Ray Romano

Ray Romano

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1957-12-21 (64 years old)

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Biography

Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) 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, for which he received an Emmy Award, and as the voice of Manny in the Ice Age film series. He created and starred in the TNT comedy drama Men of a Certain Age (2009–2011). From 2012 to 2015, Romano had a recurring role as Hank Rizzoli, a love interest of Sarah Braverman in the NBC series Parenthood. More recently, he co-starred in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017) and portrayed mob lawyer Bill Bufalino in Martin Scorsese's epic crime film The Irishman (2019). Since 2017, Romano has portrayed Rick Moreweather in the Epix comedy-drama series Get Shorty.

Personal Life

Romano married his wife, Anna Scarpulla, in 1987. They met while working at a bank together. Romano's character's daughter on Everybody Loves Raymond was named after his real-life daughter, Alexandra "Ally" Romano. Also, in the series pilot, Ray and Debra's twin boys were named Gregory and Matthew, after Romano's real-life twin sons, but Romano 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. He also said his brother was not pleased with Ray Barone's television brother.Romano's family has made various appearances in the show. Romano's daughter 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. Romano's father, Albert Romano, has made various appearances as Albert, one of Frank Barone's lodge buddies in various episodes such as "Debra at the Lodge", and "Boys' Therapy". Romano's brother, Richard Romano, appeared in the episodes "Golf For It", "Just a Formality" and "The Toaster". Romano's wife, Anna, appeared as one of the moms in the background at Geoffrey and Michael's school in season 6's episode titled "The Angry Family."In February 2012, Romano revealed that his wife, Anna, had successfully battled stage one breast cancer in 2010. Romano told People magazine that "the reason we're going public is to share our experience, yeah, but to have an effect. Our goal is to help people."Romano was close friends with Doris Roberts, who played his character's mother on Everybody Loves Raymond. At the time of her death, Romano said he was inspired by her desire to continue learning throughout her life. She also served as a mentor, helping him to feel more comfortable on set.

Early Life

Romano was born in Queens, New York City, the second son of Luciana "Lucie" (née Fortini), a piano teacher, and Albert Romano (1925 – 2010), a real estate agent and engineer. He is of Italian descent. He grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens. He has an older brother, Richard (born 1956), a sergeant with the NYPD, and a younger brother, Robert (born c. 1966), a second grade teacher in New York City.Romano attended elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills. After transferring from Archbishop Molloy High School, Romano graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975. He was in the same high school class as Fran Drescher. Before getting into show business, Romano briefly attended Queens College, in Flushing, New York, where he studied accounting.

Filmography

All 73

Movies 38

TV Shows 35

Self 35

Voice 1

Leo
Somewhere in Queens (2022)

Somewhere in Queens (2022)

Movie
Sam Morril: Full Capacity (2021)

Sam Morril: Full Capacity (2021)

Movie
Herbert Green / Herbert
Made For Love (2021)

Made For Love (2021)

TV Show
Self
Making The Irishman (2020)

Making The Irishman (2020)

Movie
Bill Bufalino
The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman (2019)

Movie
6.38
Big Bob Spicer
Bad Education (2019)

Bad Education (2019)

Movie
6.5
Andy
Paddleton (2019)

Paddleton (2019)

Movie
Self
Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019)

Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019)

Movie
Rick Moreweather
Get Shorty (2017)

Get Shorty (2017)

TV Show
3.5
Terry
The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick (2017)

Movie
5.79
Crashing (2017)

Crashing (2017)

TV Show
5
Himself
Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? (2017)

Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? (2017)

Movie
Manny
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

Movie
6.35
Manny (voice)
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)

Movie
7.5
Zak Yankovich
Vinyl (2016)

Vinyl (2016)

TV Show
6
Manny
Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)

Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)

Movie
6
Self
I'll Have What Phil's Having (2015)

I'll Have What Phil's Having (2015)

TV Show
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV Show
Host
David Letterman: A Life on Television (2015)

David Letterman: A Life on Television (2015)

Movie
Himself
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Movie
Jerry Cardozo
Rob the Mob (2014)

Rob the Mob (2014)

Movie
4.67
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV Show
Self
Norm Macdonald Live (2013)

Norm Macdonald Live (2013)

TV Show
Himself
George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)

George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)

Movie
Manny
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

Movie
6.25
Manny
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)

Movie
9.5
Manny
Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 (2011)

Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 (2011)

Movie
Self
Dying to Do Letterman (2011)

Dying to Do Letterman (2011)

Movie
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV Show
8.14
Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010)

The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010)

TV Show
Hank Rizzoli
Parenthood (2010)

Parenthood (2010)

TV Show
4.86
Joe Tranelli
Men of a Certain Age (2009)

Men of a Certain Age (2009)

TV Show
4.33
Ray Romano
Funny People (2009)

Funny People (2009)

Movie
1
Manny
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Movie
6.26
Abel
The Last Word (2008)

The Last Word (2008)

Movie
Fred Marsh
The Grand (2007)

The Grand (2007)

Movie
Self / Ray Romano
The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

TV Show
Maurice
Grilled (2006)

Grilled (2006)

Movie
Self
95 Miles to Go (2006)

95 Miles to Go (2006)

Movie
Manny
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Movie
6.26
Himself
Hannah Montana (2006)

Hannah Montana (2006)

TV Show
5.84
Self - Guest
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg (2005)

Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg (2005)

TV Show
Self - Guest
The Reichen Show (2005)

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV Show
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)

TV Show
Self
To Be a Father (2005)

To Be a Father (2005)

Movie
Merv Bronte
The Office (2005)

The Office (2005)

TV Show
6.59
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV Show
6.08
Skip Collins
Eulogy (2004)

Eulogy (2004)

Movie
6
The Tony Danza Show (2004)

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

TV Show
Self - Host
The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)

Movie
Handy Harrison
Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

Movie
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Himself
Best of the Improv: Vol. 4 (2003)

Best of the Improv: Vol. 4 (2003)

Movie
Himself
Comedian (2002)

Comedian (2002)

Movie
Self - Interviewee / Audience Member
American Idol (2002)

American Idol (2002)

TV Show
7.25
Manfred
Ice Age (2002)

Ice Age (2002)

Movie
6.47
Self
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

Movie
Self - Special Guest
Dinner for Five (2001)

Dinner for Five (2001)

TV Show
6
Self - Guest
The Early Show (1999)

The Early Show (1999)

TV Show
Himself
Rove (1999)

Rove (1999)

TV Show
Self - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

TV Show
Ray Barone
The King of Queens (1998)

The King of Queens (1998)

TV Show
5.94
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Ray Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

TV Show
6.48
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)

TV Show
6.89
Self
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

TV Show
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
Caesar's Salad (1990)

Caesar's Salad (1990)

Movie
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
Cruz de olvido (1984)

Cruz de olvido (1984)

Movie
Self - Host / Self - Host / Sweet Pete Zemicky / Chet Harper
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Rick Moreweather
Main Solution

Main Solution

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.45
Based on 3.45 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953
2002
2007
2004
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1957-12-21 (64 years old)

Birth name
Raymond Albert Romano

Place of birth
Queens, United States of America

Religion
atheism

Spouse
Anna Scarpulla

Children
Greg Romano, Alexandra Romano, Matt Romano

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Forest Hills, United States of America

Also known as
Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano, Raymond Albert Romano, Pee Pee Raymond

Awards
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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