Ray Buktenica

Ray Buktenica /bʌkˈtɛnˈkɑː/ (born August 6, 1943) is an American film and television character actor. He has played numerous roles, primarily on television since 1972. He is best known for playing the character Benny Goodwin, the boyfriend and later fiancé of Brenda Morgenstern on the hit 1970s sitcom Rhoda, Dr. Solomon on House Calls and Jerry Berkson, Patti Lupone's boss on Life Goes On. He provided the voice of Hugo Strange in the character's sole appearance on Batman: The Animated Series. In 1996 he guest starred on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as Leo Nunk, a newspaper reporter. In 1997 he guest starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode "By Inferno's Light", as Deyos, the Vorta in command of the Dominion's Internment Camp 371.

Ray Buktenica
Born (1943-08-06) August 6, 1943 (age 76)
Years active1972–present
Partner(s)Joyce DeWitt (1973-1980)


Year Title Role Notes
1976 King Kong Naval Officer
1977 A Circle of Children Dr. Marino Television film
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes Public Relations Man Television film
1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dr. Mark Handelman Television film
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story Bob Garrett Television film
1981 The Adventures of Nellie Bly Kenny Thompson Television film
1983 Wait till Your Mother Gets Home! Fred Television film
1984 For Love or Money TV Director Television film
1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story Dave Wolf Television film
1986 The George McKenna Story Alan Keith Television film
1988 Police Story: Gladiator School Heller Television film
1991 My Girl Danny
1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All Charlie Dear Television film
1995 Heat Timmons
2001 Surviving Gilligan's Island Director #1 Television film
2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Robert Butler Television film
2005 Shopgirl Shrink
Year Title Role Notes
1972 Hawaii Five-O Billy Grunwald Episode: "Chain of Events"
1972 The Partridge Family Assistant Director Episode: "Whatever Happened to Keith Partridge?"
1973 Hawaii Five-O Clifford Sprague Episode: "Jury of One"
1973 Police Story Supermarket Manager Episode: "Slow Boy"
1973 Hawkins Doctor Episode: "Murder in Movieland"
1973 The Partridge Family Newsman Episode: "The Diplomat"
1974 Police Woman Resident Episode: "Warning: All Wives"
1977 Police Woman Morris Episode: "Deadline: Death"
1977 Eight Is Enough Chalmers Episode: "Quarantine"
1977–1978 Rhoda Benny Goodwin Main cast (28 episodes)
1979 The Love Boat Scott Allen Episode: "The Scoop"
1979–1982 House Calls Dr. Normon Solomon Main cast (57 episodes)
1983 Fantasy Island Andy Durant Episode: "The Tallowed Image"
1983 The Love Boat Harold Pack / Jack Honeycutt Episode: "The Dog Show: Whose Dog Is It Anyway"
1984 W*A*L*T*E*R Wendell Micklejohn Episode: "Pilot"
1984 The Love Boat Marvin Cooperman Episode: "Dont' Get Mad, Get Even"
1984 Hardcastle and McCormick David Waverly Episode: "You and the Horse You Rode in On"
1985 Simon & Simon Robert Talbot Episodes: "Simon Without Simon" (Parts 1 & 2)
1986 The Twilight Zone Max Episode: "Take My Life...Please!"
1986 The Art of Being Nick Bob Episode: "Pilot"
1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Dr. Adam Shapiro Episode: "Shapiro's Carmen"
1987 Valerie Roger Episode: "Movin' On"
1988 Magnum, P.I. Bruce Kunkle Episode: "Transitions"
1989 Murder, She Wrote Kyle Laughlin Episode: "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
1989 Empty Nest Alan Episode: "Blame It on the Moon"
1989 Head of the Class Coach Tarrash Episodes: "Killer Coach", "King of Remedial"
1989 Heartland Elton Episode: "The Sky Is Falling"
1989 Designing Women Donald Episode: "One Night with You"
1989–1993 Life Goes On Jerry Berkson Main cast (23 episodes)
1989 Open House Dave Hayes Episode: "Torn Between Two Houses"
1990 Booker Michael Episode: "Who Framed Roger Thornton?"
1990 Who's the Boss? Hank Sloan Episode: "Sit Down and Be Counted"
1990 Matlock Ron Winfield Episode: "The Blackmailer"
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Ricky Dupree Episode: "The Showgirl Mystery"
1991–1992 Civil Wars Ronald Peck Recurring role (2 episodes)
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Hugo Strange (voice) Episode: "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne"
1993 Cutters Chad Conners Recurring role (5 episodes)
1993 The Mommies Bob Episode: "Much I Do About Nothing"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Mike Baker Episode: "Murder with Mirrors"
1994 L.A. Law Lenny Mullen Episode: "How Am I Driving?"
1995 NYPD Blue Mauro Graciale Episode: "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel"
1996 Cybill Bill Witlow Episode: "Bringing Home the Bacon"
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Leo Nunk Episode: "Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding"
1996 Touched by an Angel Allan Pound Episode: "The Sky Is Falling"
1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Deyos Episode: "By Inferno's Light"
1998–1999 JAG Art Scherer Recurring role (3 episodes)
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional voices Voice role only


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