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Ray Romano

Birth name Raymond Romano
Born December 21, 1957 (1957-12-21) (age 49)
Flag of the United States Queens, New York

Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. His other notable roles include Manfred "Manny" the Mammoth (“Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown), and Handy Harrison (Welcome to Mooseport). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (576x720, 420 KB) Description: Actor/comedian Ray Romano Source: Tom Caltabiano Date: 11-17-06 Location: Los Angeles, CA Author: (Photographer) Tom Caltabiano File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winners: 1974: Alan Alda - M*A*S*H 1975: Tony Randall - The Odd Couple 1976: Jack Albertson - Chico and The Man 1977: Carroll OConnor - All in the Family 1978: Carroll OConnor... Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ... DVD cover This article is about a film. ... Welcome to Mooseport DVD cover Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 movie starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman. ...

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Personal life

Romano, an Italian American, was born in Queens, New York to Albert and Lucie Romano. Romano attended elementary and middle school in Forest Hills, Queens, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. After transferring from Archbishop Molloy High School, Romano graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975.[1] 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'd studied classical music, hoping one day to become a professional pianist. An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Archbishop Molloy High School (also called Molloy, Archbishop Molloy, or AMHS) is a co-educational Catholic school for grades 9-12, located on 6 acres in the Briarwood section of Queens in New York City, thirty minutes east of Manhattan. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress. ... Queens College, Queens College or Queens College is the name of more than one institution, see: Queens College, Cambridge Queens College, Charlotte Queens College, Hong Kong Queens College, London Queens College, New York Queens College, Nassau The Queens College, Oxford Queens College was the... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...


Career

Romano started his comedy career appearing on many outlets including 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. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was an animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from 1995 to 1999, and starred Jonathan Katz. ... Star Search was a television show from 1983 to 1995 hosted by Ed McMahon, which also appeared as a remake in 2003-2004. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. The show was created by executive producer Paul Simms. ... Joe Rogan performing at a comedy club after UFC 70. ... Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ...


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. Kevin James (born April 26, 1965) is an American comedian and Emmy-nominated actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of lead character Doug Heffernan on the television sitcom The King of Queens. ...


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. In the United States, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (also known simply as Millionaire) is a television game show which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 (originally lump sum; now annuitized) for correctly answering 15 successive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as DARE or D.A.R.E., is an educational program aimed primarily at fifth-grade students which seeks to discourage the use of illegal drugs. ...


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. E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...


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. This article is about the broadcast network. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ...


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. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Price Is Rights US 36th season logo. ...


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 [1].


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. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... David Steinberg, born into a Jewish family August 9, 1940, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a Canadian comedian, actor, director, writer and author. ... Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Is an informal interview-style show on the cable channel TV Land in which comedian David Steinberg talks with famous comedians and comic actors. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Filmography

Acting

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Writing

Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ...

Bibliography

Everything and a Kite, 1999, Bantam Books. "Raymie, Dickie and the Bean," 2005, Simon & Schuster "Everybody Loves Raymond: Our Family Album," 2004, Pocket Books "Live At Carnegie Hall," (CD), 2001, Sony


References

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Ray Romano - Biography (456 words)
Ray Romano admits that he always knew he could make his friends laugh, but he never really gave stand-up comedy any serious thought until one fateful open-mic night at a New York comedy club in 1984.
Ray made his big screen debut as the voice of “Manny” the wholly mammoth, in the 20th Century Fox smash hit, “Ice Age,” and will be appearing in the sequel, “Ice Age 2,” due out in the spring of 2006.
Ray is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book based on his comedy, “Everything And A Kite.” He has also written a children’s book along with his brothers, Richard and Robert, entitled, “Raymie, Dickie, and the Bean: Why I Love and Hate My Brothers,” released in March 2005.
Ray Romano / Welcome to Mooseport Interview (990 words)
Ray Romano seems to have a lot in common with his famous television alter ego.
In the meantime, Romano wants to make it down that there is life outside the TV show, beginning with the film Welcome to Mooseport, in which he plays Handy Harrison, an unwilling political candidate up against a former US president [Gene Hackman], set in a small town.
On the surface, when one sees Romano at work at Mooseport, it is clear that the actor was not necessarily trying to complete escape his TV character, yet still wanted to do something that would show off his comedic skills.
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