Ray Alvarado

Full name

Raymond Filbert Alvarado

First appearence

The Accident (October 8th, 1994)

Portrayed by

Darris Love

Raymond "Ray" Alvarado is Alex Mack's closest friend and one of the only two people she trusts with the secret of her powers. He tends to be a bit foolhardy at times and can cause trouble, but Ray always means well and has come to Alex's rescue many times.

A running gag is Ray's habit of changing his "lifelong dream" almost constanty. Over the course of the series, he has expressed desires to be (among other things) a basketball player, a musician, and even a sumo wrestler, but has always inevitably abandoned those dreams for new ones.