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Who is Charles Lee Ray?

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Charles Lee Ray is the main character of the "Chucky" horror film series. He is a voodoo practitioner who had his soul transferred into a killer Good Guy doll. Ray is also known for being "The Lakeshore Strangler."

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Charles Lee Ray, nicknamed Chucky, is a fictional character in the "Chucky" franchise. Films in the series include: "Child's Play" (1988), "Child's Play 2" (1990), "Child's Play 3" (1991), "Bride of Chucky" (1998), "Seed of Chucky" (2004) and "Curse of Chucky" (2013). The seventh chapter of the franchise is set to be released in 2016. Chucky has become one of the most recognizable horror icons and was nominated for Best Villain at the MTV Movie Awards in 1999, although he lost to Matt Dillon.

In the series, Charles Lee Ray was born to a wealthy family. However, he had an alcoholic Austrian immigrant father who abused him and his mother. He was put into care at the age of 10 after his mother's suicide. In 1988, Charles Lee Ray was shot in a toy store, but before he died, he performed a ritual and transferred his soul to a Good Guy doll.

In the first three installments of the franchise, Ray, now known as Chucky, looks like a normal doll; however, in the last three, there are scars and stitches on his face and body.

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