Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta

Highest Rated: 96% Goodfellas (1990)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Lonely Lady (1983)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1954

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Ray Liotta was an American actor who was best known for playing cops and tough guys in roles in films like "Something Wild" (1986), "Goodfellas" (1990), "Cop Land" (1997) and "Narc" (2002). Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. At the age of six-months he was adopted by a young couple who was heavily involved in Newark's Democratic Party. Although he would later seek out and meet his biological mother in the 2000s, Liotta always referred to his adoptive parents as his mother and father. When he was a young boy, both of Liotta's parents ran unsuccessfully for office in Newark. In fact, one of Ray's earliest memories was handing out flyers during one of his father's campaigns. Went it came time to enter college, Liotta attended Miami University in South Florida. It was there that he first took an interest in acting, admittedly because it was a way to meet girls. After appearing in a few school plays, however, Liotta was hooked and started taking acting more seriously. He eventually graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in 1978 and immediately moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. Within a few short months Liotta got an agent and was cast in a recurring role on the daytime soap opera "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999). Liotta played the role of Joey Perrini on the soap from 1978 to 1981. After a few years on "Another World" Liotta began getting the itch to broaden his acting horizons. Plus he was beginning to feel limited creatively by being on a soap opera. So he quit the show in 1981 and moved to L.A. to take a swing at a film acting career. He nabbed his first film role in 1983's "Lonely Lady," and from there joined the cast of the short-lived ABC drama series "Our Family Honor" (ABC, 1985). Liotta's first breakout film role came in 1986 when he was cast as a violent ex-con in Jonathan Demme's "Something Wild." His role in the quirky crime comedy put Liotta on the map. In 1989 he played the blacklisted ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson in the fantasy sports film "Field of Dreams." "Field of Dreams" was nominated for three Oscars, including one Best Picture. With his acting career on the upward trajectory, Liotta was cast in the role of a lifetime in 1990 when he played the hot-headed mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's gangster film "Goodfellas." Liotta's role as Hill was hailed by critics, and proved to be so transformative that nearly three decades after the film premiered he admitted to still being stopped on the street by fans of the film. "Goodfellas" was a highpoint in Liotta's career, and over the next two decades he continued to build a solid body of work with noteworthy performances in films like "Cop Land," "Blow" (2001), "Narc," and "Bee Movie" (2007). In 2016 Liotta returned to TV by starring alongside Jennifer Lopez on NBC's cop drama "Shades of Blue" (NBC, 2016-18). However, NBC decided not to renew the series after its third season. In 2019 Liotta appeared in a film by noted indie director Noah Baumbach. That film, "Marriage Story," starred Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

Highest rated movies

Goodfellas
Marriage Story No Sudden Move Something Wild
Stretch
Field of Dreams
Narc
Muppets Most Wanted

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Many Saints of Newark Unknown (Character) - 2021
91% 61% No Sudden Move Frank Capelli (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Syndrome K Narrator - 2019
94% 85% Marriage Story Jay (Character) - 2019
36% 47% Flock of Dudes Uncle Reed (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 43% Sticky Notes Jack (Character) - 2016
20% 28% Go With Me Blackway (Character) $16.5K 2015
15% 31% Revenge of the Green Dragons Michael Bloom (Character) - 2014
80% 58% Muppets Most Wanted Big Papa (Character) $51.2M 2014
88% 63% Stretch Ray Liotta (Character) - 2014
42% 44% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Joey (Character) $13.8M 2014
77% 69% Kill the Messenger John Cullen (Character) $2.4M 2014
6% 62% The Identical Reece Wade (Character),
Executive Producer
$2.8M 2014
22% 38% Better Living Through Chemistry Elizabeth's Husband (Character) $72.3K 2014
No Score Yet 11% Suddenly Todd (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 26% Pawn Man in the Suit (Character) $2.1K 2013
No Score Yet 40% Dear Dracula Count Dracula (Voice) - 2012
66% 62% The Iceman Roy Demeo (Character) $1.9M 2012
78% 75% The Place Beyond the Pines Deluca (Character) $21.4M 2012
No Score Yet 33% Yellow Unknown (Character) - 2012
74% 44% Killing Them Softly Markie Trattman (Character) $14.9M 2012
No Score Yet 16% The Devil's in the Details Dr. Bruce Michaels (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 39% Breathless Sheriff Cooley (Character) - 2012
15% 22% The Son of No One Capt. Mathers (Character) $28.9K 2011
No Score Yet 58% Things Fall Apart Dr. Brintall (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% Bad Karma Molloy (Character) - 2011
46% 34% The Details Peter Mazzoni (Character) $63.6K 2011
No Score Yet 18% Street Kings 2: Motor City Marty Kingston (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 9% The River Murders Jack Verdon (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 41% The Entitled Richard Nader (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 27% Ticket Out Jim (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 61% Chasing 3000 Adult Mickey (Character) - 2010
28% 60% Charlie St. Cloud Florio Ferrente (Character) $31.1M 2010
8% 28% Crazy on the Outside Gray (Character) $64.4K 2010
67% 62% Snowmen Reggie Kirkfield (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2010
66% 55% Date Night Joe Miletto (Character) $98.7M 2010
51% 37% Observe and Report Detective Harrison (Character) $24M 2009
66% 52% Youth in Revolt Lance Wescott (Character) $15.3M 2009
25% 40% Powder Blue Jack Doheny (Character) - 2009
15% 49% Crossing Over Cole Frankel (Character) $454.1K 2009
No Score Yet 19% The Line Mark Shields (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet 34% Hero Wanted Detective Terry Subcott (Character) - 2008
31% 62% Smokin' Aces Don Carruthers (Character) $35.6M 2007
14% 61% Wild Hogs Jack (Character) $168.2M 2007
4% 23% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Gallian (Character) $4.5M 2007
49% 53% Bee Movie Ray Liotta (Voice) $126.6M 2007
56% 65% Battle in Seattle Mayor Tobin (Character) $223.5K 2007
39% 58% Local Color John Talia Sr. (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comeback Season Walter Pearce (Character) - 2006
44% 77% Take the Lead Executive Producer $34.7M 2006
24% 29% Even Money Tom Carver (Character) - 2006
11% 55% Slow Burn Ford Cole (Character) $1.2M 2005
15% 56% Revolver Dorothy Macha (Character) $75.4K 2005
62% 32% The Last Shot Jack Devine (Character) $463.7K 2004
No Score Yet 49% Control Lee Ray Oliver (Character) - 2004
62% 75% Identity Rhodes (Character) $51.5M 2003
84% 79% Narc Henry Oak (Character),
Producer
$10.5M 2002
No Score Yet 47% Point of Origin John Orr/Aaron Stiles (Character) - 2002
23% 78% John Q Monroe (Character) $71M 2002
55% 87% Blow Fred Jung (Character) $53.1M 2001
54% 51% Heartbreakers Dean Cumanno/Vinny Staggliano (Character) $40.3M 2001
40% 62% Hannibal Paul Krendler (Character) $165.1M 2001
34% 76% A Rumor of Angels Nathan Neubauer (Character) $38.2K 2000
63% 58% Muppets From Space Guardian of the Gate #1 (Character) $16.3M 1999
29% 42% Forever Mine Mark Brice (Character) - 1999
20% 26% Inferno Jack (Character) - 1999
50% 52% Phoenix Harry Collins (Character) $31.6K 1998
57% 58% The Rat Pack Frank Sinatra (Character) - 1998
17% 19% Turbulence Ryan Weaver (Character) $11.5M 1997
75% 67% Cop Land Gary "Figgsy" Figgis (Character) $44.9M 1997
21% 28% Unforgettable David Krane (Character) $2.5M 1996
31% 29% Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. T.C. Doyle (Character) $24.7M 1995
39% 69% Corrina, Corrina Manny Singer (Character) $20.2M 1994
50% 41% No Escape Capt. J.T. Robbins (Character) $14.2M 1994
74% 48% Unlawful Entry Officer Pete Davis (Character) $55.9M 1992
43% 54% Article 99 Dr. Richard Sturgess (Character) $6.2M 1992
No Score Yet 50% Women & Men 2 Meadows (Character) - 1991
96% 97% Goodfellas Henry Hill (Character) $42.6M 1990
87% 86% Field of Dreams Shoeless Joe Jackson (Character) $61.8M 1989
80% 72% Dominick and Eugene Eugene 'Gino' Luciano (Character) $843.9K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arena Brains The Artist (Character) - 1987
91% 70% Something Wild Ray Sinclair (Character) $6.4M 1986
0% 27% The Lonely Lady Joe Heron (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Times Johnny "Wizard" Lazarra (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Shades of Blue Matt Wozniak (Character) 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
83% 71% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018
85% 76% The Simpsons Morty Szyslak (Guest Voice) 2018
84% 71% Great News Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2016 2011
85% 87% Modern Family Ray Liotta (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of the Mob Narrator 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Rising Lorca (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2011
81% 81% The League Ruxin's Boss (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 74% Hannah Montana Principal Luger (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2009
No Score Yet 74% SpongeBob SquarePants Bubble Poppin Leader (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
50% No Score Yet Smith Robert "Bobby" Stevens (Character) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 83% ER Charlie Metcalf (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Himself (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Zack (Guest Voice) 2001
93% 95% Frasier Bob (Guest Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984

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