Devin Ratray

Mice guts, French women who don't shave, and tarantulas - Devin Ratray's signature role as mean older brother Buzz in "Home Alone" (1990) had many of the film's most quotable lines. The flat-topped personification of ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1977 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Elementary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masterminds 2015 (Movie)

Runny (Actor)

Blue Ruin 2014 (Movie)

Ben Gaffney (Actor)

Serial 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy Link (Actor)

The Lennon Report 2014 (Movie)

Phil Bernstein (Actor)

Nebraska 2013 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

Pulaski (Actor)

Side Effects 2013 (Movie)

Banks Patient #3 (Actor)

Elevator 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Winning Season 2010 (Movie)

Security Officer (Actor)

Surrogates 2009 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

The Two Bobs 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Prince & Me 2004 (Movie)

Scotty (Actor)

Strong Island Boys 1998 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

Law & Order 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

Buzz (Actor)

Home Alone 1990 (Movie)

Buzz (Actor)

Heartland 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Monsters 1989 (Movie)

Ronnie Coleman (Actor)

Worth Winning 1989 (Movie)

Howard Larimore Jr (Actor)

Spy Trap 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Good Old Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Harmony (TV Show)

Actor

Zits (Movie)

Oscar Opily (Actor)

Biography

Mice guts, French women who don't shave, and tarantulas - Devin Ratray's signature role as mean older brother Buzz in "Home Alone" (1990) had many of the film's most quotable lines. The flat-topped personification of sibling torment, Buzz wasn't the first (nor the last) of the quippy bullies Ratray played in the early '90s before transitioning to more grown-up fare. He first appeared in 1986's "Where are the Children?" (1986), and followed a short stint on "Heartland" (CBS, 1989) with a role as a schoolyard bully in the campy horror flick "Little Monsters" (1989). Then came Buzz in "Home Alone" (and its requisite sequel, 1992's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"), before he landed the role of a babysitting boyfriend in "Dennis the Menace" (1993). After over a decade of steady work, in 2008 he co-produced and starred in "Courting Condi," a faux-documentary/love story in which he played himself on a quest to fall in love with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. A memorable turn in "Surrogates" (2009), followed by a cameo in the not-so-memorable "R.I.P.D." (2013) proved Devin Ratray had made the transition from child actor to adulthood just fine.

Relationships

Luke Ratray

Brother

Peter Ratray Actor

Father

Ann Willis Actor

Mother

EDUCATION

Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

1990 - 1994

Milestones

2013

Featured in "R.I.P.D."

2009

Played a computer geek in "Surrogates"

2008

Co-produced and starred in the quasi-documentary love story "Courting Condi"

1993

Featured in "Dennis the Menace."

1990

Cast as Buzz in "Home Alone"

1989

Landed a recurring role on CBS' "Heartland"

1989

Appeared opposite Fred Savage in "Little Monsters"

1986

Made film debut in "Where Are the Children?"

Bonus Trivia

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Had already been in a half a dozen movies and TV series when he landed the role of Buzz, Kevin's bullying older brother, in "Home Alone."

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In 2005 he appeared on an episode of "Cash Cab" but ultimately lost.

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Comes from a creative family: brother Luke is a Brooklyn-based photographer, and parents Frank and Ann enjoyed careers as supporting actors.

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