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About Wray

Born in Norwich, NY, to John and Nelda Crawford, Wray and his family moved to Texas when he was 3. After High School Wray decided to pursue acting at Angelo State University where his love of acting grew along with his stage credits. At ASU, he had the opportunity to study under Academy Award Winner and former Academy President Karl Malden. Wray attributes much of what he learned at that early stage in his career to the time spent with Mr. Malden. In addition to acting he studied technical theater and design and in 2000 he became the Technical Director and Resident Designer at Angelo Civic Theater. Even though Wray loved technical theater and design he always referred to himself as "an Actor acting like a Technical Director." Wray spent the next 4 yrs designing, building, lighting and directing in addition to acting in over 20 plays on that stage. Then in 2004 he became Technical Director at his Alma mater ASU. But, Wray was itching to move to a larger market where he would be able to pursue his passion, acting, more fervently. That opportunity came in 2006 when he earned the position of Technical Director at the prestigious Zachary Scott Theater in Austin, TX. With this move Wray was finally able to pursue his passion, acting, professionally in a larger market. In 2008 he signed with Heather Collier at Collier Talent Agency in Austin, TX. Wray is active in TXMPA (the Texas Motion Picture Association) and co-coaches the Advanced Film Acting Class with his Acting Coach and mentor CK McFarland. With well over 100 stage credits to his name he is now aggressively pursing a film and television career with the same passion he has always dedicated to his craft.

Videos

Credits

  • Lumberjack Man

    Lumberjack Man (2015)
    Film by Josh Bear (Comedy and Horror) Clerk As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with "Fun Under the Son", a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.

  • The Walking Deceased

    The Walking Deceased (2015)
    Film by Scott Dow (Comedy) Ed When a police officer wakes up in a hospital to find out he is in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, he will do anything to find his family, even sacrifice Twitter.

  • The Night Shift

    The Night Shift (2014)
    Television by Gabe Sachs (Action, Comedy and Drama) Hunter A group of Army doctors return to work on the night shift at a hospital in San Antonio.

  • Minutesworth

    Minutesworth (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Gerald Minutesworth is the daily sitcom, no episode longer than a minute's worth. This live-action comic strip revolves around the People of Minutesworth as the cleverly face the "perplexions" of dealing with the traps they set for themselves.

  • Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad (2013)
    Television by Vince Gilligan (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Locksmith When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade. Written by WellardRockard, jackenyon

  • Abel's Field

    Abel's Field (2012)
    Film by Gordie Haakstad (Drama) Customer Abel, the solitary, solitary grounds keeper of a high school football field, becomes the unlikely mentor for a struggling teen.

  • Asternauts

    Asternauts (2012)
    Film (short) by Marta Alicia Masferrer (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Joel Life is pretty dull for farmer Earl and his brother Joel: Wake up, feed the cows, and sit on the porch until it's time to turn in. Until one night when a mysterious object from outer space crash-lands in their pasture killing their best bull and milking cow. Written by MovieBrats

  • Deep in the Heart

    Deep in the Heart (2012)
    Film by Christopher Cain (Drama) Larry An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".

  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

    Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)
    Film by Robert Rodriguez (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Cameraman A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

  • Bernie

    Bernie (2011)
    Film by Richard Linklater (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Deputy We meet Bernie Tiede (1958- ), a chubby undertaker, who takes pride in his work. He's a Gospel-singing tenor. In a series of interviews with townspeople, mixed with flashbacks, we follow Bernie: he arrives in Carthage, Texas (pop. 7,000), where old ladies adore him; he befriends a wealthy, mean-spirited widow named Marjorie Nugent; they become companions in both daily routines and expensive vacations. Among those interviewed, only her stockbroker and Danny Buck, the local district attorney, are unsympathetic toward the sunny, sometimes saccharine Bernie. Marjorie changes from sour and alone to happy with Bernie; then she gets possessive. What will sweet Bernie do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Beatdown

    Beatdown (2010)
    Film by Mike Gunther (Action, Crime and Thriller) Mob Ref Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's house in a small Southern town, Brandon soon gets involved in the local underground cage-fighting circuit. With the help of Drake Colby, a former MMA champion, Brandon devises a scheme to bring a massive payday, if they are able to survive. Written by Anonymous

  • Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights (2009)
    Television by Peter Berg (Drama and Sport) Pop Warner Coordinator In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy. Friday Night Lights displays the stress that the town gives the high school players to win, and the hope that the team gives to a small town, and how a team has its low points, its high points, and how they come together as a team on their way to victory. Written by Zac Abrams

Awards

  • "Asternauts" - Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film - Leave your Shorts Film Festival
    (2013)

  • "Asternauts" - Audience Award - Cortopolis Film Festival Madrid, Spain
    (2013)

  • "Asternauts" - Best Film Student Selects - Columbia University Film Festival
    (2012)

  • "Buried Child", Wray Crawford as Dodge - Austin Theater Examiner Award Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama
    (2010)

  • "Glengarry Glen Ross", Wray Crawford as Shelley Levene - B. Iden Payne Award Winner – Outstanding Featured Actor in a Drama
    (2009)

  • "Glengarry Glen Ross", Wray Crawford as Shelley Levene - Austin Critics Table Nominee – Best Ensemble
    (2009)

  • "The Boys Next Door", Wray Crawford as Lucien P Smith - B. Iden Payne Award Winner - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy
    (2007)

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