RAYRICHMOND is a longtime entertainment journalist and student of the political scene. He has written four books, including a 1997 NY Times bestselling compendium about “The Simpsons” entitled “The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family.” His other books include “This is Jeopardy: Celebrating America’s Favorite Quiz Show” (2004), “TV Moms: An Illustrated Guide” (2000) and “My Greatest Day in Show Business” (1999). Ray earned his keep for some 30 years as a leading television critic, columnist, reporter and blogger for a number of print publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, the Los Angeles Daily News and The Orange County Register. In 2009 he launched his own firm, The Ray Richmond Company, where his clients include Deadline Hollywood, Hallmark Entertainment, FX Networks and others. He has also worked as an expert commentator on entertainment at KFWB-AM radio and was host of the acclaimed four-minute weekly commentary TV Talk for the Santa Monica, CA-based NPR member station KCRW-FM. And Ray is a regular moderator at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills and guest lecturer on journalism and communications at numerous colleges including USC, UCLA and Chapman University.
TRANSITION is Ray’s first project as a playwright. He hopes that the play’s success doesn’t instantly transform him into a raging sellout. In his spare time, Ray enjoys attacking trolls on Facebook and removing tags from mattresses in direct violation of federal law.