Ray Sharkey

Ray Sharkey

Highest Rated: 89% The Idolmaker (1980)

Lowest Rated: 4% Wired (1989)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1952

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Lead and character player who began his career on TV in the 1970s and achieved his movie breakthrough in "The Idolmaker" (1982), Taylor Hackford's stinging look at exploitation in the music business. Sharkey has appeared in several Paul Mazursky films, notably as Phil D'Amico in the engaging "Willie and Phil" (1980). He excelled in tough, urban roles and is known for his role as mob boss Sonny Steelgrave in the popular TV series, "Wiseguy."

Highest rated movies

The Idolmaker
Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
Who'll Stop the Rain?
Zebrahead
Some Kind of Hero
Wise Guys
No Mercy
Heart Beat

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% 34% Cop and a Half Vinnie Fountain (Character) $30.1M 1993
No Score Yet 36% Round Trip to Heaven Stoneface (Character) - 1992
75% 69% Zebrahead Richard (Character) $1.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Oklahoma Warden Hayes (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chrome Soldiers Gabe Ricci (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Det. Victor Tomasino (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 8% Dead On: Relentless II Kyle Valsone (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Capt. Gerry Clemente (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rain Killer Capra (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Dennis (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revenge of Al Capone Scarface (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Piracy Jack Wilcox (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Empire Junior Molov (Character) - 1989
78% 60% Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Frank (Character) $1.9M 1989
4% 16% Wired Angel Velasquez (Character) $681.1K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Ryan (Character) $21.3K 1987
31% 41% Wise Guys Marco (Character) $7.0M 1986
31% 28% No Mercy Angles Ryan (Character) $11.3M 1986
No Score Yet 21% Hellhole Silk (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Behind Enemy Lines Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 46% Body Rock Terrence (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Regina Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Money Byron Levin (Character) - 1982
50% 31% Some Kind of Hero Sgt. Vinnie DiAngelo (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Bill Carney Bill Carney (Character) - 1981
20% 33% Heart Beat Ira (Character) - 1980
89% 85% The Idolmaker Vinnie Vacarri (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% Willie and Phil Phil D'Amico (Character) - 1980
77% 65% Who'll Stop the Rain? Smitty (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% Who Is Killing the Stuntmen? Paul Salerno (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Flash (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater The Father (Character) 1992
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Sonny Steelgrave (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Benny Lester (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Robert Phelps (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller David Salas (Guest Star) 1975