Ray 17 years old

The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles.


Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered coupling gospel and country together.


Ray Cast

Name Character
Regina King She was 33, now 51 years old as Margie Hendricks
Terrence Howard He was 35, now 53 years old as Gossie McGee
David Krumholtz He was 26, now 44 years old as Milt Shaw
Jamie Foxx He was 36, now 54 years old as Ray Charles
Harry Lennix He was 39, now 57 years old as Joe Adams
Clifton Powell He was 48, now 66 years old as Jeff Brown
Bokeem Woodbine He was 31, now 49 years old as Fathead Newman
Warwick Davis He was 34, now 52 years old as Oberon
Curtis Armstrong He was 50, now 68 years old as Ahmet Ertegun
Denise Dowse She was 46, now 64 years old as Marlene
Kerry Washington She was 27, now 45 years old as Della Bea Robinson
Richard Schiff He was 49, now 67 years old as Jerry Wexler
Larenz Tate He was 29, now 46 years old as Quincy Jones
Gary Grubbs He was 54, now 72 years old as Billy Ray
Aunjanue Ellis She was 35, now 53 years old as Mary Ann Fisher
Patrick Bauchau He was 65, now 83 years old as Dr. Hacker
Rick Gomez He was 32, now 50 years old as Tom Dowd
Jedda Jones as Mercedes
Kurt Fuller He was 51, now 68 years old as Sam Clark
Wendell Pierce He was 40, now 58 years old as Wilbur Brassfield
Thomas Jefferson Byrd He was 63, now 81 years old as Jimmy
Robert Wisdom He was 51, now 68 years old as Jack Lauderdale
Chris Thomas King He was 42, now 59 years old as Lowell Fulson

Ray Crew

Name Department
Jerry Grandey as First Assistant Director. Directing
Catherine Harper as Foley Artist. Sound
Christopher Moriana as Foley Artist. Sound
Stephen Altman as Production Design. He was 48 (now 65) years old Art
Anna MacKenzie as ADR Editor. Sound
Dino DiMuro as Sound Effects Editor. He was 47 (now 65) years old Sound
Nancy Klopper as Casting. Production
Christopher Assells as Sound Effects Editor. Sound
Per Hållberg as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 26 (now 44) years old Sound
Barbara A. Hall as Line Producer. Production
Maria Nay as Set Decoration. Art
Howard Baldwin as Producer. He was 4 (now 22) years old Production
William J. Immerman as Executive Producer. Production
Curt Sobel as Music Supervisor. He was 51 (now 68) years old Sound
Nick Morton as Co-Producer. Production
Karen Elise Baldwin as Producer. She was 40 (now 58) years old Production
Pawel Edelman as Director of Photography. He was 46 (now 64) years old Camera
Paul Hirsch as Editor. He was 58 (now 76) years old Editing
Sharen Davis as Costume Design. She was 47 (now 65) years old Costume & Make-Up
Taylor Hackford as Director. He was 59 (now 77) years old Directing
Taylor Hackford as Producer. He was 59 (now 77) years old Production
Taylor Hackford as Story. He was 59 (now 77) years old Writing
James L. White as Screenplay. He was 56 (67) years old when He died Writing
James L. White as Story. He was 56 (67) years old when He died Writing
Yvonne Yaconelli as Production Supervisor. Production
Nerses Gezalyan as Foley Mixer. Sound
Kimaree Long as Dialogue Editor. Sound
James Moriana as Foley Artist. Sound
Jeffrey Wilhoit as Foley Artist. Sound
Jeff Galpin as Stunt Coordinator. He was 36 (now 54) years old Crew
Jaime Rucker King as Executive Producer. Production
Scott Plauche as Art Direction. Art
Raymond Prado as Second Unit Director. He was 37 (now 54) years old Directing
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Ray (17 years)

The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles.

  • Release day: Friday, October 29, 2004
  • Runtime: 152 minutes
  • Budget: 40000000.00
  • Revenue: 124731534.00