Ray Liotta young
December 18, 1954
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
86 kg | 190 pounds
44 in | 107 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 89 cm
Ray Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States, on December 18, 1954, is an American actor.
Young Ray Liotta first started acting during his years of college in school musicals productions.
He got his television debut in NBC soap opera Another World (1980–1981), in role as Joey Perrini.
He made his big screen debut in melodrama movie The Lonely Lady (1983) in role as Joe Heron.
Ray's breakthrough performance came as Ray Sinclair in action comedy film Something Wild (1986), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He made his Broadway debut in a play "Match" (2004) in role as Mike.
The Many Saints of Newark (2021) crime drama, opposite Michael Gandolfini, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga
Marriage Story (2019) comedy drama in role as Jay, with Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and Laura Dern
El Tonto (2020) comedy opposite Charlie Day and Kate Beckinsale
He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his role as Officer Pete Davis in psychological thriller movie Unlawful Entry (1992).
He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role as Detective Lieutenant Henry Oak in crime thriller film Narc (2002).
Goodfellas (1990) drama crime directed by Martin Scorsese
Article 99 (1992) comedy drama with Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Whitaker
No Escape (1994) thriller in role as John Robbins
Cop Land (1997) crime drama with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel
Field of Dreams (1989) fantasy drama sports opposite Kevin Costner
Wild Hogs (2007) biker comedy road with John Travolta and Martin Lawrence
Killing Them Softly (2012) neo-noir crime opposite Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini
Revolver (2005) crime thriller with Jason Statham
Blow (2001) biographical crime with Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz
The Son of No One (2011) crime thriller with Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino
The Iceman (2012) biographical crime thriller with Winona Ryder, Michael Shannon and Chris Evans
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) drama crime in role as Joey
Hannibal (2001) psychological horror thriller with Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman
Identity (2003) psychological thriller with John Cusack and Amanda Peet
Observe and Report (2009) black comedy opposite Seth Rogen and Anna Faris
Smokin' Aces (2007) action thriller with Ryan Reynolds and Ben Affleck
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Charlie Metcalf in NBC medical drama television series ER (2004) in episode "Time of Death".
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role as Lorca in miniseries Texas Rising (2015).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role as Frank Sinatra in HBO television movie The Rat Pack (1998).
Casablanca (1983) NBC drama series in role as Sacha
Our Family Honor (1985) ABC drama series in role as Officer Ed Santini
Smith (2006-2007) CBS drama series in role as Bobby Stevens
He played Lieutenant Matt Wozniak in NBC crime drama television series Shades of Blue (2016–2018).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2003.
Graduated from Union High School, in New Jersey (1973).
Graduated from the University of Miami (1978), with a degree in fine arts.
Studied acting with Robert "Buckets" Lowery.
Has a sister, Linda.
He was adopted when 6 months old.
Fan of football team Tottenham Hotspur.
He was a bartender at the Shubert theaters.
Friends with Josh Taylor and Pamela Bowen.
He was inducted into the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame.
He is left-handed.
Featured in music videos for:
Listen by David Guetta "Lovers on the Sun" (2014)
Ed Sheeran and Rudimental "Bloodstream" (2015)
Lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
He was married to actress Michelle Grace (1997-2004), they have one daughter, Karsen Liotta.
He dated Catherine Hickland (2007-2011), Jill Marie Jones (2006), Donna Puzio (2003-2004), Sherrie Rose (1991-1992), Michelle Johnson (1991), Heidi Von Beltz (1981-1982) and Susan Keith (1980).
Suddenly playing the charming bad guy was my thing.
What I really am is a homebody. I was a homebody even before I had a family. My days are filled with home stuff.
Acting is playing pretend, playing a children's game at an adult level, but with children's rules. It's fun to play bad guys. I've never been in a fight in my life, so it's fun to play something that's different.
In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare.
I love acting. It's an interesting challenge to make something that doesn't exist appear like it's happening, and to do it in a real way.
I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.
There's not a day that goes by that I don't hear somebody mention Goodfellas (1990), unless I stay home all night. It's defined who I am, in a sense.