Boxing kept Ben Bray out of trouble when he was growing up on the tough streets of the San Fernando Valley. Indeed, he was training at the gym when he was spotted by Hollywood stunt co-ordinator Dan Bradley. The first of their 13 collaborations came on the 1994 revenge thriller "Blue Tiger", although their efforts were more widely seen in Roland Emmerich's alien invasion epic "Independence Day", Guillermo Del Toro's chiller "Mimic", and Dominic Sena's heist actioner "Swordfish". In 1999, Bray was part of Bradley's stunt team on David O. Russell's Gulf War adventure "Three Kings" and he reunited with the director-producer on the 2002 sports drama "The Slaughter Rule", the 2004 philosophical comedy "I Heart Huckabees", and the 2010 boxing saga "The Fighter". In amassing over 130 stunt performing and co-ordinating, acting and second unit directing credits, Bray has also forged close links with Joe Carnahan and Michael Bay, stunting for the former on the 2006 Vegas crime thriller "Smokin' Aces", the 2010 movie version of "The A-Team", and the 2012 Alaskan survival drama "The Grey", while, for the latter, he has worked on the 2001 war epic "Pearl Harbor" and the 2005 sci-fi thriller "The Island", as well as the "Transformers" trilogy. Among the other spectaculars on Bray's CV are "Collateral Damage", "Spider-Man 2", and "Iron Man", although he also has the odd arthouse credit, most notably doubling for Javier Bardem during his Oscar-winning performance in Joel and Ethan Coen's 2007 adaptation of "No Country for Old Men".