Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Michael Rye

Recorded April 10th, 1979 - 16 min

Radio actor with roots in Chicago, where he was born in March 2, 1918. Using his birth name, Rye Billsbury, he appeared in such shows as Ma Perkins, Backstage Wife and Jack Armstrong. He was Mr. First Nighter for nine years before relocating to California where he did a great amount of voice-over work for TV cartoons and commercials. He was 61 at the time of our conversation following his appearance on a Sears Radio Theatre program recorded at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. He died September 20, 2012 at age 94.

Mystery House - 4/21/46 - Murder takes practice

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Michael Rye as the announcer on "Mystery House" from April 21st, 1946.