Ray Richmond

Ray Richmond (born October 19, 1957 in Whittier, California)[1] is a globally syndicated critic and entertainment/media columnist. Richmond has also worked variously as a feature and entertainment writer, beat reporter and TV critic for a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Variety, the Orange County Register, the late Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Deadline Hollywood, Los Angeles magazine, Buzz, The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, New Times Los Angeles, DGA Magazine, and Penthouse.[2]

Deadline HollywoodEdit

In 2011, Ray Richmond became a Deadline Hollywood contributing writer and editor.[3]

Hollywood Reporter yearsEdit

Richmond's long-running weekly column in The Hollywood Reporter was called The Pulse and was syndicated by Reuters.

In April 2006, Richmond created an online blog connected to The Hollywood Reporter. Going by the name of "Past Deadline," the blog has been on the cutting edge of breaking entertainment/celebrity related issues, such as the 2006 Mel Gibson DUI ordeal, and the Ellen Burstyn Emmy nomination controversy,[4] stories which were subsequently picked up by the international press.[5]

In 2009, Richmond left The Hollywood Reporter.

I no longer saw an upside to riding the Hindenburg.[6]


Richmond is a graduate of California State University at Northridge. His son is radio personality Josh "Rawdog" Richmond (a.k.a. Tussin Wolf, The Illusionist, Trust Fund Baby, The Arabian Bush Baby, Rumbly Tumbly, Rumple Stumpskin, Tumble Bum, Raw Diggy, Tumbly Bumbly, Doc Banger, Sara) on The Jason Ellis Show.

During the summer of 2004, along with other outspoken colleagues, he appeared as himself in a well-received and controversial talkumentary called "Six Characters in Search of America".[7]

Richmond has also served as a talent coordinator and segment producer for The Merv Griffin Show[8] and had a short-lived stint as publicity VP for the cable network E!.


  1. ^ "Career Advice Articles - Career Tips & Job Search Help". Mediabistro.com. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. ^ "About Ray Richmond". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ "ray richmond Search Results - Deadline". www.deadline.com. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-08-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Richmond, Ray (1 August 2006). "The Mel Gibson Case". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ Finke, Nikki (18 June 2009). "Ray Richmond Exits Hollywood Reporter". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Six Characters in Search of America (2004)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Career Advice Articles - Career Tips & Job Search Help". Mediabistro.com. Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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