Actor Ray Buktenica

Ray Buktenica /bʌkˈtɛniːˈkɑː/ (born August 6, 1943) is an American film and television character actor. He has played numerous roles, primarily on television since 1972. He is best known for playing the character Benny Goodwin, the boyfriend and later fiancé of Brenda Morgenstern on the 1970s sitcom Rhoda, Dr. Solomon on House Calls and Jerry Berkson, Libby’s boss on Life Goes On. He provided the voice of Hugo Strange in the character’s sole appearance on Batman: The Animated Series. In 1996, he guest-starred on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as Leo Nunk, a newspaper reporter. In 1997, he guest-starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode “By Inferno’s Light”, as Deyos, the Vorta in command of the Dominion’s Internment Camp 371.


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1972 Hawaii Five-O Billy Grunwald 1 episode: “Chain of Events”
1972 The Partridge Family Assistant Director 1 episode: “Whatever Happened to Keith Partridge?”
1973 Hawaii Five-O Clifford Sprague 1 episode: “Jury of One”
1973 Police Story Supermarket Manager 1 episode: “Slow Boy”
1973 Hawkins Doctor 1 episode: “Murder in Movieland”
1973 The Partridge Family Newsman 1 episode: “The Diplomat”
1974 Police Woman Resident 1 episode: “Warning: All Wives”
1976 King Kong Naval Officer Feature film
1977 A Circle of Children Dr. Marino TV movie
1977 Police Woman Morris 1 episode: “Deadline: Death”
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes Public Relations Man TV movie
1977 Eight Is Enough Chalmers 1 episode: “Quarantine”
1977 Bumpers Mr. Dickey TV pilot episode
1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dr. Mark Handelman TV movie
1977–78 Rhoda Benny Goodwin Main cast (28 episodes)
1979 The Love Boat Scott Allen 1 episode: “The Scoop”
1979–82 House Calls Dr. Normon Solomon Main cast (57 episodes)
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story Bob Garrett TV movie
1981 The Adventures of Nellie Bly Kenny Thompson / Narrator TV movie
1983 Wait till Your Mother Gets Home! Fred TV movie
1983 Fantasy Island Andy Durant 1 episode: “The Tallowed Image”
1983 Imps* Bob Feature film (segment: “Long Distances”)
1983 The Love Boat Harold Pack / Jack Honeycutt 1 episode: “The Dog Show: Whose Dog Is It Anyway”
1984 W*A*L*T*E*R Wendell Micklejohn TV pilot episode
1984 The Love Boat Marvin Cooperman 1 episode: “Dont’ Get Mad, Get Even”
1984 Hardcastle and McCormick David Waverly 1 episode: “You and the Horse You Rode in On”
1984 For Love or Money TV Director TV movie
1985 Simon & Simon Robert Talbot 2 episodes: “Simon Without Simon” (Parts 1 & 2)
1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story Dave Wolf TV movie
1985 Goodbye Charlie Ray Lemmon TV pilot episode
1986 The Twilight Zone Max 1 episode: “Take My Life…Please!”
1986 The George McKenna Story Alan Keith TV movie
1986 The Art of Being Nick Bob TV pilot episode
1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Dr. Adam Shapiro 1 episode: “Shapiro’s Carmen”
1987 Valerie Roger 1 episode: “Movin’ On”
1988 Magnum, P.I. Bruce Kunkle 1 episode: “Transitions”
1988 Police Story: Gladiator School Heller TV movie
1988 Mutts Glen TV pilot episode
1989 Murder, She Wrote Kyle Laughlin 1 episode: “Something Borrowed, Someone Blue”
1989 Empty Nest Alan 1 episode: “Blame It on the Moon”
1989 Head of the Class Frank Tarish / Coach Tarrash 2 episodes: “Killer Coach”, “King of Remedial”
1989 Heartland Elton 1 episode: “The Sky Is Falling”
1989 Designing Women Donald 1 episode: “One Night with You”
1989–93 Life Goes On Jerry Berkson Main cast (23 episodes)
1989 Open House Dave Hayes 1 episode: “Torn Between Two Houses”
1990 Booker Michael 1 episode: “Who Framed Roger Thornton?”
1990 Who’s the Boss? Hank Sloan 1 episode: “Sit Down and Be Counted”
1990 Matlock Ron Winfield 1 episode: “The Blackmailer”
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Ricky Dupree 1 episode: “The Showgirl Mystery”
1991 My Girl Danny Feature film
1991–92 Civil Wars Ronald Peck Recurring role (2 episodes)
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Hugo Strange (voice) 1 episode: “The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne”
1993 Cutters Chad Conners Main cast (5 episodes)
1993 The Mommies Bob 1 episode: “Much I Do About Nothing”
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Mike Baker 1 episode: “Murder with Mirrors”
1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All Charlie Dear TV movie
1994 L.A. Law Lenny Mullen 1 episode: “How Am I Driving?”
1995 NYPD Blue Mauro Graciale 1 episode: “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel”
1995 Heat Timmons Feature film
1996 Cybill Bill Witlow 1 episode: “Bringing Home the Bacon”
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Leo Nunk 1 episode: “Swear to God, This Time We’re Not Kidding”
1996 Touched by an Angel Allan Pound 1 episode: “The Sky Is Falling”
1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Deyos 1 episode: “By Inferno’s Light”
1998–99 JAG Art Scherer Recurring role (3 episodes)
2001 Surviving Gilligan’s Island Director #1 TV movie
2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Robert Butler TV movie
2005 Shopgirl Shrink Feature film
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional voices Video game

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Actor Ray Buktenica – Wikipedia

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