Ray Buktenica

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Ray Buktenica
Born (1943-08-06) August 6, 1943 (age 77)
Occupation Actor
Years active1972–present
Partner(s) Joyce DeWitt (1973-1980)

Ray Buktenica /bʌkˈtɛnˈkɑː/ (born August 6, 1943) is an American film and television character actor. He has played numerous roles, primarily on television since 1972. He is best known for playing the character Benny Goodwin, the boyfriend and later fiancé of Brenda Morgenstern on the hit 1970s sitcom Rhoda , Dr. Solomon on House Calls and Jerry Berkson, Libby's boss on Life Goes On . He provided the voice of Hugo Strange in the character's sole appearance on Batman: The Animated Series . In 1996, he guest-starred on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as Leo Nunk, a newspaper reporter. In 1997, he guest-starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , in the episode "By Inferno's Light", as Deyos, the Vorta in command of the Dominion's Internment Camp 371.



Film and Television
1972 Hawaii Five-O Billy Grunwald1 episode: "Chain of Events"
1972 The Partridge Family Assistant Director1 episode: "Whatever Happened to Keith Partridge?"
1973 Hawaii Five-O Clifford Sprague1 episode: "Jury of One"
1973 Police Story Supermarket Manager1 episode: "Slow Boy"
1973 Hawkins Doctor1 episode: "Murder in Movieland"
1973 The Partridge Family Newsman1 episode: "The Diplomat"
1974 Police Woman Resident1 episode: "Warning: All Wives"
1976 King Kong Naval OfficerFeature film
1977A Circle of ChildrenDr. MarinoTV movie
1977 Police Woman Morris1 episode: "Deadline: Death"
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes Public Relations ManTV movie
1977 Eight Is Enough Chalmers1 episode: "Quarantine"
1977BumpersMr. DickeyTV pilot episode
1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dr. Mark HandelmanTV movie
1977–78 Rhoda Benny GoodwinMain cast (28 episodes)
1979 The Love Boat Scott Allen1 episode: "The Scoop"
1979–82 House Calls Dr. Normon SolomonMain cast (57 episodes)
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story Bob GarrettTV movie
1981 The Adventures of Nellie Bly Kenny Thompson / NarratorTV movie
1983 Wait till Your Mother Gets Home! FredTV movie
1983 Fantasy Island Andy Durant1 episode: "The Tallowed Image"
1983 Imps* BobFeature film (segment: "Long Distances")
1983 The Love Boat Harold Pack / Jack Honeycutt1 episode: "The Dog Show: Whose Dog Is It Anyway"
1984 W*A*L*T*E*R Wendell MicklejohnTV pilot episode
1984 The Love Boat Marvin Cooperman1 episode: "Dont' Get Mad, Get Even"
1984 Hardcastle and McCormick David Waverly1 episode: "You and the Horse You Rode in On"
1984For Love or MoneyTV DirectorTV movie
1985 Simon & Simon Robert Talbot2 episodes: "Simon Without Simon" (Parts 1 & 2)
1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story Dave WolfTV movie
1985Goodbye CharlieRay LemmonTV pilot episode
1986 The Twilight Zone Max1 episode: "Take My Life...Please!"
1986 The George McKenna Story Alan KeithTV movie
1986 The Art of Being Nick BobTV pilot episode
1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Dr. Adam Shapiro1 episode: "Shapiro's Carmen"
1987 Valerie Roger1 episode: "Movin' On"
1988 Magnum, P.I. Bruce Kunkle1 episode: "Transitions"
1988 Police Story: Gladiator School HellerTV movie
1988MuttsGlenTV pilot episode
1989 Murder, She Wrote Kyle Laughlin1 episode: "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
1989 Empty Nest Alan1 episode: "Blame It on the Moon"
1989 Head of the Class Frank Tarish / Coach Tarrash2 episodes: "Killer Coach", "King of Remedial"
1989 Heartland Elton1 episode: "The Sky Is Falling"
1989 Designing Women Donald1 episode: "One Night with You"
1989–93 Life Goes On Jerry BerksonMain cast (23 episodes)
1989 Open House Dave Hayes1 episode: "Torn Between Two Houses"
1990 Booker Michael1 episode: "Who Framed Roger Thornton?"
1990 Who's the Boss? Hank Sloan1 episode: "Sit Down and Be Counted"
1990 Matlock Ron Winfield1 episode: "The Blackmailer"
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Ricky Dupree1 episode: "The Showgirl Mystery"
1991 My Girl DannyFeature film
1991–92 Civil Wars Ronald PeckRecurring role (2 episodes)
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Hugo Strange (voice)1 episode: "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne"
1993 Cutters Chad ConnersMain cast (5 episodes)
1993 The Mommies Bob1 episode: "Much I Do About Nothing"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Mike Baker1 episode: "Murder with Mirrors"
1994MacShayne: Winner Takes AllCharlie DearTV movie
1994 L.A. Law Lenny Mullen1 episode: "How Am I Driving?"
1995 NYPD Blue Mauro Graciale1 episode: "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel"
1995 Heat TimmonsFeature film
1996 Cybill Bill Witlow1 episode: "Bringing Home the Bacon"
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Leo Nunk1 episode: "Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding"
1996 Touched by an Angel Allan Pound1 episode: "The Sky Is Falling"
1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Deyos1 episode: "By Inferno's Light"
1998–99 JAG Art SchererRecurring role (3 episodes)
2001 Surviving Gilligan's Island Director #1TV movie
2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Robert ButlerTV movie
2005 Shopgirl ShrinkFeature film
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional voicesVideo game

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