Ray is also a entrepreneur  who has launched his own website, a fragrance (called Raygrance Number 1) and a pasta sauce, advertised in TV commercials and says he has no plans to retire from Home and Away whilst he is still under contract. It was revealed in July 2019, that Ray had to undergo heart surgery after doctors found blocked arteries, he is since recovering after a triple bypass operation. 
Pre Home And Away careerEdit
Ray Meagher (pronounced Marr) is of Irish heritage, he was born on a sheep and cattle station in Roma, Queensland, an outback town and the inspiration for his trademark Alfisms. Coincidently he was born on the same date (July 4th) as fellow former cast member Dennis Coard. He has appeared in many popular Australian films including Breaker Morant, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Newsfront, My Brilliant Career and The Shiralee, as well as appearing with TV KIng Graham Kennedy in The Odd Angry Shot in 1979. He was had many roles in Australian TV since the 1960s, some of his famous pre-Home And Away roles was playing guest parts as villains in Prisoner , including in 1979 as Geoff Butler, a friend (later enemy) of officer Jim Fletcher (who was played by Gerard Maguire) and a love interest to officer Meg Jackson (Elspeth Ballantyne), 1984 as Kurt Renner, a gangster who was connected to Sonia Stevens (Tina Bursill) and 1986 as Ernest Craven the sadistic and evil governor of Blackmoor prison.
Home And Away 1988-presentEdit
Ray auditioned originally for the role of Tom Fletcher, which went to Roger Oakley before getting the role of grumpy Alf Stewart in 1987 and filmed his first scenes in July that year for the pilot. When a full series was comissioned, Ray returned to the regular role as Flamin Alf and as of 2019 he is still playing the legendary character. He has a wax figure in his honour at Madame Tussaud's.