Raymond Louis "Ray" Heenan (born November 1, 1943-died September 17, 2017), also known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, is an American former professional wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He was known for his skill in drawing heel heat for himself and his wrestlers, and for his on-screen repartee with Gorilla Monsoon as a color commentator. World Wrestling Entertainment described Heenan as "one of sports-entertainment's best loved legends". Heenan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 by Blackjack Lanza. Heenan also holds the distinction of being on the first episodes of both WWE Raw and WCW Nitro.