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Overview (3)

Born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRaymond Albert Romano
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He performed in the NYC comedy club circuit before landing a guest spot on The Letterman Show. It was here that he propelled his TV show Everybody Loves Raymond.

He was also the voice of the Mammoth in the extremely successful Ice Age Series Movies.

He is also the inspiration for the character'Paul', written by his brother Rich in the film "the Investigator."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joe Nemo

Family (2)

Spouse Anna Romano (11 October 1987 - present)  (4 children)
Parents Lucie Romano
Albert Romano

Trade Mark (3)

Jokes about dealing with his parents, wife and children
Nasal voice
Self-deprecating sense of humor

Trivia (32)

Final contestant (i.e. "slowest finger") on Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999), walking off with $125,000 for the NYPD's D.A.R.E. Unit. (5/4/2000)
Father of 4 children: Alexandra Romano (born 1990), twins Matt Romano and Gregory Romano (born 1993) and Joseph Raymond Romano (born February 16, 1998) with his wife, Anna Romano.
Named one of E!'s "Top 20 Entertainers of 2001."
Ray originally planned to become an accountant.
Brother is an actual sergeant for the New York Police Department. Ray and his brother were featured on a 2001 NYPD recruiting poster.
Was originally cast in the role of technician Ted Garelli on NewsRadio (1995) but left after negotiations with writers about a sitcom starring him, namely Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), airing the following year. The role was replaced by Joe Rogan, and after a few days of shooting the cast decided it was easier to call the character Joe Garelli.
He met his wife, Anna Romano, when both worked at the Williamsburg Savings Bank in Queens, New York in 1982. He asked out two other co-workers before he asked Anna, and she was the only one who said yes.
Went to Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York.
He is the son of Lucie (Fortini) and Albert Romano. Seven of his great-grandparents were Italian, and one of his great-grandparents was French (his paternal grandmother's father, August Blache).
Ray Barone, Romano's character on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), was ranked #10 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
Won a Cable Ace Award for Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) (for Best Animated Programming Special or Series) in 1995 as one of the writers.
Was classmates with comedienne Fran Drescher in high school and has even guest-starred as his Ray Barone character on The Nanny (1993).
First comedy performance was in a comedy troop called No Talent.
Currently resides in Los Angeles.
He guest-starred a few times in The King of Queens (1998) as Ray Barone, his character from Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Dropped out of Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York to go to Hillcrest High School. One of his brothers, however, did graduate from AMHS.
The flashback episode of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), in which Ray Barone first meets his future wife, he is delivering a futon. After Ray Romano's bank-teller job (where he met his real wife, Anna), he worked as a futon delivery-man before he tried stand-up comedy.
Was among the guests at Kevin James' wedding to Steffiana De La Cruz.
Lived at home with his parents until he was 29 years old.
Graduated from CUNY Queens College in Flushing, New York.
Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
Michael K. Brock also attended Hillcrest High School with Fran Drescher and Ray Romano.
His father died on March 2010.
Brother is Richard A. Romano. Richard is a screenwriter and high school baseball coach, following his longstanding career as an NYPD Sgt/investigator.
Acting mentor was Doris Roberts.
His older brother, Rich, was a NYC police sergeant for 20 years and has written his own theatrically released feature film called 'The Investigator.".
After the ending of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), he remained close friends with Doris Roberts, until her death in 2016.
His real-life father had a birthday, just 3 days after Doris Roberts. The most coincidental thing is they were both born in 1925. His father died just 6 years before Roberts.
Surrogate son of Doris Roberts.
Credits Doris Roberts as his best friend.
In the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond: Six Feet Under(1998) Debra measures Ray at 5'11 3/4" but in real life Ray is actually 6'2".
The third actor with an alliterative name to play husband & wife with Patricia Heaton (on his sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond'), with the first being Michael McKean in the film "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" (1992) and the second being David Duchovny in the film "Beethoven" (1992).

Personal Quotes (6)

At The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000): "I feel like this is a dream - and I apologize for how I dressed some of you."
Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they're born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.
It seems to be a common denominator with a lot of comics, this low self-esteem thing.
Right after 'Raymond' I had a world-is-my-oyster attitude, but I found out I don't like oysters. I had this existential emptiness.'What is my purpose? Who am I?' I had a big identity crisis.
[on celebrity golf fundraisers] I get asked to do a lot of these, and I can't do 'em all, but I do as many as I can, and especially the ones where there's a personal connection. And with this one, my wife is doing fine because of a lot of the people who are here today.
[on how he would choose to die] Sniper. A very good sniper. I don't want them to have to come down and check me out.

Salary (2)

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) $19,000,000 /year(2001)
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) $1,800,000 per episode

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