Raymond S. Persi
|Born||February 17, 1975|
Eagle Rock, California, U.S.
Raymond Saharath Persi (born February 17, 1975) is an American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, storyboard artist and voice actor. He has directed many episodes of The Simpsons, including "Mobile Homer", "The Girl Who Slept Too Little", "The Monkey Suit", "Little Big Girl", "24 Minutes", "Love, Springfieldian Style" and the Emmy-award winning "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story". Persi went on to work as a sequence director for The Simpsons Movie (2007).
Outside of his Simpsons work, Persi co-directed Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Ghost of Stephen Foster" music video, from the album Perennial Favorites (Mammoth Records). The video won the "Best Animated Music Video" award at the 1999 Vancouver Animation Festival and was nominated for the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject. Raymond also created the character and performance "RayRay," which is most well-known for the creepypasta/deep web video "blank room soup," which depicts two men wearing the RayRay suits.
In 2010, Persi moved from Fox Animation Studios to Walt Disney Animation Studios where he worked extensively on Academy Award nominee Wreck-It Ralph (2012). In addition to serving as storyboard artist, he had a prominent acting role in the film as Gene, leader of the Nicelanders whom Wreck-It Ralph is programmed to antagonize. Persi also voices the Zombie from The House of the Dead in a scene where Ralph joins other video game villains at a support group meeting.
- Wreck-It Ralph (2012) – Voice of Gene and Zombie
- Get a Horse! (2013) – Voice of Pete's Car Horn
- Frozen (2013) – Additional Voices
- Zootopia (2016) – Voice of Flash and Officer Higgins
- Inner Workings (2016) – Voice of Stomach and Monk
- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) – Voice of Gene
- Santa's Little Helpers (2019) – Voice of Head Elf
Simpsons episodes directed by Persi
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)||The Simpsons
(for episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story")
- Douglas, Edward (October 25, 2015). "More Voice Cast and Characters Announced for Disney Animation's Zootopia". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- "พิสุทธิอาภรณ์ พึ่งบุญ ณ อยุธยา ผู้ใช้นามปากกา "ส.ท่าเกษม"...ทายาทเจ้าพระยารามราฆพ" (in Thai). Archived from the original on 10 January 2005.
- Raymond Persi at emmys.com