Ray was born in Jamaica, and lived in Richmond Hill, before moving to the Queens Village at age 10. His parents were Clara and Cullen Reynolds. He has one older sister. His maternal grandparents were from Scandinavia.
His paternal great grand parents came to America from Ireland in 1860, but his roots have been traced to the Moors that migrated from Iberia and North Africa. He received all of his education from public schools and is proud of it.
After playing Abraham Lincolm in fourth grade, Ray took a hiatus from acting, returning to the stage in 2007 playing Tennessee Williams' Mr. Paradise, at the TheatreLab, on W.78st.. His focus now is television and film.
He is presently working in several feature length films.