Ray Ellin started his career as a standup comic, improviser, and writer in his teens. He is
the host of the all-new Gong Show Live, a resurrection of the legendary ‘70s talent
Ray also hosted the popular LateNet with Ray Ellin, the first comedy/variety show to
simultaneously combine both in-studio and interactive online audiences. The program
features A-List celebrities, top comedians, and musical guests including Chevy Chase,
Hank Azaria, Leonard Nimoy, Paul Shaffer, Fran Drescher, Gilbert Gottfried and more.
In addition to LateNet with Ray Ellin, Ray has been the host and writer of the syndicated
television shows The Movie Loft, New York Now, PremiumTV, and BrainFuel TV. He
recently hosted/co-created the pilot for the tv game show Worth The Wait.
Ray is the go-to-host for any occasion; he has hosted hundreds of live events; corporate,
charity, sporting, fashion, and of course, comedy. He has a long list of television credits
including appearances on HBO, FOX, VH1, DISCOVERY, ABC, NBC, and England's
Mancs vs. Yanks. Ray was also profiled on Dateline NBC in which it was discovered
that his blood pressure actually drops right before he goes on stage!
Profiling the top three Latin comics in the country, Ray executive produced, directed, and
wrote the film The Latin Legends of Comedy, which was distributed by Twentieth
Ray co-created, produced, and wrote the animated series La Familia, featuring John
Leguizamo, and the “Jack Daniel's Latino Comedy Series,” a 13-week comedy event in
New York City. The enormously successful program was tapped by other major U.S.
cities including Chicago and Miami.
As an actor, Ray has taken on a variety of theater roles, He co-starred in the romantic
comedy Killing Cinderella, and produced and co-starred in the short films Yellow, The
Try-Out, The Face, Felix the Painter, and Felix’s Rhapsody. He has appeared in
several television commercials including spots for Volkswagen, Microsoft, Coca-Cola,
Budweiser, American Express, and a multi-part campaign for the Sci-Fi Channel.