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Ray Romano

American stand-up comedian

Ray Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is best known as the star of the television series Everybody Loves Raymond. He acted in that series with Patricia Heaton.

Ray Romano
Ray Romano at the Night of Comedy 9 benefit to support the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) in Beverly Hills, California on April 30, 2011. Photography taken by Angela Georgia.
Birth nameRaymond Albert Romano
Born (1957-12-21) December 21, 1957 (age 61)
Queens, New York, U.S.
MediumFilm, stand-up, television
Years active1989–present
GenresObservational comedy, satire
Subject(s)Everyday life, marriage, parenting, family, friends, self-deprecation
InfluencesBob Newhart[1]
SpouseAnna Romano (1987–present)
ChildrenJoseph Romano, Matthew Romano,Gregory Romano and Alexandra Romano
Parent(s)Albert Romano (died 2010) & Lucie Romano
Notable works and rolesRaymond Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond
Manfred "Manny" in Ice Age film series
Joe Tranelli in Men of a Certain Age
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Comedy Series
2003 Everybody Loves Raymond
2005 Everybody Loves Raymond
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
2002 Everybody Loves Raymond
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2003 Everybody Loves Raymond
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Leading Role)
2000 Everybody Loves Raymond


  1. Newhart, Bob (2006). I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 1-4013-1246-7 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help).

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