A former New York City law enforcement professional and the brother of comedic actor Ray Romano, Richard Romano has supported a significant career in the entertainment industry. In addition to appearing in his brother’s film Welcome to Mooseport and his brother’s sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Richard Romano wrote and starred in the film The Investigator. He is a current member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
SAG merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to form SAG-AFTRA in 2012. Among this organization’s 160,000 members, SAG-AFTRA supports large numbers of professionals in the news and general broadcast industries. These individuals include a wide range of producers, editors, disc jockeys, TV and radio personalities, news anchors, reporters, and news writers. In addition to welcoming members from broadcast markets of all sizes, SAG-AFTRA also includes professionals who create and/or distribute content via the Internet and various digital platforms.
Membership in SAG-AFTRA allows broadcast and news professionals to voice their opinions through a powerful industry organization. It also helps to boost general standards of professionalism and allow individuals to play a more critical role in their respective electronic media companies.