Former professional bodybuilder who was a yearly competitor at the Mr. Olympia competition in the late 1980s, entire 1990s, and early 2000s. Despite never winning the title, he finished in the top 5 a record 12 straight times, with his only finish outside the top 5 coming in 1988. He won two Arnold Classic Championships.
He signed his first professional bodybuilding contract in 1988.
He wrote a book called The Shawn Ray Way and has appeared in numerous documentaries and publications.
His best Mr. Olympia finish came in 1994, when he came in second to six-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates.