‘Everybody Loves Raymond’: Brad Garrett’s Net Worth and His Thoughts on a Reboot of the Classic Comedy
Brad Garrett is one of the most beloved actors in television. His role as the Eeyore-ish but lovable Robert Barone is forever considered one of the best characters in sitcom series history.
Find out how the versatile actor got his start and what he thinks of the possibility of doing an Everybody Loves Raymond reboot.
Garrett was a champ on ‘Star Search’
Brad Garrett was the comedy grand champion winner of the 1984 talent competition Star Search. That win opened up countless doors for the comedian.
He went on to open his first Las Vegas show in 1986 for Crystal Gayle, then served as warm-up act for Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., Julio Iglesias, and Frank Sinatra. He began getting invited regularly to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, eventually getting cast in the plum role of Robert Barone on a new CBS situation comedy starring fellow stand-up comedian, Ray Romano.
Since then, it seems Garrett has dipped his toe in nearly everything: opening his own club on the Las Vegas Strip; getting involved in playing professional poker; working prolifically as a voice actor in countless feature films including Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and so many more.
Brad Garrett’s recent tweet on the ‘toxic culture’ allegations against Ellen DeGeneres and her show
In July 2020, Garrett waded into the pool with many past and current staff connected to The Ellen DeGeneres Show that have accused the host of racism, bullying, and wrongful termination.
According to Page Six, Garrett appeared on DeGeneres’ program six times between 2004 and 2007.
His recent tweet did not mince words on the subject saying, “Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow,” he wrote. “Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”
A few remarks addressed Garrett’s comment, such as one saying, “Well said, Brad!! This is not news; it’s been circulating for years that she is not the nice person she portrays on her TV show – it all comes down to $ for her, plain & simple! So done with her!! #byebye”
Another tweet called Garrett on the carpet saying, “If you knew so much it was your responsibility to speak up for those who couldn’t or didn’t. Tweeting this doesn’t make you look good either. It makes you look complacent. js”
His net worth and what he thinks of an ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reboot
Brad Garrett’s net worth is $50 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
With so many older series rebooting, Garrett was asked his opinion on a possible revisiting of Everybody Loves Raymond.
Speaking with TV Guide in 2017, the 6 foot 8 inch actor mused that, although he would love to know what Ray and Robert and their families are up to now, a reboot really can’t happen without Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle.
“The bottom line is, so much of that show were the parents,” he said. “There’s just no way that anyone — the writers or Ray or anyone or myself — could really see doing the show without them.”