Ray Romano

Lead Actor - Comedy

Ray Romano

Series: “Everybody Loves Raymond”

Years on show: 6

Emmy pedigree: Four-time nominee

Episode submitted: “The Breakup Tape”

2001-02 shining moment: Dealing with twin sons who chose to be fairies in the school play.

Pro: Many believe he’s underrated and taken for granted.

Con: Similar to Jerry Seinfeld in that many don’t take his acting abilities seriously

Quotable: “Everybody who talks to me says they have someone in their family that the show reminds them of. People come up to me and say, ‘Are you listening in my kitchen?’ That’s half the battle with comedy, to find something people can identify with.”

Critical viewpoint: “Romano’s a solid performer who performs the vital and difficult role of keeping the comedy stars around him in alignment without surrendering his own jokes.” Tim Cuprisin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel