Comedienne Fran Drescher remains stunned that Ray Romano has become such a huge celebrity - because he was very unpopular and "not even cool" when they were at school together.

Former EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star Romano attended the same New York City high school as Drescher, but was seen in a completely different light by his peers than he is today.

Drescher says, "Ray was not even cool back in those days. He wasn't popular, he wasn't cool. It's so funny, and now he's like so popular and everything."