Michael Gray (actor)

American actor

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Michael Gray
Born (1951-09-02) September 2, 1951 (age 71)
Occupation(s)Actor, voice actor
Years active1972–present
Stacy Benon
(m. 1994)

Michael Gray (born September 2, 1951) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Billy Batson in the 1970s TV series Shazam!.[1][2] From 1972–1973, he appeared as Ronnie Collins in the first season of the NBC sitcom The Brian Keith Show, starring Brian Keith and Shelley Fabares. He also appeared as Marcia's boyfriend Jeff in a 1973 episode of The Brady Bunch. In 2015 and 2019, Gray made a voice appearance as a fictionalized version of himself in four episodes of the animated series Archer.[2][3]

Personal life

Gray owned a florist shop in West Hollywood, Los Angeles with his wife, Stacy Benon. The store closed in the mid-2000s.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
1969 Room 222 Student in Pete's Class – "Richie's Story"
1970 The Flying Nun Young Man – "When Generations Gap"
1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. Taxi Driver – "Brave on a Mountain Top"
1972 Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band Brian TV movie (unsold pilot)[6]
1972 The Brian Keith Show Ronnie Collins recurring role (5 episodes)
1972 American Bandstand Himself – "#15.42"
1973 NBC Children's Theatre Michael – "Jennifer and Me"
1973 The Brady Bunch Jeff – "Marcia Gets Creamed"
1973 Goober and the Ghost Chasers Himself (voice role) – "Aloha Ghost"
1974 Our Time Buzzy Knight
1974–1976 Shazam! Billy Batson series regular (28 episodes)
1975 Dinah! Himself 2 episodes
1999 VH-1 Where Are They Now? Himself / Billy Batson – "Superheroes"
2015–2019 Archer Michael Gray / Himself (voice role) recurring role (4 episodes)
2016 Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Will E. Bee
2018 Comic Book Men Himself – "The Mightiest of Mortals"
2019 Surge of Dawn Will E. Bee
2022 Heroes of Extinction Thompson (voice) [7]
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods Man on the Street Cameo[8]


  1. ^ Murray, Noel (April 9, 2013). "'Shazam!' Remembering when superheroes weren't quite so cool". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Michael Gray". TVGuide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archer: Drastic Voyage Part 1" at IMDb, "Archer: Drastic Voyage Part 2" at IMDb, "Archer: 1999 -- Cubert" at IMDb, and "Archer: 1999 -- Robert De Niro" at IMDb
  4. ^ Liegl, Andy (September 26, 2012). "Michael Gray reflects on "Shazam!" and the life of a Seventies teen idol". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Ingram, Billy (2018). TVparty!: Television's Untold Tales. Bonus Books, Inc. pp. 211, 286. ISBN 9781566251846 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Good Time Band (CBS unsold pilot)". TV Archives : Unsold Pilots. March 31, 1972. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Ideas, Adventurious (March 21, 2023). "Heroes of Extinction Cast". Cast. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  8. ^ Lowry, Brian (2023-03-16). "'Shazam!' Fury of the Gods' can't catch lightning in a bottle twice". CNN. Retrieved 2023-03-16.

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