Ray Perry attended the Chicago Art Institute. After working in advertising in the 1920s, he illustrated features for National/DC comic books from 1935 through the 1950s. Perry drew 'Ivanhoe' for More Fun Comics, pages about New York World's Fair and, in later years, the feature 'Mr. District Attorney'. He also worked on the production, coloring and lettering departments. Perry was furthermore a portrait artist, and a member of the American Water Color Society.