Actor Ray Bumatai

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!.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Goodbye Paradise Eddie
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

External Links

Actor Ray Bumatai – Wikipedia

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