini, James Madio, Mariana Klaveno
Roles A. Mitchell Palmer
Rating59% 2.955272.955272.955272.955272.95527
When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy. Based on true events of the 1920s, the film sets the stage for a timely drama with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it.
Suburban Gothic, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs, John Waters
Roles Donald
Rating55% 2.7518452.7518452.7518452.7518452.751845
Unable to find a job that utilizes his new MBA, Raymond (Matthew Gray Gubler) is forced to move back home to live with his parents. His mother Eve (Barbara Niven) is ecstatic about this and can't wait for him to arrive, while his father Donald (Ray Wise) believes Raymond to be a complete and utter disappointment and frequently berates him about this. To make matters worse, it seems that most of his high school classmates stayed in town and none of them are willing to let him forget that he was previously an overweight loser with a belief in the paranormal. Raymond does manage to connect with his former classmate Becca (Kat Dennings), who works as the local bartender. Things take a turn for the strange when the body of a young girl is unearthed in his parents' backyard during some construction, which ends up awakening a spirit intent on harvesting the souls of everyone in the town.
Wrong Cops
Wrong Cops (2013)
, 1h23
Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Éric Judor, Marilyn Manson, Grace Zabriskie, Arden Myrin, Eric Wareheim, Ray Wise
Roles Captain Andy
Rating60% 3.0025453.0025453.0025453.0025453.002545
In the not very distant future, where crime has been completely eradicated, a group of crooked cops look to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.
Big Ass Spider!, 1h20
Directed by Mike Mendez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about spiders, Comedy horror films
Actors Greg Grunberg, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau, Ray Wise, Clare Kramer, Lombardo Boyar
Roles Major Braxton Tanner
Rating53% 2.6532552.6532552.6532552.6532552.653255
Alex Mathis (Greg Grunberg) is a cash-strapped but good-natured exterminator working in Los Angeles. While helping an elderly woman with a rodent problem, he is bitten by a poisonous spider and is treated at a hospital. Meanwhile, a mortician is bitten by a rodent-sized spider that crawls out of a dead body which just arrived at the hospital. Learning of this, Alex offers to take care of the spider in exchange for clearing his hospital bill. José Ramos (Lombardo Boyar), a hospital security guard, offers to help Alex. Going to the morgue, Alex deduces the spider escaped into an air vent. He enters the vent and communicates with José via walkie-talkie. Meanwhile, a military task force led by Major Braxton Tanner (Ray Wise) and Lieutenant Karly Brant (Clare Kramer) show up at the hospital to examine the dead body the spider burst out of.
Excision
Excision (2012)
, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, La sexualité des mineurs, Comedy horror films
Actors AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, Malcolm McDowell
Roles Principal Campbell
Rating60% 3.049323.049323.049323.049323.04932
The film depicts the life of a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), with aspirations of a career in medicine and the extremes to which she goes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. Pauline has a younger sister named Grace (Ariel Winter) who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Pauline has vivid dreams about herself and others being mutilated with excessive amounts of blood; and after each dream wakes panting in an orgasmic state.
Rosewood Lane, 1h37
Directed by Victor Salva
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Rose McGowan, Lauren Vélez, Lesley-Anne Down, Ray Wise, Rance Howard, Bill Fagerbakke
Roles Det. Briggs
Rating46% 2.3075552.3075552.3075552.3075552.307555
The story follows Dr. Sonny Blake (McGowan), a radio talk show psychiatrist, when she moves back to her childhood home after her alcoholic father dies. Once back in her old neighborhood, she meets the local paperboy, a cunning, depraved sociopath who targeted her father and now targets her. When the boy starts calling her show and reciting eerie nursery rhymes, an unnerving game of cat-and-mouse begins. When the game escalates, she suddenly finds herself in an all-out war, one that forces her to redefine her ideas of good and evil, and has her fighting to stay alive.
The Aggression Scale, 1h31
Directed by Steven C. Miller
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Ray Wise, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Fabianne Therese, Lisa Rotondi, Boyd Kestner
Roles Bellavance
Rating58% 2.949122.949122.949122.949122.94912
When mob boss Bellavance (Ray Wise) discovers that $500,000 of his money is missing, he sends four heavily armed hitmen to send a "loud and messy" message to the suspected thieves' families. But when the killers invade one of the homes, they'll meet the household's emotionally disturbed young son Owen (Ryan Hartwig). Owen has a history of violent behavior, knows how to make lethal booby-traps, and is their equal in his level of aggression.