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Ray Sharkey

Highest Rated:   93% WarGames (War Games) (1983)
Lowest Rated:   4% Wired (1989)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
  • Police Officer
1993
15% Cop & 1/2
  • Fountain
1993
71% 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
48% Dragnet
  • Drug Pagan
1987
21% No Mercy
  • Angles Ryan
1986
57% Short Circuit
  • Zack
1986
31% Wise Guys
  • Marco
1986
71% 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
84% 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
71% Who'll Stop the Rain
  • Smitty
1978
No Score Yet Stunts
  • Pauley
1977
67% The Lords of Flatbush
  • Student
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1981

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