Ray Wise

Actor
This supporting player of theater, TV and film is best known for his portrayal of Laura Palmer's murderous father on David Lynch's cult series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) and in its feature incarnation, "Twin Peaks: ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1947 in Akron, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (113)

Digging Up the Marrow 2015 (Movie)

William Dekker (Actor)

Fresh Off The Boat 2015 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1995 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Mad Men 2010, 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

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Marvel's Agent Carter 2015 (Tv Show)

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Newsreaders 1995 - 1996, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Popular 1995 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1995 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Sports Night 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1995 - 1999, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Lazarus Effect 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Wallace (Actor)

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman 1995 - 1996, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Away From Here 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Fishers of Men 2014 (Movie)

Herbert LeeMaster (Actor)

Guardian Angel 2014 (Movie)

Attorney Kaufman (Actor)

Hit the Floor 2014 (Tv Show)

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How I Met Your Mother 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Kroll Show 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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No God, No Master 2014 (Movie)

Alexander Mitchell Palmer (Actor)

Psych 2009, 2014 (Tv Show)

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Stuntmen 2014 (Movie)

Jack Strongbow (Actor)

The Bronx Bull 2014 (Movie)

Father Joseph (Actor)

Big Ass Spider! 2013 (Movie)

Major Braxton Tanner (Actor)

Body of Proof 2013 (Tv Show)

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Brother's Keeper 2013 (Movie)

Herbert Leemaster (Actor)

High School USA! 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Perception 2013 (Tv Show)

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Wrong Cops 2013 (Movie)

Captain Andy (Actor)

Atlas Shrugged: Part II -- The Strike 2012 (Movie)

Head of State Thompson (Actor)

Crazy Eyes 2012 (Movie)

Zach's Father (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

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Excision 2012 (Movie)

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NCIS 2012 (Tv Show)

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Rizzoli & Isles 2012 (Tv Show)

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Rosewood Lane 2012 (Movie)

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The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)

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Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Doon Struts (Actor)

Chuck 2011 (Tv Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

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Mr. Sunshine 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Aggression Scale 2011 (Movie)

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Wilfred 2011 (Tv Show)

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X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

Secretary of State (Actor)

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

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Dollhouse 2009 (Tv Show)

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Drop Dead Diva 2009 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2009 (Tv Show)

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Reaper 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

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One Missed Call 2008 (Movie)

Ted Summers (Actor)

Burn Notice 2007 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

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Savannah 1995 - 1996, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

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Six Degrees 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Flock 2007 (Movie)

Bobby Stiles (Actor)

24 2006 (Tv Show)

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AmericanEast 2006 (Movie)

FBI Agent (Actor)

Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

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Peaceful Warrior 2006 (Movie)

Dr Hayden (Actor)

The Closer 2006 (Tv Show)

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Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

Don Hollenbeck (Actor)

The West Wing 2005 (Tv Show)

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JAG 2004 (Tv Show)

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Almost Salinas 2003 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Dawson's Creek 2003 (Tv Show)

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Dead End 2003 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Jeepers Creepers 2 2003 (Movie)

Jack Taggert (Actor)

Resurrection Blvd. 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 (Movie)

Harrison Bowland (Actor)

Charmed 2002 (Tv Show)

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She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

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Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Bill Parker (Actor)

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1998 (Tv Show)

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Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Powder 1995 (Movie)

Stipler (Actor)

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Chase 1994 (Movie)

Dalton Voss (Actor)

Body Shot 1993 (Movie)

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Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Senator John Morton (Actor)

The Crew 1993 (Movie)

Charles Pierce (Actor)

Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

Chet MacGregor (Actor)

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Ghost Brigade 1992 (Movie)

Colonel George Thalman (Actor)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

Leland Palmer (Actor)

La Grieta 1990 (Movie)

Robbins (Actor)

Write to Kill 1990 (Movie)

Gaston (Actor)

Race For Glory 1989 (Movie)

Jack Davis (Actor)

Season of Fear 1989 (Movie)

Fred Drummond (Actor)

Robocop 1987 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Condor 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Journey of Natty Gann 1985 (Movie)

Sol Gann (Actor)

Cat People 1982 (Movie)

Soap Opera Man (Actor)

Swamp Thing 1982 (Movie)

Alec Holland (Actor)

Madame X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Dead Still (TV Show)

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Dream On (TV Show)

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Fire in the Dark (TV Show)

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Infestation (TV Show)

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Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (TV Show)

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Seduced (TV Show)

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Tartuffe (TV Show)

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The Secrets of Lake Success (TV Show)

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Twin Peaks (TV Show)

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Biography

This supporting player of theater, TV and film is best known for his portrayal of Laura Palmer's murderous father on David Lynch's cult series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) and in its feature incarnation, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992). Wise got his professional start onstage, in such plays as "The Subject was Roses" and Sam Shepard's "The Tooth of Crime" (for which he won an OBIE in 1983), and toured in various classics ("Romeo and Juliet", "Tartuffe").

Relationships

Julie Burr

Companion
Briefly engaged in the 1970s

Kass McClaskey

Wife

Kyna McClaskey-Wise

Daughter
Born August 22, 1987 mother, Kass McClaskey

Gannon McClaskey-Wise

Son
Born December 26, 1984 mother, Kass McClaskey

EDUCATION

Kent State University

Kent , Ohio

Milestones

2011

Portrayed US Secretary of State in the prequel to the "X-Men" film series, "X-Men: First Class"

2009

Cast as Father Peter Westley on two episodes of "Psych" (USA Network)

2007

Cast as the Devil in the The CW series, "Reaper"

2006

Played Vice President Hal Gardner on the Fox series, "24"

2005

Played CBS news anchor, Don Hollenbeck, in George Clooney's "Goodnight, and Good Luck"

2003

Co-starred in the summer horror feature, "Jeppers Creepers 2"

2001

Featured in the romantic comedy, "Two Can Play That Game"

2000

Was a regular on the Showtime series, "Resurrection Blvd"

1996

Was a regular on the Aaron Spelling produced series, "Savannah" (The WB)

1995

Cast in the emotionally touching drama, "Powder"

1993

Played Judge Stinson on the short-lived CBS series, "Second Chances"

1989

Played the role of Leland Palmer on the series, "Twin Peaks" (ABC)

1982

Feature acting debut, "Swamp Thing"

1978

Moved to Los Angeles with wife

1969

Played attorney Jamie Rollins on the soap opera, "Love of Life"

Bonus Trivia

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Wise plays catcher on a Burbank fast-pitch softball team.

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