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.
His favorite color is blue.
His favorite movie is "A Simple Plan".
His favorite car is a 69 Malibu.
He is the author of a book, "Everything and a Kite," based on his comedy.
He has a dog named Nemo.
Rays favorite food is pizza.
He is the middle child of three boys.
Ray is an avid New York Mets Fan.
Ray once admitted to being jealous of fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Ray gave one of his Emmy Awards to a baker who regularly sent him treats while he was a struggling comedian.
Ray released a CD titled Ray Romano: Live at Carnegie Hall and kindly donated all of its proceeds to the September 11 Fund.
Ray dropped out of Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York to go to Hillcrest High School.
Ray is due to appear in a film out next year called 'The Grand'.
By the time Everybody Loves Raymond ended, Ray was earning $1.8 million per episode.
His salary in 2001 was $19,000,000.
He is one of the TV's highest paid actors.
He has performed at the White House Correspondents Dinner for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
His first comedy performance was in a comedy troop called No Talent.
He was classmates with comedienne Fran Drescher in high school and has even guest-starred as his Ray Barone character on The Nanny.
He was the final contestant on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and walked away with $125,000 for the NYPD's D.A.R.E. Unit.
He is 6' 2.5" tall.
He was born December 21st, 1957 in Queens, New York.
Ray has been married to Anna Scarpulla since 1987 and have four children.
Ray shares his birthday with actor Kiefer Sutherland.
Ray has signed on to do a new movie called The Grand, which includes Dennis Farina, Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Jason Alexander. The film, set during a poker tournament in Las Vegas, begins shooting in July 2006.
Ray Romano had a role on a Simpsons episode as a roof repair-man.
In 2006, Ray was ranked #55 on Forbes "Top 100 Celebrities."
Currently resides in Los Angeles.
Ray is Italian-American.
He originally wanted to be an accountant.
Ray has four children; Alexandra, 16, twins Matthew and Gregory, 13, and Joseph, 8.
Anna Scarpulla is his wife.
Ray made a fourth guest appearance on "The King of Queens" on the episode which first aired on November 28th, 2005.
In 1985 he took a job as a bank teller.
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.
Ray Romano: You don't want to shock them and do something totally opposite, but you also want to play a different character.
Ray Romano: (at the 2000 Golden Globe Awards) I feel like this is a dream -- and I apologize for how I dressed some of you.
Ray Romano: (about "Everybody Loves Raymond") We've written the stories as they've happened in our lives, and they have happened in our lives, and people seem to identify with them. And as scary as that sounds, people seem themselves in us.
Ray Romano: If we did a reunion show we should do it now and show it in 10 years just so everybody still looks good.
Ray Romano: It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience.
Ray Romano: In a way, comedy is like sex. The more noise you hear, the better you think you're doing.
Ray Romano: My wife gets all the money I make. I just get an apple and clean clothes every morning.
Ray Romano: I've always wondered, what am I going to do that's important with these stupid jokes that I tell.
Ray Romano: I wanted to do something different, but it's a weird transition you're making here. You're trying to get the audience to come with you.
Ray Romano: If I'm really considering doing film from now on then that is the smart thing to do, or you can go either way. You can just do the same character over and over again and make a different comedy like over and over again.
Ray Romano: I'd rather be in Las Vegas, 104 degrees, than New York, 90 degrees, you know why? Legalized prostitution. In any weather that takes the edge off!
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