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Ray Romano

Highest Rated:   98% The Big Sick (2017)
Lowest Rated:   13% Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
98% The Big Sick
  • Terry
$42.5M 2017
15% 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
84% 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
45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)
  • Manny
$124.7M 2009
40% The Last Word
  • Abel
2009
40% The Grand
  • Fred Marsh
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • Manny
$195.3M 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
76% Comedian
  • Actor
$2.7M 2002
77% Ice Age
  • Manny
$176.4M 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • 2017
75% Get Shorty
2017
  • Rick Moreweather
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
30% Kevin Can Wait
2016
  • Vic
  • 2016
77% Vinyl
2016
  • Zak Yankovich
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
90% Parenthood
2010-2015
  • Hank Rizzoli Hank
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
81% 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 Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Nicky Kohlbrenner
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
94% Men of a Certain Age
2009-2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Joe Tranelli
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2003
  • 1999

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