Carney’s current news
Appearing as Canon Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest at Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre in July 2022!
Appearing as Rudolpho in Matilda the Musical at St. Anthony Theatre in July 2022!
Appearing as Henry Potter in It's A Wonderful Life at St. Odilia (Shoreview) in February 2023!
Appeared as Louis-Phillipe II, Duke d'Orléans during Haunt at ValleyScare, as well as Dr. Hugh Sanguine, tour guide in The Chateau, October 2021.
Appeared as The Alligator King during Carnivale 2021 and 2022 at Valleyfair in Shakopee.
Appeared as Nick Rossetti in Shear Madness at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Wisconsin in June 2020.
Mr. Gray is a Twin Cities based professional producer, director, and actor, working in film, video, commercial, industrial, voiceover, print, hand modeling and the stage. He has extensive experience with both classical and contemporary drama.
He has appeared all over the country, including working with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Louisville, performing Casca in Julius Caesar, King Antiochus in Pericles, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Navarre in Love's Labour's Lost. He has also worked with Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) in Columbus, Ohio, playing The Mayor of Hooverville in The Grapes of Wrath, Door Off Broadway in Door County, Wisconsin, playing Abbot Costello in Monky Business, Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, playing Larry/Scrooge in Inspecting Carol, Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, Minnesota, playing David Bliss in Hay Fever, Van Helsing in Dracula, and Lane/Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest, Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji, Minnesota, playing Frank in Educating Rita, Tom in Dinner With Friends, and Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls.
He also has extensive stage credits in Minneapolis and St. Paul, having appeared as Captain Harcourt in Melville Slept Here at Park Square Theatre, Father Mark in Tony n' Tina's Wedding at Hey City Theater, Froggy LeSueur in The Foreigner at Seasons Dinner Theatre, and Felix in The Odd Couple for Pigs Eye Theatre, among many others. Carney holds an MFA in Theatre (Professional Actor Training Program) from The Ohio State University, as well as a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota.
EXPERIENCE: Extensive classical and contemporary stage experience, as well as media experience in film, video, commercials, industrials, voiceovers, print and hand modeling in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin, Ohio and North Carolina.
CARNEY GRAY EMC: Height: 5-8 Weight: 155 Hair: Salt/Pepper Eyes: Green
REPRESENTATION: Moore Creative Talent, 3130 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, 612-827-3823
Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, The Actor’s Nightmare (Christopher Durang)
Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota: Bus Stop (William Inge)
Shakespeare & Company, White Bear Lake, Minnesota: Love’s Labour’s Lost (William Shakespeare)
Punchinello Players, Saint Paul, Minnesota:
The Actor’s Nightmare (Christopher Durang)
The Duck Variations (David Mamet)
Naughty Bits (various authors), staged reading
SHEAR MADNESS, Nick Rossetti, St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theater, Hudson, Wisconsin
MASQUE, Prince Prospero, ValleyScare Halloween Haunt, Shakopee, Minnesota
ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA, Willy Wonka, Masquers Theater, Forest Lake, Minnesota
THE ODD COUPLE, Felix Ungar, Pigs Eye Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota
GUYS AND DOLLS, Harry the Horse, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, Minnesota
A SPECIALLY BLENDED CHRISTMAS - THE MUSICAL!, Carson, Seasons Dinner Theatre, Coon Rapids
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Lane/Merrimon, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota
THE LESSON, The Professor, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota
BREAKING ICE, Ensemble, Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota
DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Tom, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, Minnesota
THE MURDER ROOM, Inspector James Crandall, Seasons Dinner Theatre, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
MONKY BUSINESS - THE MUSICAL!, Abbot Costello, Door Off Broadway, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
EDUCATING RITA, Dr. Frank Bryant, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, Minnesota
THE FOREIGNER, S/Sgt. "Froggy" LeSueur, Seasons Dinner Theatre, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
MELVILLE SLEPT HERE, Captain Harcourt, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota
TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING, Father Mark Connelly, Hey City Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota
DRACULA, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota
HAY FEVER, David Bliss, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Ferdinand, King of Navarre, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Louisville, Kentucky
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Oberon, King of the Faeries, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Louisville
THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Mayor of Hooverville/Ensemble, CATCO, Columbus, Ohio
INSPECTING CAROL, Larry/Scrooge, Festival Theatre, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
CLOSER, Larry, Reality Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
FORMICA (internet commercial) Sir Captain Sally McGalley (principal) Olson Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
WESTLAW (internet commercial) Spokesman (principal) Media Loft, Minneapolis, Minnesota
THE HISTORY CHANNEL (voiceover) Sylvanus Wood, Joseph Plumb Martin (soldiers), American Revolution
ST. LUKES HOSPITAL (commercial, print, billboard) Boater, Fisherman (principal) StoneArch Creative, Duluth
CARGILL (industrial) Hand Model (principal) Matre Productions, Minneapolis, Minnesota
LILLY (industrial) Dr. Bob Johnson (principal) Electronic Media Group, Golden Valley, Minnesota
REVOLUTION (short film) John Ableman (lead) Donny Rowles Multimedia, Minneapolis, Minnesota
IOWA LOTTERY (commercial) Sleazy Used Car Salesman (principal) Screenscape Studios, Des Moines, Iowa
VIRGIN MOBILE (print) Father (principal) Daniels Studios, Minnetonka, Minnesota
AUDIBEL (commercial and print) Deaf Guy (principal) Four Letter Films, Minneapolis, Minnesota
AMERICAN EXPRESS (live industrial) Magician's Assistant, Electronic Media Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
ULTRADENT (industrial) Dentist (principal) Brandspeak (Scott Leech) Shoreview, Minnesota
CWS (animation voiceover) Bob (principal) REM Video, Minneapolis, Minnesota
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD (live industrial) Hospital Patient (principal) Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MN
PIMCO (commercial) Husband (principal) Lawrence & Schiller, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
JEOPARDY (industrial) Host (principal) Mayo Clinic, Phil McAteer, dir. Rochester, Minnesota
UBC (commercial) Husband (principal) Media Craft, Bill Carlson, DP, St. Cloud, Minnesota
THIN ICE (feature film - trailer) Gordon Gates (villain - lead) New Century Pictures, LLC, Steven Elbert, dir.
WEST LAW (print) Attorney (principal) Gallop Studios, Jim Gallop, dir. Minneapolis, Minnesota
BEST BUY (industrial) Shopper (principal-improv) Yellow Tag Productions, Chris LaPalm, dir. Coon Rapids
ENTEGRIS (industrial) Computer Programmer (principal-teleprompter) LaPalm & Sons, Chris LaPalm, director
SUPERVALU (industrial) Businessman, Mr. Smiley Face (principal) Creative Vision, Dave Burkhardt, director
WEST LAW (print) Lawyer (principal) Gallop Studios, Jim Gallop, director, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NATE'S CLOTHING (commercial) Satisfied Nate's Customer (principal) Area 7 Productions, Rick Berland
INFECTION CONTROL (industrial) Command Leader (principal) Mayo Clinic, Phil McAteer, director
PARALLAX ERROR (industrial) Pat the Roadie (principal) Lenscrafters (Mills/James) Columbus, Ohio
LEVI'S 4 FLOORS (commercial) Father (principal) Levi's 4 Floors, Columbus, Ohio
RIVERSIDE MEDICAL (commercial) Father (principal) Riverside Medical, Columbus, Ohio
IF NOT NULL (video) Mephistopheles/Other (principal) Wobbe F. Koning, director, Columbus, Ohio
POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT (commercial) Father (principal) Mills/James Productions, Columbus, Ohio
YOU ARE THERE (PSA) Interviewer (off-camera) Children's Defense Fund, Columbus, Ohio
COMDISCO VIDEO (trade show industrial) Support Technician (principal) Comdisco Corporation, Chicago
TCF AUTOMATED PHONEBANK (voicemail) Welcome Message, TCF Bank Minnesota NA, Minneapolis
MY THREE ANGELS (radio play) Felix, Minnesota Talking Book, St. Paul, Minnesota
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (radio play) Murphy, KFAI Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
POETRY ALIVE! Actor/Educator School Tour (United States and abroad) Asheville, North Carolina
MFA IN ACTING (thesis degree) Degree Granted June, 2000 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
KENT STEPHENS, Scene Study, The Actor's Gym, Minneapolis, Minnesota
BA THEATRE ARTS (acting emphasis) Degree Granted June, 1989, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES:
MARCEL MARCEAU, SITI COMPANY, ANNE BOGART, ACTER COMPANY, THE WOOSTER GROUP, DA DA KAMERA, DV8 PHYSICAL THEATRE, LISA KRON, THEATRE LABYRINTH, DAVID SCHMADER, IMPROBABLE THEATRE, WOODIE KING, TIM MILLER, CURT AKERLIND, KARI MARGOLIS, BETH CHAPLIN
IMPROVISATION, TELEPROMPTER, EAR PROMPTER, MIME, STAGE COMBAT, YOGA, BALLROOM DANCE, FOLK DANCE, PERIOD DANCE, SOCIAL DANCE, SUZUKI, VIEWPOINTS, BICYCLING, TENNIS, HIKING, LICENSED DRIVER, SPEAK GERMAN, SING BARITONE
STAGE STANDARD, IRISH, ENGLISH, COCKNEY, GERMAN, FRENCH, RUSSIAN, SOUTHERN
Master of Fine Arts, Acting - Ohio State, 2000 (PATP), BA Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota, 1989
IMPROVISATION, TELEPROMPTER, EAR PROMPTER, MIME, STAGE COMBAT, YOGA, BALLROOM DANCE, FOLK DANCE, PERIOD DANCE, SOCIAL DANCE, SUZUKI, VIEWPOINTS, BICYCLING, TENNIS, HIKING, LICENSED DRIVER (STICK SHIFT), SPEAK GERMAN