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Ray Romano Biography

Birth Name:
Raymond Romano
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian, producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Attended high school with Fran Drescher; years later appeared as Ray Barone on her sitcom The Nanny
  • Studied accounting for seven years in college, but never graduated
  • Met his wife when both were working as tellers at a bank
  • In 1989, won $10,000 in a stand-up competition
  • Originally cast on NewsRadio, but was replaced after two rehearsals by Joe Rogan
  • Big break came in 1994 with an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, which led to the development of Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Wrote a nonfiction book called Everything and a Kite (1998) about his observations on life and family
  • Competed in the World Series of Poker in 2008
  • When Everybody Loves Raymond ended in 2005, he was the highest paid actor in TV history, earning $1
  • 7 million per episode

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2006People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001American Film Institute-Best Male Actor in a Television Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Alexandra Romano -- Daughter
  • Albert Romano -- Father
  • Lucie Romano -- Mother
  • Gregory Romano -- Son
  • Joseph Raymond Romano -- Son
  • Matthew Romano -- Son