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 17 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. Mason's numerous television appearances include recurring roles on The Goldbergs, The Middle and Raising Hope (FOX). In addition to many others, Cook has made guest appearances on The Night Shift (NBC), Desperate Housewives (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS), Hot in Cleveland (TV LAND) and Monday Mornings (TNT); along with a lead role in If There Be Thorns (Lifetime) and a series-regular role on Legends (TNT). He landed the coveted lead role of Eddie Munster in the 2012 reimagining of cult television classic, The Munsters, called Mockingbird Lane, where, while promoting the special, he made a hilarious appearance as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Cook has made a name for himself in feature films as well, having made his theatrical film debut in 2011 as Cecil Wilson in Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, alongside Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven.
Cook's standout performance as Will in the Walt Disney blockbuster The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp, helped the film earn more than $255 million worldwide. He also starred alongside Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde in New Line Cinema's summer release The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Aside from acting, Cook enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and soccer. He is a determined activist and humanitarian, working as a celebrity ambassador with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (www.pedaids.org) and Shane's Inspiration (www.shanesinspiration.org).
Cook currently lives in Los Angeles.