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Ray Toler Free

I am a designer, actor and artist living in Chicago. I am winner of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Scenic Design (Chicago version of the Tonys) and have received multiple nominations. My cartooning can be seen in the book Literary Fails by literary agent and TV producer Sharlene Martin (available on Amazon). <p> I am also a character actor who has appeared in several movies including US Marshals, Home Alone, A League of Their Own, and others. You may check me out on IMDB at</p>

Recent Comments

  1. about 2 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    I remeber once Amnon went for an audition for a commercial. The role was a sleazy used-car salesman and he could look the part. But, Amnon was from Israel and had an accent. When the commercial debuted, they ad agency had completely dubbed in another person’s voice. It was Amnon’s lips moving but another actor’s voice coming out.

  2. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    His previous story.

  3. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    I think Sam’s looking at the box of (presumably) cels in panel one that he’s looking through in panel 2 instead of side-eyeing Mumbles.

    It’s not really Mumbles standing there. It is a cosplay convention. He ripped off his mask and it was Scooby Doo underneath. Ruh-Roh!

  4. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    …but every time you go to one of these towns, you take a ride on Lois Lane.

  5. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    The theatre where I work has an actor who looks a lot like Basil Rathbone. Consequently, over the years, they have done many Sherlock Holmes plays. Last season I designed the scenery for The Hound of the Baskervilles and the year before The Sever Per-Cent Solution.

    My major professor in graduate school was Amnon Kabatchnik who, besides being a well-known theatre director, is an recognized expert on mystery novels & plays and has written books about Sherlock Holmes onstage. This is why I am a bit knowledgeable about the structure of mysteries and detective stories and how they should be structured in order to best present them. I have directed several mysteries over the years and have appeared in a couple of detective and chase/action movies. I got my love of it all from Amnon.

    (PS: That picture of him in this bio was taken before I knew him back in the 1970s and is the same picture he used back then.)

  6. about 4 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    In the context of the story, there’s a pretty good chance that the costume is not what he says it is.

    Now you’re making me doubt the authenticity of the Perry White high-waisted pants and that Phyllis Coates’ pointed bra I bought from Dekko.

    I’m wearing both right now under my Snagglepuss suit.

  7. about 4 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    It will be a parade of defunct comic strip characters all dressed as furry animals.

  8. about 4 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Dekko proports to have the whole costume but his pictures do not show the belt or cape, maybe because all of the furries are aware of the cape selling for such a high amount. With all of the big traders and collectors in Tracyville, I’m willing to bet my Miss Piggy cosplay outfit that all of these faux-fur zealots stay up at night comparing memorabilia prices.

  9. about 4 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    He was also a drug dealer. Addicted jet-setters don’t care about his past as long as he can deliver.

  10. about 4 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Last time I was in Atlanta trying to get around, I was certain the Peachtree family was behind the majority of the street names.