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A veteran stand-up comic turned actor, Ray Romano was born Dec. 21, 1957, in Queens, N.Y. He got his big break thanks to a 1991 gig on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and was later featured on HBO in "The 15th Annual Young Comedians Special" (hosted by Dana Carvey).

Tickled by Romano's deadpan delivery, late-night staple David Letterman asked his production company to create a sitcom that would showcase the funnyman's talents. The series -- "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996-2005) -- became a smash hit, earning the actor three Emmy Awards (in 2002, '03 and '05) along with a slew of other nominations.

Romano debuted on the big screen providing the voice of a woolly mammoth named Manny in Ice Age (2002), reprising the role in Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006). Other noteworthy cinematic efforts include Welcome to Mooseport, Eulogy and the documentary 95 Miles to Go (all 2004).

Ray Romano in The Big Sick

The Big Sick

2017 R

After meeting at a stand-up comedy show, funnyman Kumail and graduate student Emily embark on a romance. But as the expectations of his strict Muslim family create conflict between the couple, their relationship begins to crumble.

  • Ray Romano in Ice Age: Collision Course Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Ray Romano in Ice Age: Continental Drift Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Ray Romano in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Ray Romano in The Last Word The Last Word
  • Ray Romano in Ice Age Ice Age
  • Ray Romano in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • Ray Romano in Rob the Mob Rob the Mob
  • Ray Romano in Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Ray Romano in Eulogy Eulogy
  • Ray Romano in The Grand The Grand
  • Ray Romano in Just for Laughs: Stand-Up: Vol. 3 Just for Laughs: Stand-Up: Vol. 3
  • Ray Romano in America: A Tribute to Heroes America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Ray Romano in Men of a Certain Age Men of a Certain Age
  • Ray Romano in Vinyl Vinyl
  • Ray Romano in Dr. Katz: The Complete Series Dr. Katz: The Complete Series
  • Ray Romano in Welcome to Mooseport Welcome to Mooseport
  • Ray Romano in Play Ball!: Basic Pitching Play Ball!: Basic Pitching
  • Ray Romano in Play Ball!: Basic Hitting Play Ball!: Basic Hitting
  • Ray Romano in Everybody Loves Raymond: The Series Finale Everybody Loves Raymond: The Series Finale
  • Ray Romano in Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
  • Ray Romano in Grilled Grilled