This year marks the 20th anniversary of Everybody Loves Raymond's debut on CBS, and ET got the show's star, Ray Romano, to open up about his early days on the sitcom.
In 1996, Romano was still living in Queens with his wife, Anna, and their three kids, Alexandra, Matthew and Gregory. He commuted to Los Angeles to tape the show, knowing that success was not a guarantee.
As the show grew, so did the Romano family. They had son Joseph in 1998.
Romano explains that family was a big part of what made Everybody Loves Raymond so successful.
"It's universal," Romano says. "Across the globe, people identified with it, because families are all about love and dysfunction."