Ron Raines (Carl Peterson on One Life To Live)

Current Character: Carl Peterson

Birthday: 1949-12-02

Birthplace: Born in Texas City, Texas

Marital Status: Married Dona D. Vaughn in 1986

Biography

Born in Texas City, Texas Ron attended five high schools before graduating from Nacogdoches High School! After high school he went on to attend Southern Nazarene University, transferring later to Oklahoma City University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He was also a member of the American Opera Center at Julliard.

Ron's dad is a retired city judge and minister and his mother is a retired newspaper employee. He is the eldest of three, coming from a family of gospel singers. Ron was introduced to music early on in life, performing in church and in high school glee clubs. Since then he has continued his love of music by performing in American musical theater for over two decades.

In addition to a career in musical theater, Ron has appeared in concerts across the country as a solist with the Baltimore Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Rochester Symphony, Philadelphia Pops, Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Pops, National Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and the Springfield Symphony. Ron can also be heard singing the national anthem at New York Knicks, Rangers, and New Jersey Devils games.

Ron has recorded the role of Daddy Warbucks on a recording commemorating the 25th anniversary of the musical 'Annie', and has recorded the roles of Sid in The Pajama Game and Robert in Wonderful Town. He recorded his first solo album of Broadway songs at Abbey Road in London, which was released in spring of 1997.

Ron currently resides in NY state with wife Dona Vaughn (director) and their daughter.

Career Highlights

Television
Guiding Light - Alan Spaulding (July 1994 - Present)
Theatre Production
The Merry Widow - At the New York City Opera
Side by Side - At the Michigan Opera Theater
A Little Night Music - Man of La Mancha
Follies
Can Can
Rose Marie
Performed at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC
Showboat
Teddy and Alice
On Broadway

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2006)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2003, 2004)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2006)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2003, 2004)
Detroit Free Press Nominee, Best Actor for his performance in Follies