Ray Romano is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He plays Ray Magini, an unreliable roofer, in the Season 16 episode Don't Fear the Roofer. The character Ray Magini was based on Romano himself , as they are similar in looks and voice. Romano is most famous for his role as Ray Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond.
Romano was one of two children born in New York to the Italian Lucie and Ray Romano. He studied accounting at college for 3 years, then dropped out. He was a contestant on Johnnie Walker Comedy Search and on Star Search. He is famous for starring in Grilled and Everybody Loves Raymond. He also was a voice of Manny in Ice Age. Also, in The Simpsons, he is said to have been in the movie Frankenstein and the Harlem Globetrotters Meet the Mummy and the Washington Generals.
Ray Romano is married to Anna Romano and has four children, Alexandra Romano, twins Matthew and Gregory Ray Romano, and a son named Joseph. In Everybody Loves Raymond, the characters were loosely named after his children.
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
- Favorite Male Television Performer (3 times)
- Favorite Male Television Star
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series
- Best Male Actor in a Television Series
- Best Writing for a Comedy Series
- Best Actor in a Comedy Series
- Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Leading Role)
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