Actor Gary Raymond (born 20th April 1935 in London) appeared in Coronation Street in July 1985 as sales rep Wally Trainer who linked up with Bet Lynch in a Blackpool hotel when she was on holiday there with Rita Fairclough and Mavis Riley.

He is the third of three sons born into a theatrical family as his parents were music hall entertainers. After school in Leicester he joined RADA at the age of 18 after which he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. His good looks ensured many film roles in the late 1950s and 1960s including Jason and the Argonauts and The Greatest Story Ever Told. He has acted extensively in all theatrical mediums including the West End stage and, for television, series such as Jason King, The New Avengers and Casualty.