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  • Ray (I) (2004)
  • PG-13
    152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Ray (I) (2004)
152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Taylor Hackford (directed by)
Taylor Hackford (story) | James L. White (story) (screenplay)
Craig Armstrong (score composed by)
Paul Hirsch (edited by)
Casting Director
Nancy Klopper (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Oct 29, 2004 (United States)


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95 cast members
Name Known for
Jamie Foxx
Ray Charles Ray Charles   See fewer
Kerry Washington
Della Bea Robinson Della Bea Robinson   See fewer
Regina King
Margie Hendricks Margie Hendricks   See fewer
Clifton Powell
Jeff Brown Jeff Brown   See fewer
Harry Lennix
Joe Adams Joe Adams   See fewer
Bokeem Woodbine
Fathead Newman Fathead Newman   See fewer
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor
Mary Ann Fisher (as Aunjanue Ellis) Mary Ann Fisher (as Aunjanue Ellis)   See fewer
Sharon Warren
Aretha Robinson Aretha Robinson   See fewer
C.J. Sanders
Young Ray Robinson Young Ray Robinson   See fewer
Curtis Armstrong
Ahmet Ertegun Ahmet Ertegun   See fewer
Richard Schiff
Jerry Wexler Jerry Wexler   See fewer
Larenz Tate
Quincy Jones Quincy Jones   See fewer
Terrence Howard
Gossie McGee (as Terrence Dashon Howard) Gossie McGee (as Terrence Dashon Howard)   See fewer
David Krumholtz
Milt Shaw Milt Shaw   See fewer
Wendell Pierce
Wilbur Brassfield Wilbur Brassfield   See fewer
Chris Thomas King
Lowell Fulson Lowell Fulson   See fewer
Rick Gomez
Tom Dowd Tom Dowd   See fewer
Denise Dowse
Marlene Marlene   See fewer
Warwick Davis
Oberon Oberon   See fewer
Patrick Bauchau
Dr. Hacker Dr. Hacker   See fewer
Robert Wisdom
Jack Lauderdale Jack Lauderdale   See fewer
Kurt Fuller
Sam Clark Sam Clark   See fewer
Kimberly J. Ardison
Ethel McRae (as Kimberly Ardison) Ethel McRae (as Kimberly Ardison)   See fewer
Renee Wilson
Pat Lyle Pat Lyle   See fewer
Willie Metcalf
Mr. Pitt Mr. Pitt   See fewer
Mike Pniewski
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
Terrone Bell
Young George Robinson Young George Robinson   See fewer
Gary Grubbs
Billy Ray Billy Ray   See fewer
Bill Breaux
Cop #1 Cop #1   See fewer
Alex Van
Cop #2 Cop #2   See fewer
Roland Bob Harris
Jesse Stone (as Roland 'Bob' Harris) Jesse Stone (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)   See fewer
Tom Clark
Alan Freed Alan Freed   See fewer
Afemo Omilami
Angry Husband Angry Husband   See fewer
Elizabeth Omilami
Angry Wife (as Elisabeth Omilami) Angry Wife (as Elisabeth Omilami)   See fewer
Vernel Bagneris
Dancin' Al (as Vernel Bagnaris) Dancin' Al (as Vernel Bagnaris)   See fewer
Fahnlohnee R. Harris
Trudy Daniels (as Fahnlohnee Harris) Trudy Daniels (as Fahnlohnee Harris)   See fewer
Eric O'Neal Jr.
Ray Charles Jr. - 5-6 Yrs. Ray Charles Jr. - 5-6 Yrs.   See fewer
Tequan Richmond
Ray Charles Jr. - 9-10 Yrs. Ray Charles Jr. - 9-10 Yrs.   See fewer
Matthew Benjamin
Musician in Billy Ray's Musician in Billy Ray's   See fewer
John Swasey
Customs Agent #1 Customs Agent #1   See fewer
James Huston
Customs Agent #2 Customs Agent #2   See fewer
Marc Lynn
Downbeat Reporter Downbeat Reporter   See fewer
Kyle Scott Jackson
King Bee King Bee   See fewer
J. Todd Smith
Student Reporter (as Todd J. Smith) Student Reporter (as Todd J. Smith)   See fewer
Rutherford Cravens
White Promoter (as Rutherford 'Rudy' Cravens) White Promoter (as Rutherford 'Rudy' Cravens)   See fewer
Darnell Rhea
Fast Girl (as Darnell Williams) Fast Girl (as Darnell Williams)   See fewer
Jedda Jones
Mercedes Mercedes   See fewer
Jeff Galpin
Cop #3 (as Jeffrey Galpin) Cop #3 (as Jeffrey Galpin)   See fewer
Michael Arata
Cop #4 Cop #4   See fewer
Estella Denson
Lady in Rain Lady in Rain   See fewer
Johnny O'Neill
Art Tatum Piano Interpretations Art Tatum Piano Interpretations   See fewer
Jamil Sharif
Ray's Band - 1st Trumpet Ray's Band - 1st Trumpet   See fewer
Edward Anderson
Ray's Band - 2nd Trumpet Ray's Band - 2nd Trumpet   See fewer
Alonzo Bowens
Ray's Band - Alto Saxophone Ray's Band - Alto Saxophone   See fewer
Clarence Johnson
Ray's Band - Baritone Saxophone Ray's Band - Baritone Saxophone   See fewer
Edwin Livingston
Ray's Band - Bass Ray's Band - Bass   See fewer
Herman LeBeaux
Ray's Band - Drums Ray's Band - Drums   See fewer
Raymond Webber
Lowell Fulson's Band - Drums Lowell Fulson's Band - Drums   See fewer
Joey Alonzo
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Buttler
Studio Engineer (uncredited) Studio Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Charles
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Carrie Daniel
Featured Dancer (uncredited) Featured Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
James J. Duhon
Protester (uncredited) Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
Tobi Gadison
Paul (uncredited) Paul (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Gamell Jr.
Bouncer (uncredited) Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
Carlos Gonzalez
Sound Booth Tech (uncredited) Sound Booth Tech (uncredited)   See fewer
Shaun Grant
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Rusty Gregoire
Passenger (uncredited) Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Justin Groetsch
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Gene Kevin Hames Jr.
Legislator (uncredited) Legislator (uncredited)   See fewer
Trae Ireland
Neighbor (uncredited) Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
Summer LeAnn
Beach Dancer (uncredited) Beach Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Benee Leavy
Violinist for 'Georgia On My Mind' (uncredited) Violinist for 'Georgia On My Mind' (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Love
Jazz musician (uncredited) Jazz musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Murphy Martin
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Jonathan McIntosh
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Darlene Moore
Airline Stewardess (uncredited) Airline Stewardess (uncredited)   See fewer
Jacqueline L. Murray
Ray's girlfriend in the yellow dress (uncredited) Ray's girlfriend in the yellow dress (uncredited)   See fewer
Paula Jai Parker
Ruth Brown (uncredited) Ruth Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
Karen Pritchett
Concert Go'er (uncredited) Concert Go'er (uncredited)   See fewer
Ben Pronsky
Southern Marine (uncredited) Southern Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Carlos Rivero
Custom Agent (uncredited) Custom Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Sonny Shroyer
Gov. Jimmie Davis (uncredited) Gov. Jimmie Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
Curt Sobel
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
Thomas Sobel
Sam Clark's Assistant (uncredited) Sam Clark's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
Clif St. Laurent
Protestor (uncredited) Protestor (uncredited)   See fewer
Ayanna Tatum
Woman in Sandpiper Lounge (uncredited) Woman in Sandpiper Lounge (uncredited)   See fewer
Avery White
Bar Owner (uncredited) Bar Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
Travis Willingham
Northern Marine (uncredited) Northern Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
Don Yesso
State Policeman (uncredited) State Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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