Ray Romano

Highest Rated: 98% The Big Sick (2017)
Birthday: Dec 21, 1957
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
A true-to-life case of childhood dreams coming true, one gets the impression that the success of humble comedian turned actor Ray Romano is more of a surprise to him than it is to those who supported him in his years as a struggling futon deliveryman moonlighting in standup. Born in Queens, NY, in 1957 and raised in nearby Forest Hills, Queens, Romano found happiness early in life by tickling the funny bones of family, friends, and of course, girls. The middle child of three sons, the aspiring funnyman refined his comic talents when he formed the bravely titled "No Talent" comedy troupe at age 16 to the delight of the congregation they regularly performed for. Romano later put his spotlight aspirations on hold when he enrolled in Queens College as an accountants major after graduating high school in 1975. Dabbling in odd jobs as he developed his stage skills on the late-night comedy circuit, Romano began an exhausting decade-long struggle to succeed as a standup while holding a more reliable day job. Married to wife Anna in the mid-'80s, Romano decided to pursue comedy full-time in 1987. It was shortly after winning a N.Y.C. radio station-sponsored comedy contest two years later that Romano acquired a manager and his dreams began to become a reality. One of those dreams, to perform in front of legendary late-night television host Johnny Carson, came true in 1991. Finally gaining national exposure and seemingly on the fast track to stardom, more television appearances soon followed, with a 1995 appearance on Late Night With David Letterman prompting Letterman to begin talks with Romano about the idea of developing a sitcom. Premiering in September 13, 1996, Everyboy Loves Raymond found the now-popular comic's offbeat domestic observations striking a chord with both audiences and critics alike. Nominated multiple times for numerous awards (including three Emmy and two Golden Globes), ELR carried on well into the new millennium, which saw the now-established comic branching out into other arenas as well. A June 1999 recording of a Carnegie Hall performance was nominated for a Grammy, and his novel Everything and a Kite turned up on the New York Times bestseller list. Television appearances on Hollywood Squares, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and a somber turn in America: A Tribute to Heroes found American households increasingly willing to welcome the good-humored everyman into their homes. It was only a matter of time before Romano tackled feature films, and with his vocal role in 2002's Ice Age, the likable comic did just that. A lighthearted animated romp which followed the adventures of a group of animals weathering the new frozen landscape in order to return a human child to its father, Ice Age gave Disney a run for their money and further proved that popular computer-animated family fare was no longer exclusive to the Mouse House. Romano lent his voice to the Ice Age franchise again in 2006 for Ice Age: The Meltdown, as well as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 2009. The actor delivered a solid performance in a supporting role for 2007's The Grand, a mockumentary following a television star trying to win a high-stakes poker tournament, and was praised for his lead performance in TNT's comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
60% Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner Screenwriter Actor 2019
92% Paddleton Actor 2019
No Score Yet Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? Actor 2018
98% The Big Sick Terry $42.9M 2017
17% Ice Age: Collision Course Manny $64.1M 2016
No Score Yet Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Manny 2016
No Score Yet Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe Manny 2015
No Score Yet Dying To Do Letterman Actor 2014
82% Rob the Mob Jerry Cardozo $0.3M 2014
No Score Yet Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Actor 2013
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift Manny $161.4M 2012
69% Funny People Himself $51.9M 2009
46% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) Manny $124.7M 2009
40% The Last Word Abel 2009
38% The Grand Fred Marsh 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Manny $195.4M 2006
No Score Yet Grilled Maurice 2006
36% 95 Miles to Go Actor 2004
32% Eulogy Skip Collins $42.3K 2004
13% Welcome to Mooseport Handy Harrison $14.3M 2004
No Score Yet Play Ball!: Basic Pitching Actor 2003
No Score Yet Bitter Jester Actor 2003
No Score Yet Play Ball!: Official Rules & Regulations Actor 2003
No Score Yet Play Ball!: Basic Hitting Actor 2003
No Score Yet Play Ball!: Basic Fielding Actor 2003
77% Comedian Actor $2.7M 2002
77% Ice Age Manny $176.5M 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Get Shorty
2017
Rick Moreweather
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
Vic
  • 2016
76% Vinyl
2016
Zak Yankovich
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
88% Parenthood
2010-2015
Hank Rizzoli Hank
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
75% Maron
2013-2016
Himself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Middle
2009-2018
Nicky Kohlbrenner
  • 2011
89% The Office
2005-2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
92% Men of a Certain Age
2009-2011
Creator Screenwriter Joe Tranelli Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
2006-2011
Guest Himself
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Knights of Prosperity
2007
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2006
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Ray Barone
  • 2005
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Everybody Loves Raymond
1996-2005
Director Screenwriter Executive Producer Raymond Barone Ray Barone
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2003
  • 1999
No Score Yet All That
1995-2005
Host
  • 2002

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