“Tim, you are the most determined and unflappable person I have ever met.”
–Gov. Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
“Documentary filmmaker Tim Gray is America’s preeminent storyteller of those Tom Brokaw famously called “The Greatest Generation.” -G. Wayne Miller, The Providence Journal
Tim Gray is a national award-winning documentary film director, producer and writer based in Rhode Island. Tim has produced, written and directed 24 documentary films to date on the personal stories of the World War II generation. All of Tim’s films air nationally on American Public Television and also globally in such countries as China, Australia, France and England.
Tim’s films rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by Public Television affiliates. APT has recognized Tim with its prestigious National Programming Excellence Award.
Some of the narrator’s of Tim’s films include: Tom Selleck, Gary Sinise (twice), Dan Aykroyd, Bill Belichick, Gary Sinise, Matthew Broderick, David McCallum, Jason Beghe, Damian Lewis, Jon Seda, Kyle Chandler, Tim McCarver, Tom Kane and Peter Kessler.
Tim’s film travels have taken him to: Japan, Guadalcanal, Corregidor, Bataan, Manila, the Philippines, Peleliu, Guam, Republic of Palau, the Solomon Islands, the Russell Islands, Banika, Pearl Harbor (8 times), Normandy, France (14 times), Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg (twice), Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany (twice) and the Oval Office at the White House in 2017.
Tim is also a contributor for FOX News Channel, sharing the personal stories of the World War II generation:
In 2012, Tim Gray’s World War II Foundation also dedicated the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France, a project honoring American leadership on D-Day and approved by the late Major Richard D. Winters of WWII’s Band of Brothers.
The World War II Foundation oversaw all the fundraising for the 13 foot-high statue and organized the dedication event in France, attended by over 1,000 people, including the current commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and former Secretary of Homeland Security, Gov. Tom Ridge.
Tim has held many fundraisers with the actors from the Band of Brothers television series to benefit the work of the WWII Foundation, both in the United States and in 2014, in Normandy, France. To see photos from the Band of Brothers Actors Reunion in June, 2014, please click here.
Tim Gray has won several national and international awards for his WWII films.
Tim is also the founder of the annual Normandie-World War II International Film Festival held each year in Normandy, France. The film festival brings together filmmakers from all over the world and recognizes the best in World War II focused films.
Tim also oversees the presentation of the World War II Foundation’s annual Senator Bob Dole WWII Leadership Award.
Prior to Tim’s Documentary Film Work
Tim worked as a television sports and news anchor and reporter for over 15 years in several states and U.S. markets including: Michigan, Washington State, Florida (Fort Myers and Orlando) New York and Providence, Rhode Island.
In 2000, Tim was appointed weekend sports anchor and sports/news reporter at Ch. 10 in Providence, another NBC affiliate. He held that job until 2004.
While in Ft. Myers, FL Tim was designated sportscaster-of the-year by the Florida Sportscaster’s Association as well as top feature reporter.
Tim is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Journalism.
Through many initiatives over the years, Tim Gray and his various projects have appeared in and been featured on: FOX News Channel. NHK (Japan), The Today Show; MSNBC, Fox News, Discovery Channel’s Orange County Choppers, CNN, C-Span, ESPN, PBS stations around the country and the United States Armed Forces Radio Network and in newspapers such as USA Today, the Boston Globe and via the Associated Press. Click Here to view full list.
Learn About the World War II Foundation and hear Tim speaking on the topic of the men and women who fought and survived WWII:
Tim Gray Appears on White House Chronicle
Tim Gray Appears on Story in the Public Square
Tim Gray Addresses the Surface Navy Association in Washington, DC
Tim Gray Hosts RIPBS Program on Jewish-American WWII Veterans
Tim Gray Hosts PBS WWII Program
About the World War II Foundation
Tim Gray on FOX News National
Tim Gray Hosts National Program on C-Span