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Graduated from CUNY Queens College in Flushing, New York.

Father of 4 children: Alexandra, 13, twins Matthew and Gregory, 11 and Joseph Raymond 6, born 16 February 1998.

Dropped out of Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York to go to Hillcrest High School. One of his brothers, however, did graduate from AMHS.

Was classmates with comedienne Fran Drescher in high school and has even guest-starred as his Ray Barone character on "The Nanny" (1993).

He met his wife, Anna, when both worked at the Williamsburg Savings Bank in Queens, New York in 1982. He asked out two other co-workers before he asked Anna, and she was the only one who said yes.

Shares his birthday with actor Kiefer Sutherland.

Ray originally planned to become an accountant.

Lived at home with his parents until he was 29 years old.

Was originally cast in the role of technician Ted Garelli on "NewsRadio" (1995) but left after negotiations with writers about a sitcom starring him, namely "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996), airing the following year. The role was replaced by Joe Rogan, and after a few days of shooting the cast decided it was easier to call the character Joe Garelli.

Brother is an actual sergeant for the New York Police Department. Ray and his brother were featured on a 2001 NYPD recruiting poster.

Named one of E!'s "Top 20 Entertainers of 2001."

Went to Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York.

Ray Barone, Romano's character on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996), was ranked #10 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).

He guest-starred a few times in "The King of Queens" (1998) as Ray Barone, his character from "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996)

Currently resides in Los Angeles.

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