In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with actor/writer Terry Ray about his new sitcom “From Here on OUT” which makes its television broadcast premiere on Friday, March 28th exclusively on Here TV. Ray stars in this outrageous new comedy that goes behind the scenes spoofing Here TV the LGBT premium cable network. “From Here on OUT” centers on the adventures of aging gay writer, Jimmy Randall (Ray), as he tries to get his dream project made into a television series. After years of failed attempts, Jimmy finally sells his show to the 18 year-old president of Here TV. However, Jimmy must hire an openly gay leading man or the series will not go forward. Jimmy casts the sexy, talented Sam Decker. One problem: Sam is secretly straight. To keep their show on the air, Jimmy and Sam conspire to convince the network that they have become a gay couple. Directed by Sam Irvin, the six-episode series also stars Emmy winner Juliet Mills (QB VII, Nanny and the Professor, Passions), Suzanne Whang (House Hunters, Las Vegas), T.J. Hoban (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Adrian Gonzalez (August) and newcomers Austin Robert Miller and Michael Lanham. Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow are the show’s executive producers. We talked to Terry about “From Here on OUT” and his spin on our LGBT issues.
When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Ray stated, “Well I think it’s extremely important to live openly as a gay person and I’ve done that for a long time even when it wasn’t so easy to get a job, so I started to create my own. My commitment is to live openly and to be involved and aware politically. I’m a political junkie and I vote in every single election, no matter if there’s just two people running for dogcatcher I’m voting because I think it’s super important to vote. If everybody voted even if you live in the red states, if you all voted things would change drastically and that is a privilege that we have and that is a privilege I think that people are not utilizing and I really wish that we would; just everyone who is gay, everyone who is gay conscious to just vote. That’s a huge thing that we can all easily do and I think right now my big platform is everyone vote, always vote.”
Terry Ray has appeared in over 80 plays with stars such as Dixie Carter, Elaine Stritch, Patricia Heaton and Matthew Perry. His first television role was “In Living Color” in a sketch with Chris Rock. Terry also co-wrote and starred in the short film “Gaydar” which appeared in over 120 film festivals around the world and won numerous awards. Terry is extremely proud and excited to be the creator, writer and star of Here TV’s first sitcom “From Here on OUT”. Guest stars appearing in the first season include Julie Brown, David Millbern, Sam Pancake, Jesse Pepe and Emrhys Cooper.
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