Ray Liotta Biography (1955?-)

Surname is pronounced "Lee-oh-ta"; born December 18, 1955 (some sources cite1954), in Newark, NJ; adopted son of Alfred (an auto parts store owner, politician, and personnel director) and Mary Liotta; married Michelle Grace (a model and producer), February 15, 1997; children: Karsen (daughter). Addresses: Office: Tiara Blu Films, 215 East 68th St., New York, NY 10021.; Agent: Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA90212.; Manager: Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
December 18, 1955?
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Joe Heron, The Lonely Lady, Universal, 1983
  • Ray Sinclair, Something Wild, Orion, 1986
  • The Artist, Arena Brains, 1987
  • Eugene "Gino" Luciano, Dominick and Eugene (also known as Nickyand Gino), Orion, 1988
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field of Dreams, Universal, 1989
  • Henry Hill, Goodfellas, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Officer Pete Davis, Unlawful Entry, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Dr. Richard Sturgess, Article 99, Orion, 1992
  • Robbins, No Escape (also known as Escape from Absolom), Savoy, 1994
  • Manny Singer, Corrina, Corrina, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Captain T. C. Doyle, Operation Dumbo Drop (also known as DumboDrop), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Dr. David Krane, Unforgettable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Ryan Weaver, Turbulence, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Gary "Figgsy" Figgis, Cop Land, Buena Vista, 1997
  • First guardian of the gate, Muppets from Space, 1999
  • Nathan Neubauer, A Rumor of Angels, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2000, Cinetel Films, 2002
  • Paul Krendler, Hannibal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Dean Cumanno and Vinny Staggliano, Heartbreakers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Fred Jung, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Detective Lieutenant Henry R. Oak, Narc, Paramount, 2002
  • Chief Monroe, John Q, New Line Cinema, 2002
  • FBI agent, The Hire: Ticker, BMW Films, 2002
  • Detective Rhodes, Identity, Columbia, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Narc, Paramount, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Joey Perrini, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1978-1981
  • Sacha, Casablanca, NBC, 1983
  • Officer Ed Santini, Our Family Honor, NBC, 1985-1986
  • Movies
  • Family member, Hardhat and Legs, CBS, 1980
  • Martin Meadows, "A Domestic Dilemma," Women and Men II (also knownas Women and Men: In Love There Are No Rules), HBO, 1991
  • Frank Sinatra, The Rat Pack, HBO, 1998
  • Harry Collins, Phoenix, HBO, 1998
  • Mark Brice, Forever Mine, Starz!, 1999
  • Jack, Pilgrim (also known as Inferno), Cinemax, 1999
  • John Orr, Point of Origin, HBO, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Murray, "Rain," St. Elsewhere, 1983
  • Tony Cable, "Kill Devil," Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, CBS, 1985
  • Late Show with David Letterman, between 1994 and 1998
  • Voice of Bob, "Frasier Grinch," Frasier, NBC, 1995
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • Voice, "Brian Does Hollywood," Family Guy, Fox, 2001
  • "Christmas? Christmas!," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2001
  • "Liotta? Liotta!," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2002
  • This Week in Baseball, 2002
  • The View, 2003
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2003
  • Specials
  • Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, 1994
  • A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 1999
  • Narrator, High Stakes: Bet Your Life on Las Vegas, The Learning Channel, 2001
  • Back in the U.S., ABC, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Johnny "Wizard" Lazarra, Crazy Times, ABC, 1981
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • (With others) Phoenix, HBO, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Directors: Martin Scorsese (also known as AFI's the Directors: Martin Scorsese), Media Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Voice of Tommy Vercetti, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (video game),Rockstar Games/Take 2 Interactive, 2002
  • Behind the Scenes of "John Q," New Line Home Video, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cable TV, August, 1998, pp. 22-23
    • Empire, August, 1997, pp. 66-67
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 22, 1996, p. 16
    • Movieline, August, 1998, pp. 70-71; December, 2002, pp. 76-79
    • Parade, March 31, 1996
    • People Weekly, January 27, 1997, p. 122; March 10, 1997, p. 39
    • Premiere, October, 1990, p. 58
    • Starlog, June, 1994
    • Video Business, March 23, 1998, p. 21
    • Washington Post, January 12, 2003, p. G1

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