Who is Ray Buffer? Actor accused of stealing comics worth $600 from San Diego book store
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Actor Ray Buffer was caught redhanded in a security camera footage stealing some pricey comics and stuffing them in his T-shirt. The San Diego comic book store exposed the little-known actor by posting the surveillance footage online. They have further taken legal action by filing a police report with SDPD and handing over evidence to police, including their security footage.
Buffer is accused of stealing some valued comic books and has allegedly stolen $600 worth of comics from the store. Southern California Comics uploaded a post on Facebook on October 6, exposing the celebrity, "This is Ray Buffer. Our camera captured him stealing comics by concealing them in his shirt. We discovered the crime and watched the surveillance video until we saw this. We are sending all the info over to the police." The post continued, "We offered him the choice of either returning our property (we know what he took because an earlier part of the video has him holding the books) or we turn it over to the law. He emailed us and claimed we are harassing him. Yes we are," said the comic book store accusing the actor of stealing.
The store posted another video of Buffer which was shared to them by Metropolis Comics in Bellflower and contains similar footage. Buffer can be seen dropping off some comics. The caption reads, "Ray Buffer boosting and getting caught stealing in LA on 9-22. He’s a serial thief. The crime case is now in the hands of the San Diego Police Dept." The store employee can be heard telling Buffer to leave the store immediately. SDPD has informed TMZ that they have reported the petty theft and are investigating it.
Who is Ray Buffer?
Ray Buffer as he is a fairly unfamiliar face, however, he has appeared in hit shows like 'ER' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. As per his IMDb bio, Buffer was born and raised in South Florida, on September 2, 1969, where he attended college, majored in musical theater, and began his professional career in the Fine Arts at the age of 13. Later on, Buffer moved to South Carolina to pursue his dreams of acting in movies, music videos, and commercials. Buffer played the role of Stage Manager Darrell on the award-winning HBO Comedy Series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Buffer launched a new theater company with business partner, Jonas Sills, called Art-In-Relation, in 2014, and is managed by Clayton Music Management (CMM). Jacqueline Stander, of The Stander Group, is his agent.
Buffer also had minor roles in single episodes of several television shows like 'CSI: Miami', 'Gilmore Girls', and 'Cold Case'. Southern California Comics owner Jamie Newbold told the New York Post that he initially did not know anything about Buffer until he posted a picture of him warning other book stores which is when other people came forward and recognized the man. Ever since Southern California Comics exposed Buffer, he has removed all his social media accounts. Until now, Buffer has not issued any statement addressing this issue. It was also reported that he played an uncredited Russian thug next to Brad Pitt in 'Bullet Train'.