Ray Sharkey

Lowest Rated: 4% Wired (1989)
Birthday: Nov 14, 1952
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Trained at HB Studio, rough-edged American actor Ray Sharkey quickly graduated to movies and television. Sharkey's first film was The Lords of Flatbush (1974), a street-gang drama that also featured early appearances by Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone. The actor's breakthrough film was 1980's The Idolmaker, in which he played rock 'n' roll entrepreneur Bob Marcucci; that same year, he was Phil in the low-budget but highly praised Willie and Phil. Sharkey's best known role was as Atlantic City gangster Sonny Steelgrave on the TV series "Wiseguy" (1987-90). Shortly after finishing work on the 1992 Burt Reynolds vehicle Cop and A Half, Sharkey made public the fact that he had contracted AIDS through indiscriminate drug use; he died less than one year later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
90% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Police Officer 1993
14% Cop & 1/2 Fountain 1993
75% Zebrahead Richard 1992
No Score Yet Dead On: Relentless II Kyle Valsone 1992
No Score Yet Caged Fear Warden Hayes 1992
No Score Yet Round Trip to Heaven Stoneface 1992
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Det. Victor Tomasino 1992
No Score Yet Chrome Soldiers Gabe 1992
90% The Grifters FBI Man 1990
No Score Yet The Rain Killer Vince Capra 1990
No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Take Dennis 1990
No Score Yet After Midnight Ray 1989
No Score Yet Sweet Bird of Youth Actor 1989
4% Wired Angel 1989
80% Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Frank 1989
No Score Yet Act of Piracy Jack Wilcox 1989
No Score Yet The Neon Empire Actor 1989
No Score Yet Capone Actor 1989
No Score Yet Dudes Blix 1987
No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Ryan 1987
No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines M.Sgt. Max Zierman 1987
50% Dragnet Drug Pagan 1987
21% No Mercy Angles Ryan 1986
58% Short Circuit Zack 1986
31% Wise Guys Marco 1986
72% Murphy's Romance Larry Le Beau 1985
No Score Yet Hellhole Silk 1985
No Score Yet Body Rock Terrence 1984
No Score Yet Best Defense Radio Man 1984
No Score Yet Du-beat-e-o (We're All Crazy Now) du Beat-e-o 1984
93% WarGames (War Games) Radar Analyst 1983
80% Blue Thunder Air Controller 1983
No Score Yet Regina Actor 1983
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero Vinnie 1982
88% The Idolmaker Vincent Vacarri 1980
No Score Yet Willie & Phil Phil D'Amico 1980
No Score Yet Heart Beat Ira 1980
No Score Yet Paradise Alley Legs 1978
88% Who'll Stop the Rain Smitty 1978
No Score Yet Stunts Pauley 1977
67% The Lords of Flatbush Student 1974

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Sonny Steelgrave
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Geoffrey Dryden
  • 1985
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Robert Phelps
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Gallagher
  • 1974

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