Ray Hopper was born in San Leandro, CA on Valentines Day, 1972 to Rodney Hopper, an ironworker and Roxanne Bartlett, an artist. Ray graduated from Toutle Lake High School in 1990 an then joined the United States Air Force. After graduating Military Police Academy, he was stationed primarily in Turkey and the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War. In 1999, Ray graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University and pursued Secondary Education and coaching. In 2002 he was accepted into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers where he worked as a Journeyman, Foreman and Electrical Project Manager. In 2012 Ray volunteered for The Red Cross and as a firefighter with the City of Lacey, Washington. At 40 years old, he successfully completed Thurston County Fire Academy and EMT Academy where he was class speaker at both graduations. In 2016, a friend encouraged Ray to audition for an agency to represent him as an actor/model. A few days after he signed the agent contract, he successfully auditioned for the lead in the feature film Chased, where he played Afghanistan combat veteran, Sheriff Bill Hastings. (Nominated for best picture at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, 2018. Since then Ray has starred in commercials for Amazon Prime, over a dozen short films, as well as roles in feature films Forbidden Power, Hooked and upcoming series Capital Murder and the highly anticipated Friday the 13th, Vengeance. Ray was the main antagonist in One Way or Another, a short film based on a true story which was recently accepted into the Hollywood Short Film Festival. Hopper contributes his variety of life experiences to his successful adaptability on film. Aside from acting and writing, Ray enjoys weight training, restoring classic automobiles and motorcycles and anything DYI.