Ray J. Norwood

Willie Norwood Jr.

Highest Rated: 71% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored (1995)

Lowest Rated: 12% Steel (1997)

Birthday: Jan 17, 1981

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, USA

Art has imitated life for actor/musician Ray J, who enjoyed an active child acting career in the early to mid-1990s and was cast as real-life older sister Brandy's half-brother on the sitcom "Moesha" (UPN) beginning in 1999. A talented performer in his own right, Ray J's acting career began with the 1993-1994 TV season, a year before his sister's hit debut album reached the charts. Brandy began acting on ABC's "Thea" in 1993, and Ray J got his start with a regular role in the Fox sitcom "The Sinbad Show" (1993-94), playing the elder of two foster children siblings that Sinbad's David Bryan takes in. Fall 1993 also saw the young performer featured in "Rhythm and Jam," an educational, music-themed "ABC Saturday Morning Special." A role in the HBO aired espionage-themed thriller "The Enemy Within" followed in 1994, and Ray J made his feature debut in the period drama "Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored" (1995), billed under his given name Willie Norwood Jr. The following year he was featured in Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!" and later co-starred in the action-adventure "Steel" (1997), starring Shaquille O'Neal. Following the release of his debut album "Everything You Want," Ray J continued to rack up acting credits, taking a supporting role in the 1999 ABC miniseries "Aftershock: Earthquake in New York." While Ray J has proven himself in projects not involving Brandy, the natural chemistry between the performer and his big sister has been showcased in several projects pairing the two. Ray J began appearing on his sister's series "Moesha" (UPN) in 1996, first playing a recurring character named Charles. In 1997 he was featured on the series as himself in an episode that had Brandy doing double duty, appearing both as herself and her TV alter ego. Beginning in 1999, he took a regular role on the show, playing Dorian, the titular girl-next-door's troubled cousin. His character brought more hard-hitting storylines to the previously sugar-coated series, and was eventually revealed to actually be Moesha's half-brother, the two sharing Frank Mitchell (William Allen Young) as their father.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The App That Stole Christmas Ray (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Santa, I Need a Date Jason Vaughn (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Switchin' the Script David (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 85% Envy AJ (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 62% Christmas at Water's Edge Alberto Turner (Character) - 2004
12% 15% Steel Martin (Character) $1.7M 1997
54% 53% Mars Attacks! Cedric Williams (Character) $37.8M 1996
71% 86% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Cliff, age 12 (Character) $65.1K 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest,
Host
2020 2017-2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet REVOLT Black News Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Unknown (Character) 2014-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hip Hop Squares Guest 2019 2017
99% 81% Sherman's Showcase Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raw Word Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Driven to Love Executive Producer,
Host
2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Kitchen Rules Contestant 2017
22% 69% Notorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice & Coco Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funniest Wins Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Girls All Star Battle Host 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012-2013 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Drew's Lifechangers Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the Love of Ray J Unknown (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showtime at the Apollo Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tyra Show Guest 2008
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Darrell "D-Mack" McGinty (Character) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Sash Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Family Mega (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Dorian Long (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sinbad Show L.J. Beckley (Character) 1993-1994

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