Raymond McAnally is a multi-award-winning comedy actor whose credits include stage, film, and television. Television credits include guest starring roles on Black Mirror, Modern Family, Chicago Fire, Rizzoli & Isles, Law & Order SVU, Royal Pains, and 30 Rock, as well as roles on Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Mozart in the Jungle, among others. Feature Film credits include The Revival, Compliance, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Ghost Town, among others. Theatre credits of note include Defending the Caveman (National Tour, One Man Show); God’s Ear (Off Broadway) The Vineyard Theatre; Casa Valentina, Pasadena Playhouse; One Man, Two Guvnors, Repertory Theatre of St Louis (award winning); Mrs. Mannerly, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati & TheaterWorks Hartford (award winning); The Foreigner, Cincinnati Playhouse (*award winning); among many others. Raymond has also starred in over sixty online comedy shorts with close to 2 million views across platforms like FunnyOrDie.com, YouTube, CNN, New Media Rockstars, and The Food Network.
Raymond holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and a BA in Philosophy from Sewanee: The University of the South. To keep up with his comedy performances and writing, log onto www.raymondmcanally.com
As a playwright, Raymond’s first full-length play, SIZE MATTERS, received it’s world premiere by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati in May of 2014, directed by Tony Award winning former Cincinnati Playhouse Artistic Director Ed Stern. The show ran for three weeks; garnering outstanding reviews, standing ovations, and sold out performances. Amongst other limited runs, SIZE MATTERS filmed for comedy special release and is now out on DVD and VOD on AMAZON (see links and articles below).
Raymond’s other writing credits include two short plays, The Odd Ball and Homeland, which have been produced at festivals on both coasts. As a screenwriter, Raymond’s first television pilot script was a semi-finalist in the 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival script competition (A Top Ten International Comedy Festival). Raymond has had over fifty original comedy shorts produced and his writing has been featured on FunnyOrDie.com, CNN, New Media Rockstars, and The Food Network. Raymond holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and a BA in Philosophy from
Sewanee: The University of the South.
Article on Size Matters (Film Industry Network) -
"THE ONE-MAN SHOW THAT’S ENCOURAGING BODY POSITIVITY THROUGH COMEDY"
DVD REVIEW (Broadwayworld.com) -
"ONE-MAN SHOW SIZE MATTERS NOW ON DVD"
Featured Interview (Film Industry Network)
"RAY MCANALLY, THE MAN WITH 15 PERSONALITIES"
Official Website and Trailer
AMAZON Video on Demand and DVD
Name: Raymond McAnally
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Narrator, Playwright, Researcher, Screenwriter, Voice Actor and Voice Artist
Unique traits: See reels at www.raymondmcanally.com
Film (Drama) Supporting Lead A secret love affair between a southern Baptist preacher and a young drifter challenges the equilibrium of a growing church.
Television (Action and Drama) Guest Star The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.
Television (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Guest Star A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.
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Ray McAnally's Size Matters
Video (Comedy and Family) Writer/Performer Size Matters is a very unique and personal one-man show that audiences find hilarious and deeply moving. Tackling topics like bullying and body issues, Size Matters connects with audiences through a refreshing mix of comedy and honesty that we don't usually hear from men. When the show begins, our resident big guy, Ray, is on a self-imposed crash diet just two months before his wedding. While his fiancée, Whitney, loves him regardless, Ray is constantly reminded of his continued girth by his career in comedy. Thinking he has all the answers to a skinnier happiness, Ray is blindsided by a five-day visit from his biggest fan... his overweight ten-year-old nephew, Morgan. As uncle and nephew bond over bellies and bullies, Ray realizes he needs to really look at himself in order to answer Morgan's most important questions. Through comedy and honesty, Ray explores his life to not only find answers for Morgan, but for us as well. The show hits home for anyone who's struggled with confidence... Written by MMP
Playhouse of Cards
Film (short) by Clay Delauney (Comedy) Writer
Back to the Future Part IV: Back in Timeline
Film (short) by Peter Macaluso (Comedy) Producer Marty faces a futuristic foe that threatens his parents' relationship.
Rizzoli & Isles
Television by Janet Tamaro (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.
Attack of the Devil
Video by Lon Strickland (Comedy, Musical and Sci-Fi) Actor In an effort to reconstruct a gigantic ancient alien robotic Jesus, the Catholic Church inadvertently awakens the devil while excavating the final piece of the robot, his penis.
Chad: Model Photographer
Film (short) by Clay Delauney (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer
Mozart in the Jungle
Television by Alex Timbers (Comedy) Actor Sex, drugs and classical music illustrate what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage.
Television by Christopher Lloyd (Comedy) Guest Star Jay Pritchett sits at the head of a large and unconventional family. Now in his second marriage to his gorgeous young wife, Gloria, Jay has been given something of a second chance. Still, old habits are hard to break, and it's trial by fire as he tries to adapt to life with the same passion and vigor that Gloria exhibits, which are matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It's not always easy, especially when you have Haley, a teenage daughter who's growing up a little fast, Alex, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and Luke, a scatterbrained boy. Add to this that Phil is just a big kid himself, even if he does always have the best intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined... Written by ABC publicity
Gods Behaving Badly
Film by Marc Turtletaub (Comedy and Drama) Actor Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple.
Television (Comedy) Actor A series about the life and times of half-human half-puppet, Rodney D. Bear, and his two puppet best friends, Shopping Cart and Barry.
Film (short) by Clay Delauney (Comedy) Actor, Writer
Film (short) by Mark Nickelsburg (Comedy) Actor, Writer
Bare Nekked Chef: Nibbles
Television (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer
Television (Comedy) Actor, Writer
Alfred Hitchcock Prezentz Chubby Bunny
Film (short) by Lon Strickland (Comedy) Actor, Writer
Staten Island Siren
Film (short) by Judah-Lev Dickstein (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Actor While hunting for treasure a lonely beach-comber falls for a mysterious woman by the sea. In an instant she disappears, and through searching for her he learns that he must look within himself for a way to reunite with his true love.
Film by Craig Zobel (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible personnel into participating in Becky's sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Do Not Push
Film (short) by William Philbin (Comedy) Actor, Producer How far is too far when you're pushing fate's button?
Film (short) by Mark Nickelsburg (Comedy) Actor Ray has overcome weight loss with the power of positive thinking, but will he survive his friends?
The Two Lovers
Film (short) by William Philbin (Comedy) Actor, Producer
I Don't Know How She Does It
Film by Douglas McGrath (Comedy) Actor A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Television by Dick Wolf (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor This show delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives. Written by Brian Barjenbruch
Television by John P. Rogers (Comedy and Drama) Actor ROYAL PAINS centers on a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. Written by Lynn Weiss
Television by Justin Zackham (Drama) Actor A former heavyweight boxing champion struggles to find his identity after retiring from the ring.
Film (short) by William Philbin (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer Douglas tries to pick up the girl of his dreams over the noise of his own... 'condition.'
The Bare Nekked Chef
Film (short) by Ryan Gould (Comedy and Family) Actor, Writer, Producer Ever eaten a bowl of delicious cheese soup and thought 'damn, I wish that bowl was made of meat that I could eat...?' Well here's the recipe you've been looking for.
Red Dead Redemption
Video Game by John Zurhellen (Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Actor John Marston is being blackmailed by government lawmen to hunt down his former partners-in-crime. Driven further into the American Southwest, Marston soon finds that Williams has crossed into Mexico, a country in the throes of a civil war. At every turn, Marston must choose whether to side with outlaws or innocents in the crossfire. Written by James Carter Leach II
Television by Linda Wallem (Comedy and Drama) Actor A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.
Film (short) by Ryan Gould (Drama) Actor A story about a middle-aged, reclusive widower/owner of lawn company who's second chance at life turns tragic when he over exerts control in the budding relationship with his Autistic employee.
Television by Tina Fey (Comedy) Actor Elizabeth "Liz" Lemon is the executive show runner for a late night sketch comedy show called "The Girlie Show", that stars her close friend and major drama queen Jenna Maroney. When GE hires a new executive vice president for NBC named Jack Donaghy, he decides to take Liz Lemon under his wing and turn around TGS, which for years has been unable to find the proper audience it deserves. So to do so, he brings on unhinged, wildly unpredictable star Tracy Jordan to turn the series into a ratings hit. But Liz soon finds out that controlling her odd ball writing staff, the NBC page program, keeping Tracy on a short leash, and getting him to get along with Jenna proves to be one disaster after another. Will TGS ever see true success? And will Liz find the right partner to get married and start a family? Written by halo1k
Television by Terence Winter (Crime, Drama and History) Actor Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by WellardRockard
Film (short) by Ryan Gould (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer Christie introduces her bestest-friend-ever Kev, to her new man David. But for Kev, "friendship" with Christie leaves little room for another man.
Film (short) by Ryan Gould (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer What happens when a 30 year old virgin tries to teach a class of High Schoolers Advanced Sex Education... Finally the truth about sex.
Film by David Koepp (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Actor Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis
Television by Irna Phillips (Drama) Actor Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show. Written by Anonymous
TV Movie by Otto Cedeno (Comedy) Actor
Film (short) by Jason Klein Actor Chrissy, compassionate friend to all, bartends her way through Grad school in New York City. When Chrissy's best friend has a big problem, Chrissy is a lifesaver. But when being the life of the party takes over Chrissy's passion for helping others, she is forced to face her own problem. WASTED NYC explores the gray areas of addiction in a city where drinking is highly accessible, acceptable, and celebrated. Written by Erin Buckley & Mindy Raymond
Exposing the Order of the Serpentine
Television by Julian Petrillo Actor
Film by James Marsh (Drama) Actor A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a pre-conversion liaison, tells them to have nothing to do with him. But Elvis has already connected with Malerie, the pastor's 16-year old daughter. Elvis embarks on the seduction of Malerie, while Dave examines his conscience and comes to a new conclusion. Can anyone get right with the Lord? Does the Lord hear? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Daniel C. Hall (Thriller) Actor A teenage boy and girl meet a lonely woman with a dark secret. A pregnant woman searches for her husband's killer. A small time hood tries to make a big time score by framing an up-and-coming politician. A boy and girl run out of gas on a lonely stretch of road. They make their way back to the only house for miles. An elderly woman lives in the house and although not haunted, the house holds a "dark" secret. When the young girl wakes up chained to the bed, she's about to become part of that secret. What happens in this lonely farmhouse becomes the center point for the three tales. Written by Anonymous