Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto

Highest Rated: 100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018)

Lowest Rated: 4% Witless Protection (2008)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

African American actor Yaphet Kotto was one of the most prominent beneficiaries of the upsurge in black-oriented theatrical pieces of the late 1950s; he appeared in many prestigious Broadway and off-Broadway productions, taking regional theatre work rather than accept stereotypical "mainstream" roles in movies and TV. Kotto's first film was Nothing But a Man (1964), an independently produced study of black pride in the face of white indifference. Though he vehemently steered clear of most of the '70s blaxploitation fare, in 1972, Kotto produced, directed and wrote the feature film Speed Limit 65 (aka The Limit and Time Limit), a one-of-a-kind "black biker" film. The biggest production with which Kotto was associated in the early 1970s was the James Bond film Live and Let Die, in which, as the villainous Mr. Big, he was blown up in the final scene (a similarly grisly fate awaited Kotto in 1979's Alien). On television, Yaphet Kotto was a regular on the TV series For Love and Honor (1983) and Homicide: Life on the Streets (1992), and was seen as Ugandan president Idi Amin in the 1977 TV movie Raid on Entebbe.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Actor 2018
4% Witless Protection Alonzo Moseley $4.2M 2008
94% Alien: The Director's Cut Parker 2003
No Score Yet Stiletto Dance Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Ride Actor 2000
86% Homicide: The Movie Al Giardello 2000
No Score Yet The Defenders: Payback Judge Williams 1997
No Score Yet Out of Sync Quincy 1995
11% Two if by Sea O'Malley 1995
26% The Puppet Masters Ressler 1994
No Score Yet Dead Badge Capt. Hunt 1994
No Score Yet Intent to Kill Captain Jackson 1993
No Score Yet Almost Blue Terry 1993
No Score Yet Extreme Justice Larson 1993
No Score Yet Chrome Soldiers Actor 1992
20% Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Doc 1991
No Score Yet Hangfire Lieutenant 1991
No Score Yet Tripwire Lee Pitt 1990
No Score Yet After the Shock McElroy 1990
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Murders Doctor Fillmore 1989
No Score Yet Ministry of Vengeance Mr. Whiteside 1989
No Score Yet Prime Target Brown 1989
94% Midnight Run Alonzo Mosely 1988
No Score Yet A Whisper to a Scream Det. Taillard 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel General Sorenson 1987
63% The Running Man Laughlin 1987
No Score Yet Desperado Bede 1987
No Score Yet Prettykill Harris 1987
No Score Yet Terminal Entry Col. Styles 1987
No Score Yet In Self Defense Lt. Tyrell 1987
No Score Yet Eye of the Tiger J.B. Deveraux 1986
No Score Yet The Park Is Mine Eubanks 1986
No Score Yet Harem Kislar 1986
No Score Yet Badge of the Assassin Detective Cliff Fenton 1985
11% Warning Sign Maj. Connolly 1985
71% The Star Chamber Det. Harry Lowes 1983
20% Fighting Back (Death Vengeance) Ivanhoe Washington 1982
75% Brubaker Richard 'Dickie' Coombes Richard "Dickie" Coombes 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980
98% Alien Parker 1979
100% Blue Collar Smokey James 1978
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe President Idi Amin 1977
No Score Yet The Monkey Hustle Daddy Foxx 1976
No Score Yet Drum Blaise 1976
No Score Yet Report to the Commissioner Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone 1975
No Score Yet Shark's Treasure Ben Flynn 1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster Colt Hawkins 1975
No Score Yet Truck Turner Harvard Blue 1974
67% Live and Let Die Kananga 1973
81% Across 110th Street Lt. Pope 1972
71% Bone Bone 1972
No Score Yet Man and Boy Nate Hodges 1971
67% The Liberation of L.B. Jones Sonny Boy Mosby 1970
No Score Yet Night Chase Actor 1970
78% The Thomas Crown Affair Carl 1968
No Score Yet 5 Card Stud Little George 1968
96% Nothing But a Man Jocko $9.7K 1963

TV

Credit
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Giardello Lt. Al Giardello 1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Lt. Al Giardello 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Bradshaw 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Charlie 1983
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Buckner 1971
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Piney Biggs 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Child Barnett 1968
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
1967-1971
Creason 1968

QUOTES FROM Yaphet Kotto CHARACTERS

Parker says: Why the hell don't you guys just freeze him?

Parker says: If we ain't out of here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space!

Kananga/Mr. Big says: What shall we drink to, Mr. Bond?

James Bond says: Well, how about an earthquake?

Parker says: I ain't drawing no straws, I'm for killing that goddamn thing right now.

Kananga/Mr. Big says: Names is for tombstones, baby.

Parker says: Get out of the room!

Ash says: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.

Lambert says: You admire it.

Ash says: I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.

Parker says: Look, I am... I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug.

Ash says: Last word.

Ellen Ripley says: What?

Ash says: I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.

Daddy Foxx says: I'll teach you to handcuff lightnin! Chain Thunder! Walk through the graveyard and set the dead at a wonder. That's the monkey hustle

Daddy Foxx says: I'll teach you to handcuff lightnin! Chain Thunder! Walk through the graveyard and set the dead at a wonder. That's the monkey hustle.

Parker says: (To Kane) What's the matter?... The food ain't that bad...

Parker says: [to Kane] What's the matter? The food ain't that bad...

Ellen Ripley says: Whenever he says *anything* you say 'right,' Brett, you know that?

Brett says: Right.

Ellen Ripley says: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says 'right'. Just like a regular parrot.

Parker says: Yeah, shape up. What are you some kind of parrot?

Ellen Ripley says: Ash can you hear me? Ash!?

Ash says: [Eyes open] Yes I can hear you.

Ellen Ripley says: What was your special order?

Ash says: You read it, I thought it was clear.

Ellen Ripley says: What was it?

Ash says: Bring back life form, priority one, all other priorities are rescinded.

Parker says: The damn Company. What about our lives you son of a bitch?

Ash says: I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.

Ellen Ripley says: How do we kill it Ash, there's got to be a way of killing it, how, how do we do it?

Ash says: You can't.

Parker says: That's bullshit!

Ash says: You still don't understand what you're dealing with do you? Perfect organism. It's structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.

Lambert says: You admire it.

Ash says: I admire its purity. A survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.

Parker says: I've heard enough of this and i'm asking you to pull the plug.

Ash says: Last word.

Ellen Ripley says: What?

Ash says: I can't lie to you about your chances, but, you have my sympathies. [Smiles]

Ellen Ripley says: [Pulls the plug]

Ellen Ripley says: Whenever he says *anything* you say "right," Brett, you know that?

Ellen Ripley says: Whenever he says *anything* you say 'right,' Brett, you know that?

Brett says: Right.

Ellen Ripley says: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says "right". Just like a regular parrot.

Ellen Ripley says: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says 'right'. Just like a regular parrot.

Parker says: Yeah, shape up. What are you some kind of parrot?

Parker says: Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?

Parker says: It's a robot. Ash is a god damn robot.

Ellen Ripley says: I'm thinking.

Parker says: Ash is a robot!

Maggie says: They caught one of your star pupils beating up on one of our kids again.

Doc says: Tracy?

Maggie says: Thought you said you were making progress.

Doc says: I only get twenty three minutes a week with these kids. With that kind of attention...be lucky she didn't kill him.

Doc says: I only get twenty three minutes a week with these kids. With that kind of attention, be lucky she didn't kill him.

Maggie says: That's a good attitude for a therapist!

Maggie says: (looking at a poster) - This is new.

Maggie says: (looking at a poster) This is new.

Doc says: You like it? These are ancient dream demons. Supposedly they roam the dreams of the living till they find the most evil, twisted human imaginable. Then they give him the power to cross the line and turn our nightmares into reality.

Tracy says: Whoa! Look at this knife!

Doc says: Hey, put that away.

Maggie says: That's too small.

Tracy says: (she pulls out a big club with spikes on the end of it) - Guess so.

Tracy says: (she pulls out a big club with spikes on the end of it) Guess so.

Freddy Krueger says: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but nothing will ever kill me. Well, let's see now. First, they tried burning me (slices off thumb) - Then they tried burying me (slices off index finger) - But this...this is my favorite...They even tried holy water (slices off middle finger) - But I just keep on ticking...because they promised me that.

Freddy Krueger says: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but nothing will ever kill me. Well, let's see now. First, they tried burning me (slices off thumb) Then they tried burying me (slices off index finger) But this, this is my favorite. They even tried holy water (slices off middle finger) But I just keep on ticking, because they promised me that.

Doc says: They?

Freddy Krueger says: The dream people; the ones that gave me this job. In dreams...I am forever! Too bad you're not.

Freddy Krueger says: The dream people; the ones that gave me this job. In dreams. I am forever! Too bad you're not.

Tracy says: No one remembers John or Carlos. It's like they never existed. I've been hearing strange shi*t; like some of the kids are dreaming about Carlos. And they don't even remember him.

Doc says: I remember him.

Tracy says: Why?

Doc says: Because I can control my dreams. I'm not fooled by this thing you saw.

Maggie says: Freddy.

Doc says: Whatever he is, he's fu*king with the line between dreams and reality. He didn't just kill Carlos and the others. He erased them.

Doc says: You're getting ready to kill somebody.

Tracy says: "Defend" myself.

Tracy says: 'Defend' myself.

Doc says: It's your mind he'll go for...Your fear.

Doc says: It's your mind he'll go for. Your fear.

Doc says: Now he's gonna try and trick you just like he tricked Tracy. He'll try and use your eyes to fool you. You'll use these... (shows Maggie a pair of 3D glasses)

Doc says: Now he's gonna try and trick you just like he tricked Tracy. He'll try and use your eyes to fool you. You'll use these. (shows Maggie a pair of 3D glasses)

Maggie says: Get the hell outta here.

Doc says: You want to live? These mean nothing here, but in a dream, they can be anything you want. He got inside your head. You get inside of his.

Maggie says: That's my job, isn't it?

Tracy says: Be careful. He's good at finding out what hurts the most.

Doc says: Exactly.

Tracy says: That's why you gotta take me with you.

Maggie says: I can't. It's gotta be me and him. All right, Doc...Put me in.

Maggie says: I can't. It's gotta be me and him. All right, Doc. Put me in.

Parker says: So, um, we think we should discuss the bonus situation..