Best known for his role as sportswriter Ray Barone on the television show Everybody Loves Raymond. He would later star in the critically loved but lesser known show Men of a Certain Age. He also had a role in the NBC series Parenthood, playing Hank Rizzoli.
After attending the same high school class as actress Fran Drescher, he had the opportunity to guest star on her sitcom.
He did voice over work in the animated film Ice Age.
He married Anna Romano in 1987 and the couple had twin sons in 1993.
He played the onscreen husband of Patricia Heaton's character Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond.