Ray Romano is a well known American actor, stand-up comedian and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Raymond in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and for voice-acting Manny in the Ice Age series.
As of 2020, Ray Romano is estimated to have a net worth of $130 million.
Ray Romano Net Worth
|NET WORTH:||$130 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||21 DECEMBER 1957|
|PROFESSION:||ACTOR, STAND-UP COMEDIAN, SCREENWRITER|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||TELEVISION, MOVIES, STAND-UP COMEDY|
Ray Romano was born on the 21st of December 1957 in Queens, New York. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a realtor and engineer. Ray is of Italian descent.
As a child, he grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He has a real brother named Robert and another brother, Richard, a NYPD sergeant.
Ray attended both elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. He then went to Archbishop Molloy High School, but later transferred to Hillcrest High School. Ray Romano studied accounting in Queens College but it didn’t last long before he left for showbiz.
He married Anna Scarpulla back in 1987 when they were working at a bank. Together, they have four children and live in multiple cities.
Ray’s career began in comedy as he competed in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search back in 1989. The show was directed by Saturday Night Live’s Neal Marshad, and it appeared on The Comedy Channel.
Ray was once cast for the role of Joe in the sitcom NewsRadio but was replaced by Joe Rogan. He then appeared on Late Show with David Letterman as a stand-up comedian.
Everybody Loves Raymond era
Not long after, Ray starred in his own show, Everybody Loves Raymond, that became really popular at one point in time. The show led to six Emmy nominations, five SAG Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. He also won an Emmy.
Together with Kevin James, they later starred in the show Grilled. In 2000, he was later featured on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire where he won $125,000 for the NYPD.
The next year, he was named in the top 20 entertainers of the year by E!.
Ray was also the highest paid TV actor back in 2004 for his role in Everybody Loves Raymond, and the show broke the record for highest revenue at $3.9 billion.
After Everybody Loves Raymond
Ray was active in more films and television shows after his biggest hit. He was in the show Men of a Certain Age in 2008, which he co-created. He also appeared in The Office for a minor role.
Ray later appeared in the sitcom The Middle and later joined the cast of Parenthood in the fourth season.
Apart from television, Ray also appeared in movies. He was the voice of Manny the mammoth in Ice Age, and all the four sequels. During that time, he starred alongside John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Joey King, Jessie J and Jennifer Lopez, among others.
He is also the lead of the comedy series Get Shorty. In 2019, Romano starred in The Irishman by Martin Scorsese and the show is on Netflix.
Apart from television and movies, Romano also played poker. He competed in the World Series of Poker for many years.
Here are some of the highlights of Ray’s career.
- He has been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Awards, American Comedy Awards, SAG Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
- Ray Romano won several of these awards, especially for his role in Everybody Loves Raymond. He won the Emmy Awards 3 times and the People’s Choice Awards 4 times.
Interesting Facts about Ray Romano
- Everybody Loves Raymond started right after Ray appeared on the Letterman talk show. He received a call from CBS the week after he appeared on the talk show.
- His on-screen brother on Everybody Loves Raymond is actually younger than Ray himself.
- He was classmates with Fran Drescher back in Queens.
- Ray is a golf fan and compared playing on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to a Christmas morning.
What contributed to Ray Romano’s net worth
Ray Romano’s net worth can be attributed to his success on television, movies and stand-up comedy.
His biggest success was probably the show Everybody Loves Raymond and he was the highest paid TV actor at one time.
As of 2020, he is estimated to be worth $130 million.
Source: Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth