Ray Romano

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Quotes (19)

  • Ray Romano: I would do a nude scene, sure, if they ever made the movie "Flat Ass Comes to Town!"

  • Ray Romano: (about rumors that he loves strippers) I'll say two things about that. One, please don't believe anything you read in the tabloids. Two, I love people. You do the math.

  • Ray Romano: Mike [Royce] and I have always had success writing what we know. What we know now is that we're middle-aged, neurotic and fat.

  • Ray Romano: (After winning an Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy) [My wife] said to me 'I hope you win...but if you do and you go up and say you love me, don't think it makes up for never saying it when we're alone.'

  • Ray Romano: If my father had hugged me even once, I'd be an accountant right now.

  • Ray Romano: Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they're born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.

  • Ray Romano: It seems to be a common denominator with a lot of comics, this low self-esteem thing.

  • Ray Romano: I have the show because I'm insecure. It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience.

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Trivia (42)

  • In 2005, Ray won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in his work on Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • In 2002-2003, Ray won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series playing Ray Barone and Outstanding Comedy Series in his work on Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • Ray has been nominated for 12 SAG awards. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He won in 2003. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. All nominations were for Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • Ray's on-screen daughter for Everybody Loves Raymond was named after his real-life oldest child (and his only daughter) Ally. Also, in the series pilot, Ray and Debra's twin boys were named Gregory and Matthew, just like Romano's real twin sons, but Romano felt it was too weird to have all his TV kids have the same names as his real kids, so they had the twins changed to Geoffrey and Michael.

  • Ray's 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 arch-nemesis, Peggy the Cookie Lady.

  • Ray quit going to Queens College after gaining only fifteen credits in three years. Only to go back to Queens College, in which he excelled making it to the Dean's List for three years while studying accounting.

  • His mother's name is Lucie and she was a piano teacher.

  • His father's name is Albert and he was an engineer in Forrest Hills of Queens, New York.

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