Image of Aldo Ray

Aldo Ray

1926-09-25 Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA

Image of Aldo Ray


Aldo Ray was born in the borough of Pen Argyl, in Northampton County, Pennsylvania on 25 September 1926. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, served as a US Navy frogman during WWII and saw action on Iwo Jima. While constable of Crockett, California, he drove his brother Guido to an audition for the film Idols in the Dust (1951). Director David Miller hired him for a small role as a cynical football player. Ray's husky frame, thick neck and raspy voice made him perfect for playing tough sexy roles. He was the star of George Cukor's The Marrying Kind (1952) and starred opposite Rita Hayworth in Miss Sadie Thompson (1953). Ray was the none-too-bright boxer in Cukor's Pat and Mike (1952) and an escaped convict in 'Michael Curtiz"s We're No Angels (1955). His career started downhill in the 1970s, with him appearing in a string of low-budget films as a character actor. His last film was Shock 'Em Dead (1991). Ray was married three times, with one daughter Claire born in 1951 to his first wife Shirley Green whom he married on on 20 June 1947. Ray was then briefly married to actress Jeff Donnell and then had two sons and a daughter with his third wife, Johanna Ray, one of whom is the actor Eric DaRe. Aldo Ray died of throat cancer on 27 March 1991.


3-D Rarities Sgt. Phil O'Hara (archive footage) 2015-06-11
Shock 'Em Dead Tony 1991-01-31
Young Rebels Sheriff 1989-10-31
Crime of Crimes Johnson 1989-01-01
Blood Red Father Stassio 1989-08-18
Terror Night Captain Ned 1989-10-01
Night Shadow Gene Krebelski 1989-09-23
The Shooters General Makepeace 1989-01-01
Drug Runners Victor Lazzaro 1988-03-10
Hollywood Cop Mr. Fong 1987-09-22
Hateman Sheriff Benny 1987-01-01
Star Slammer The Inquisitor 1986-10-10
Terror on Alcatraz Frank Morris 1986-01-01
To Kill a Stranger Inspector Benedict 1986-02-06
Evils of the Night Fred 1985-10-10
Flesh and Bullets Police Lieutenant 1985-05-08
Biohazard General Randolph 1985-08-03
Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie Bürgermeister Niederhangen 1984-01-01
The Executioner Part II Police Commissioner 1984-06-01
Sam Fuller & the Big Red One Narrator 1984-02-04
Vultures Wally 1983-01-01
When I Am King The Manager 1982-07-08
Dark Sanity Larry Craig 1982-01-01
The Secret of NIMH Sullivan (voice) 1982-06-17
Mongrel Bouchard 1982-08-23
Don't Go Near the Park Taft 1981-09-01
The Great Skycopter Rescue Sheriff Burgess 1980-12-31
Bog Sheriff Neal Rydholm 1979-05-01
Sweet Savage Banner 1979-09-01
The Glove Tiny 1979-12-01
Human Experiments Mat Tibbs 1979-10-19
The Lucifer Complex Karl Krauss 1978-01-01
Death Dimension Verde 1978-07-01
Haunted Andrew 1977-03-04
Mission to Glory: A True Story Mine Boss 1977-01-01
Haunts Sheriff Peterson 1976-08-27
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Stubby Stebbins 1976-07-26
Gone with the West Mimmo, Stage Robber 1975-09-01
Psychic Killer Lt. Dave Anderson 1975-12-01
Inside Out M.Sgt. Prior 1975-10-19
Promise Him Anything Cop 1975-05-15
The Man Who Would Not Die Frank Keefer 1975-06-01
Seven Alone Dr. Dutch 1974-12-20
Dynamite Brothers Burke 1974-05-01
The Centerfold Girls Ed Walker 1974-08-08
Tom Lt. Stans 1973-10-01
La Course du lièvre à travers les champs Mattone 1972-09-15
Angel Unchained Sheriff 1970-12-09
Deadlock Edward Logan 1969-02-22
A Torn Page of Glory Major Comack 1968-01-01
Commando Suicida Seargent Cloadec 1968-10-09
The Power Bruce 1968-02-21
The Green Berets Sgt. Muldoon 1968-07-04
The Violent Ones Joe Vorzyck 1967-10-01
Riot on Sunset Strip Lieutenant Walt Lorimer 1967-03-01
Kill a Dragon Vigo 1967-12-06
Welcome to Hard Times Man from Bodie 1967-04-30
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Sergeant Rizzo 1966-08-31
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Eddie Hart 1966-10-12
Sylvia Jonas Karoki 1965-02-10
Nightmare in the Sun Sheriff 1965-03-06
I moschettieri del mare Moreau 1962-02-23
Johnny Nobody Mark Wheeler (aka Johnny Nobody) 1961-10-01
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Charles Norgate 1960-09-04
The Siege of Pinchgut Matt Kirk 1959-08-01
God's Little Acre Bill Thompson 1958-09-23
The Naked and the Dead Sam Croft 1958-08-06
Men in War Sgt. Montana 1957-06-07
Nightfall James Vanning / Art Rayburn 1956-11-09
We're No Angels Albert 1955-07-07
Battle Cry Andy Hookens 1955-02-02
Three Stripes in the Sun Hugh O'Reilly 1955-11-23
Let's Do It Again Frank McGraw 1953-06-16
Miss Sadie Thompson Sgt. Phil O'Hara 1953-12-23
The Marrying Kind 'Chet' Keefer 1952-02-01
Pat and Mike Davie Hucko 1952-06-13
The Barefoot Mailman Theron Henchman (uncredited) 1951-12-03
Saturday's Hero Gene Hausler (as Aldo DaRe) 1951-03-01
My True Story Mark Foster (as Aldo DaRe) 1951-03-08