Devin D. Ratray is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He is most famous for his role as Buzz McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, but has achieved more recent fame in such films as Nebraska and Blue Ruin.
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Blue Ruin, R.I.P.D., Dennis the Menace, Nebraska, Surrogates, Little Monsters, The Prince and Me, The Lennon Report, Worth Winning, The Flying Scissors, The Winning Season, Breaking Point, The 2 Bobs, 3rd Street Blackout, Masterminds, Slippery Slope, Eleva…
Damage Control, Heartland
Freqently Plays Troublemaking characters
Low Mellow Voice
You can have a great character in a really bad script, and the film will never be seen. It’s just too much work to commit to a film and not have it released.
Going to film school taught me how much I already knew, and that the best way to learn about film is being on the set with professionals.
I took myself out of the business to study film at NYU and the School of Visual Arts. I grew up on movie sets and was fascinated with the camera and behind-the-scenes work. I felt it would help my career as an actor if I knew all aspects of film.
‘Home Alone’ had become the absolute biggest film I had ever done, and it became the third-highest grossing film of all time. So clearly it had an effect on me that is unparalleled to any other film experience in my childhood.
After film school, I embarked on trying to promote independent films. But after a while, I realized I was breaking my back doing six-day-a-week shoots, 14-hour days, and no guarantee of distribution.
Is friend’s with Adam Scarimbolo, who has studied with Devin’s mom for years.
Alum of New York City’s famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (Class of 1994). He was in same graduating class as actor Jose Soto.