Famous Faces on "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (Season 1 & 2)

by gattonero975 | created - 12 May 2012 | updated - 27 Sep 2016 | Public

Entranced by comic strips, magicians and science-fiction magazines, Ray Bradbury began "educating" himself at the Los Angeles Library three to five times a week. In his early twenties, he supported himself by selling newspapers on street corners and writing for radio programs such as "CBS Radio Playhouse, Escape, Suspense and X Minus One."

Bradbury by age 27yrs old, "graduated", having written over several million words. Bradbury has now written over one thousand short stories--400 of which have been published in such magazines as: "Amazing Stories, Colliers, Dime Detective, McCall's, The New Republican, The New Yorker and The Saturday Evening Post." He has also written for "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and for "Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone."

Here are some of Ray Bradbury's finest work and featuring a plethora of stars ...

1. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 5 The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986) Heather Leary

2. James Coco

Actor | Murder by Death

Born in New York City of humble means, character player James Coco was the son of Feliche, an Italian shoemaker, and Ida (Detestes) Coco. Shining shoes as a youngster with his father, his interest in acting occurred early on as a child. At age 17 he toured with a children's theatre troupe for three...

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 1 Marionettes, Inc. (21 May 1985) Mr. Braling

Extra trivia:Among the information show of Braling's personal life is his birthday which is listed as March 21, 1930. March 21, 1930 was James Coco's real life birthday!

3. Michael Copeman

Actor | The Fly

Michael Copeman is known for his work on The Fly (1986), Death to Smoochy (2002) and Highlander: The Raven (1998).

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 5 The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986) Policeman

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 6 Banshee (22 Feb. 1986) Taxi Driver

4. Jennifer Dale

Actress | So You Said Yes

Jennifer Dale was born on January 16, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jennifer Ciurluini. She is an actress and writer, known for So You Said Yes (2015), Saving Hope (2012) and What Would Sal Do? (2017). She was previously married to Robert Lantos.

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 6 Banshee (22 Feb. 1986) Banshee

5. Jayne Eastwood

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Jayne Eastwood was born on December 17, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Videodrome (1983). She was previously married to David Flaherty.

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 1 Marionettes, Inc. (21 May 1985) Mrs. Braling

6. Denholm Elliott

Actor | Trading Places

Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 2, Episode 9 The Coffin (7 May 1988) Richard Braling

7. Barry Flatman

Actor | Just Friends

Barry Flatman is an actor, known for Just Friends (2005), Saw III (2006) and Earth: Final Conflict (1997).

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 2 The Playground (4 Jun. 1985) Robert Peerless

8. Jeff Goldblum

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.

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The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 4 The Town Where No One Got Off (22 Feb. 1986) "Cogswell"

9. Janet-Laine Green

Actress | The Believers

Janet-Laine Green was born on December 31, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for The Believers (1987), Bullies (1986) and Seeing Things (1981). She is married to Booth Savage. They have one child.

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 5 The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986) Mrs. Leary

10. Nick Mancuso

Actor | Under Siege

Darkly handsome Nick Mancuso, born Nicodemo Antonio Massimo Mancuso, was born in 1948 in Mammola, Italy but raised as a child in Canada (from age 8). During his over four decade career, films claimed him as the Antichrist (Franco Macalousso) in the Apocalypse trilogy produced by Cloud Ten Pictures (...

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 3 The Crowd (2 Jul. 1985) Spelliner

11. Dan O'Herlihy

Actor | RoboCop

Irish-born Dan O'Herlihy decided not to follow in his father's footsteps, forsaking the life of an architect in favour of the acting profession. The tall, distinguished-looking university graduate boasted a rich, resonant voice, which enabled him to easily find work in radio plays, as well on the ...

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 2, Episode 9 The Coffin (7 May 1988) Charles Braling

12. Leslie Nielsen

Actor | Airplane!

Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of ...

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 1 Marionettes, Inc. (21 May 1985) Fantoccini

13. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 6 Banshee (22 Feb. 1986) John Hampton

14. Wayne Robson

Actor | Cube

Wayne Robson was born on April 29, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Cube (1997), Wrong Turn (2003) and The Red Green Show (1991). He was married to Lynn Woodman. He died on April 4, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 4 The Town Where No One Got Off (22 Feb. 1986) Man in Store

15. Alan Scarfe

Actor | Lethal Weapon 3

Alan Scarfe was born on June 8, 1946 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Double Impact (1991) and Kingdom Hospital (2004). He has been married to Barbara March since August 1979. They have one child. He was previously married to Sara Botsford.

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 5 The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986) Mr. Nesbitt

16. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 2 The Playground (4 Jun. 1985) Charles Underhill

17. Charles Martin Smith

Director | Dolphin Tale

Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas' ...

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 6 Banshee (22 Feb. 1986) Douglas Rogers

18. Clive Swift

Actor | Excalibur

Clive Swift was born on February 9, 1936 in Liverpool, England as Clive Walter Swift. He was an actor, known for Excalibur (1981), Frenzy (1972) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990). He was married to Margaret Drabble. He died on February 1, 2019 in London, England.

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 2, Episode 9 The Coffin (7 May 1988) St. John Court

19. R.H. Thomson

Actor | Chloe

Thomson was born 1947 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He studied at the University of Toronto, Ontario, the National Theatre School and in England. He is now one of the Canada's leading film, television and stage actors. R.H. Thomson has played lead roles in many of the country's major venues including ...

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 3 The Crowd (2 Jul. 1985) Morgan

20. Kate Trotter

Actress | Tru Love

Kate Trotter was born on February 5, 1953 in Toronto, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Tru Love (2013), Upside Down (2012) and Beyond Borders (2003).

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 2 The Playground (4 Jun. 1985) Carol

21. Kenneth Welsh

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Kenneth Welsh was born on March 30, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Miracle (2004) and Twin Peaks (1990).

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 1 Marionettes, Inc. (21 May 1985) Crane

22. Clare Coulter

Actress | By Design

Clare Coulter was born in 1942 in Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for By Design (1981), I, Daniel Blake (2016) and The Worst Witch (1998).

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 4 The Town Where No One Got Off (22 Feb. 1986) Store Owner

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Season 1, Episode 5 The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986) Mr. Leary

24. Ed McNamara

Actor | The Black Stallion

Ed McNamara was born on June 23, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edward Francis McNamara. He was an actor, known for The Black Stallion (1979), Silver Streak (1976) and Seeing Things (1981). He was married to Peg Dixon. He died on October 11, 1986 in Toronto, Canada.

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 4 The Town Where No One Got Off (22 Feb. 1986) Old Man

25. Ray Bradbury

Writer | Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury was an American science fiction writer whose works were translated in more than 40 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. Although he created a world of new technical and intellectual ideas, he never obtained a driver's license and had never driven a car.

He was born ...

"Himself - Introduction"

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 1 Marionettes, Inc. (21 May 1985) The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 2 The Playground (4 Jun. 1985)

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 3 The Crowd (2 Jul. 1985)

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 4 The Town Where No One Got Off (22 Feb. 1986)

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 5 The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986)

The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 6 Banshee (22 Feb. 1986)



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