Ray Liotta

Captivating actor who mesmerized viewers.

Ray Liotta
Full NameRaymond Allen Liotta


Seen as one of royalty in the film world, Ray Liotta was truly an intense character; his cultivated charm masking the smoldering psychopath beneath. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Liotta was adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta, and went on to study acting at the University of Miami, where he formed a friendship with Steven Bauer. His first foray into the world of television was met with mixed success, but it was after a recommendation from Melanie Griffith that he was able to secure a role in the black comedy Something Wild (1986). Following the success of this movie, he starred in Goodfellas (1990) and Unlawful Entry (1992), cementing his place as a star in the film world.

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  • Primetime Emmy2005
    EROutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series


  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Goodfellas
  • The Simpsons
  • Black Bird
  • Marriage Story
  • The Making of the Mob
  • Smith
  • Young Sheldon
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Hanna
  • Field of Dreams
  • Ticker
  • Blow
  • David Guetta Feat. Sam Martin: Lovers on the Sun
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Identity
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • John Q
  • Narc
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
  • Great News
  • Shades of Blue
  • Dominick and Eugene
  • Cop Land
  • Syndrome K
  • Kill the Messenger
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High Table Read
  • 4 Minutes
  • Something Wild
  • Just Shoot Me!
  • Local Color
  • Hannibal
  • A Rumor of Angels
  • The Iceman
  • 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Crossing Over
  • Texas Rising
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Take the Lead
  • Corrina, Corrina
  • Smokin' Aces
  • The Rat Pack
  • Our Family Honor
  • Stretch
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Youth in Revolt
  • The Money
  • No Sudden Move
  • Charlie St. Cloud
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards

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Ray Liotta, born in Newark, New Jersey and adopted by Mary (Edgar) and Alfred Liotta, was a renowned American actor known for his intense performances in psychopathic roles and charming nice-guy characters. He studied acting at the University of Miami, where he became friends with Steven Bauer, and went on to star in TV shows Another World (1964) and movies such as Field of Dreams (1989) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995). His illustrious acting career extended to producing and being married to Michelle Grace, who is a producer and actress known for Narc (2002), Take the Lead (2006) and The Rat Pack (1998). Ray and Michelle's daughter, Karsen Liotta, is also an actress, appearing in Hubie Halloween (2020), Shades of Blue (2016) and A Rumor of Angels (2000). The Liotta family's remarkable contributions to the entertainment industry have earned them a place in the court of American royalty.

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