Ray "Crash" Corrigan

Born: Feb 14, 1902

Death: Aug 10, 1976

Birthplace: Milwaukee

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Ray "Crash" Corrigan

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1902
Date of Death : Aug 10, 1976
Birth Place : Milwaukee

Ray "Crash" Corrigan, born Raymond Benard, was an American actor most famous for appearing in many B-Western films. He also was a stuntman and frequently acted as silver screen gorillas in gorilla costumes that he owned, both at the beginning and end of his film career. In 1937 Corrigan purchased land in the Santa Susana Mountains foothills in Simi Valley and developed it into a movie ranch called "Corriganville." The movie ranch was used for location filming in film serials, feature films, and television shows, as well as for the performance of live western shows for tourists. Bob Hope later bought the ranch in 1966 and renamed it "Hopetown." It is now a Regional Park and nature preserve.


  • Actor
  • Stunt performer

Also known as

  • Gorilla
  • Ray Bernard
  • Ray Corrigan
  • Crash Corrigan
  • Raymond Benitz
  • Nbongo
  • Ray Benard
  • Crash
  • Naba
  • Raymond Benard
  • Ray ''Crash'' Corrigan


  • Elaine DuPont
  • Rita Jane Smeal
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