Bill Raymond

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Bill Raymond
Born William Joseph Raymond
(1938-09-09) September 9, 1938 (age 79)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960s–present

William Joseph "Bill" Raymond (born September 9, 1938)[1] is an American actor who has appeared in film, television and theatre since the 1960s.

Life and career[edit]

He is featured in the second and fifth seasons of the HBO drama The Wire as "The Greek", the mysterious head of an international criminal organization.[2] Other TV appearances include Miami Vice, Law & Order, Third Watch, Ed and As the World Turns.[3]

Bill co-stars as Dr. Carroll on The Cobblestone Corridor, premiering on October 16 on CPTV.[4]


His film credits include Eight Men Out, Michael Clayton, C.H.U.D., The Crow, Quick Change, How I Got into College, My New Gun, 12 Monkeys, Stranger in the Kingdom and Dogville.[5]

Raymond played Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Schuyler Colfax in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.[6] in 2014, he played the lead role in the ghost film Foreclosure.[7]


Raymond was also an active member of the experimental theater group Mabou Mines in the 1970s and 1980s.[8]

He has played Ebenezer Scrooge in the Hartford Stage production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol for over a decade.

Raymond was also active in the early days of the R.G.Davis Mime Troupe in San Francisco 1960s. (see Davis, R.G. "The San Francisco Mime Troupe:The First Ten Years." Ramparts, Palo Alto 1975)


The ZBS production of Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe lists Raymond as the voice actor for the character "T. J. Teru".


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