Drawing upon more than 40 years of expertise in the arts, media, entertainment and political industries, Raymond J. Reiss currently serves as a filmmaker, actor and director of the eponymously named Reiss Productions. Through his production company, he has directed and produced a myriad of documentaries and short films, as well as conducted interviews. Two films to his directing credit include “Reflections of Ol’e Flick” and “Lights, Camera, Wichita.” Additionally, Mr. Reiss has acted in a wide range of films and television shows, including serving as an extra in “Mars Attack” in 2018.
Notably, Mr. Reiss was elected the inaugural Mayor of Park City, Kansas, in 1989 and served three terms in that role. For his success and excellence in politics, he had a court and street in Park City named in his honor. He also received the Key to the City and a Certificate of Recognition. Furthermore, Mr. Reiss lived in San Francisco for a period of time, where he co-hosted a cable television show for nine months. During this point in his career, he impressively created holograms alongside Lloyd Cross, a recognized holographer.
Prior to embarking on his career, Mr. Reiss pursued a formal education at Wichita State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology. After spending time in the United States Navy, he returned to higher education, completing graduate coursework in parapsychology at John F. Kennedy University.
Alongside his primary vocational efforts, Mr. Reiss is a licensed magician through the International Brotherhood of Magicians, first joining the organization in 1981. He is also a member of the Tallgrass Film Alliance. Attributing his immense success to his love for the creative process and his enthusiasm for all his projects, Mr. Reiss is especially proud and humbled by his three terms as Mayor of Park City. Looking toward the future of his life and career, he intends to continue making the best out of every situation, live his life to the fullest extent and pursue new ventures.