Ray Buffer is an American actor, singer, director, and producer who has a net worth of $700,000. He is best known for minor roles in films such as Bullet Train, American Gigolo, and Russian Thug, as well as TV series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Buffer grew up in South Florida and attended college, where he majored in musical theater. He began his professional career as an actor and vocalist in opera companies, regional Equity theatres, and orchestras at the age of 13.
He moved to Central Florida after graduation and worked as a producer, director, and/or musical director for several theatrical plays and musicals throughout Florida.
Buffer has since relocated to Southern California and now continues to work in television, film, and theatre, but he is also a busy concert soloist (bass-baritone) and voice-over performer.
What is Ray Buffer’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth||$700 Thousand|
|Age||53 Years Old|
|Salary & Income||$250 Thousand Per Year|
Ray Buffer was born in Greenacres, Florida on September 2nd, 1969. He was adopted by Delana Hawks, a homemaker and housekeeper, and Raymond Ernest Buffer Sr., a landscape designer when he was 29 days old.
After a long search, he discovered his birth mother, Patricia (Levak) Odell, in 2003. His family has grown to include his maternal relatives as a result of his reunion with his birth mother. Buffer recognized his passion for music at a young age and started learning the violin and later other instruments. When he reached high school, he became obsessed with theater.
Buffer went to John I. Leonard High School in Lake Worth, Florida, where he participated in theatre productions, and jazz choirs, and played instruments such as the viola, piano, and string bass. He began attending Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University in 1988, where he earned his BFA in musical theater.
Buffer produced and directed theatre throughout the 1990s, as well as starred in regional and dinner theater plays. Buffer relocated from Orlando, Florida, where he had been working as an actor in numerous theatres and touring parks across the country, to Huntington Beach, California, in 1999.
He co-produced and directed Rats & Bullies, his first feature-length documentary film about relational aggression, focusing on the suicide of Dawn-Marie Wesley in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, with McMillan.
The film went on to win accolades at film festivals, resulting in a speaking tour of schools and groups across the United States and Canada.
In 2004, he played the role of Stage Manager Darrell on the award-winning HBO Comedy Series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as touring the United States as a vocalist with the Mantovani Orchestra.
Buffer quit his post as general manager of Long Beach Opera in 2007 to establish The Relevant Stage in San Pedro, California, which performed largely musical theater works until 2011.
Buffer founded Art-In-Relation, a new theatrical company with business partner Jonas Sills, in 2014. The company was founded in Long Beach, California, although it now produces work in Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Buffer continues to appear in films, theater, and as a musician, as well as having minor cameo roles in films such as Bullet Train, American Gigolo, and Russian Thug.
Buffer recently made headlines when two California comic book stores accused him of shoplifting over $600 in comics, and security tape from both places claimed to show the incident.
Is Ray Buffer married?
Buffer married writer and actress Roberta McMillan in 1992, and the couple divorced in 2009, having no children.
What is Ray Buffer being accused of?
Buffer has been accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of comic books from a San Diego retailer. When a video of him filling his shirt with books was posted last week, Southern California Comics in San Diego was the first to make the claims.
The retailer filed a formal report with SDPD the next day, after claiming in a critical post the next day that the collectibles were worth more than $600.
Employees have since provided police with evidence, including another video that they allege shows Buffer holding the books. In addition to the video of Buffer’s alleged boost from the previous week, the retailer revealed a video of him being caught in the act by a staff member in a previous incident at a Los Angeles comic shop the week before.
According to sources, the owner confronts Buffer in the video, pointing out that he was on camera after seeing Buffer execute the same trick at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower. Buffer put the comics back and left after the store owner threatened to call the cops.
He has since deleted all of his social media profiles and claims that the business owners are harassing him.
Ray Buffer Net Worth
As of 2022, Ray Buffer’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $700 thousand. He has amassed the majority of his fortune through movie salaries, television shows, commercials, and music videos. Buffer also works as a contract Santa and as a freelance graphic designer
In addition to his struggling acting career, he is also invested in theatrical plays and music, and he may earn thousands of dollars from concerts and stage shows. He presently resides in Long Beach, California, and is handled by Clayton Music Management (CMM), with Jacqueline Stander of The Stander Group as his agent.