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 Combs, Jay Hernandez, and Mario Van Peebles in the lead cast.
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.
|Article Title:||Nick Raynes: American film producer - Biography and Life|
|Author(s):||PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff|
|Publish Date:||28 Nov 2016|
|Date Accessed:||19 Oct 2020|