Many of their arguments revolve around trivial and even irrational subjects, such as who invented the lawn and literally comparing apples and oranges. Frank is also a war veteran. Throughout the series, Debra often finds Robert the most patient of the Barones, and at times she is shown to get along well with Frank, who thinks of her as a daughter and understands Debra's intolerance towards Marie. In his spare time, Frank is a skilled handyman and a history buff, with a particular interest in the American Civil War. Thanks for the scoop, Chuck.”. He doesn’t follow or accept anything outside the social norms, to which Marie proclaims "Frank lives in blissful ignorance". Other than Frank, nearly everyone has a hard time standing up to Marie due to her ability to make people feel guilty, although Debra does occasionally take a stand. Marie is also seen constantly arguing with her husband Frank in nearly every episode, with them constantly fighting and annoying each other. He is also known for being very passive-aggressive. This is a very easy shepherd's (cottage) pie that's topped with wonderful garlic and Romano potatoes. He fought in the Korean War and he uses this as a reference for recounting stories of survival and how he came to be a "man". Francis Oscar "Frank" Barone (Peter Boyle) is the husband of Marie and a retired bookkeeper. It was mildly amusing but not very funny. He also respects Ray as a well-meaning, if generally absent, father, in the pattern of Frank. He is brutally honest in his relationships with others, and is often depicted as the only member of the family who is not only unafraid of Marie, but the only one who will put his foot down and stand up to her, much to the combined relief and horror of the other characters. She beat out over 100 other women for the part. Romano’s own twin sons are named Matthew and Gregory; he decided that art was imitating life a little too closely and asked for the names to be changed. On every other Saturday, he takes Raymond's children to The Happy Zone. In the episode "The Gift" (season 2), it is Frank's 65th birthday, making his year of birth 1932. Horan told People about an episode where Debra has PMS: "I'm hearing lines from conversations I had with my husband. Doris Roberts was busy directing a play while the Marie auditions were taking place. Arrange chicken in a … Because of the relatively socially conservative values of the United States in the 1950s which saw premarital sex as a sin, Frank and Marie were forced to lie to friends and family that Robert was two months premature. She is also depressed about her parents when they were in an argument, and she was distraught when they were divorcing. Raymond Albert "Ray" Barone (Ray Romano) is the protagonist of the sitcom. Kids love this, and it's even better after sitting for a day. In episodes like "Pet the Bunny", "Christmas Present", "Fathers Knows Least" and "Frank Goes Downstairs", he indicates that, though capable of patience and kindness, he deliberately cultivates a tough guy persona. The topper of it all was that, according to Romano, the CBS president was going to give Boyle the gig anyway. Robert Charles Barone (Brad Garrett) is Raymond's older brother (4 years older than Ray) and the first-born son of Frank and Marie. Patricia Heaton fell ill, and by the intended showtime her voice was completely gone. She takes special pride in her Italian background and even arranges a tour of Italy for the whole family out of her own savings. I was like, 'Whoa.' Although it is briefly mentioned that he has a sensitive side, Frank refuses to accept it. Romano made $1.7 to $1.8 million per episode during the last two seasons of Raymond, surpassing Kelsey Grammer's $1.6 million per episode salary for Frasier at the time. Notable examples of this are found in Season 3, Episode 25: "Robert Moves Back", Season 8, Episode 2: "Thank You Notes", and Season 9, Episode 8: "A Job for Robert". Born in in 1957 to Italian immigrant parents in New York, Ray Romano's home life mimics Ray Barone's in more ways than one. Robert dated Debra's best friend Amy MacDougall for several years, despite a number of breakups. The inclination to separate fact from fiction never seemed to apply to Ally, who kept her character name despite being based on Romano’s real daughter, also named Ally. He lives on Long Island, with his wife Debra and their three children Ally and twin boys, Michael and Geoffrey Barone. Other main characters include Ray's parents, Frank and Marie, Ray's children Ally, Michael and Geoffrey and Ray's brother Robert, with his wife Amy. 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