Ray Collins

Actor
Outstanding character player usually cast as mature business executives, police or military officers, who was member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater and was featured as the dying voice of the last human reporter on ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1889 in Sacramento, California, USA

Filmography

other (28)

Steel 1980 (Movie)

Elevator Operator (Actor)

A Double Life (Movie)

Victor Donlan (Actor)

A Night in Paradise (Movie)

Leonides (Actor)

Badman's Territory (Movie)

Col. Farewell (Actor)

Crack-Up (Movie)

Dr. Lowell (Actor)

Crime Doctor (Movie)

Dr. Carey (Actor)

Dreamboat (Movie)

Timothy Stone (Actor)

Good Sam (Movie)

Rev. Daniels (Actor)

Gore Vidal's Lincoln (TV Show)

Actor

Guest in the House (Movie)

Deckman West (Actor)

Kill the Umpire (Movie)

Jonah Evans (Actor)

Leave Her to Heaven (Movie)

Glen Robie (Actor)

Madame Curie (Movie)

Lecturer (Voice)

Roughly Speaking (Movie)

Mr. Randall (Actor)

Salute to the Marines (Movie)

Col. Mason (Actor)

See Here, Private Hargrove (Movie)

Brody S. Griffith (Actor)

Slightly Dangerous (Movie)

Snodgrass (Actor)

Summer Stock (Movie)

Jasper G. Wingait (Actor)

The Big Street (Movie)

Professor B (Actor)

The Commandos Strike at Dawn (Movie)

Johan Bergesen (Actor)

The Heiress (Movie)

Jefferson Almond (Actor)

The Human Comedy (Movie)

Mr. Macauley (Actor)

The Reformer and the Redhead (Movie)

commodore John Baldwin Parker (Actor)

The Senator Was Indiscreet (Movie)

Houlihan (Actor)

The Seventh Cross (Movie)

Wallau (Actor)

Two Years Before the Mast (Movie)

Gordon Stewart (Actor)

Vengeance Valley (Movie)

Arch Strobie (Actor)

Whistling in Brooklyn (Movie)

Grover Kendall (Actor)

Biography

Outstanding character player usually cast as mature business executives, police or military officers, who was member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater and was featured as the dying voice of the last human reporter on Welles' famous radio production, "War of the Worlds" (1938). Collins was memorable as Boss Jim Gettys in "Citizen Kane" (1941) and as Lieutenant Arthur Tragg on TV's "Perry Mason" (1957-65).

Relationships

Margaret Collins

Wife
divorced in the 1920s

William Collins

Father
drama critic for the Sacramento Bee

Milestones

1957

Co-starred in the TV series "Perry Mason" as Lt. Tragg

1940

Screen acting debut in "Citizen Kane"

1894

Stage acting debut

Organized and starred in own stock company in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Began radio career in the 1930s

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