Actor Ray Romano

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 25, 2003

What can you tell me about Ray Romano of CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond? Is he really married and the father of three children?
—Paul M., Missouri

Close. Ray Romano, 44, is married and has four children—a daughter and three sons. And yes, he has twin boys. Romano always knew he was funny, but he never considered a career in comedy seriously. Then one night in 1984, he performed at open mic night at a New York comedy club. He did well and was hooked. He continued to do odd jobs before deciding to do comedy full time. Romano appeared at clubs all across the country, which led to appearances on late night talk shows. One of those appearances was on the Late Show With David Letterman. Letterman was so impressed with Romano that he offered the standup comic a development deal with his production company, from which Romano's hit comedy was born on CBS. He recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and has written a book, Everything and a Kite, which is based on his comedy. A native of Forest Hills, N.Y., he lives with his family in Los Angeles.