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Bill Saluga
Born September 16, 1937 (1937-09-16) (age 83)
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, movies, television
Genres Sketch comedy, Improvisational comedy, Character comedy
Subject(s) Self-deprecation, Everyday life
Influences Redd Foxx, Billy Barty, Fred Willard, Slappy White
Influenced David Steinberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Townsend, Tim Allen
Notable works and roles founding member of the Ace Trucking Company comedy troupe
created the stage character Ray J. Johnson

Bill Saluga (born William Saluga; September 16, 1937) is an American comedian. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a founding member, along with Fred Willard, Michael Mislove, George Memmoli, and Patti Deutsch of the improvisational comedy troupe Ace Trucking Company.

Saluga is best known for his cigar-smoking, zoot-suit-wearing television character “Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.”. He is famous for his catchphrase "You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Raymond J. Johnson, but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

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