Talented British comedian who was skilled at ad-libbing and was best known for his radio show Ray's A Laugh. He often used a violin in his comedic acts.
He worked as a ship's steward, a violinist, and an office clerk.
He played the headmaster in the British film Carry On Teacher.
He married a showgirl named Dorothy and has two sons who both had television-related careers.
He co-starred in British films with Peter Sellers.