ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

We've come a long way since Everybody Loves Raymond first aired 20 years ago on CBS. Back in 1996, little did we know that the honest, funny, and often brutally nosey Barone family was about to become a TV sensation and remind us, far too realistically, of the comical value seeping through the mundane nature of everyday life.

Whether they were coming into each other's houses uninvited or bickering over the dinner table, they were just quirky enough to be entertaining, while also loving enough to have some heartfelt moments.

After 210 episodes, the show came to a close in 2005. But what has the cast been up to since? Let's take a look!

Ray Barone - Ray Romano

Since ELR: Romano has voiced Manny the mammoth in the Ice Age films, he created and starred in the show Men of a Certain Age on TNT, which was sadly canceled after only two seasons, and in 2012 he played Hank Rizzoli in Parenthood until the show's conclusion in 2015. This year he's playing Zak Yankovich in the series Vinyl.

Debra Barone - Patricia Heaton

Since ELR: Patricia Heaton has been doing mainly television work, including a handful of TV movies. Most recently, she starred in the movie Mom's Night Out and currently plays Frankie Heck in The Middle.

Robert Barone - Brad Garrett

Since ELR: Brad Garrett's more notable credits include a lot of voice work like Ratatouille, Tangled, and the voice of the Easter Island Head from the Night at the Museum series, as well as playing Joe Bulo in FX's hit series, Fargo.

Marie Barone - Doris Roberts

Since ELR: After playing Marie, Doris has remained relatively active in the TV community, playing a number of roles, one of which was as the teacher of Patricia Heaton's son in The Middle. She also played the coolest grandma ever in the 2006 stoner comedy Grandma's Boy. Now, at 90 years old, Doris currently has three works in post production: The Escort, Old Soldiers and The Red Maple Leaf.

EDIT: Sadly Doris Roberts passed away in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Starring in Everybody Loves Raymond as Raymond's overbearing mother, her performance earned her four Emmy's and beautiful, heartfelt messages from her cast mates.

Patricia Holden, who played daughter-in-law Debra, posted the below script to Twitter, which reads:

My wonderful TV mother-in-law and ("Everybody Loves Raymond") nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much. She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest.

And her on-screen granddaughter Madylin Sweeten opted for the below heartbreaking message:

R.I.P. Doris Roberts!

Francis 'Frank' Barone - Peter Boyle

Since ELR: Already an established actor after his breakout role in the movie Joe back in 1970, Boyle spent his years adding both dramatic and comedic acting credits to his name for the rest of his career, including an Emmy-winning role for his guest appearance in The X-Files episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," and the Monster in the iconic classic Young Frankenstein. Sadly, Boyle passed away in 2006 at the age of 71. Ray Romano said the following kind words of the late actor's passing:

"He gave me great advice, he always made me laugh, and the way he connected with everyone around him amazed me. The fact that he could play a convincing curmudgeon on the show, but in reality be such a compassionate and thoughtful person, is a true testament to his talent.

He could play this guy who seems scary but really underneath it has this heart you know? And get a laugh doing it. To get the audience to hate your character... but love you is unique."

R.I.P Peter Boyle!

Ally Barone - Madylin Sweeten

Since ELR: Remaining mostly on the TV circuit, the eldest and only daughter of Ray and Debra, Madylin Sweeten has gone on to appear in the Human Centipede 3 Parody with Bree Olson as the Mad Doctor, played various parts on TMI Hollywood and Jane in TV mini series, Games Gone Wrong.

Michael Barone - Sullivan Sweeten

Since ELR: After Everybody Loves Raymond ended in 2005, Sullivan mostly discontinued his TV work. Minimal credits include appearances as himself on Inside Edition and What Not to Wear.

Geoffrey Barone - Sawyer Sweeten

Sadly, in 2015 after a long battle with mental health issues, Sawyer Sweeton committed suicide at the age of 19 at his aunt's house in Texas. His on-screen father, Ray Romano, offered the following words of condolence shortly following the tragic event:

"I'm shocked, and terribly saddened, by the news about Sawyer. He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around. Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family, and his friends during this very difficult time."

While sister, both on and off screen, Madylin Sweeten, urged readers via Facebook to reach out to loved ones before it's too late"

"At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you."

If you, or anyone you know is showing signs of depression, you can call the Crisis Call Center on 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863.

Source: Mirror, IMDB


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