Ray Powell is a fun-loving and orderly member of the group with absolutely no idea what he’s in for[1]. He is a character in 1984 portrayed by DeRon Horton.


Ray was a popular fraternity member at Omega XI. Back in 1983, Ray was involved in hazing new recruits during their initiation process. One recruit, Chan, was not feeling all too well after drinking too much. After a discussion with Ray, Chan falls down the stairs as he tries to pull his pants up.

In a panic, Ray assumes that Chan is dead and the frat house would be held responsible for the incident. To cover himself and the Pledge Master, he stages Chan's death as a car accident over a cliff. Ray leaves Chan inside a car and releases the brake. Unaware to Ray, Chan was only unconscious and awakes when the car begins to move toward the cliff. Despite trying to pull Chan out of the window, Ray lost his grip and Chan ripped Ray's watch off as the car went over the cliff.[3]

Ray tried but gradually coud no longer go to classes and soon dropped out of the university, taking a job as a hospital orderly taking care of comatose patients. He met Montana Duke at one of Justine Batemanʼs parties and met Chet Clancy one day at the gym. Ray joined the group to work at Camp Redwood to avoid trouble after news breaks out that Chan's car had been found.[4] Ray believed it was only a matter of time before authorities found his watch.

Personality and Appearance



  • Ray: "Suck a nut, Camp Redwood! I'll see you in another life!"
  • To Brooke: "Don't feel like you have to change to fit into the world."
  • Ray: "Oh my God! Is that my head in there?!"




  1. Swift, Andy (September 15, 2019). AHS: 1984: Everything We Know So Far. TV
  2. In "True Killers" he makes no appearance, but is mentioned by Chet Clancy.
  3. Episode: Slashdance
  4. Episode: Camp Redwood
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