Ray Romano Biography
Ray Romano is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. His role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond made him famous and earned him an Emmy Award, and as the voice of Manny in the Ice Age film series. He made and acted as starring in the TNT comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age (2009–11).
From 2012 to 2015, Romano had a recurring role as Hank Rizzoli, a love interest of Sarah Braverman in Parenthood, and co-starred in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017). Romano portrays as Rick More weather in the comedy-drama series Get Shorty.
His early comedy career started when he competed in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search in 1989 directed by Saturday Night Live short film producer Neal Marshad and appeared on The Comedy Channel.
Romano’s career included many outlets, such as Comedy Central, where he had been a recurring guest voice on the show Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. He also was a contestant on Star Search in the stand-up comedy category.
He then appeared on Late Show with David Letterman doing his stand up routine which formed his ties with CBS. Shortly thereafter, he became the star of his own show, Everybody Loves Raymond on CBS.
Romano was the subject of the documentary film 95 Miles to Go. The film documents Romano’s road-trip for a series of rides across the south of the United States. The film was released in theaters on April 7, 2010, by ThinkFilm.
Romano returned to television with a new dramedy for TNT in 2008, Men of a Certain Age, which he co-created with former Everybody Loves Raymond writer, Mike Royce. It co-starred Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher.
Romano made an appearance in the seventh season of NBC show The Office as Merv Bronte, a nervous job applicant interviewing for the job left vacant by Michael Scott. Romano made an appearance in the third-season premiere of ABC sitcom The Middle as Nicky, a friend of Mike, who ruined his and Frankie’s honeymoon.
Ray Romano Age
He was born on December 21, 1957, and is 61 years old as of 2018.
Ray Romano Family | Ray Romano Brother
He was born as Raymond Albert Romano in Queens, New York to Lucie, a piano teacher, and Albert Romano (November 7, 1925 – March 11, 2010), a real estate agent and engineer. Having brought up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens he is of Italian descent. His older brother, Richard (born in 1956) is a sergeant with the NYPD, and a younger brother, Robert, a second-grade teacher in New York City.
Ray Romano Education
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. Then Romano briefly attended Queens College, in Flushing, New York, where he studied accounting.
Ray Romano Wife
Romano married his wife, Anna Scarpulla, in 1987. They met while working at a bank together. In February 2012, Romano revealed that his wife Anna had successfully battled stage one breast cancer in 2010. They have four children.
Ray Romano Kids | Ray Romano Children | Ray Romano Twins
He has four children: one daughter, Alexandra (born in 1990), and three sons: twins Matthew and Gregory (born in 1993), and Joseph Raymond (born in 1998).
Ray Romano House
Comedian and Emmy have a new residence in Venice, they paid $2.1 million for the single-level home. Built-in 1956, the house has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms spread across more than 1,800 square feet of living space.
It last sold in March for $1.33 million and flipped back to the market in July with a $1.99 million asking price. Interior features include hardwood floors, new windows, updated bathrooms, and a remodeled kitchen with a large center island and brand new appliances.
The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and opens to a sunny wooden side deck. The home sits on a roughly 6,050-square-foot lot with a grassy backyard and an attached two-car garage. Romano also owns a Mediterranean-style mansion in Encino and a beachfront property in Malibu for which he paid $8.5 million in 2004.
Ray Romano Parenthood
Ray Romano knew there was something special about his grumpy “Parenthood” character Hank and the way he related to his ex-girlfriend’s teenage nephew Max. As Romano filmed Hank’s goodbye scene with Lauren Graham last season it occurred to him to go off script and hand Sarah an old camera to give to Max.
Although Hank and Max had only had a couple of scenes together, the gesture was intended as a sweet note. Romano wanted to remind viewers that as flawed as Hank is, he has a good heart.
But it did more than that. It opened the door for Hank’s return in the fifth season and the crafting of a moving and rewarding friendship between two socially awkward pals who love photography.
When the NBC family drama returns to the line-up the similarities between a boy who has Asperger syndrome and his hard-to-read mentor are front and center in that classic “Parenthood” emotional way.
Ray Romano Vinyl
HBO announced the cancellation of 1970’s rock drama “Vinyl” after just one season, it was scheduled to return for a second season. Despite high expectations for the project, the show disappointed in the ratings.
It was expensive to produce, and canceling the show will allow its executives to work on other projects. In April, show-runner Terence Winter left the show over creative differences.
Ray Romano Stand Up
Romano hit the big screen with a star turn in The Big Sick. Here, the actor talks hitting it big, romancing his wife, and explaining on-screen threesomes, he started with his neighborhood friends as sketch comedy show for the neighborhood.
They called themselves No Talent Incorporated and they put on no-talent shows. Since then, he has really branched out with his roles in things like Vinyl and Men Of A Certain Age.
Larry Romano Related To Ray Romano
Larry Romano is an American film and television actor. Contrary to popular belief, they are not brothers.
Ray Romano Movies and TV Shows
Ray Romano Movies
- Caesar’s Salad (1990)
- Ice Age (2002)
- Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
- Eulogy (2004)
- 95 Miles to Go (2004)
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
- Grilled (2006)
- The Last Word (2008)
- The Grand (2008)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
- Funny People (2009)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
- Rob the Mob (2014)
- Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
- The Big Sick (2017)
- The Irishman (2019)
Ray Romano TV Shows
- 2017–present – Get Shorty
- 2016 – Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
- – Vinyl
- – Kevin Can Wait
- 2014 – Maron
- 2012–2015 – Parenthood
- 2011 – The Office (U.S.)
- – The Middle
- – Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
- 2009–2011 – Men of a Certain Age
- 2008 – Hannah Montana
- 2007 – ‘Til Death
- 2007 – The Knights of Prosperity
- 2005 – The Simpsons
- 2002 – All That
- 2002 – Sesame Street
- 1999 – Becker
- 1998–2005 – The King of Queens
- 1998 – The Nanny
- 1997 – Cosby
- 1996–2005 – Everybody Loves Raymond
- 1995–1997 – Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Everybody Loves Raymond
In addition to his roles as star and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, Romano also co-wrote the following episodes:
- Season one
- “Why Are We Here?” (with Tom Paris)
- Season two
- “Golf” (with Tom Caltabiano and Kevin James)
- “The Wedding” (with Philip Rosenthal)
- Season three
- “Ray Home Alone” (with Tucker Cawley)
- “How They Met” (with Philip Rosenthal)
- Season four
- “Debra’s Workout” (with Tom Caltabiano and Mike Royce)
- “Bad Moon Rising” (with Philip Rosenthal)
- Season five
- “Super Bowl” (with Mike Royce)
- Season six
- “Jealous Robert” (with Tom Caltabiano)
- “Talk to Your Daughter” (with Tucker Cawley)
- “The First Time” (with Tom Caltabiano and Mike Royce)
- Season seven
- “She’s the One” (with Philip Rosenthal)
- “The Bachelor Party” (with Mike Royce and Tom Caltabiano)
- Season Nine
- “Angry Sex” (with Lew Schneider and Mike Scully)
- “The Finale” (with Philip Rosenthal, Tucker Cawley, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens, Mike Royce, Aaron Shure, Tom Caltabiano and Leslie Caveny)
Men of a Certain Age
- Season one
- “Pilot” (with Mike Royce)
- “Let It Go” (with Mike Royce)
- “Back in the Shit” (teleplay) with Mike Royce
- Season two
- “If I Could, I Surely Would” (with Mike Royce)
Ray Romano Bibliography
- Everything and a Kite (non-fiction) (1999)
- Raymie, Dickie and the Bean (children’s) (2005)
- Everybody Loves Raymond: Our Family Album (2004)
Ray Romano Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $130 million.
Ray Romano Height
He is 1.88 meters tall.