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Ray Barrett

Full / Real Name: Raymond Charles Barrett
Born: 02 May 1927 (87 years old)
Gender: Male

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Ray Barrett is an Australian actor and voice artist.

Barrett was one of the more popular leading men on British television in the 1960s. He played one of the lead roles in the British TV series Emergency Ward 10 and appeared in the Doctor Who serial The Rescue in 1965.

He was on the series The Troubleshooters from 1965 to 1971, and did the voice of John Tracy, The Hood and many of the extra characters in the Gerry Anderson marionette series Thunderbirds; he also starred in Anderson's previous series, Stingray, in which he voiced Commander Shore and Titan, as well as many of the extras.

It was only in the decades that followed that he emerged to big-screen stardom in his native country. He won the 2005 Australian Film Institute Awards Longford Life Achievement Award.

In his youth he was fascinated by radio, then a new entertainment medium, and won an on-air talent competition in 1939. Postwar, his early career included many acting jobs on Australian radio.


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