Ray J

Actor, Musician, Producer
Art has imitated life for actor/musician Ray J, who enjoyed an active child acting career in the early to mid-1990s and was cast as real-life older sister Brandy's half-brother on the sitcom "Moesha" (UPN) beginning in ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1981 in McComb, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Bad Girls All Star Battle 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Funniest Wins 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

For the Love of Ray J 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

For the Love of Ray J: Reunion 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 BET Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

For the Love of Ray J: Reunion 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Moesha 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

One on One 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Debate 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

What Perez Sez 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shark 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Sash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Spring Bling 2001: Beach Towel Throwdown II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Sound Lab 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ray J & Brandy in Concert 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Steel 1997 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

Cedric (Actor)

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1996 (Movie)

Cliff--age 10/11 (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhythm and Jam 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Enemy Within 1994 (Movie)

Todd Casey (Actor)

The Sinbad Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

("That's Why I Lie") (Song Performer)

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

("Let It Go") (Song Performer)

Biography

Art has imitated life for actor/musician Ray J, who enjoyed an active child acting career in the early to mid-1990s and was cast as real-life older sister Brandy's half-brother on the sitcom "Moesha" (UPN) beginning in 1999. A talented performer in his own right, Ray J's acting career began with the 1993-1994 TV season, a year before his sister's hit debut album reached the charts. Brandy began acting on ABC's "Thea" in 1993, and Ray J got his start with a regular role in the Fox sitcom "The Sinbad Show" (1993-94), playing the elder of two foster children siblings that Sinbad's David Bryan takes in. Fall 1993 also saw the young performer featured in "Rhythm and Jam", an educational, music-themed "ABC Saturday Morning Special". A role in the HBO aired espionage-themed thriller "The Enemy Within" followed in 1994, and Ray J made his feature debut in the period drama "Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored" (1995), billed under his given name Willie Norwood Jr. The following year he was featured in Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!" and later co-starred in the action-adventure "Steel" (1997), starring Shaquille O'Neal. Following the release of his debut album "Everything You Want", Ray J continued to rack up acting credits, taking a supporting role in the 1999 ABC miniseries "Aftershock: Earthquake in New York".

Relationships

Brandy Actor

Sister
Born Feb. 11, 1979; singer and star of UPN sitcom "Moesha" (1996-2001)

Whitney Houston Actor

Companion
Rumored to be dating 2007 until Houston's death Feb. 11, 2012

Kim Kardashian Actor

Companion
Dated 2006 No longer together In February 2007, a pornographic home video they made together went public

Willie Norwood Actor

Father
Born Nov. 30, 1948; church music director

Sonja Norwood Actor

Mother
Born Dec. 5, 1950; left job at H&R Block to manage children's entertainment careers

Milestones

2005

Joined the cast of UPN's "One on One"

2000

With Brandy, hosted UPN's "Sprite Presents: the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards Pre-Show"

1999

Featured in the CBS miniseries "Aftershock: Earthquake in New York"

1998

Played himself in an episode of "Moesha" where the titular girl-next-door meets her lookalike, hit R&B singer Brandy

1997

Had a featured supporting role in "Steel", an action adventure starring Shaquille O'Neal as the eponymous hero

1997

Released his debut album "Everything You Want";

1997

Performed in the Disney Channel special "Ray J and Brandy in Concert"

1996

Guested on episodes of his sister's series "Moesha", playing Charles (alternately billed Ray J Norwood and Ray J)

1996

Acted in Tim Burton's sci-fi farce "Mars Attacks!"

1995

Made feature debut in Tim Reid's period drama "Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored" (credited as Willie Norwood Jr)

1994

Was featured in the espionage-themed thriller "The Enemy Within", aired on HBO (billed Willie Norwood Jr)

1993

Was a regular on the Fox sitcom "The Sinbad Show" (billed Willie Norwood)

1993

Featured in the music education special "Rhythm and Jam" on ABC (credited as Willie Norwood)

Was a regular on "Moesha", playing Dorian, the title character's troubled cousin, later determined to be her half-brother

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