Ray Wise (Ian Ward on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Ian Ward

Birthday: 1947-08-20

Birthplace: Born in Akron, Ohio, USA

Marital Status: Married, Kass McClaskey

Biography

Ray Wise was born in 1947 in Akron, Ohio. Wise, of Romanian descent, who had a religious family, graduated from Garfield High School and later attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

With a career in television and film that spans four decades, some of Wise's first roles were in daytime TV, where he played Jamie Rawlins on "Love of Life" and Hal Rummley on "Days of our Lives." He went on to have notable roles on "Dallas," "The Colbys," "Knots Landing," and "Twin Peaks." More recent roles include those on "24," "Reaper," "Mad Men," "How I Met Your Mother," and of course, "The Young and the Restless," which he joined in 2014.

Ray Wise lives in Glendale, California with his wife, Kass McClaskey. They have two children, Gannon, who was born in 1985, and Kyna, who was born in 1987.

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Ian Ward (January 23 2014 - present)
How I Met Your Mother - Robin Scherbatsky Sr. (2011 - 2014)
Mad Men - Ed Baxter (2010 - 2013)
Reaper - The Devil (2007 - 2009)
24 - Vice President Hal Gardner (2006)
Twin Peaks - Leland Palmer (1990 - 1991)
Dallas - Blair Sullivan (1982)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Special Guest (2015)
Daytime Emmys Nominee, Outstanding Special Guest (2015)
Television Critics Association Award Nomination - Individual Achievement in Comedy for "Reaper" (2008)
Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for "Good Night, And Good Luck" (2006)
B-Movie Award Winner - Best Actor for "Cyxork 7" (2006)
Saturn Award Nomination - Best Supporting Actor for "Twin Peaks" (1993)