Ray Liotta

Date Of Birth:
18 December 1955
Date Of Death:
26 May 2022
Place Of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
Best Known As:
Henry Hill in the movie Goodfellas
Actor Ray Liotta was best known for playing Henry Hill, the central "wiseguy" in Martin Scorsese's mobster film Goodfellas (1990). Ray Liotta began his acting career in New York, where he had early good fortune with a regular gig on the daytime soap opera Another World from 1978 to 1981. He then relocated to Hollywood, but it was another five years before he broke out as Melanie Griffith's abusive husband in Something Wild (1986). A leading man with unconventional looks and steely blue eyes, Liotta excelled at playing charming characters with a dark side, despite his occasional turns as a good guy in films such as Field of Dreams (1990, starring Kevin Costner) and Corrina, Corrina (1994, with Whoopi Goldberg). His other feature films included Cop Land (1997, with Sylvester Stallone), Narc (2002), Identity (2003, with John Cusack), Killing Them Softly (2012, starring Brad Pitt), and Marriage Story (2019, starring Scarlett Johansson). On TV, Liotta played Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack (1998), and he won an Emmy in 2005 for a guest appearance on ER. His other television credits include Texas Rising (2015), Shades of Blue (2016-18) and Hanna (2021)
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Ray Liotta was the voice of Tommy Vercetti in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City… Ray Liotta was married to actress Michelle Grace from 1997 until their divorce in 2004. Their daughter, Karsen Liotta, was born in 1998 and has also acted and modeled on occasion… Ray Liotta was engaged to Jacy Nittolo at the time of his death in 2022.

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