Thom Bray
Thomas Edward Bray

(1954-04-30) April 30, 1954 (age 67)
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, U.S.[1]
Years active1980–2019

Thomas Edward Bray (born April 30, 1954) is an American actor and writer perhaps best known for his role as Murray "Boz" Bozinsky in the detective TV series Riptide.[2] He made his film debut in the slasher film The Prowler (1981) and later appeared in John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987), and The Horror Show (1989). His work has been primarily in television, and his most recent credit was in 2012 on an episode of the TNT series Leverage.

Bray was a drama teacher and also taught television studies.

Life and career

Bray was born and raised in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.[1] His first television role was in the short-lived TV series Breaking Away as Cyril. Later on in the 1980s, he starred in the TV series Harry with Alan Arkin. In 1990, he did the voice of Wilbur Finletter in the cartoon series Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series and voices in other animated works.

His first feature film was in the 1981 film The Prowler. He has appeared in other films, like the comedy Burglar, director John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, DeepStar Six and The Horror Show. Bray appeared in the TV movie Lady Mobster.

He become a writer and producer for television, including Designing Women, Now and Again, Fired Up, and Nash Bridges.

He was a drama teacher at Five Oaks and Rachel Carson Middle School as well as taught television studies at Portland State University.[citation needed] He is the father to three children.[citation needed]

Bray retired from his teaching career in 2019 after 13 years.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Prowler Ben
1987 Burglar Shoplifter in Bookstore
Prince of Darkness Etchison
1989 DeepStar Six Johnny Hodges
The Horror Show Peter Campbell
2011 Stripperland Dr. Logan
Year Title Role Notes
1980–81 Breaking Away Cyril 8 episodes
1981 Lou Grant Len Holland Episode: "Hometown"
1982 Private Benjamin Dobkins Episode: "Not for Men Only"
Remington Steele Sheldon Quarry Episode: "Signed, Steeled and Delivered"
One Day at a Time Hal 4 episodes
1983 Quincy, M.E. Joby Kenyon Episode: "Cry for Help"
Prime Times Various TV movie
An Uncommon Love Molson TV movie
1984 Last of the Great Survivors Eddie TV movie
Anatomy of an Illness Intern TV movie
Concrete Beat TV movie
1986 The Love Boat Lowell Mandell Episode: "Second Banana/The Prodigy/What Goes Around Comes Around"
1984-1986 Riptide Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky 56 episodes
1987 Murder, She Wrote Dorian Beecher Episode: "Night of the Headless Horseman"
Harry Lawrence Pendleton 7 episodes
1988 Lady Mobster Paul Castle TV movie
1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Episode: "Daryl Ross & the Supremes"
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda Voices Episode: "Pity the Poor Pirate"
Child in the Night TV movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Howie Hardy 2 episodes
New Kids on the Block Voice 14 episodes
Barnyard Commandos voice
1990-1991 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Wilbur Finletter / Floyd Bridgework / Tomato Wilbur 21 episodes
1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant Voice Episode: "The Cursed"
1993 Hearts Afire Jerry/Norman Bates Episode: "Trivial Pursuit"
2002 The District EPA Agent Episode: "Wasteland"
2012 Leverage Bartholomew Episode: "The Radio Job"


  1. ^ a b "8 Questions with Thom Bray". Retroist. January 17, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Thom Bray, actor and educator". Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). December 16, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2015.