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Ray Romano

Mostly Credited As: Ray Romano
Birth Name: Raymond Albert Romano
Date Of Birth: December 21, 1957 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Queens, New York City, New York
Height: 6' 2 ½" (1.89 m)

Ray Romano


Raymond Romano was born on December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York. His parents’ names are Albert and Lucie Romano. He has two brothers - Richard, who is a policeman, and Robert, who a publicist. He went to school in Queens, New York, and attended Hillcrest High School where he graduated in 1975. He went to Queens College in Flushing, New York, and was studying to be an accountant, but didn’t graduate.

Romano worked odd jobs to support himself while competing on open mike competitions at local nightclubs, honing his comedy act. He took his act on Star Search, and also got a recurring guest voice role on the show Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Once he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, his career was on its way. He got his own television show, Everybody Loves Raymond, in 1996. The show was so successful that in 2004 he became the highest paid TV actor in history.

Romano has also had roles in several films, including Ice Age (2002), Welcome to Mooseport (2004), and the HBO documentary Making the Cut (2006).

Romano is married to Anna Scarpulla, and the couple has four children together: daughter Alexandra, twin sons Matthew and Gregory, and another son, Joseph. In his free time, he enjoys golf.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Men of a Certain Age (2009)As: Joe
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)As: Raymond Albert Barone
People's Choice Awards (1975)As: Himself (Host - 1999 / Co-Host - 1998)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Pete Holmes Show (2013) 
  Ray Romano 02x42: (Jun/02/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Maron (2013) 
  Marc's New Friend 02x02: (May/15/2014) As Ray Romano 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Ray Romano | Future 01x141: (Apr/28/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Parenthood (2010) (2010) 
  The Pontiac 05x22: (Apr/17/2014) As Hank Rizzoli 
  I'm Still Here 05x21: (Apr/10/2014) As Hank Rizzoli 
  Cold Feet 05x20: (Apr/03/2014) As Hank Rizzoli 
  Fraud Alert 05x19: (Mar/27/2014) As Hank Rizzoli 

Pioneers of Television (2008) 
  Standup to Sitcom 04x01: (Apr/15/2014) As Himself 

Conan (2010) 
  Ray Romano, Tom Felton, Fortune Feimster 04x50: (Feb/19/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Do You Want Lies With That? 01x19: (Dec/08/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Hollywood Game Night (2013) 
  T'was the Game Night Before Christmas 02x01: (Dec/23/2013) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Ray Romano, Tom Waits, a Top Ten List presented by American League All-Stars 19x161: (Jul/09/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ray Romano, Reese Waters, Arctic Monkeys 18x144: (May/26/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ray Romano, John Mellencamp 18x50: (Dec/06/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ray Romano, Reggie Reg, Dennis Haysbert 14x139: (May/04/2007) As Himself 

The Middle (2009) 
  Forced Family Fun: Part 2 of 2 03x02: (Sep/21/2011) As Nicky Kohlbrenner, [Special Guest Stars]
  Forced Family Fun: Part 1 of 2 03x01: (Sep/21/2011) As Nicky Kohlbrenner, [Special Guest Stars]

The Office (US) (2005) 
  Search Committee (Part 2) 07x26: (May/19/2011) As Merv Bronte 
  Search Committee (Part 1) 07x25: (May/19/2011) As Merv Bronte 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Ray Romano, Michael Buble 05x116: (Jul/10/2009) As Himself 
  Ray Romano, Kate Flannery, Jeff Caldwell 04x49: (Mar/17/2008) As Himself 
  Ray Romano, Tom Caltabiano, Ken Shamrock 02x64: (Apr/13/2006) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Guest co-host William Shatner; Ray Romano; Megan Fox; the Ultimate Hometown Grill-Off continues 27x215: (Jun/26/2009) As Himself 
  'Everybody Loves Raymond' Cast/Anthony Fedorov 23x180: (May/13/2005) As Himself 

Hannah Montana (2006) 
  We're All On This Date Together 02x29: (Oct/12/2008) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Knights of Prosperity (2007) 
  Operation: Rent Money 01x10: (Aug/08/2007) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Operation: Oswald Montecristo 01x09: (Feb/28/2007) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Sit Down Comedy (2005) 
  Ray Romano 02x06: (Mar/28/2007) As Himself 

'Til Death (2006) 
  The Italian Affair 01x16: (Feb/15/2007) As Man at Restaurant, [Uncredited]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Ray Romano, Jeff Corwin, Kelly Monaco 03x138: (Apr/13/2006) As Himself 
  Ray Romano/Alicia Keys 03x02: (Sep/06/2005) As Himself 
  Ray Romano/James Denton 02x164: (May/19/2005) As Himself 
  Ray Romano/Nicole Richie/Jesse McCartney 02x111: (Feb/21/2005) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #1117 11x17: (Apr/08/2006) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Ray Romano, Maria Shaw, Ming Tsai 02x127: (Apr/04/2006) As Himself 
  Ray Romano, Audra McDonald, Josh Bernstein 02x123: (Mar/29/2006) As Himself 
  Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin James 01x173: (Jul/27/2005) As Himself 
  Rachael Ray, Brook Geraghty, Ted McGinley, Ray Romano 01x06: (Sep/20/2004) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Ray Romano, Tom Caltabiano, law enforcement coordinator Del Harvey, Pastor Joel Osteen, guest co-host Myrka Dellanos 09x60: (Mar/31/2006) As Himself 
  Season 5, Episode 59 05x59: (Mar/22/2002) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 76 02x76: (Dec/14/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Ray Romano, Sue Johanson, José González 13x97: (Mar/29/2006) As Himself 

The King of Queens (1998) 
  Raygin Bulls 08x10: (Nov/28/2005) As Ray Barone 
  Dire Strayts 02x08: (Nov/08/1999) As Ray Barone 
  Rayny Day 01x19: (Mar/01/1999) As Ray Barone 
  Road Rayge 01x09: (Nov/16/1998) As Ray Barone 

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005) 
  Hot to Tot 01x02: (Aug/10/2005) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter 04x08: (Jul/10/2005) Voiced  Raymond 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Cast and Creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" 11x20: (Jun/19/2005) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Don't Fear the Roofer 16x16: (May/01/2005) Voiced  Ray Magini 

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 5 Game 1 05x01: (Jan/25/2005) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Mireille Giuliano 06x106: (Jan/24/2005) As Himself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Season 3 Finale 03x40: (May/26/2004) As audience member 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Ray Romano/Zwan 28x20: (Apr/12/2003) As Himself (Host) 
  Ray Romano/The Corrs 24x15: (Mar/13/1999) As Himself (Host) 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 54th Annual Emmy Awards 54x01: (Sep/22/2002) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'Everybody Loves Raymond') 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  10/6/2000 02x41: (Oct/06/2000) As Himself 
  4/5/2000 02x15: (Apr/05/2000) As Himself 
  9/20/1999 01x11: (Sep/20/1999) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Ray Romano 04x63: (May/20/1999) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Nanny (US) (1993) 
  The Reunion Show 05x18: (Mar/25/1998) As Ray Barone 

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) 
  Electric Bike 04x03: (Jun/29/1997) Voiced  Himself 
  ESP 02x13: (May/26/1996) As Himself 
  Drinky the Drunk Guy 02x06: (Jan/21/1996) As Himself 
  Office Management 02x04: (Dec/17/1995) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)• Producer
Men of a Certain Age (2009)• Executive Producer
• Creator

Episode Crew


Men of a Certain Age (2009) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Back in the Shit 01x10 Feb/22/2010 As: Teleplay
Let It Go 01x02 Dec/14/2009 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Dec/07/2009 As: Writer
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) (Credited in 16 episodes from this show) 
 
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Finale 09x16 May/16/2005 As: Writer
Angry Sex 09x03 Oct/04/2004 As: Writer
The Bachelor Party 07x23 May/12/2003 As: Writer
She's the One 07x09 Nov/18/2002 As: Writer
The First Time (3) 06x24 May/20/2002 As: Writer
Trivia

Romano attended the same high school as actress Fran Drescher, though she was three years ahead of him.

He was originally going to be an accountant.

He delievered futons before getting into stand-up comedy.

One of his idols in the field of stand-up comedy was Bill Cosby.

Named one of E!'s "Top 20 Entertainers of 2001."

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.

Final contestant (i.e. "slowest finger") on Celebrity "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (1999/I), walking off with $125,000 for the NYPD's D.A.R.E. Unit. His brother works for the NYPD and he himself had a silent cameo on "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Four-time People's Choice Award Winner from 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Winner for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series for "Everybody Loves Raymond" from the Viewers for Quality Television Awards.

His wife Anna Romano beat stage-one breast cancer.

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