GROUPS PERFORMED WITH:
Disneyland Band (Bass Drum, Percussion, Piano and Banjo)
Ray’s Experience Working at “The Park”:
What I Have Learned Working With Ray:
Ray was one of the first guys at “the park” to make me feel like an underachiever – but in a good way! When surrounded by multi-talented factotum’s like Ray, it was inevitable that I would eventually find ways to expand my horizons and learn new skills. Besides being a wonderful drummer, pianist, actor, and voice over artist, Ray was just fun to work with. He was supportive to us new comers, and always brought great humor to the ups and downs of theme park work. Make sure to check out the videos on Ray’s YouTube channel where he continues to bring levity to some of life’s most important issues!
Beyond “The Park”
Ray: “I warmed up the audience and led the band for 1000 performances of the “Pecos Bill Wild West Review” at the Golden Horseshoe as prospector “Grungy Rufus.” When Fantasyland was re-designed in 1983, Disney Imagineering hired me to re-create many character voices. Unknown to many co-workers, I am the most heard male character voice in the Fantasyland rides, including the German Ringmaster on “Dumbo’s Circus Train.” Outside the “berm”, I owned Ray Templin’s Bar on three seasons of “Matlock” and did voice-overs on two seasons of “Married…with Children.” Lots of “industrial” videos, messages on hold and even a stage show with the Muppets!”