Ray Owens (Actor)

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He appeared in the following 75 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
04/01/1977 0627 You Bet Your Life An expectant father with gambling problem swears off his addiction after suffering a particularly heavy loss. However, when he loses his job, he returns to the race-track and tries to earn a living by outwitting and outplaying lady luck.
04/15/1977 0635 Borderline Case A young girl, whose father is the town sheriff, becomes clairvoyant while gazing into a smoky-gray pearl worn by an old woman. She learns the terrible history of the valuable pearl and foresees the murder of the famous jewel's owner. Then she helps her father solve the crime.
01/04/1978 0763 Family Album A reporter is sent to Europe to work on the story of the death of an infamous gang member. But his behaviour seems strange soon after his arrival. He unearths some strange facts and is soon sucked into a mysterious world where the crook isn't dead yet but can soon be.
02/03/1978 0776 The Postmistress of Laurel Run A postmistress tries to save a man devoted to her who also happens to work in the postal service in the next town as he is subjected to the inquiry about the theft of small amounts of money transfer between the two towns.
02/21/1978 0786 A Phantom Yesterday A renowned German actress is captured by a Nazi war convict when she returns to her homeland after World War II. She must use her wartime espionage experience and guile to save herself.
03/09/1978 0795 The Instant Millionaires Moral qualms notwithstanding, three warehouse labourers decide to share a huge stash of three million dollars that find by accident. But it fails to bring them contentment. What's more, the real felon owner might be coming after them any time!
04/13/1978 0815 The Shriek of the Mandrake A filming crew is disrupted in their actions when the spirit in the ancient manor house they were shooting in decides to attack the lead casts.
04/17/1978 0817 Murder at Troyte's Hill A female investigator joins forces with a Scotland Yard officer to solve the murder of a gamekeeper and his dog in an ancient English manor.
06/06/1978 0846 Miracle in Sharon City An industrious mayor becomes a hero when he manages to get a leading chemical company to set up a manufacturing unit in his small town. But an encounter with an ex-chemist at the company reveals facts about the product(s) that leaves him having serious doubts.
07/03/1978 0858 King Bankrobber A regular lawful architect turns into a master bank-robber to avenge the leniency meted out by the judiciary to the young scoundrel who murdered his parents.
07/17/1978 0865 The Tell-Tale Scar A crime journalist and a district attorney pair up to track down a gangster who is believed to be dead.
07/27/1978 0871 The Cabinet of the Unsolved A small-time actor becomes a deceiver when he uses his talents to dupe rich poker players. But he winds up dead in a railway compartment without a ticket. As Scotland Yard investigates the case, they receive a mail from a man involved in the crime detailing the murder.
08/14/1978 0879 The Black Sheep and the Captain A young man's missing uncle calls for his aid in his residence in the moors to ward off an ancient enemy who pursues him.
08/16/1978 0880 Raptures of the Deep The search of a sunken Spanish galleon fabled for its treasures leads a Greek diver to find the mythical city of Atlantis and know of its strange history.
08/28/1978 0885 Will the Real Amy Stand Up? A young, psychotic heiress must face up to the fact that her relatives in her own house are trying to murder her. But an imaginary friend from her early school days comes back to aid her.
09/08/1978 0890 Ignorant Armies A timid mama's boy gets himself into trouble for fibs he told a young girl during military service. He must lie his way through again to get out of the situation.
10/13/1978 0905 How Much Land Does a Man Need? An Indian chief offers the deal of a lifetime to a greedy aristocrat in Colonial America. For the sum of one hundred pounds sterling, he can purchase the expanse of land he can travel around in one day.
10/25/1978 0910 Family Ties After receiving a strange phone call, a woman's husband vanishes and her only clue is the address of an old recluse imprinted on a notepad. His peculiar and mysterious relations are slowly unmasked as she works to find him.
11/17/1978 0919 The Favor of Women In the year 3039, Earth has long since depleted its natural resources and must import all requirements from other places. When the planet that provides them with Selco- the main source of the Earth's energy abruptly cancels all shipments, an astronaut is sent to initiate talks with the planet's queen.
11/24/1978 0922 Night Visitor A scandal ensues when a supposedly deceased young lady turns up in her parents' visitor's bed!
12/04/1978 0926 The Serpent of Saris The god of athletics, Saris, exacts punishment on a pugilist. A retired police officer steps in to save him when another boxer's life is in danger.
12/22/1978 0934 The Power of Evil A gambler residing in Hong Kong is plagued by the spirit of his past lover, and this time, she demands more than he is willing to give.
02/14/1979 0954 The Missing Day When he cannot account for a period in his life, the manager of a nuclear research facility must trace his steps to reclaim his missing day.
03/05/1979 0959 The Fall of Gentryville When an entire mountain town vanishes from a map, a reporter is dispatched to uncover the mystery. There she discovers the village's sole survivor and she narrates a chilling and terrible tale.
03/12/1979 0961 All the Time in the World A professional swindler experiencing a losing streak believes he has unraveled the mystery of immortality, he later comes to realize that it is not as wonderful as he imagined.
03/21/1979 0964 Masks When a retired Hollywood producer is relieved of a precious cigarette case during a train ride, his quest to reclaim the stolen item plunges him into danger.
05/14/1979 0979 Virtue Is Its Own Reward In a battle to win the soul of a real estate investor, an angel and demon take on earthly bodies. The succubus seduces him in the form of his secretary, while the angel charms him as his headstrong corporate lawyer.
05/28/1979 0983 The Outsider After missing his train stop, a man finds himself in a cursed town stuck in 1949; and the townsfolk see him as the messiah who will set them free.
06/06/1979 0986 The Pardon After accidentally causing his mother-in-law's demise, a man is incarcerated for involuntary manslaughter. His wife dreads his acquittal when she begins to have strange visions of his homecoming.
06/20/1979 0990 The Spaces on the Wall An art broker hires a private investigator to look into the case of an associate that fell victim to vicious a scam.
07/09/1979 0995 Smile at a Homely Girl Marriage to a paranoid and possessive shrew makes life hell for a local businessman. When the woman is murdered, accounts of her jealous ravings make him the prime suspect in the crime, but he finds an ally in the strangest of places.
07/11/1979 0996 The Fools After the death of his father, a young man is forced into a life of crime to survive in post-revolutionary Russia.
08/15/1979 1004 Body and Soul An out of body experience after she slips into a coma reveals the vision of her estranged daughter rushing to her bedside to a bed-ridden mother.
09/03/1979 1009 Tomorrow Will Never Come The resident's of an old building band together to help their old elevator operator keep his job, and the love of his life, an elevator named “Nellie.”
09/19/1979 1014 You're Better Off Guilty When the body of a renowned actress is discovered by a plain and unexceptional stock broker, he finds himself at the center of the investigation. He feels strangely elated to be considered the prime suspect in the case.
10/08/1979 1019 Wilhelmina Wilson When a young Olympic swimmer suddenly disappears while visiting the library, her distraught family believes it to be a kidnapping. To solve the case, they must look to the tales of Edgar Allen Poe that the victim was obsessed with.
10/17/1979 1022 Jerry, the Convincer Sucked into a drug smuggling business by a friend, a law-abiding citizen quickly succumbs to the thrill of danger- until he witnesses a brutal murder and wants out.
11/07/1979 1028 Davey Jerrold's Jacket A local scam artist attempts to swindle a young woman of her legacy. She tries to stake her claim on the entire western United States, banking on a treaty inked by her ancestors and a general in the year 1803. Her only proof is an old jacket in which the deed was written.
11/28/1979 1034 The Philosopher's Stone A soft-hearted banker gives in and accepts a so-called \"philosopher\'s stone\" as collateral when a man hard-up on luck walks in to ask for a $100 loan. He then discovers something about himself in the process.
12/10/1979 1037 If a Body The local sheriff becomes suspicious when a widow becomes the recipient of a huge inheritance after her husband is officially declared dead. He is unmoved by her claims that her husband vanished after walking into a field, and is certain that she is hiding something.
01/16/1980 1051 Prisoner of the Machines A group of rebels are taken prisoner by robots during a war between man and machine; and their commander plans to liberate them from Asteroid Prison One.
01/30/1980 1055 The Crystal Gazer \"The Thinking Machine\" reveals the truth to those who seek it. A man foresees his death. When a young woman has a vision of her betrothal to an elderly man, she vanishes without a trace. In a quest to discover her whereabouts, a private detective must pit himself against a wily fortune teller.
03/24/1980 1070 The Blue Tiger A determined D.A. hot on the pursuit of a seasoned killer responsible for the murder of a witness turns up dead. Finally free of his tail, the criminal moves on to his next mission- conning an elderly old woman into believing he is her long, lost son.
05/07/1980 1083 Wanted, a Husband A suspicious postal investigator pokes his nose into the business of two local swindlers believed to be running an elaborate mail order scam.
05/12/1980 1084 Tomorrow Is Never Luck allows a worldly traveler and an old maid whose life's ambition is to travel to Europe to cross paths. He encounters her years later, only to discover that she has lived the last few years under the thumb of her ill-mannered relatives. Moved to pity, he vows to assist her in reclaiming her life.
06/09/1980 1092 That Magic Touch Christmas works a miracle for a beautiful divorcee and her cold and standoffish husband in a remote hunting lodge. Their plans to start anew are ruined when past hurts resurface.
07/09/1980 1101 Sierra Alpha 638 In order to pick up his marijuana shipment located in a desert in California, a cult leader hijacks a commercial flight bound for Mexico City.
08/06/1980 1107 The Mysterious Hanging of Squire Huggins After embellishing the details of the death of a local squire, a young artist becomes the primary suspect in the crime.
08/27/1980 1113 A Feast of Death Set in 1917 Paris, a young woman marries an older man and lives a life of luxury. She is horribly shocked when she unexpectedly discovers the source of their wealth.
10/15/1980 1127 The Bright Golden Murders Believing that her husband was murdered after discovering a metallurgical secret that would shake the world market, she turns to his friend and the local police for help. Unknown to her, the scientist was actually having an affair with the cabaret singer girlfriend of a mobster- and was subsequently murdered when he discovered their liaison.
10/29/1980 1131 Bloodline Charged with the theft of $2 Million, a stockbroker recounts how he himself was a victim of a scam that resulted in the loss of his employer's money.
11/03/1980 1132 Guilty Intent on helping his ailing sister, a has-been playwright kills his uncle in order to obtain his wealth. Now, he must convince his relatives as well as the detective assigned to the case that he murdered his uncle with the best of intentions.
01/08/1981 1144 In the Dark When a woman's husband goes missing, his wife seeks the help of friends who one by one begin to shun her. All proof point towards a kidnapping, however, she refuses to believe he was taken by the secret police.
01/16/1981 1149 The Legend of Alexander (5 of 5) - The Legend Begins War continues to rampage across Persia as Alexander continues to conquer cities and towns to unite them under his banner. His prowess on the battlefield soon earns him a place as one of the greatest rulers in the history of Europe.
01/29/1981 1153 The Vanishing Herd Sherlock Holmes takes on the case of a wealthy aristocrat whose son mysteriously disappeared from a prestigious boarding school. In order to solve the case, he must quickly search for clues beneath the tracks of moving cattle before they are stomped cleanly away.
02/25/1981 1164 A God Named Henry A huge storm causes Henry, a miserable salary man to get marooned on a remote island inhabited by a local tribe that teaches him how to be confident. Soon, the God-in-training returns to civilization as new and improved man.
03/20/1981 1174 The Million Dollar Scam In order to scam a wealthy heiress out of a million dollars, a pair of swindlers must set their differences aside and work together.
03/30/1981 1178 The Dead Come Alive When the residents of a small Ohio town learn of the impending visit of a man who claims to have the power to raise the deceased, they are far from pleased as they believe that the secrets of the dead are better off buried.
05/08/1981 1195 Is the Doctor In? When a wounded mafia leader is brought to his office, a dermatologist is forced to perform surgery at gun point. After living through the ordeal, he discovers that the gangsters are the least of his concerns.
05/13/1981 1197 Diogenes, Inc. A pair of circus performers opens a private investigation practice after their circus burns to the ground. A possible insurance fraud is their first case, with their former employer as the main suspect!
06/12/1981 1210 When in Rome After becoming the ambassador of a small, European country at his wife's urging, wealth man discovers that all is not well in his new city.
07/13/1981 1220 The Good Shepherds In order to ensure the safety and protection of children of Jewish descent from Nazi soldiers, the local clergy as well as several doctors cooperate with the French Underground in order to hide them.
09/04/1981 1239 Double Cross Death Upon examining the body, the surprised expression on the visage of his deceased niece causes her coroner uncle to suspect foul play and the involvement of her good-for-nothing husband.
10/09/1981 1249 Sleeping Dogs What prize awaits a French officer who vows to train the weakest link in their unit, and turn him into a super soldier.
10/19/1981 1252 The Equalizer Deception and treachery abound in a third world country and a hired mercenary must deal with the nation's idiosyncrasies as he trains them for war.
12/28/1981 1271 The Silver Mirror Sir Arthur Conan Doyle purchases a magic mirror that allows only him to look into the past. With it, he witnesses the events that took place in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots.
01/19/1982 1280 The Real World An idealistic lady detective sets out to seek justice for the death of an exotic dancer despite being told by her superiors that the perpetrators of the crime are untouchable.
02/12/1982 1289 The Bargain In order to pay off huge gambling debts, the mechanic of a racing team resorts to sabotaging their car to throw races. His actions cause a near-fatal car crash and which results in their ace driver's desire to retire. This sets off an unfortunate series of events.
02/22/1982 1293 Nickels and Dimes Undercover cop Ray Vance becomes so immersed living his life as the heir apparent to Big Joe's East Side organization that he begins to dread going back to the boring life of a police officer.
04/07/1982 1312 Only a Woman The self-proclaimed daughter of the goddess Dagon recounts the tragic fate of several men who looked down on her.
05/14/1982 1328 The Hills of Arias In order to escape the rising dictatorship, a Central American revolution flees the country and starts a new life in America as a college professor. Despite being miles away, the revolutionist blood in him refuses to be silenced.
06/02/1982 1336 Two Times Dead Based on a true story of the man who was framed for his own murder as told by a media reporter.
07/20/1982 1353 Formula Z -- The Protector The new wonder paint, Formula Z is the main ingredient in manufacturing the ink used in fingerprinting suspects and criminals. This becomes the focal point in a game of international intrigue and espionage.
08/24/1982 1363 Funeral Without a Corpse An ambitious D.A. succumbs to blackmail in order to safeguard his political aspirations when threatened with the exposure of a terrible secret from his past.
11/25/1982 1396 The Reigate Mystery The brilliant Sherlock Holmes is tasked to solve a pair of almost identical cases that have resulted in murder.


1 Responses to Owens Ray

I have enjoyed the CBS Radio Mystery Theater--even though I was not yet born for the first half of its run. It's great to hear so many up-and-coming stars as well as radio's original stars and all the other talents of the (primarily) NYC area. I am not certain if Ray Owens (sometimes credited as "Cliff Owens") did much radio work during the Golden Age of radio, but, as anyone who has listened to any of his episodes in this series can attest to, he was a fine voice actor. Many of the Baby Boomers have heard the late Mr. Owens (updated information on his imdb page) in such series as Astroboy (as Dr. Elefun), Gigantor (as Inspector Blooper), and Kimba the White Lion (as Dan'l Baboon), but the Gen-Xers may remember him for his roles in Superbook (as Prof. Peeper) and The Flying House (as S.I.R. the Robot), both Christian anime series. Needless to say, in all of these series, he performed multiple roles, not just the aforementioned ones, and in many other series as well (primarily dubs of anime series). Besides acting, Ray also performed script writing duties (Japanese to English) for all of these series. The profile picture is definitely not that of Ray Owens though. (I will try to find a better one of him.) I am actually a bit surprised that I was the first to comment on Ray Owens' work, but I hope that I am not the last. Kudos to this wonderful site for keeping radio plays alive and well!

Dan in South Jersey


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