Ray was born and raised in Sheffield where he still lives today with his family. In the early years of his acting career, he worked extensively in rep theatre at Liverpool Everyman, Sheffield Crucible, Library Theatre Manchester, Leeds Playhouse, Belgrade Coventry, Northcott Exeter and in London at the Bush Theatre.
Ray is best-known for his long-running role as DS Geoff Daly in THE BILL and he also spent two years in EMMERDALE with returning and guest roles in popular series from CORONATION STREET, HEARTBEAT and DALZIEL AND PASCOE to PRIME SUSPECT, EASTENDERS and DOCTORS amongst many.
Most recently Ray has made a successful return to the theatre, garnering terrific reviews for his moving central performance as 'George Mason' in ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE by Ray Castleton returning to Crucible Sheffield and touring the North of England.
|George Mason (Lead) in ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE
Charlie Kember/Crucible Theatre Sheffield + tour
|Sean in THE NEST by Rosie McPherson
Peter Bradley/53 TWO, Manchester
|Keith in TROLLIED
Ash Attach/Roughcut TV
|Bob in TRUCKERS
Sheree Folkson/Sue Tully/BBC
|Davy Harris in CENTURY
Poppy Rowley/Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
|Ray in DOCTORS
|King in HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Stephen Daldry/Manchester Library Theatre
|Various Roles in BIT LIVELY OUTSIDE
Stephen Daldry & Clare Venables/Crucible Theatre
|Ronnie Marsden in EMMERDALE
|Jim Wainwright in HEARTBEAT
|Mr Spencer in HOLLYOAKS
|D.S. Geoff Daly (Regular Role - 6 years) in THE BILL