Primarily known for his portrayal of Leo Johnson in Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, he also had a couple of feature film roles in the Paul Verhoeven-directed movies Starship Troopers and Ted Bundy.
He made his professional acting debut in the television movie Into the Homeland in 1987.
He has worked with Twin Peaks creator David Lynch as a casting assistant for Wild at Heart and as a property buyer for Lost Highway in addition to his acting in Twin Peaks.
He is the son of award winning casting director Johanna Ray and actor Aldo Ray.
He and Nicolas Cage attended both Horace Mann Elementary and Beverly Hills High School at the same time.