Lawrence John Romano (born July 31, 1963), better known to television audiences as Larry Romano, is the actor who plays Richie Iannucci on The King of Queens. After appearing in 32 episodes, Larry left the show in 2001 to work on another sitcom, the short-lived NBC-TV series Kristin as Aldo Bonnadonna with actress Kristin Chenoweth, though the sitcom only aired 6 episodes, before being canceled.
Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, he was a regular on NYPD Blue and The King of Queens, on which he played the part of Richie. He also played First Base in the action film Lock Up with Sylvester Stallone. He had a lead role in the short-lived NBC sitcom Kristin, where he appeared as Aldo Bonnadonna opposite Kristin Chenoweth, though the sitcom only aired 6 episodes, before being canceled. Romano made a cameo appearance in Out for Justice. In 1997 he had a brief role playing Al Pacino's son in Donnie Brasco, and appeared in the 1998 Terrence Malick directed film The Thin Red Line. His most recent acting work was in the 2010 movie, The Ascent.
According to the Internet Movie Database, he is the cousin of actor/singer Carmine Giovinazzo, and is not related to comedian/actor Ray Romano.