Ray Romano rose to fame after his role on the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Also, he is an American stand-up comedian and screenwriter.

Picture of American solo comedian, Ray Romano
Caption: Picture of American solo comedian, Ray Romano (Photo: foxnews)

Is Ray Romano Italian?

In Queens, New York City, he was born as the second son of Albert Romano, and Lucie Romano. Her mother Lucie, a piano teacher, and father Albert, a real estate agent and engineer. On December 21, 1957, he was born with the birth name Raymond Albert Romano. Ray grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens along with his elder brother Richard (born 1956), a sergeant with the NYPD.

Ray Romano with his mother Lucie
Caption: Ray Romano with his mother Lucie (Photo: Zimbio)

Also, he has a young sibling brother Robert (born c. 1966), a second-grade teacher in New York City. Having American nationality, Romano is of Italian descent. He joined the elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills. In the year 1975, Ray graduated from Hillcrest High School after transferring from Archbishop Molloy High School. Romano briefly studied accounting at Queens College in Flushing, New York, before entering the entertainment industry.


In 1989, he participated in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search, which was overseen by Saturday Night Live short film producer Neal Marshad, and made his television debut on The Comedy Channel. His career spanned a variety of platforms, including Comedy Central, where he frequently appeared as a guest star on the program Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Also, he was a contestant on Star Search in the stand-up comedy category. He subsequently performed his stand-up act on The Late Show with David Letterman, which cemented his relationship with CBS. Ray started his own show, Everybody Loves Raymond on CBS, and the format more suitable to Romano's brand of humor. In 2002, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series after receiving six nominations for his role on the show.

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Caption: Ray Romano posing for the picture (Photo: bloximages)

Also, Romano shared two Emmy Awards as an executive producer when his show won Outstanding Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005. At the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 1998, Romano delivered the opening monologue. In 2008, Romano made a comeback on television with Men of a Certain Age, a new dramedy for TNT that he co-created with Mike Royce, a former writer for Everybody Loves Raymond. He appeared in the third-season premiere of the ABC sitcom The Middle as Nicky, a friend of Mike, who ruined his and Frankie's honeymoon. 

Picture of Ray Romano performing on the stage
Caption: Picture of Ray Romano performing on the stage (Photo: imgix)

In the 2002 film Ice Age and its follow-ups Ice Age: The Meltdown in 2006, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 2009, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, and Ice Age: Collision Course in 2016, Romano provided the voice of Manfred (Manny), a woolly mammoth. He played a leading role in three seasons of the MGM+ television show Get Shorty from 2017 to 2019. Ray starred in the Netflix comedy film Paddleton and portrayed mob lawyer Bill Bufalino in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman in the year 2019. 

What's Ray Romano Net Worth?

As per reports, Ray Romano has an estimated net worth of $200 Million. He became the highest-paid television actor in history for his role as Raymond on CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond in the year 2004. His show Everybody Loves Raymond broke another record by having the highest revenue, at $3.9 billion. He earned around $800,000 per episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" for the first four seasons.

Picture of Ray Romano while sitting inside the car
Caption: Picture of Ray Romano while sitting inside the car (Photo: wsj)

Ray earned $1.75 Million per episode for the final two seasons of his show. In the shorter final season the following year, he earned $28 million. Out of his professional career, he earned a hefty sum of money and lived a lavish life.

Who is Ray Romano Wife? 

Ray Romano is happily married to his wife Anna Scarpulla. In the year 1987, they tied the wedding knot in a lavish wedding ceremony. Before their marriage, they met while working together at a bank. After she agreed to date him, the duo's romantic relationship began. After marrying Anna, he decided to become a full-time stand-up comedian. Anna has adapted to her husband's jokes despite the fact that he is a comedian.

Ray Romano with his wife Anna Scarpulla
Caption: Ray Romano with his wife Anna Scarpulla (Photo: People)

Also, she has learned how to deal with Hollywood's glitz and glamor. According to Raymond, his wife is unconcerned with Hollywood's gloss and glamour. He claimed that her viewpoint on her profession has played a crucial role in their relationship's success and in keeping him grounded.

Ray Romano Kids

Ray is a loving father to his four children, shared with his wife Anna. The couple blessed their eldest child, a daughter Alexandra Romano, born in 1990. His wife Anna fell pregnant again after three years after Alexandra's birth. His wife contacted him to announce that they were expecting twins, nevertheless, after they had an ultrasound. Anna went on to inform her husband that they were expecting twin girls. Despite wanting a boy, Raymond made an effort to seem pleased with the news. 

Ray Romano with his wife Anna Scarpulla & their 4 kids
Caption: Ray Romano with his wife Anna Scarpulla & their 4 kids (Photo: page six)

Eventually, she told her husband Ray, they were having twin boys then the comedian knew he loved his wife. The couple blessed with twin sons, Gregory Romano and Matthew Romano, born in 1993. When their son Joseph Romano, born in 1998, they completed their family. The most significant aspect of Raymond's life is his family. 

Height of Ray Romano

Ray Romano has a height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.8 m tall. While his body weighs around 70kg. Likewise, Ray has light brown color hair with hazel eyes color.