Ray Manzella was a “Playboy” manager who went on to marry Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend Sondra Theodore. A&E’s Secrets of Playboy touches on some aspects of his life but fails to fully feature this behind-the-screen persona.
Thus, here we are with this “Ray Manzella Bio” for those of you intrigued with Sondra’s husband.
Meet Ray Manzella, Sondra Theodore Husband
Ray Manzella managed various Playboy stars like Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy and was a good friend of Hugh’s. Even after Ray went on to marry Hugh’s ex-girlfriend Sondra Theodore in 1985, the two maintained a good relationship.
In fact, for Ray and Sondra’s wedding, Hugh let them use his infamous Playboy Mansion and graciously gifted the newlyweds $25,000.
Unfortunately, the duo filed for divorce nearly 11 years later.
Reportedly, Hugh loaned Sondra some money at the time so she could afford a divorce lawyer.
Talking about Sondra, she is a gorgeous blonde who went on to be the “Playmate of the Month” in the July 1977 issue of Playboy. A former Sunday school teacher, Sondra then went on to date and live with Hugh in his Playboy Mansion.
Her popularity with the magazine even got Sondra to be featured in multiple TV shows and movies including — The Man Who Loved Women (1983), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1981), Barnaby Jones (1978), Stingray (1978), Skateboard (1978), and a few more.
In Secrets of Playboy, Sondra spoke out about how Hugh mistreated her and every other lady she knew.
Did you know: Sondra was 19 when she started dating the then-50-year-old Hugh Hefner.
Ray Manzella And Sondra Theodore Kids
Ray Manzella shares two kids with Sondra Theodore.
Their son, Taylor moved to a different city, changed his job, and married his long-term girlfriend, after the 2020 pandemic.
As for their daughter, Katie worked as a Crystal and Reiki Healer at Ojai Valley Inn. Also, she’s an actress and founder of Illuminate by Katie.
Besides them, Ray also has another kid named April Manzella-Hugh from his marriage with Bonnie Lutz (September 3, 1966 – 1973).
His daughter, April is an Aquatic Biology UCSB graduate who went on to found April Hugh4 Homes Real Estate. As of 2022, April lived in Los Angeles, California with her husband Nathan Hugh (married on 22 May 1993).
In case you don’t know, April’s mother Bonnie is Ray’s third ex-wife. He was married to the actress Robin Mattson from May 27, 1978, to December 26, 1984, after Sondra.
Ray’s second ex-wife, Robin was born on June 1, 1956, and was only 15 when she performed nude in Bonnie’s Kids (1972) and 17 when she appeared nude in Candy Stripe Nurses (1974). Since then, she has starred in over 50 movies and TV shows including — General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Ryan’s Hope.
Also, in 1997, she wrote her own cookbook called Soap Opera Cafe: the Skinny on Food From a Daytime Star.
What Is Ray Manzella Doing Today?
Today, Ray Manzella has successfully managed to stay out of the spotlight.
However, in an October 2020 podcast, his friend Jillian Barberie, a.k.a Ask Jillian, shed some light on him and shared that he has had so many great Hollywood stories that she didn’t even know half of.
According to her, Ray has worked with tons of stars and was always a great friend to everyone, including her. Some of his “friends” include Vanna White, Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, Suzanne Somers, and Kim Alexis. “The wild business deals he had with Liz and me or maybe it was just me that was the wild one!” she reminisced.
Ray Manzella Age
Ray Manzella was born on February 24, 1948. That made him 74 years of age in 2022; nine years older than his first wife Sondra Theodore.
As per his birthday, Ray is of the Pisces zodiac.
Ray Manzella Net Worth
Ray Manzella flaunted a net worth of above $10 million in 2022.
A Hollywood manager, businessman, inventor, and entrepreneur, Ray brain his career as a salesman in Finance, slowly finding his way to Hollywood and then the Playboy mansion.
In January 1985, Ray then opened Manzella Entertainment LLC, where he managed high-profile celebrities and aligned them with products sold worldwide which generated over $6 billion in revenue.
His company operated as a talent agency based out of Burbank, California, and initially, had less than 25 employees.
Besides this, Ray has also dabbled in the entertainment industry as an actor in Masquerade (1984), and as a producer in Barb Wire (1996), and Goddess of Love (1988).
Is Ray Manzella On Instagram?
No, Ray didn’t seem to be on Instagram. The IG @ray_manzella was likely a fan account, in case you stumbled onto it.
But find Ray on Facebook at @ray.manzella.9.
Here’s Sondra’s IG @revamped4you.
Where Does Ray Manzella Reside Now?
As of 2022, Ray resided in Pacific Palisades, CA.
But originally, he hails from San Fernando Valley.
How Tall Is Ray Manzella?
Ray stands tall at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).
Mentioning his district features, Ray has a square face and a rounded chin.