Raymond "Ray" Ablack (born on November 12, 1989) is a Canadian actor who portrayed Sav Bhandari on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Ray made his first appearance on Degrassi in Season 7. He is the lead singer in the band SoundSpeed alongside former Degrassi actors Shane Kippel, Dalmar Abuzeid, Scott Paterson and Jamie Johnston.He interned (answering phones, getting coffee, etc.) behind the scenes at Degrassi for school credit. He was a competitive hockey player for fourteen years. Raymond played the role of Young Simba in the theatre production of The Lion King at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto before landing his role on Degrassi. Raymond sang the national anthem at a Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey game and has a first degree black belt in Goju Ryu Karate-do, Kobudo (weaponry) and Jiu-Jitsu (ground-fighting). Raymond enjoys comedy, rock-reggae music, and writing/directing/filming/producing his own short films as well. Raymond plays punk rock, ska, and reggae music with his makeshift garage band, BlueberriesForSally. In 2007, Raymond traveled to Africa with five Degrassi cast member's to build a school in Kenya with the renowned organization Free The Children. A documentary of Raymond and his cast mates' trip aired on MTV in Canada in the fall of 2007. Ray traveled again in 2008 with his cast to Ecuador. In 2010, he traveled with some of the cast to India to help build a school. Raymond also had a guest spot on the series Life With Derek. Raymond appears as the character Raj on the seris "Orphan Black" on Space. Alongside Charlotte Arnold, he is currently enrolled at Ryerson University in Downtown Toronto. He was born on November 12, 1989.