Ray Stevenson is an English actor born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

He gained international recognition for his role as Titus Pullo in the acclaimed television series "Rome" (2005-2007).

Stevenson is known for his physical presence and has portrayed several iconic characters in action films.

He played the role of Frank Castle/The Punisher in the film "Punisher: War Zone" (2008), based on the Marvel Comics character.

Ray Stevenson portrayed Volstagg, a member of the Warriors Three, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films "Thor" (2011), "Thor: The Dark World" (2013), and "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017).

He has showcased his versatility by appearing in historical dramas such as "King Arthur" (2004) and "The Book of Eli" (2010).

Stevenson also has experience in the world of comic book adaptations, having portrayed Firefly in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013).

He has lent his voice to several video game characters, including the role of Raul Menendez in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" (2012).

In addition to his on-screen performances, Stevenson has worked extensively in theater, including performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Despite his imposing physical presence on screen, Ray Stevenson is known for his friendly and down-to-earth personality off-screen.