Ray Romano Bio | Wiki
Ray Romano is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Ray Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Ray received an Emmy Award for the movie and played the voice of Manny in the Ice Age film series.
He created and starred in the TNT comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age. From 2012 to 2015, Ray had a recurring role as Hank Rizzoli, a love interest of Sarah Braverman in the NBC series Parenthood. Moreover, he co-starred in the romantic comedy The Big Sick in 2017. Since 2017, Ray has portrayed Rick Moreweather in the Epix comedy-drama series Get Shorty.
Ray Romano Age
Ray was born on December 21, 1957, in Queens, New York, United States. He is 64 years old.
Ray Romano Height
He is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (Approx.1.87 m).
Ray Romano Family | Dad
He was born in Queens, New York City, to his parents Luciana “Lucie” and Albert Romano. Ray’s mother is a piano teacher and his father was a real estate agent and engineer. He is of Italian descent. Ray grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens.
Ray Romano Brother
He has an older brother, Richard, a sergeant with the NYPD, and a younger brother, Robert, a second-grade teacher in New York City. Richard appeared in the episodes “Golf For It”, “Just a Formality” and “The Toaster”.
Ray Romano Wife
Ray married his wife, Anna Scarpulla, in 1987. They met while working at a bank together. His character’s daughter in Everybody Loves Raymond was named after his real-life daughter, Alexandra “Ally”.
Also, in the series pilot, Ray and Debra’s twin boys were named Gregory and Matthew, after Ray’s real-life twin sons. However, he felt it was inconvenient to have all his television children have the same names as his real children, and changed the twins’ names to Geoffrey and Michael onscreen.
Ray Romano Daughter
His character’s daughter in Everybody Loves Raymond was named after his real-life daughter, Alexandra “Ally”. She made several appearances on Everybody Loves Raymond as Molly, the best friend of his on-screen daughter, Ally, and the daughter of Ray Barone’s nemesis, Peggy the Cookie Lady.
Ray Romano Education
He attended elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills. After transferring from Archbishop Molloy High School, Ray graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975. He was in the same high school class as Fran Drescher. Before getting into show business, Ray briefly attended Queens College, in Flushing, New York, where he studied accounting.
Ray Romano Movies And Tv Shows
Made for Love
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
One Day at a Time
Kevin Can Wait
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
Somewhere in Queens
The Big Sick
Ray Romano Ice Age
In 2002, Ray voiced the woolly mammoth Manfred (Manny) in the film Ice Age. He also voiced its sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown in 2006, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 2009, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, and Ice Age: Collision Course in 2016.
Ray Romano Parenthood
He joined the cast of Parenthood beginning with its fourth season premiere. Ray became a semi-regular, playing photographer Hank Rizzoli, who hired and later had a romantic relationship with Sarah Braverman and developed a friendship with her nephew who has Asperger syndrome. The role was specifically created for him after he expressed his love for the series and met with creator Jason Katims on the set of Friday Night Lights.
Ray Romano The Office
He made an appearance in the seventh season of the NBC series The Office as Merv Bronte, a nervous job applicant interviewing for the job left vacant by Michael Scott.
Ray Romano Everybody Loves Raymond
In 1996, he became the star of his own show, Everybody Loves Raymond on CBS, which featured a cast and format more suitable to Ray’s brand of humor. His work on the series earned him six Primetime Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, a category he won in 2002. He also shared two Emmy Awards as an executive producer when his show won Outstanding Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005.
Ray Romano Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Ray’s estimated net worth is $200 million.
Does Ray Romano Play Piano
Yes, Ray is actually playing the theme to LOVE STORY on the piano. His mother was a piano teacher.
Does Ray Romano Speak Italian
Yes. He is of Italian descent. Ray is the only actor on Everybody Loves Raymond whose heritage is Italian American.