Ray Romano

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
In his early days as a stand-up comic, Ray Romano won over audiences with his New York accent and his deadpan delivery of domestic humor and observations. When he translated that accessible, everyday guy persona into a ... Read more »
Born: 12/21/1957 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (112)

Get Shorty 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Vinyl 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2010, 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 (Movie)

Manny (Voice)

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Parenthood 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jim Rome on Showtime 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Maron 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

Jerry Cardozo (Actor)

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

The Pete Holmes Show 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Manny (Voice)

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Middle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 1997 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Men of a Certain Age 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 (Movie)

Voice of of Manfred 'Manny' the Mammoth (Actor)

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

Fred Marsh (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Maurice Burns (Actor)

Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Word 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

95 Miles to Go 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Earth to America! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Manny (Actor)

All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Becker 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ray Romano & Kevin James: Making The Cut 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Eulogy 2004 (Movie)

Skip Collins (Actor)

Hollywood Squares 1998 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Welcome to Mooseport 2004 (Movie)

Handy Harrison (Actor)

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Comedian (Actor)

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

of Manfred 'Manny' the Mammoth (Voice)

Inside TV Land: The Pitch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Lifetime Presents Disney's American Teacher Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Secret World of Sitcoms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sneak Peek 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Host

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Host

Full Frontal Comedy 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Ray Romano 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of About 14 CBS Stars 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Kevin Can Wait (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

95 Miles to Go 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

In his early days as a stand-up comic, Ray Romano won over audiences with his New York accent and his deadpan delivery of domestic humor and observations. When he translated that accessible, everyday guy persona into a sitcom, he made television history with "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), one of the best loved, most critically acclaimed sitcoms of the era. A Top 10 ratings earner for over half of its nine-year run, the show's success was rooted in its outstanding ensemble cast and its relatable focus on the minutiae of family life, with adults taking center stage. The show transformed Romano into one of the top TV stars of the day, with a best-selling memoir and a Grammy-nominated comedy album to complete the picture. When he ventured out onto the big screen, however, it was hit-or-miss, with several failed attempts at buddy comedies and darker independent films but blockbuster success arrived in the shape of Manny the wooly mammoth who Romano amusingly voiced in the animated "Ice Age" franchise. In the wake of nearly a decade spent on the CBS sitcom he created, Romano branched out in 2010 with another primetime project, "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2010). The hour-long comic drama proved that Romano could ably inhabit less autobiographical material than his previous hit, yet still draw in audiences with his intensely likable persona and timeless wit.

Relationships

Anna Romano

Wife
Met while working at a bank Married Oct. 11, 1987

Alexandra Romano Actor

Daughter
Born in 1990; mother, Anna Romano; acted with father on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS)

Albert Romano

Father

Gregory Romano Actor

Son
Born in 1993; twin of Matthew; mother, Anna Romano; acted with father on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS)

Lucie Romano

Mother

Matthew Romano Actor

Son
Born in 1993; twin of Gregory; mother, Anna Romano; acted with father on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS)

Joseph Romano

Son
Born Feb. 16, 1998; mother, Anna Romano

Robert Romano Actor

Brother
Born c. 1965; acted with brother on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS)

Richard Romano

Brother
Born in 1956; sergeant with the NYPD

EDUCATION

Queens College

Flushing , New York
Quit after gaining only 15 credits in three years; However, he would later return to complete his degree in accounting

Hillcrest High School

Jamaica , New York 1975
Was a classmate of Fran Drescher

Thomas Edison High School

Jamaica , New York
Transferred out

Archbishop Molloy High School

Briarwood , New York
Transferred out

Milestones

2017

Was cast in the romantic comedy "The Big Sick"

2016

Nabbed a recurring part as Zak Yankovich on HBO's music drama "Vinyl"

2016

Voiced the role of Manny once again in "Ice Age: Collision Course"

2014

Appeared in the crime drama "Rob the Mob"

2012

Played Hank Rizzoli on NBC's "Parenthood"

2012

Reprised voice role of Manny the woolly mammoth in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"

2011

Reunited with "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-star Patricia Heaton with a guest role on "The Middle." (ABC)

2009

Returned to television with lead role on TNT's "Men of a Certain Age," which he co-created with former "Everybody Loves Raymond" writer Mike Royce

2009

Reprised the role of Manny in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"

2006

Again let his voice to Manny for the animated sequel "Ice Age: The Meltdown"

2005

Received an Emmy nomination for the comedy special "Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh" (CBS)

2004

Starred in the black comedy "Eulogy," which followed three generations of a family who come together for the patriarch's funeral

2004

Co-starred with Gene Hackman in the comedy "Welcome to Mooseport"

2002

Lent his voice to the character of Manny the Mammoth for the animated feature "The Ice Age"

1998

Guest starred on several episodes of "The King of Queens" (CBS) as his "Everybody Loves Raymond" character Ray Barone

1996

Headlined own CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond"; also produced and wrote several episodes; earned Best Actor Emmy (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005), Golden Globe (2000, 2001) and SAG (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) nominations; also earned Emmy nominations

1996

Starred in own special "HBO Half-Hour Comedy: Ray Romano"

1995

Replaced by Joe Rogan on the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio" after two days of rehearsals

1995

Provided voice of recurring character on "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" (Comedy Central); was also a staff writer

1994

Appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)

1992

Featured on HBO's "The 15th Annual Young Comedians Special" hosted by Dana Carvey

1991

Appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)

1989

Won $10,000 in a stand-up competition

1987

Began to pursue stand-up full-time

Bonus Trivia

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Is of Italian and French descent.

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First began his comedy career by competing in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search in 1989.

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Quit college after attaining only 15 credits to pursue a stand-up career.

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Competed in the World Series of Poker over seven times.

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On the title of his sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond": "I hated myself since I was born, but especially after the show got its title. That just increased my self-hate." – quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, Oct. 17, 1996

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"When you go to standup, there seems to be a common denominator of some form of need or want for validation from the audience that maybe you were lacking as a kid. And [my dad] was a guy who just worked hard and had a hard time expressing himself and as I got older, he had a very dry sense of humor. I realize that this is where I got it from — super dry." - from www.npr.org, July 5, 2011

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"The only thing I miss from the sitcom format is that immediate gratification ... [of] the live audience. As a standup, I live off of that. It's my energy source. And there is none of that when you're doing a single camera. You get it in the writer's room ... but when we're filming, you just have to trust that what you're doing is funny." - from www.npr.org, July 5, 2011

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"I only met Mick Jagger once, but Martin Scorsese was awesome. He was very collaborative, very fun to be around. He let you do your thing. It was just one of the surreal moments in my career to work with him, and I had a great time." - from Parade, June 22, 2016

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"I can safely say I’m never going to do a multi-camera sitcom [again]. Because I did it. I don’t want to have to follow what I did. If that’s my legacy, that’s fine. I want to do comedy again, of course. I do comedy in this. But multi-cam, I’m happy with the way I left it." - from www.assignmentx.com, April 18, 2016

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