A veteran writer of Australian television, Ray Kolle has long been associated with various Australian produced and overseas TV shows for over 40 years. He has had varied roles such as script supervisor, story consultant, story editor and script writer to name a few.

Ray Kolle-2He also wrote and produced musicals during his career.

Before his writing career, Ray worked as a sales person in a book shop but had ambitions to be a playwright with one play produced during his time working there. A musical version of “Little Women” which he wrote the book and lyrics for. The play was produced at the Arts Theatre, Melbourne with the production running for a successful season.

Ray began writing for television around 1967. His first assignment was writing comedy sketches for a variety show called In Melbourne Tonight.

Then one of the first Australian TV serials was broadcast, Bellbird. After watching several episodes of Bellbird, Ray submitted a script for consideration and soon afterwards he was asked to join the writing team. This led him to quitting his job at the book shop to begin his successful writing career.