My husband and I are enjoying the reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond. We especially like Brad Garrett playing Robert. What is he doing now?
—Melietta E., Minnesota
Now that the popular sitcom has ended, actor Brad Garrett is contemplating new projects while enjoying a little time off to be with his children—Hope, 5, and Max, 6. "It was a great nine-year run and we're very grateful, but I thought it was the right move to stop on top," says Garrett, 45. The time on Everybody Loves Raymond, though, was "life-changing on many levels," Garrett says. During that time, the actor met his wife of six years, Jill, and they had their two children. Garrett was born in Oxnard, Calif., brought up in Woodland Hills, Calif., and still lives in the San Fernando Valley. He's keeping busy by doing some stand-up comedy, including a stint at the Mirage in Las Vegas this summer. "I'm doing it to aggravate people," he teases. "Stand-up is hard and I love the challenge." He's also thinking about pursuing one of his dreams to do Broadway. "I'm picky and I'm not in demand," says Garrett, laughing. "It's a brutal combination."