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Nick Raynes

Nick Raynes

American film producer
Nick Raynes
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Intro American film producer
Was Film producer
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1985
Death 27 July 2018 (aged 33 years)
The New School, New York City, New York
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Nick Raynes (August 19, 1984 - July 27, 2018) was an American film producer, actor, director, and businessman.

Early life and family

Nick Raynes was born as Nick Davis Raynes on August 19, 1984, in New York City, New York, to Patricia Raynes and Martin Raynes. He had two siblings. He is a grandson of billionaire Marvin Davis who owned 20th Century Fox, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Aspen Skiing Company, The Little Nell Hotel, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Fox Plaza. His grandmother Barbara Davis, a philanthropist, started the Carousel Ball of Hope, which funds Type 1 diabetes treatment and research.

He also happens to be the nephew of acclaimed film producer John Davis (his mother's brother), who had produced such films as The Firm, Waterworld, Predator and I, Robot.

Raynes attended New School in New York where he majored in film.


Raynes began training as an actor with Gary Swanson at the age of 16, appearing in several short films. His first major film was the 2004 comedy Tony & Tina's Wedding, starring Joey McIntyre and Mila Kunis, in which he played the character of "Mickey". In the following year, he launched his first production venture, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power which had Sean CombsJay Hernandez, and Mario Van Peebles in the lead cast.

In 2007, Raynes was seen as "Shawn" in Victoriana and in 2008, in Matthew Modine's short film titled I Think I Thought, alongside Ewa Da Cruz, Modine, and Johnny Ferro.


Raynes died on July 27, 2018, at the age of 33, in New York City, New York. At the time, he was working on a biopic of the American jazz legend Miles Davis. The biopic, which was to be directed by George Tillman, Jr., was loosely based on Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis, written by Gregory Davis, son of Miles Davis. Another of his unfinished projects was The Business of Charity – a documentary with Eric Ripert and Rosie O'Donnell that was to give a different perspective on the business of charity.

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Article Title: Nick Raynes: American film producer - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
Website Title: PeoplePill
Publisher: PeoplePill
Article URL: https://peoplepill.com/people/nick-raynes/
Publish Date: 28 Nov 2016
Date Accessed: 19 Oct 2020
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