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Ray "Crash" Corrigan (February 14, 1902 – August 10, 1976), born Raymond Benard, was an American actor most famous for appearing in B-Western movies. He also performed stunts and frequently appeared in a gorilla costume at both the beginning and end of his film career; Corrigan owned his own ape costume.

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 bought the ranch in 1966 and renamed it 'Hopetown,' it is now a Regional Park and nature preserve.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ray "Crash" Corrigan (February 14, 1902 – August 10, 1976), born Raymond Benard, was an American actor most famous for appearing in B-Western movies. He also performed stunts and frequently appeared in a gorilla costume at both the beginning and end of his film career; Corrigan owned his own ape costume.

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 bought the ranch in 1966 and renamed it 'Hopetown,' it is now a Regional Park and nature preserve.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1902-02-14

Day of Death 1976-08-10

Place of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Also Known As

  • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1958 It! The Terror from Beyond Space as It
1957 Zombies of Mora Tau as Sailor
1955 Hook a Crook as Gorilla (archive footage) (uncredited)
1955 Apache Ambush as Hank Calvin
1952 Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla as Gorilla
1951 Fraidy Cat as Gorilla (archive footage) (unconfirmed)
1950 Trail of Robin Hood as Crash Corrigan
1946 Renegade Girl as William Quantrill
1945 White Pongo as White Pongo
1945 The White Gorilla as Steve Collins / The White Gorilla
1945 The Monster and the Ape as Thor
1944 Nabonga as Nabonga der Gorilla
1943 Bullets and Saddles as 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1943 Black Market Rustlers as 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1943 Captive Wild Woman as Cheela the Gorilla as Cheela
1943 Cowboy Commandos as Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1943 Land of Hunted Men as 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1943 Dizzy Detectives as Bonzo the Gorilla (uncredited)
1942 Arizona Stage Coach as Crash Corrigan
1942 Texas Trouble Shooters as 'Crash' Corrigan
1942 Boot Hill Bandits as Marshal 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1942 Rock River Renegades as Crash Corrigan
1942 Thunder River Feud as Crash Corrigan
1941 Underground Rustlers as Crash Corrigan
1941 Tonto Basin Outlaws as Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1941 Saddle Mountain Roundup as Crash Corrigan
1941 Fugitive Valley as Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1941 Wrangler's Roost as Crash Corrigan
1941 Tumbledown Ranch In Arizona as 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
1941 The Kid's Last Ride as Crash Corrigan
1941 The Trail of the Silver Spurs as Crash Corrigan
1940 West of Pinto Basin as Crash Corrigan
1940 Trailing Double Trouble as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
1940 The Ape as Nabu
1940 The Range Busters as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
1939 New Frontier as Tucson Smith
1939 Wyoming Outlaw as Tucson Smith
1939 Three Texas Steers as Tucson Smith / Willie the Gorilla
1939 The Night Riders as Tucson Smith
1938 Red River Range as Tucson Smith
1938 Santa Fe Stampede as Tucson Smith
1938 Overland Stage Raiders as Tucson Smith
1938 Pals of the Saddle as Tucson Smith
1938 Heroes of the Hills as Tucson Smith
1938 Three Missing Links as The Gorilla (Naba)
1938 Riders of the Black Hills as Tucson Smith
1938 Outlaws of Sonora as Tucson Smith
1938 Call The Mesquiteers as 'Tucson' Smith
1938 The Purple Vigilantes as Tucson Smith
1937 Wild Horse Rodeo as Tucson Smith
1937 The Trigger Trio as Tucson Smith
1937 Heart of the Rockies as Tucson Smith
1937 Range Defenders as Tucson Smith
1937 The Painted Stallion as Clark Stuart
1937 Come on, Cowboys as Tucson Smith
1937 Gunsmoke Ranch as Tucson Smith
1937 Hit the Saddle as Tucson Smith
1937 Join the Marines as Lt. Hodge
1937 Riders of the Whistling Skull as Tucson Smith, Mesquiteer
1936 Roarin' Lead as Tucson Smith
1936 Country Gentlemen as Briggs
1936 Ghost-Town Gold as Tucson Smith
1936 The Three Mesquiteers as Tucson Smith
1936 Undersea Kingdom as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
1936 Darkest Africa as Bonga / Samabi
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty as Able Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
1934 Tomorrow's Children as Interne (uncredited)
1934 Murder in the Private Car as Naba (uncredited)
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man as Ape (uncredited)

Crew

1932 Tarzan the Ape Man Stunts

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