|Date of birth||November 25, 1960|
|Place of birth||Grand Rapids, MI|
|1983–1984||Michigan Panthers (USFL)|
|1985||Oakland Invaders (USFL)|
|1986–1991||Buffalo Bills (NFL)|
|1992||Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)|
Bentley worked as part of the The NFL on Fox broadcast team for four years from 1998 to 2001, doing both color commentary and play-by-play. He left Fox for a position as head coach and general manager of the Arena Football League's Buffalo Destroyers, and held that position for two years before resigning.
From 2003 to 2006, Bentley was a color commentator alongside play-by-play man Bob Papa on NBC's Arena Football League coverage, and since 2006 has served in that capacity for ESPN/ABC. In 2007, Bentley returned to the Buffalo Bills as a play-by-play announcer for their preseason television games, a role he still serves. He is also an advisory member for the revival of the USFL.
From 2009 to present, Bentley is a radio personality on 107.3 in Grand Rapids MI. Ray is currently a defensive coordinator for the high school team Byron Center Bulldogs.
Bentley is the author of a series of children's books about the character of Darby the Dinosaur.
- "Ray Bentley ESPN MediaZone". ESPN. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
- "BILLS' BENTLEY GIVING DARBY THE DINOSAUR A `SUPER' SPOTLIGHT". Deseret News. 27 January 1991. Retrieved 8 November 2014.