Ray DiMeoPlayed by Mason Cook
Ray DiMeo is the sole voice of reason in the DiMeo family – or so he would tell you – who does his best to impose order on the free-minded clan. He tries to balance his love for his family with his desire for normalcy: if only his family could get places on time, keep the house clean, give him some space – and, most of all, if only his mom would stop embarrassing him. Ray is smart, mature, and a bit of a romantic, qualities that both help and hurt him at his new school, where he pursues his first crush. He's a kid who just wants to fit in.
At just 16 years old, Mason Cook has made quite an impact on film and television, most recently receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for his guest starring role on the Emmy Award-winning show The Haunting Hour.
Cook made his television acting debut as Casey, a cardiac asthmatic patient on ABC's hit drama Grey's Anatomy, at the age of 9. In 2012, he landed the coveted lead role of Eddie Munster in the 2012 critically acclaimed re-imagining of cult television classic The Munsters, called Mockingbird Lane. While promoting the special, Mason made a hilarious appearance as a guest of Ellen. And he played the role of Sean Bean's son in the first season of the hit series Legends.
His numerous television appearances include recurring roles on The Middle, Raising Hope, and The Goldbergs, as well as memorable guest-starring roles on The Night Shift, Grimm, and New Girl. He has also appeared on Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, Hot in Cleveland, and Victorious. Last year, Cook starred in the original production of If There Be Thorns, the movie adaptation of the third installment in the popular Flowers in the Attic book series.
Cook has made a name for himself in feature films as well, having made his theatrical film debut in Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, with Jessica Alba, Joel McHale and Jeremy Piven. In addition, Cook had large supporting roles in two summer feature films of 2013, including The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde.