Raymond Albert Romano, American actor, comedian and screenwriter better known by his stage name Ray Romano was born on the 21st day of December 1957, in Queens, New York. As the son of a piano-teaching mother and a real estate agent father, Ray Romano attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in New York to complete his middle school while he graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975. After moving to Queens College to attend his degree, he dropped out with just 15 credits in 3 years but later returned and completed his studies.
Movies and TV Shows
Ray Romano started his career as a comedian in 1989 when he competed in the Johnny Walker Comedy Search. He worked for the Comedy Central as Dr Katz, Professional Therapist and also took part in Star Search. This was when he was appointed and fired by American sitcom News Radio and was replaced by Joe Rogan. His career saw daylight after he made an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, after which he was invited to run his own show ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ on CBS.
In 2008, he appeared in dramedy ‘Men of Certain Cage’ which he produced with ex-writer of Everybody Loves Raymond, Mike Royce. Ray Romano also featured in the 3rd season of The Middle (a premier of ABC sitcom). The TV star appeared in the film, ‘Grilled’ – a salesman comedy he did with his best friend.
As you might expect, his net worth boomed after he and his comedian friend Kevin James started the sales comedy entitled Grilled.
He also starred in an episode of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ in the year 2000, winning millions of dollars for the NYPD’s D.A.R.E unit.
He was the star guest at CBS series (The Price Is Right), who sent a birthday card to Bob Barker in his 80th birthday party. The card was sent on the 27th Million Dollar Spectacular special of the program.
He was also a cast in the seventh season of the show; The Office on NBC as well as in the movie Parenthood. He is among the major stars in the series Get Shorty (an Epix comedy). Apart from the many movies and shows he has appeared in, Romano has also been a cartoon voice actor. He lent his voice to the cartoon character; the hairy mammoth Manfred (Manny) in the film ‘Ice Age’.
With these many movie appearances to his name, Ramona has won six Emmy nominations, one of which he won in 2002. He also has five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations.
How Much is Ray Romano Worth?
Ray Romano’s wealth also increased through his appearance on the show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ in 2000 where he won $125,000. Considered to be one of the best comedians, he became the highest paid television actor in 2004 for his comedy show on CBS while he also made the highest ever revenue at $3.9 billion that saw Romano’s earnings greater than all other comedians during his time.
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A man of great character and humor, Ray Romano’s wealth is estimated to be around $120 million as of today while he annually made around $16 million annually with his CBS show.
He also was the subject of the English documentary movie, ’95 Miles To Go’. He came back to his television career in 2008 with the TBT show ‘Men of a Certain Age’ while also making many guest appearances for several television comedy shows like ‘Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg’, ‘The Middle’, etc.
Having starred on several famous television shows like ‘The Nanny’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Hannah Montana’, etc, he never had to look back on his fortunes. Ray Romano’s wealth further increased after the computer-animated movie ‘Ice Age’ and all of its sequels were blockbusters garnering several million worldwide.
Ray Romano Family – Wife, Kids
Ray Romano has two brothers, an older brother who is with the New York Police Department and a younger brother who teaches in the city.
For his love life, Ray Romano is a family man of great repute. He has been married since 1987. His wife is Anna Romano and together they have been blessed with four children, the most famous being his daughter Alexandra “Ally” Romano who played the role of Molly in his TV show Everyone Loves Raymond. Besides his daughter, his other family members who appeared on the show include his father, his elder brother and his wife Anna. There is no record of Ray Romano having any extramarital affair nor is there any indication of any marital crisis, rather, the couple has been doing awesomely well. Sometime in 2012, Romano announced that Anna had successfully fought stage two breast cancer.
Ray Romano Profile at a Glance – Height, Body Measurement
Ray Romano is charming, cute, soft-spoken and he is definitely not a short person. He stands well above the average American male height of 5 foot 10 inches at 6 foot 2 inches. That’s a really wide margin which is very impressive. Besides his height, Ray Romano keeps a healthy body weight, weighing 180lbs(81kg) which isn’t too huge for a man his age. Other quick facts about Ray Romano are;
Full Name: Raymond Albert Romano
Profession: Comedian, actor
Height: 6ft 1.5in, 1.88 m
Weight: 179 lbs or 81 kg
Ethnicity: Italian American
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: December 21, 1957
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City
Marital Status: Married
Ray Romano Zodiac/Astrological Sign: Sagittarius