Johnny Ray (comedian)

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Johnny Ray Rodríguez
Born Johnny Ray Rodríguez
Bronx, New York, United States[1]
Other names Johnny Ray
Occupation Actor, comedian, dancer
Years active 1995 – present

Johnny Ray Rodríguez —better known simply as Johnny Ray— is an actor, comedian and dancer of Puerto Rican descent.[2][3] Ray is known for his character of Petraca in the comedy Minga y Petraca and for his imitation of Iris Chacón.[4][5][6]


From sitcoms to soap operas, plays, musicals, CD recordings, standup comedy, dance and film, this native New Yorker from the Bronx is a major force in the entertainment industry of Puerto Rico. As a performer in San Juan, Telemundo acted as his first big arena to showcase his many talents. Starring in TV shows such as: “No Te Duermas”, (Don’t Fall Asleep) “Esto No Es Un Show”, (This Is Not A Show) and “Minga Y Petraca”, has placed Johnny Ray high up the ranks with fans and critics alike.

With his award-winning TV show, “Esto No Es Un Show”, his skills as a producer, director, writer and choreographer, were always put to the test as he turned out a new episode week after week. He wrote, directed and starred in the made-for-TV movie, “Vamo’ a Escascararnos” which aired on Telemundo and can now be seen on YouTube.

As a comedian and entertainer, Johnny Ray recently had critics and audiences raving about his 7 sold out performances for his amazing stage show, ‘Esto Si Es Un Show’, (This IS a Show) at the prestigious ‘Center for the Performing Arts Luis A. Ferré’ in San Juan, Puerto Rico. August of this year, 2016, marks his return to this important venue with ‘Esto Sí Es Un Show II’.

In LA his acting credits include, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’, ‘Weeds’, ‘Disney’s Princess Protection Program’, ‘Journey of a Female Comic’, ‘The Hot Tamales’ and ‘Locos y Contentos’. He’s also appeared in commercials for both Spanish and English markets.

Johnny Ray produced and starred in the film, “The Three Bilinguals” and is about to direct a ‘horror thriller’ he wrote for the big screen called, ‘The Thing Inside’.

In his spare time, Johnny works for Universal Studios and is also a certified personal fitness trainer.

Rodriguez also worked as a special make-up artist on the movie, "Vampiros".


Year Title Role Notes
1992–2005 Minga y Petraca Petraca Main role
1995 No te duermas Various roles
2004 Vampiros Padre (Priest)
2005 "Guilty or Innocent?" Det. Ray Suarez 1 episode
My Backyard Was A Mountain Pablo Credited as Johnny Ray
El Sueño del regreso Brian Kelly Also known as La Guagua Aérea 2 in Puerto Rico
2008 The Art of Being Straight Paul
2009 Border Line Spanish Reporter
Barbara Wood - Karibisches Geheimnis Michael Fallon
Princess Protection Program General Magnus Kane Disney Channel Original Movie


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