|Name: Raymond Manuel Toro-Ortiz|
|Born: July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey|
|Status: Girlfriend, Christa|
|Role in Band: Lead Guitar|
Ray was born on July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey. Growing up he didn't live in the safest neighborhood, there was many drug addicts overdosing outside of his house. Because of danger factor in that area he was often not allowed outside of the house. When he was a a sophomore in High School, Ray's older brother bought him his first guitar and introduced him to a new genre of music. After college he was introduced to Gerard and Mikey Way by a close friend of his. They weren't the bests of friends but still talked time to time. After the September 11th attacks Ray got a phone call from Gerard Way asking if he wanted to start a band. Now Ray is one of the most important member of the band, he writes most of the music, helps fellow member Frank Iero with his guitar riffs, and he is also the one who has those crazy guitar solos in almost every song.
Ray has only had 2 major injuries in his life. One is a "Guitar Burn" which is like a rub burn but from a guitar strap, the other was a slice to the head from Franks guitar. When playing Frank accidentally swung the guitar into Rays head, splitting it open, but ignoring the blood coming out of his head Ray continued playing until the set was over. Everybody know Ray for his Fro, which has gotten bigger and bigger over the years. Ray is the only member of My Chemical Romance who doesn't like to read, can't cook and wear contacts. He is also one of the hardest workers for the band along with Bob Byar, they spend most of their time in the studio fooling around with songs.