|Born||September 16, 1937|
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, movies, television|
|Genres||Sketch comedy, Improvisational comedy, Character comedy|
|Subject(s)||Self-deprecation, Everyday life|
|Influences||Redd Foxx, Billy Barty, Fred Willard, Slappy White|
|Influenced||David Steinberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Townsend, Tim Allen|
|Notable works and roles||founding member of the Ace Trucking Company comedy troupe|
created the stage character Ray J. Johnson
Bill Saluga (born William Saluga; September 16, 1937) is an American comedian. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a founding member, along with Fred Willard, Michael Mislove, George Memmoli, and Patti Deutsch of the improvisational comedy troupe Ace Trucking Company.
Saluga is best known for his cigar-smoking, zoot-suit-wearing television character “Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.”. He is famous for his catchphrase "You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Raymond J. Johnson, but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"
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