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Ray Romano

Born: Raymond Romano December 21, 1957 (1957-12-21) (age 50) Queens, New York, USA

Years active: 1995-present

Awards won

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Comedy Series

2003 Everybody Loves Raymond Outstanding Comedy Series 2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 2002 Everybody Loves Raymond Raymond “Ray” Romano (born December 21, 1957), is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the long-running CBS sitcom

Everybody Loves Raymond. His other notable roles include, "Manfred 'Manny' the Mammoth" (Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown), and "Handy Harrison" (Welcome to Mooseport).[edit]





Ray Romano

Personal life

Romano, an Italian-American (originally from the commune-town of Scigliano, in the Province of Cosenza, in the Calabria region of Italy), was born in Queens, New York, to Albert and Lucie Romano. He grew up in the Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills.

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.[2] He was in the same high school class as Fran Drescher and later appeared on Drescher's sitcom The Nanny as an old classmate. Before breaking into show business, Romano briefly attended Queens College in Flushing, New York where he had majored in accounting.

Romano married his wife Anna Scarpulla (born 1963), in 1987. They met while working at a bank. Ironically, he had asked out two other co-workers before Anna agreed to go on a date with him. Together, they have four children: one daughter Alexandra (born 1990), and three sons: twins Matthew & Gregory (born 1993) and Joseph Raymond (born February 16, 1998).
 



Ray Romano

Career

His early comedy career included many outlets such 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 was originally cast to play "Joe" on the American television sitcom NewsRadio, but was fired, to be replaced by Joe Rogan. Shortly thereafter, he became the star of his own show, Everybody Loves Raymond, that featured a cast and format more suitable to Romano's brand of humor.

Ray and his comedian friend Kevin James starred in the salesman comedy Grilled, as two guys of the same profession who are both very desperate to land a big sale.

Romano was featured on a 2000 episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, on which he won US$125,000 for the NYPD's D.A.R.E. Unit. His older brother, Richard Romano (born in 1956) is a sergeant with the NYPD. He also has a younger brother, Robert Romano (born 1965).

In 2001, he was named one of E!'s top twenty entertainers of the year. In the same year, he was featured with his brother (a teacher at a school in Long Island) on a New York Police Department recruiting poster.



Ray Romano

In 2004, he became the highest paid television actor in history for his role of Raymond on CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond. It was later revealed on E! that he had broken another record by his show having the highest revenue, at US$3.9 billion.

On December 13, 2003, he was featured as a special guest star, sending a birthday card to Bob Barker in his eightieth-birthday bash on the seventh "Million Dollar Spectacular" special of the long-running daytime CBS series The Price Is Right. Romano was the subject of the documentary film 95 MILES TO GO. The film documents Romano's road-trip for a series of gigs across the South. The film was released in theaters on April 7, 2006 by ThinkFILM.

In August of 2006, Romano was interviewed in front of a live audience at UCLA by fellow stand-up veteran, David Steinberg, for an episode of Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg. The program first aired on the TV Land network in March 2007.



Ray Romano

Filmography

Acting

Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009) (voice) movie – Manny

Hannah Montana (2008) (guest star) We’re All On This Date

Together The Last Word (2008)

The Grand (2007)

'Til Death (2007) Man in restaurant that talks to Eddie (Brad Garrett) and his wife.

The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

The King of Queens (1998-2007) (guest star) TV series – Raymond

BaroneGrilled (2006) movie – MauriceIce Age: The Meltdown (2006) (voice) movie – MannyMaking the Cut (2006) HBO documentary; himself

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005) TV series – Raymond BaroneThe Simpsons (2005) (guest voice) TV series – Ray Magini (appeared in "Don't Fear the Roofer", as Homer Simpson's supposedly imaginary friend)95 Miles to Go (2004) movie – himselfEulogy (2004) movie – Skip CollinsWelcome to Mooseport (2004) movie – Handy HarrisonIce Age (2002) (voice) movie – Manny

The Nanny (guest star) TV Series – Raymond BaroneCosby (guest star) TV Series – Raymond Barone



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Ray Romano

Trivia

Ray's on-screen daughter for Everybody Loves Raymond was named after his real-life daughter. Also, in the series pilot, Ray and Debra's twin boys were named Gregory and Matthew, just like Romano's real twin sons, but Romano felt it was too weird to have all his TV kids have the same names as his real kids, so they changed the twins' names.

Ray's real-life daughter Alexandra "Ally" Romano 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 arch-nemesis, Peggy the Cookie Lady.

Ray quit going to Queens College after gaining only fifteen credits in three years. However, he would later return, making it to the Dean's List for three years while studying accounting. Ray is an avid New York Mets Fan.

Ray once admitted to being jealous of fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Ray Romano gave one of his Emmy Awards to a baker who regularly sent him treats while he was a struggling comedian. Ray released a CD titled Ray Romano: Live at Carnegie Hall and kindly donated all of its proceeds to the September 11 Fund. His first comedy performance was in a comedy troop called No Talent.

Ray Romano

Writing

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)



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Car Repair 

For the best car repair service 
go to Don's Auto Clinic at 

1950 Ellesmere Rd #21 
Scarborough ON, M1H 2V8 

Phone: 416-438-9575 

Make an appointment 
and don't worry about                     what kind of service
you'll get because it's the best.
I've been going there for at least 5 years.
(Zane Ladhani---ownerof Zane's Comedy Warehouse
www.zanes-comedy-warehouse.com) 

Don't ask for a discount because you won't need one. 

 
Chinese Food 

Kim Kims Hakka Chinese

 Restaurant www.kimkim.ca 


Chinese Food is great and there are a lot of restaurants
but if you want to go to one of the best chinese food
restaurants in Toronto then go to Kim Kims at 

Kim Kim Hakka Chinese Restaurant 1188 Kennedy Road
Scarborough, ON M1P 2L1 416-757-8300
(Near Kennedy and Lawrence) 

I ususally have the Curry Chicken on Rice
but you'll be happy with whatever you order. 

If you can't handle spicy food tell them when you order. 

Don't ask for a discount because you won't need one. 

  Real Estate Services 


One of Toronto's Best Real Estate teams is
the Wright Sisters.

They are the right choice 
whether you're buying or selling property. 


Lindsay & Melanie Wright Sales Representatives 

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., 
Brokerage 2237 Queen Street East Toronto ON M4E 1G2 

Office: (416) 699-9292 
Toll Free: 1-866-921-9292 Fax: (416) 699-8576

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