Bill Raymond

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Bill Raymond
William Joseph Raymond

(1938-09-09) September 9, 1938 (age 80)
Years active1960s–present

William Joseph "Bill" Raymond (born September 9, 1938)[1] is an American actor who has appeared in film, television, theatre and radio drama 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]

In 2015, Bill played Grand Albert in the kids TV show, Super Wings.[citation needed]


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 and Co-Artistic Director of the experimental theater group Mabou Mines in the 1970s and 1980s.[8]

He played Ebenezer Scrooge in the Hartford Stage production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol for 17 of its first 19 years, retiring from the role in 2016.[9]

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)


Raymond has played the character T.J. Teru, archeologist on Summa Nulla, in all 13 chapters of the ZBS Foundation's audio series, Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe, produced from 1982 to 2018. Raymond has appeared in other ZBS productions as well, including Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Fat Cats, Do That in Real Life? and the audio adaptation of Dinotopia.[10]


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  2. ^ "Bill Raymond as The Greek". HBO. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved January 29, 2008.
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  4. ^ The Cobblestone Corridor, 2016-10-16, retrieved 2016-07-27
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  6. ^ 'Sopranos' Star Goes Crazy over 'Foreclosure'
  7. ^ Haunted ‘Foreclosure’ This February
  8. ^ Urban, Cori (November 16, 2016). "Veteran 'Scrooge' Bill Raymond taking final bow in 'Christmas Carol' at Hartford Stage". The Republican. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Veteran 'Scrooge' Bill Raymond taking final bow in 'Christmas Carol' at Hartford Stage". Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  10. ^ "WorldCat records for Bill Raymond". WorldCat. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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