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Romano at the Voice Awards, August 2014
|Birth name||Raymond Albert Romano|
|Born||December 21, 1957|
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Genres||Observational comedy, blue comedy, slapstick|
Anna Scarpulla(m. 1987)
Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his role on the 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 (2009–11). 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 Moreweather in the comedy-drama series Get Shorty .
Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom created by Philip Rosenthal that aired on CBS from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005, with a total of 210 episodes spanning over nine seasons. It was produced by Where's Lunch and Worldwide Pants, in association with HBO Independent Productions. The cast members are Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Madylin Sweeten, and Monica Horan. Most episodes of the nine season series were filmed in front of a live studio audience, with a few exceptions.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award. The Emmy statuette depicts a winged woman holding an atom.
Ice Age is an American media franchise centering on a group of mammals surviving the Paleolithic ice age. It consists of computer-animated movies and TV specials and a series of video games. The movies are produced by Blue Sky Studios, a division of Walt Disney Studios, and feature the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Chris Wedge. Five films have been released in the series thus far: Ice Age in 2002, Ice Age: The Meltdown in 2006, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 2009, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, and Ice Age: Collision Course in 2016. It has received some criticism for making no attempt to be scientifically accurate.
Romano was born in Queens, New York, the son of Lucie (née Fortini), a piano teacher, and Albert Romano (November 7, 1925 – March 11, 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 in 1956), a sergeant with the NYPD, and a younger brother, Robert, a second grade teacher in New York City. Romano married his wife, Anna Scarpulla, in 1987. They met while working at a bank together. They have four children.
Forest Hills is a mostly residential neighborhood in the central portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. The north, east, and south boundaries are the Long Island Expressway (LIE), Grand Central Parkway, and Union Turnpike, respectively. Google Maps shows the western boundary running roughly along 102nd Street, 67th Avenue, and the Long Island Rail Road's former Rockaway Beach Branch; while the Encyclopedia of New York City defines the western boundary as Junction Boulevard and the former Rockaway Beach Branch. The area was originally referred to as "Whitepot".
The City of New York Police Department, more commonly known as the New York Police Department and its initials NYPD, is the primary law enforcement and investigation agency within the City of New York, New York, in the United States. Established on May 23, 1845, the NYPD is one of the oldest police departments in the United States, and is the largest police force in the United States. The NYPD headquarters is at 1 Police Plaza, located on Park Row in Lower Manhattan across the street from City Hall. The department's mission is to "enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment." The NYPD's regulations are compiled in title 38 of the New York City Rules. The New York City Transit Police and New York City Housing Authority Police Department were fully integrated into the NYPD in 1995 by New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Second grade is a year of primary education in Canada and the US. Second grade is the second grade of primary school. Children are usually aged 7-8 in this grade level.
Romano's character's daughter on 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, after Romano's real-life twin sons, but Romano felt it was inconvenient to have all his TV children have the same names as his real children, and changed the twins' names to Geoffrey and Michael on screen. He also said his brother was not pleased with Ray Barone's TV brother.
Romano's family has made various appearances in the show. Romano'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 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."
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People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation, and advertising. People ranked number 6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and number 3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006.
Romano also remained close to Doris Roberts, who played his character's mother on Everyone 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.
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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.
Primary education also called an elementary education is typically the first stage of formal education, coming after preschool and before secondary education. Primary education usually takes place in a primary school or elementary school. In some countries, primary education is followed by middle school, an educational stage which exists in some countries, and takes place between primary school and high school. Primary Education in Australia consists of grades foundation to grade 6. In the United States, primary education is Grades 1-3 and elementary education usually consists of grades 1-6.
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Archbishop Molloy High School is a co-educational, college preparatory, Catholic school for grades 9-12, located on 6 acres (24,000 m2) on Manton Street, near Queens Boulevard and Main Street in the Briarwood section of Queens in New York City, New York, United States. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn next to the Briarwood subway station.
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. His 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 originally was cast to play Joe (originally named Rick) on the American television sitcom NewsRadio , but was fired and replaced by Joe Rogan. 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, that featured a cast and format more suitable to Romano's brand of humor. His work on the series earned him six Emmy nominations, winning in 2002, as well as five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations.
Romano gave the roast monologue at the 1998 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. He started by recounting his response when first asked to do the gig, "I don't do political comedy" and the answer by the agent -tired of controversy- being, "Great, we'll pay you double!"
Romano and his comedian best friend Kevin James starred in the salesman comedy Grilled as two Average Joe s of the same profession who are both desperate to land a big sale.
Romano was featured on a 2000 episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire , on which he won $125,000 for the NYPD's D.A.R.E. unit.
In 2001, Romano was named one of E!'s top twenty entertainers of the year. That same year he was featured with his brother (a teacher at a school in Long Island) on a New York Police Department recruiting poster.
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 the show had broken another record by having the highest revenue, at $3.9 billion.
On December 13, 2003, Romano was featured as a special guest star, sending a birthday card to Bob Barker in his 80th birthday bash on the 27th "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 rides across the south of the United States. The film was released in theaters on April 7, 2010, by ThinkFilm.In August 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.
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. Romano was the second actor from Everybody Loves Raymond to be reunited with Patricia Heaton on The Middle. Doris Roberts guest-starred in three episodes.
He joined the cast of Parenthood beginning September 11, 2012.He became a semi-regular, playing photographer Hank Rizzoli, who hired and later had a romantic relationship with Sarah Braverman and developed a friendship with her nephew who has Asperger syndrome. The role was specifically created for him after he expressed his love for the show and met with creator Jason Katims on the set of Friday Night Lights .
In 2002, Romano voiced the woolly mammoth Manfred (Manny) in the film Ice Age , and its sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown in 2006, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 2009, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, and Ice Age: Collision Course in 2016.
Currently, Romano is a lead on the Epix comedy series Get Shorty .
In 2019, Romano starred in the Netflix comedy film, Paddleton .
Romano competed in the World Series of Poker in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
In early 2010, Romano starred in the second season of The Golf Channel's original series The Haney Project in which Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney attempts to improve the golf games of different celebrities and athletes. Romano's goal was to finish the show being able to break 80.Romano took time off from the show to be with his father, Albert Romano, who died in March 2010. Romano is also a regular competitor in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he finished fifth in 2012 with his partner, Australian professional Steven Bowditch. It was the first time Romano had qualified for the final round after failing to do so on 11 successive occasions. He also competes annually in the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament owned by NBC and held at Lake Tahoe each July.
|1990||Caesar's Salad||Policeman||Short film|
|2002||Ice Age||Manfred "Manny" (voice)|
|2004||Welcome to Mooseport||Handy Harrison|
|95 Miles to Go||Himself|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Manny (voice)|
|2008||The Last Word||Abel|
|The Grand||Fred Marsh|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Manny (voice)|
|2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Manny (voice)|
|2014||Rob the Mob||Jerry Cardozo|
|2016||Ice Age: Collision Course||Manny (voice)|
|2017||The Big Sick||Terry Gardner|
|The Irishman||Bill Bufalino||Post-production|
|1995–1997||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Ray (voice)||7 episodes|
|1996–2005||Everybody Loves Raymond||Raymond Barone||Lead role (210 episodes)|
|1997||Cosby||Episode: "Lucas Raymondicus"|
|1998–2005||The King of Queens||4 episodes|
|1998||The Nanny||Episode: "The Reunion Show"|
|1999||Becker||Episode: "Drive, They Said"|
|2002||All That||Himself||Guest appearance with Nelly Furtado|
|2002||Sesame Street||Himself||Episode 3,983|
|2005||The Simpsons||Ray Magini||Voice role|
Episode: "Don't Fear the Roofer"
|2007||'Til Death||Guest at Italian Restaurant||Episode: "The Italian Affair"|
|2007||The Knights of Prosperity||Himself||3 episodes|
|2008||Hannah Montana||Himself||Episode: "We're All On This Date Together"|
|2009–2011||Men of a Certain Age||Joe Tranelli||Lead role (22 episodes)|
|2011||TheOffice||Merv Bronte||Episode: "Search Committee"|
|2011||The Middle||Nicky Kohlbrenner||Episode: "Forced Family Fun" (parts 1 and 2)|
|2011||Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas||Manfred "Manny" (voice)||TV special|
|2014||Maron||Himself||Episode: "Marc's New Friend"|
|2012–2015||Parenthood||Hank Rizzoli||Recurring role (seasons 4–6), 44 episodes|
|2015||David Letterman: A Life on Television||Himself (host)||TV special|
|2016||Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade||Manfred "Manny" (voice)||TV special|
|2016||Vinyl||Zak Yankovich||Main role (10 episodes)|
|2016||Kevin Can Wait||Vic||Episode: "Beat the Parents"|
|2017–present||Get Shorty||Rick Moreweather||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2007||Ice Age 2: The Meltdown||Manfred "Manny"|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs|
|2013||Ice Age Village|
In addition to his roles as star and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, Romano also co-wrote the following episodes:
|American Comedy Awards|
|1999||Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Leading Role)||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2000||Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Leading Role)||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2001||Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Leading Role)||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|1999||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|1999||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2000||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2000||Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2000||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2001||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2001||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2002||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2002||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2003||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2003||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2004||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2005||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2005||Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2005||Outstanding Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2005||Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special||Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild|
|1999||Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2001||Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2002||Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2017||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||The Big Sick||Nominated|
|2000||Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|2001||Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Nominated|
|American Film Institute|
|2001||Best Male Actor in a Television Series||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|People's Choice Awards|
|2002||Favorite Male Television Performer (tie w/ Kelsey Grammer)||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2003||Favorite Male Television Performer||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2004||Favorite Male Television Performer||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|2006||Favorite Male Television Star||Everybody Loves Raymond||Won|
|Kid's Choice Awards|
|2003||Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie||Ice Age||Nominated|
|2010||Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie||Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs||Nominated|
Christopher Nash Elliott is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his comedic sketches on Late Night with David Letterman, starring in the comedy series Get a Life on Fox TV and Eagleheart on Adult Swim, as well as his recurring roles as Peter MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond and as Mickey Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother. He has also starred in the films Cabin Boy, There's Something About Mary, Scary Movie 2, and Groundhog Day. He is currently starring as Roland Schitt on CBC Television's Schitt's Creek.
Brad H. Gerstenfeld, known professionally as Brad Garrett, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and professional poker player. He has appeared in numerous television and film roles.
Peter Lawrence Boyle was an American actor and comedian. Known as a character actor, he played Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and the comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein (1974). He also starred in The Candidate. Boyle, who won an Emmy Award in 1996 for a guest-starring role on the science-fiction drama The X-Files, won praise in both comedic and dramatic parts following his breakthrough performance in the 1970 film Joe.
Kevin George Knipfing, known as Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his role as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), for which he was nominated for a 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He starred in another CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait (2016–2018). for which he was nominated for a 2017 People's Choice Award.
Douglas Steven "Doug" Heffernan is a fictional character in the American situation comedy The King of Queens. The character has also appeared in Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, and Cosby. The character is portrayed by Kevin James, whose stand-up comedy provided the comedic themes and general style of the show. Doug, a smart aleck, often immature "Average Joe", lives in Rego Park, Queens, with his wife Carrie Heffernan, and his father-in-law Arthur Spooner.
Monica Louise Horan is an American actress best known for her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone on the television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Philip Rosenthal is an American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).
Mike Royce is an American comedian, screenwriter and television producer.
David Hunt is an English actor, producer and director who has worked in both Britain and the United States. His best known U.S. film role is Harlan Rook, in the 1988 action film The Dead Pool, the fifth installment in the Dirty Harry series. He has also had guest roles on the television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond as Ray's nemesis neighbor, Bill Parker. He also appeared in the recurring role of Darren McCarthy during Season 6 of 24. Back in the UK, Hunt was in the 1991 award winning period drama, The Black Velvet Gown, as well as being a regular cast member of the series Beck for the BBC.
Jon Manfrellotti is an American actor who has appeared in several sitcoms. Manfrellotti is best known for his role as Gianni in Everybody Loves Raymond.
Tucker Cawley is an American television comedy writer and producer, best known for writing episodes for Everybody Loves Raymond. He has also written for Men of a Certain Age, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, and the short-lived Kelsey Grammer sitcom Hank. He has won three Emmy Awards, including the 2003 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
"The Pilot" is the first episode of the American television situation comedy Everybody Loves Raymond. The episode was directed by Michael Lembeck and written by Philip Rosenthal.
Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series created by Ray Romano and Mike Royce, that ran on TNT from December 7, 2009 to July 6, 2011. The hour-long program stars Romano, Andre Braugher, and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the realities of being middle aged. It won a Peabody Award in 2010.
Tom Caltabiano is a writer and stand-up comedian. He directed and co-starred in the documentary 95 Miles to Go with longtime friend Ray Romano. He was a writer/producer on Everybody Loves Raymond and took over 30,000 behind-the-scenes photos of the show. Caltabiano was a guest host for CBS's The Late, Late Show in 2004 when Craig Kilborn abruptly exited. He was the inspiration for Terry Elliott, the character Scott Bakula played on TNT's Men of a Certain Age.
"Italy" is the two-part season five premiere of the American television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Constituting the 100th and 101st overall episodes of the series, they were written by the creator Philip Rosenthal and directed by Gary Halvorson. In this episode of the show, which revolves around the life of Italian-American Newsday sportswriter Raymond Barone and his oddball family, his parents, Marie and Frank, announce that they're all going to Italy to visit the former's cousin Colletta, and everyone is excited to go except Raymond. Meanwhile, during the trip, Ray's brother Robert is attracted to a woman named Stefania, and tries to get past her father Signore Fogagnolo to meet her. With part one originally airing on October 2, 2000 and the concluding half on October 9, both on CBS, the episode has earned positive reviews from critics and received a Writers Guild of America Award.
Sawyer Storm Sweeten was an American child actor. He was best known for playing Geoffrey Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond
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