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Thomas Edward "Thom" Bray (born April 30, 1954) is an American actor and writer perhaps best known for his role as Murray "Boz" Bozinsky in the detective TV series Riptide.[2] He made his film debut in the slasher film The Prowler (1981) and later appeared in John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987), and The Horror Show (1989). His work has been primarily in television, and his most recent credit was in 2012 on an episode of the TNT series Leverage.

Thom Bray
Thomas Edward Bray

(1954-04-30) April 30, 1954 (age 65)
Years active1980-2019
Spouse(s)Jane Staugas (1983-present; 3 children)

Bray was a drama teacher and also taught television studies.


Life and careerEdit

Bray was born and raised in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.[1] His first television role was in the short lived TV series Breaking Away as Cyril. Later on in the 1980s, he would star in the TV series Harry with future Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin. In 1990, he did the voice of Wilbur Finletter in the cartoon series Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series and voices in various other animated works.

His first feature film was in the 1981 film The Prowler. He has appeared in other films like the comedy Burglar as a shoplifter, director John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (both 1987), and in the horror genre, DeepStar Six and The Horror Show, both in 1989. Thom appeared in the 1988 made-for-TV-movie Lady Mobster.

Bray would later become a writer and producer for television, including the shows: Designing Women. Now and Again, Fired Up and Nash Bridges.

He has many stage credits in regional and stock theatres throughout the country.[citation needed]

He was a drama teacher at Five Oaks Middle School, and also taught television Studies at Portland State University. He is the father to three children.

Bray retired from his teaching career in 2019, after 13 years.


Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Prowler Ben
1983 Prime Times Various Television film
1983 An Uncommon Love Molson Television film
1984 Last of the Great Survivors Eddie Television film
1984 Anatomy of an Illness Intern Television film
1984 Concrete Beat Television film
1987 Burglar Shoplifter in Bookstore
1987 Prince of Darkness Etchison
1988 Lady Mobster Paul Castle Television film
1989 DeepStar Six Johnny Hodges
1989 The Horror Show Peter Campbell
1990 Child in the Night Television film
2011 Stripperland Dr. Logan


  1. ^ a b "8 Questions with Thom Bray". Retroist. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  2. ^ "Thom Bray, actor and educator". Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2015-10-25.

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