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Raymond Stantz, Ph.D.

Scientist, Ghostbuster

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“All Right, Let's Kick some Ectoplasm!” - Dr. Ray Stantz
Appeared in The Real Ghostbusters
Slimer!
Extreme Ghostbusters:
Back in the Saddle, Part 1
Back in the Saddle, Part 2
The Real Ghostbusters NOW Comics
Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
The Real Ghostbusters Magazine
Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #2
Played by Frank Welker(Real Ghostbusters, Slimer! and Extreme Ghostbusters)
Pat Fraley (Extreme Ghostbusters stand-in)

Dr. Ray Stantz was one of the original Ghostbusters and was one of the most devoted to the pursuit of studying the paranormal. The Ghostbuster that most commonly wore a tan uniform with slightly darker tan trim. He sometimes earlier on wore gloves and Ecto Goggles. He came back in Extreme Ghostbusters, but instead wore a blue uniform and pink trim (Egon's old uniform).


HistoryEdit

Primary Canon HistoryEdit

In the movies he was the one that helped get them the Firehouse, and the Ecto-1.

For more information of the movie version of this character go to the movie article.

The Real GhostbustersEdit

He most of the time will help Winston or Egon with duties around the Firehouse. Dr. Stantz is an accomplished mechanic; overseeing most of the upkeep & maintenance for Ecto-1, as well as (doubling as 2nd string pilot) for their helicopter and (wearing them the most: on and off-duty) the Ecto Goggles.

Ray would correspond annually with his uncle Andrew McMillan every Christmas but the two never met in person. After McMillan passed away, Ray found out he was the first person named in the will to take a chance at getting rid of the Keystone Ghost. Whoever did would inherit Castle Dunkeld and the title of Duke. Ray and the other Ghostbusters succeeded but trapping the ghost released the Battle of Dunkeld Ghosts. Ray quickly rode a bicycle to the nearby Village of Dunkeld and bought thousands of dollars worth of electronics and convinced villagers to allow him to convert their entire fleet of garbage trucks into Ghost Traps by offering them $100 each. Ray turned over the castle to the village and declared McMillan's freeloader relatives could live in the castle as long as they paid rent to the village. After the Ghostbusters returned home, the village sent them Scottish attire and a bagpipe. Ray quickly started playing it. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Slimer!Edit

He was a friend to Slimer much like in The Real Ghostbusters.

Extreme GhostbustersEdit

After the Ghostbusters disbanded, Ray conducted pyrokinesis research at a major university in Idaho but after a minor mishap turned into a major explosion, he was terminated and took a job as a sales manager at Perpetual Motors, a used car lot. [6] In November 1997, he came back for Egon's birthday along with the others. He seems to be a more business type as of his interest in money is highlighted while at the airport, that and his massive debt. [7] [8] He wears Egon's spare uniform throughout the two episodes, which could suggest he has lost weight. His knowledge on the supernatural appears to still be up to date, as he was able to give advice to the Extreme Ghostbusters on how to bust the repeating entity. It's noted that Kylie really has respect for much of what he has to say like Egon, and likewise Ray is impressed with Kylie's knowledge of the supernatural. Interestingly, the new recruit Garrett Miller resembles him in many ways, mainly that both really like their jobs and enjoy busting ghosts. Ray was booked to teach a workshop at the Paranormal Expo in Miami for Thanksgiving. [9] However, S.I.D.N.E.E. caused Ray to miss his flight.


Secondary Canon HistoryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Ray is the heart of the Ghostbusters. He sometimes will act a bit like a kid (he watches cartoons, reads comic books, plays with action figures, and in the episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" it is shown that he believes that the Easter Bunny exists).


Relationship to OthersEdit

Peter VenkmanEdit

Peter Venkman is probably the closest to Ray, as he's shown to be almost brotherly to him.

Egon SpenglerEdit

Egon Spengler and Ray tend to be the ones who work on the technological aspects the most. They both have a deep professional respect for one another. Although Egon has shown puzzlement and/or mild annoyance when Ray exhibits childlike behavior.

Winston ZeddemoreEdit

Winston Zeddemore and Ray shared some similar interests including they love for the Ecto-1 and Game Shows. Winston was usually the one to defend Ray's childlike tendentious.

Janine MelnitzEdit

Janine Melnitz and Ray didn't seem to really ever get into any direct conflicts. Much like Winston, Janine didn't seem to have an issue with Ray's childlike moments.

SlimerEdit

Ray treated Slimer better than the rest of the Ghostbusters, especially Peter. Among the Ghostbusters, Slimer loved Ray the most.

Louis TullyEdit

Ray didn't seem to have any direct issues with Louis Tully.

Eduardo RiveraEdit

Eduardo Rivera and Ray didn't interact much.

Roland JacksonEdit

Roland Jackson and Ray seem to get along. Ray even offered Roland a deal on a used car once.

Garrett MillerEdit

Garrett Miller for the most part respected Ray. They both share many traits such as a positive outlook and enthusiasm for their work.

Kylie GriffinEdit

Kylie Griffin seemed to be as much into Ray's spiritual knowledge, and many of the things she said impressed Ray.

TriviaEdit

  • Ray has an aunt named Lois. Two of his uncles passed away while he was a Ghostbuster, Gaylord and a distant uncle named Andrew McMillan.
  • Ray's ancestors hail from both Russia [10] and Scotland. Possibly has a Jewish background (Russian Orthodox).
    • The Russian part of the Stantz family came to America in the 1860s [11]
  • Ray's humorous personality, as well as physical appearance was based loosely on actor Louie Anderson-including the voice.
  • Ray was born in 1959. [12] He also has a fondness for pop culture from the 1950's. [13]
  • Ray's second grade teacher was named Mrs. Millikan. [14]
  • Ray used to have a Dopey Dog stuffed animal. [15]
  • Ray still believes in the Easter Bunny and lamented in having to blast a nightmarish version. [16]
  • Ray has a birth mark under his chin. [17]
  • While living in Morrisville, Ray had the weirdest pets. [18]
  • Ray knows sign language.[19]
  • In "Take Two ", Ray shows some fondness for the Deadly Dr. Crawly films and the movie "Nerds in Space." [20]
  • Ray was born in the Bronx. [21]
  • Just to annoy Peter, Ray named the green ghost "Slimer." [22]
  • Ray admired Max Palopolis... until he met him. [23]
  • Math was always Ray's weakest subject. [24]
    • While making a calculation, Ray misplaced the decimal point. [25]
  • Ray took clarinet lessons instead of swimming lessons.[26]
  • Ray reveals he built three cars in his last year of auto shop class. [27]
  • Ray has a tuxedo in pea soup green. [28]
  • Ray won a free helicopter lesson in 1976. [29]
  • When Ray was a child growing up in the Bronx, he used to borrow books from Mr. Howard. [30] [31]
  • Ray moves his lips when he reads. [32]
  • Andrew McMillan, Ray Stantz's uncle, is revealed to be Scottish. [33] [34]
  • Ray dreamed of going to MJN Studios for a long time. [35] [36]
  • Ray hates small planes. [37]
  • Ray attributes his ability to understand Slimer from growing up watching Lassie movies. [38]
  • Ray went to horror movies during his childhood [39] [40]
  • Ray reveals he read Spooks Illustrated when he was a child. [41]
  • Ray learned about Charles Foster Hearse's collection of books on the supernatural after watching an episode of "Haunts of the Rich and Famous," and always wanted to see it. [42]
  • In "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis," Ray was still an unlicensed pilot. [43] [44]
  • Ray and Winston both like game shows.[45]
  • Ray has multiple degrees and hopes to win a Nobel Prize.[46]
  • Ray once ate half a cookie slimed by Slimer. [47]
  • Ray's favorite comic is Captain Steel. [48] [49]
  • Ray Stanz reveals Captain Steel was his hero and one of the reasons he became a Ghostbuster. [50]
  • Ray is a member of good standing with the Official Captain Steel Junior Crimestoppers Club. [51]
  • "Nerds in Space" is one of Ray's favorite movies. [52]
  • Ray is the only person to have a limited edition of a Captain Steel comic. [53]
  • Ray used to be a Boy Scout. [54] [55]
  • "Muffy and the Meatheads" is Ray's favorite show. [56]
  • While in the grip of the animated street in "The Halloween Door" above Times Square, Peter points out he can see Ray's house.[57]
  • Ray enrolled in Paranormal Studies at Columbia University. [58]
  • Ray has seen The Great Strazinski's show a dozen times. [59]
  • When Ray was a child, he wanted to be a stage magician performing at the Magic Palace. [60]
  • Ray once owed Peter $5.[61]
  • Ray owned a sailboat he named the "SS Pollywog." [62]
  • "The Sammy K. Ferret Show" was a favorite program of Ray and Slimer. [63]
  • Ray has begun teaching himself how to play a tuba as of the events of "Not Now, Slimer!". [64]
  • Ray wears contact lens.[65]
  • Egon and Ray were kicked out of New York State University in 1982 for trying to reanimate the dead.[66]
  • Ray is referenced twice more in "The Sphinx" after Egon's story about being expelled from New York State.[67][68]
  • Pat Fraley filled in as the voice of Ray for two recording sessions of "Back in the Saddle, Part 2" when Frank Welker was unavailable.[69]
  • Ray appears on the RI cover of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #8.

AppearancesEdit

Primary CanonEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

Slimer!

Extreme Ghostbusters

Secondary CanonEdit

NOW Comics Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II

The Real Ghostbusters Magazine

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Bustman's Holiday" (1987) (DVD ts. 2:56-2:59). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Yeah, I guess so. We write to each other every year at Christmas."
  2. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Bustman's Holiday" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:08-3:12). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "But I never met my Uncle Andrew. We just wrote letters."
  3. Caithness (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Bustman's Holiday" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:43-3:52). Time Life Entertainment. Caithness says: "And a bigger bunch of freeloaders you'll never see. Your uncle hated them but he couldn't just cut them out. So there is indeed a condition."
  4. Caithness (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Bustman's Holiday" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:54-4:05). Time Life Entertainment. Caithness says: "Your uncle was plagued throughout his life by a ghost. The person to exercise that ghost gets the castle and the title that goes with it, Duke of Dunkeld."
  5. Caithness (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Bustman's Holiday" (1987) (DVD ts. 4:10-4:13). Time Life Entertainment. Caithness says: "And the first person your uncle named to try is you."
  6. Ray Stantz (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 03:47-03:59, 04:06-04:13). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ray says: "Well, I was doing pyrokinesis research at a major university in Idaho but there was a minor mishap followed by a major explosion. Now I'm working with Perpetual Motors...Uh, nooo. I'm sales manager for Perpetual Motors."
  7. Ray Stantz (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Back in the Saddle, Part 2 (1997) (DVD ts. 03:05-03:11). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ray says: "Yes, well, I consider it my duty as a scientist...not to mention they're paying me a hefty chunk of change."
  8. Ray Stantz (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Back in the Saddle, Part 2 (1997) (DVD ts. 03:24-03:27). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ray says: "There goes this month's car payment."
  9. Ray Stantz (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Back in the Saddle, Part 2 (1997) (DVD ts. 02:54-02:58). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ray says: "And I got a workshop to teach at the Paranormal Expo down in Miami."
  10. "The Spirit of Aunt Lois"
  11. "The Spirit of Aunt Lois"
  12. Peter Venkman (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "It's About Time" (1989) (DVD ts. 01:31-01:33). Time Life Entertainment.
  13. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "It's About Time" (1989) (DVD ts. 01:24-01:25). Time Life Entertainment.
  14. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Slimer, Come Home (1986) (DVD ts. 15:36-15:39). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "That's Mrs. Millikan, my second grade teacher!"
  15. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- The Boogieman Cometh (1986) (DVD ts. 13:32-13:34). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "It's a Dopey Dog! I used to have one of these!!"
  16. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream (1986) (DVD ts. 15:36-15:39). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "It's not really the Easter Bunny. It's not really the Easter Bunny."
  17. Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Look Homeward, Ray (1986) (DVD ts. 20:48-20:50). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "I never knew you had a birthmark under your chin, Ray."
  18. Mr. Johnson (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Look Homeward, Ray (1986) (DVD ts. 20:01-20:06). Time Life Entertainment. Mr. Johnson says: "Boy always did have the oddest pets."
  19. "Take Two"
  20. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Take Two (1986) (DVD ts. 14:16-14:22). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Oh, wow! Hey, Winston, this is where they made all the Deadly Dr. Crawley movies!"
  21. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Citizen Ghost (1986) (DVD ts. 2:34-2:36). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Hey! I was born in the Bronx!"
  22. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters-"Citizen Ghost" (1986) (DVD). (DVD ts. 11:36-11:45). Time Life Entertainment.
  23. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters-"Sea Fright" (1987) (DVD). (DVD ts. 16:20). Time Life Entertainment.
  24. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Cry Uncle" (1987) (DVD ts. 03:10-03:12). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Math only was always Ray's weakest subject."
  25. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Adventures in Slime and Space" (1987) (DVD ts. 07:26-07:28). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I misplaced a decimal point."
  26. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 8. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  27. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Don't Forget the Motor City" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:10-16:13). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I built three in my last year of auto shop."
  28. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Don't Forget the Motor City" (1987) (DVD ts. 18:01-18:02). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I have a tuxedo in that color."
  29. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "You Can't Take it With You" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:31-10:33). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I won a free lesson back in '76."
  30. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:50-12:53). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Remember me? Ray Stantz? I used to borrow your books when I was a kid."
  31. Reaves, Michael (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Two Disc Five, p. 24. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  32. Winston Zeddemore (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:35-17:37). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "Great. He moves his lips when he reads."
  33. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 14. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  34. Caithness (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Bustman's Holiday" (1987) (DVD ts. 2:52-2:55). Time Life Entertainment. Caithness says: "Would you be Raymond Stantz with an uncle named Andrew McMillan?"
  35. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Lights! Camera! Haunting!" (1987) (DVD ts. 1:45-1:49). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "It's enough for me to see the inside of the MJN Studios."
  36. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Lights! Camera! Haunting!" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:01-10:04). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "You know for years I dreamed of this moment?"
  37. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Cold Cash and Hot Water" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:53-3:56). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I hate small planes."
  38. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "They Call Me MISTER Slimer" (1987) (DVD ts. 18:31-18:34). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Hey, you grow up watching Lassie movies... you learn, okay?"
  39. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral" (1987) (DVD ts. 8:58-9:00). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I went to horror movies."
  40. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Transylvanian Homesick Blues" (1987) (DVD ts. 04:29-04:33). Time Life Entertainment.
  41. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Ghostbuster of the Year" (1987) (DVD ts. 8:05-8:08). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I used to read Spooks Illustrated when I was a kid."
  42. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Ghostbuster of the Year" (1987) (DVD ts. 10:16-10:20). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I've wanted to look at this library ever since I saw it on "Haunts of the Rich & Famous"."
  43. Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:26-17:28). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "You promised me you'd take more lessons!"
  44. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:33-17:35). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I'm pretty good for an unlicensed pilot."
  45. "The Devil to Pay"
  46. Dib Devlin (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Devil to Pay" (1987) (DVD ts. 11:05-11:10). Time Life Entertainment.
  47. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Devil to Pay" (1987) (DVD ts. 19:20-19:27). Time Life Entertainment.
  48. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Captain Steel Saves the Day " (1987) (DVD ts. 01:57-01:59). Time Life Entertainment.
  49. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Copycat" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:22-17:24). Time Life Entertainment.
  50. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Captain Steel Saves the Day " (1987) (DVD ts. 02:30-02:37). Time Life Entertainment.
  51. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Captain Steel Saves the Day " (1987) (DVD ts. 13:46-13:50). Time Life Entertainment.
  52. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Transylvanian Homesick Blues" (1987) (DVD ts. 02:40-02:43). Time Life Entertainment.
  53. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Copycat" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:07-17:20). Time Life Entertainment.
  54. Peter Venkman (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Camping it Up " (1987) (DVD ts. 02:52-02:57). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Hey Ray, you're the ex-Boy Scout. Any idea where we're going?"
  55. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Brooklyn Triangle" (1988) (DVD ts. 21:50-21:52). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "My old Boy Scout shirt!"
  56. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Future Tense" (1989) (DVD ts. 01:38-01:41). Time Life Entertainment.
  57. Peter Venkman (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Halloween Door" (1989) (DVD ts. 18:58-19:00). Time Life Entertainment.
  58. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Haunting of Heck House" (1990) (DVD ts. 03:38-03:47). Time Life Entertainment.
  59. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks" (1990) (DVD ts. 02:17-02:19). Time Life Entertainment.
  60. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks" (1990) (DVD ts. 03:24-03:27). Time Life Entertainment.
  61. Peter Venkman (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks" (1990) (DVD ts. 13:10-13:17). Time Life Entertainment.
  62. Ray Stantz. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Very Beast Friends" (1990) (DVD ts. 03:28-03:30, 05:28-05:30). Time Life Entertainment.
  63. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Stay Tooned" (1990) (DVD ts. 02:46-02:47). Time Life Entertainment.
  64. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Not Now, Slimer!" (1991) (DVD ts. 01:38-01:40). Time Life Entertainment.
  65. Egon Spengler (2009). Slimer!- "Dr. Strangedog" (1988) (DVD ts. 22:10-22:12). Time Life Entertainment.
  66. Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- The Sphinx (1997) (DVD ts. 03:48-03:54). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "Boy, this sure brings back memories. Ray and I were kicked out of here back in '82 for trying to reanimate the dead."
  67. Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- The Sphinx (1997) (DVD ts. 16:22-16:24). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "I can handle this, Ray!"
  68. Garrett Miller (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- The Sphinx (1997) (DVD ts. 16:25-16:26). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "I am not Ray!"
  69. Spook Central "Back in the Saddle, Part 2" Trivia


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