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Gene Anthony Ray (1962–2003)


Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School, where he performed in a dance class, and later auditioned for Louis Falco, the choreographer for the film, Fame (1980). Actually attended New York's "High School of the Performing Arts" for a year, before being kicked out. He was, therefore, perfectly cast as "Leroy" in the film... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1982-1987 Fame (TV Series) (performer - 47 episodes)
- Best Buddies (1987) ... (performer: "Think Big")
- All I Want for Christmas (1986) ... (performer: "I Know The Way To Celebrate")
- Losin' It (1986) ... (performer: "Man In The Mirror")
- Contacts (1986) ... (performer: "Three Cool Cats")
- Such Good Friends (1986) ... (performer: "Love's a Journey")
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 1996 Eddie (associate choreographer)
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 2000 VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Music Movie Stars (2000) ... Himself
 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
Himself
- Real Time (1999) ... Himself
 1998 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Debbie Allen (1998) ... Himself
 1987 The New Hollywood Squares (TV Series)
Guest Appearance
- Episode dated 26 January 1987 (1987) ... Guest Appearance
 1983-1985 Fame (TV Series)
Himself
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II (1985) ... Himself
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll (1984) ... Himself
- Fame Looks at Music '83 (1984) ... Himself
- The Kids from Fame in Concert (1983) ... Himself
 1983 Live... And in Person (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Himself
 1983 New York Hot Tracks (TV Series)
Himself - Host (1989)
 1980 On Location with: FAME (Documentary short)
Himself - 'Leroy' (as Gene Ray)
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 1983 Style Wars (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

Guest star in the Italian Sunday TV show "Buona Domenica". In a few weeks he will start a tour in discos around Italy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene Ray

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Born in Harlem, he landed the part of "Leroy" in Alan Parker's film, Fame (1980), when he was 17, after skipping school to go to the auditions. See more »

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Gemini

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