Ray Girardin is an American actor. he studied acting at Boston University on the GI Bill, got his Equity card at the Charles Playhouse, then went off to New York where he did a lot of stage work and met his wife Marlene. With a move to Hollywood, he found himself in front of cameras at MGM working with Julie Andrews on the movie Star!. In the next 30 years, Ray directed, taught acting, and appeared in more than 200 films, television series and commercials as well as starring as the naughty Howie Dawson on ABC's General Hospital from 1968 to 1974. Other television appearances include Law & Order, Cosby, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, Dallas, Newhart, Benson, Happy Days, Barney Miller and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
Ray Girardin has moved back to Cape Cod. Now back east, Ray is happy to be directing at the Academy of Performing Arts where he has done Grease, Biloxi Blues, Amadeus, Lend Me a Tenor and Social Security.