Fred Olen Ray

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Fred Olen Ray
BornFred Olen Ray
(1954-09-10) September 10, 1954 (age 60)
Wellston, Ohio
Other namesSee pseudonyms below
OccupationDirector
Producer
Writer
Actor
Cinematographer
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)Dawn Wildsmith
Kimberly A. Ray (1997–present)
 
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Fred Olen Ray
BornFred Olen Ray
(1954-09-10) September 10, 1954 (age 60)
Wellston, Ohio
Other namesSee pseudonyms below
OccupationDirector
Producer
Writer
Actor
Cinematographer
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)Dawn Wildsmith
Kimberly A. Ray (1997–present)

Fred Olen Ray (born September 10, 1954) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and cinematographer.

Biography[edit]

He is the producer, director, and screenwriter of low to medium-budget feature films in many genres, including horror, science fiction, action/adventure, softcore sex films and crime dramas. He has also produced a few feature films for a family audience.

Aside from the film industry, Fred Olen Ray is also a professional wrestler. His wrestling name is Fabulous Freddie Valentine. He is currently married to Kimberly A. Ray who helps produce many of his films.

Film career[edit]

Ray was born in Ohio, but grew up in Florida. He claims to have a large family tree and be distantly related to Queen Elizabeth. He began directing and producing films in 1978. Ray directed several films in Florida, including Alien Dead with film legend Buster Crabbe, then moved to Southern California to be close to the film industry.

Many of his early productions appeared at drive-in theaters and inner-city grindhouses, when those outlets for low-budget films were still significant. Some of Ray's productions have received theatrical releases. Most of his current output, however, is released directly to DVD or appears on cable television channels such as Showtime, Cinemax, and HBO. Ray has directed over 100 films and is still going strong.

Ray is the head of Retromedia, which releases DVDs of both his own productions and archival films. He has also worked for other well-known independent studios and on a few occasions for major Hollywood studios.

Ray has written The New Poverty Row: Independent Filmmakers as Distributors in 1991.[1]

Pseudonyms[edit]

In his craft, Fred Olen Ray has used many pseudonyms, some used earlier by the B-movie director, Sam Newfield.

  • Bill Carson
  • Dr. S. Carver
  • Roger Collins
  • Peter Daniels
  • Nicholas/Nick Medina
  • Sam Newfield
  • Fred Ray
  • Ed Raymond
  • Randy Rocket
  • Sherman Scott
  • Peter Stewart
  • Freddie/Freddy Valentine
  • Brian Wolfe

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmPseudonym(s)Notes
2014After MidnightWriter, producer & director
Christmas in Palm SpringsProducer & director
House of Secrets
2013All I Want for Christmas
Abner, the Invisible Dog
Holiday Road TripWriter & director
2012A Christmas Wedding DateWriter, producer & director
Collision Course
Baby Dolls Behind BarsDirector
Hatfields and McCoys: Bad BloodWriter, producer & director
Busty Housewives of Beverly HillsNicholas MedinaDirector
Dirty Blondes from Beyond
The Teenie Weenie Bikini Squad
2011Super SharkWriter, producer & director
Together We Can Find a CureDirector
Little WitchesNicholas MedinaWriter, executive producer & director
Bikini Time Machine
Lady Chatterly's Ghost
Knock Outs
2010Housewives from Another WorldWriter & director
Turbulent SkiesWriter, producer & director
Bikini Jones and the Temple of ErosNicholas MedinaWriter, executive producer & director
Twilight Vamps[2]
Bikini Frankenstein[3]Nicholas Medina
Bikini Royale 2Writer & director
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse JamesWriter, producer & director
2009Silent VenomDirector
Dire Wolf
2008Voodoo DollzNicholas MedinaWriter, executive producer & director
Bikini RoyaleExecutive producer & director
Polar OppositesDirector
Solar Flare
Tarzeena: Jiggle in the Jungle
2007The LairTV Show
Creator
Girl with the Sex-Ray EyesWriter & director
2006The Legend of William TellDirector
2005Glass TrapEd Raymond
2004Tomb of the WerewolfSherman ScottWriter & director
Bikini a Go GoNicholas Medina
Sherman Scott
The Bikini Escort CompanyBill Carson
Nicholas Medina
Sherman Scott
Writer, associate producer & director
Genie in a String BikiniNicholas MedinaWriter, producer & director
Haunting DesiresNicholas Medina
Sherman Scott
Writer & director
Bikini Cavegirl
2003Final ExaminationEd RaymondDirector
2002Southern Discomfort: Wrestling on the Indie CircuitFreddy ValentineActor, writer, producer & director
VenomousEd RaymondDirector
13 Erotic GhostsRoger Collins
Nicholas Medina
Peter Stewart
Actor, editor, writer, executive producer & director
2001Emmanuelle 2000Ed RaymondDirector
Air Rage
Mach 2
ACW Wrestling's Wildest MatchesSherman Scott
Freddie Valentine
Actor, producer & director
Emmanuelle 2001: Emmanuelle's Sensual PleasuresNicholas MedinaDirector
KeptUncredited director
StrandedDirector
2000Submerged
Sideshow
Critical MassEd Raymond
Inviati speciali
1999Invisible Mom IIProducer & director
Fugitive Mind
The ProphetSherman ScottActor & director
The Kid with X-ray EyesDirector
Counter MeasuresProducer & director
Active StealthDirector
Scandal: On the Other SideNick Medina
1998Mom, Can I Keep Her?Producer & director
Illicit Dreams 2Roger Collins
Billy FrankensteinDirector
Dear SantaPeter Stewart
Mom's Outta Sight
1997The ShooterEd Raymond
InfernoActor & director
Invisible MomActor, producer & director
Bikini Hoe-DownRoger Collins
Nicholas Medina
Producer & director
Hybrid
Invisible DadWriter & director
Little Miss MagicWriter, producer & director
Masseuse 2Peter DanielsWriter & director
Maximum RevengeBill CarsonActor & director
Night ShadeNicholas MedinaProducer & director
Rapid AssaultSherman ScottDirector
1996Friend of the Family IINicholas Medina
Fugitive RageActor, producer & director
Over the WireNicholas MedinaDirector
MasseusePeter Daniels
1995Droid GunnerActor, producer & director
Bikini Drive-InRandy Rocket
Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold
Star HunterSam Newfield
1994Inner Sanctum II
Possessed by the NightActor, writer & director
Dinosaur IslandProducer & director
Mind TwisterActor & director
1993Dinosaur GirlsWriter, producer & director
Witch AcademyProducer & director
1992Evil ToonsUncredited voice actor, writer, producer & director
1991Haunting FearWriter, producer & director
SpiritsDirector
Inner SanctumCo-producer & director
Scream Queen Hot Tub PartyBill CarsonActor, writer, producer & director
Bad Girls from MarsSherman Scott
Wizards of the Demon SwordProducer & director
1990Mob Boss
1989Warlords
Terminal Force
AlienatorUncredited actor & director
1988Hollywood Chainsaw HookersDr. S. CarverWriter, producer & director
Prison Ship
Beverly Hills VampProducer & director
1987Commando SquadUncredited actor, co-producer & director
CycloneUncredited actor, uncredited writer & director
Deep SpaceActor, writer, producer & director
Evil SpawnProducer & uncredited director
1986Armed ResponseActor, writer, co-producer & director
The TombProducer & director
The Phantom EmpireWriter, producer & director
1985BiohazardActor, writer, producer & director
1983ScalpsWriter & director
1980Alien DeadFred RayActor, writer, cinematographer, producer & director
1977The Brain LeechesFred Ray
Brian Wolfe
1971Demented Death Farm MassacreProducer & director
New footage

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