- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Limitation 1
American actor, became popular on his role as Ray Romano's brother in "Everybody Loves Raymond." At 6 feet 8 1/2 inches, and with his deep voice, he makes quite a physical impression. For his role as Romano's policeman brother, he won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy in both 2002 and 2003.
The youngest of three brothers, his father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother a housewife. He attended UCLA but dropped out soon after enrollment and went into stand-up comedy, performing in various Los Angeles nightclubs. In 1984, he won $100,000 as the first grand champion winner in the comedy category of "Star Search" and from there appeared on "The Tonight Show" hosted by Johnny Carson. His career took off and he has played in Las Vegas and NY. In 1989, the Las Vegas Review Journal named him the Best Comedian on the Strip.
With his distinctive voice, he has done voiceovers for animated films, including "Finding Nemo," and " A Bug's Life." He has also appeared in a few movies
He married Jill Diven in 1999. He has one son, Maxwell, born October 14, 1998 and a daughter Hope born in January 2000. He and his wife filed divorce papers in July 2006.