Who is Devin Ratray?
Devin Ratray is a rather talented persona – he is not only an actor, but a producer and writer as well, but who is perhaps still best known for appearing in the role of Buzz McCallister in the family comedy movies “Home Alone” (1990) and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992). Additionally, he is widely recognized for appearing as Tinfoil Kevin in the Amazon Video’s web series “The Tick”.
Early Life, Family and Education
Devin D. Ratray was born in New York City, USA, under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on the 11th January 1977, into the family of actors Peter Ratray and Ann Willis. He is of American nationality and white ethnicity, and has a brother named Luke. With such a strong family bond to the movie-making industry, it is no wonder that Devin has made a successful acting career himself.
Speaking of his educational background, in 1994 he matriculated from NYC’s famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and later enrolled at the New York University’s School of Visual Arts.
Devin’s acting debut occurred at the age of only nine, when in 1986 he was cast for the role of Neil Keeney in the mystery thriller movie “Where Are the Children?”. In 1988 he appeared in the comedy movie “Zits”, as well as in the adventure family film “The River Pirates”, before landing the recurring role of Gus Stafford in the television comedy series “Heartland” in 1989. Later that year he appeared in the role of bully Ronnie Coleman in the family comedy movie “Little Monsters”, followed by an appearance in the comedy movie “Worth Winning”.
To greater prominence Devin came in 1990, when he was cast to for the supporting role of Buzz, the eldest sibling of the main character Kevin, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, in Chris Columbus’ two-time Oscar-nominated comedy movie “Home Alone“, reprising the role in 1992 in the second of five installments from the “Home Alone” franchise, entitled “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”. Following the success of these engagements, in the following year, Ratray appeared in the comedy film “Dennis the Menace”.
In 1996 Devin appeared in an episode of the critically praised TV crime series “New York Undercover”, after which he was cast as Cal in the 1997 drama movie “Strong Island Boys”. After an hiatus of several years, in 2004 he returned to the big screen in the family comedy movie “The Prince and Me”. He then made a streak of guest appearances in popular TV series such as “Law & Order” and its spin-off series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, before appearing in the 2006 comedy film “Slippery Slope”.
In 2007 he was selected in the romantic comedy movie “The Cake Eaters”, as well as in the mystery thriller film “Serial”.
Through late 2007 and 2008, Ratray was excessively trying to ‘win the heart’ of Condoleezza Rice, at that time serving as the US Secretary of State, by sending her musical love letters. He even followed her on her journeys between the states of New York, Colorado, Alabama and Washington D.C. in an effort to meet her in person. He documented all of these attempts, and streamed them into the documentary movie entitled “Courting Condi” which was released in late 2008.
The year of 2009 was quite busy for Devin as he added several memorable on-screen appearances to his portfolio, such as movies “The Winning Season”, “Surrogates” and “The Flying Scissors” as well as the TV series “Supernatural“. In 2011 Ratray made a cameo appearance in the comedy movie “True Bromance” which he also wrote, and later in the year could be seen in the horror movie “Elevator”, and after that in an episode of “The Good Wife” TV series.
Into the limelight Devin stepped in 2013, when he appeared in the six-time Oscar-nominated comedy film “Nebraska”, followed later in the year in the critically praised movies “Blue Ruin” and “R.I.P.D.”. Through 2015, he appeared in TV series such as “Elementary” and “Louie”, before starring in the romantic comedy movies “3rd Street Blackout” and “Construction”. During 2016, Ratray starred in the biographical movie “The Lennon Report”, followed by an appearance in the comedy film “Masterminds”.The real breakthrough in Devin‘s acting career occurred in 2017, when he landed the recurring role of Tinfoil Kevin in the web series “The Tick”.
Apart from this venture, between 2017 and 2018, he also starred as Nate Henry in the TV crime drama series “Mosaic”. Some of his latest on-screen engagements include appearances in TV series “Chicago Med” and “Russian Doll” as well as in the 2019 Golden Globe-nominated crime comedy film “Hustlers”, with Jennifer Lopez in the leading role.
It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total of Devin Ratray’s net worth, speaking as of mid-2020, is close to $600,000, which has been entirely acquired through his career in the movie-making industry that is spans over 34 years since 1986.