Ray Bumatai was an American musician, singer, recording artist and actor who worked in comedy and live entertainment in Waikiki and in live-action production and animation in Hollywood.
Bumatai was the older brother of stand-up comedian Andy Bumatai. He had been active in motion pictures and television since the late 1980s. A supporting actor in many television series filmed in Hawaii, Bumatai often played a local character. In Sherwood Hu’s Hawaiian Ghost thriller Lani Loa (1998) he played the character Hawaiian Kenny. Among his more recent work, Bumatai read the part of Tito Makani Jr. on Klasky Csupo’s Rocket Power cartoon series.
Bumatai died in Honolulu on October 6, 2005 at the age of 52, after having been treated for brain cancer at various times during the last years of his life. His last role was the voice of Little Jim in the Scooby-Doo movie Aloha, Scooby-Doo!.
|1994||Tis the Season||Kimo|
|1995||Under the Hula Moon||King|
|1998||Lani Loa – The Passage||Hawaiian Kenny|
|1999–2004||Rocket Power||Tito Makani|
|2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Geogi|
|2001||Ho’olawe: Give and Take||Cliff Ahia|
|2002||Rocket Power: Beach Bandits||Tito Makani|
|2005||Pele O Ka Foodmart||Lieutenant|
|2005||Aloha, Scooby-Doo!||Little Jim (voice)||Final Role|