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Encyclopedia > Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta

Born December 18, 1954
Newark, New Jersey
Notable roles Eugene 'Gino' Luciano in Dominick and Eugene Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989),
Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990),
Gary "Figgsy" Figgis in Cop Land (1997),
Fred Jung in Blow (2001),
Henry Oak in Narc (2002),
Tommy Vercetti (voice in video game) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)

Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. He is well known for his roles in the Hollywood films Something Wild, Field of Dreams, Goodfellas, and Cop Land. Image File history File links RayLiotta. ... In the Gregorian calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), with 13 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Dominick and Eugene is a 1988 drama film directed by Robert M. Young about twins brother named Dominick and Eugene, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. ... Joseph Jefferson Shoeless Joe Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... U.S. Marshals mugshot of Henry Hill taken in 1980. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Cop Land (1997) is an American dramatic film, written and directed by James Mangold, with an all-star cast, including Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Harvey Keitel. ... Blow is a 2001 drama film directed by Ted Demme, about an American cocaine smuggler. ... Narc is a 2002 film about dirty cops involved in policing the drug trade. ... Thomas Tommy Vercetti is a fictional character, voiced by Ray Liotta, in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... In the Gregorian calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), with 13 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... ... Something Wild is a comedy/action movie released in 1986. ... Baseball field from the movie. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Cop Land (1997) is an American dramatic film, written and directed by James Mangold, with an all-star cast, including Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Harvey Keitel. ...

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Biography

Early life

Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey and was adopted six months after birth by Alfred Liotta, the president of a local Democratic club, and Mary, an appointed township clerk. Both of his parents unsuccessfully ran for local office. Despite his surname, he is not of Italian descent;[2] his last name was changed to Liotta after his adoption. In 1973, he graduated from Union High School in Union, New Jersey, and in 1992, he was inducted into their Hall of Fame. Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he performed at the university's highly-regarded Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ... Union High School is a comprehensive community public high school located in Union Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Union Public School District. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The 2005-2006 season marks the 60th year that the Ring Theatre has been offering exciting theatre to the city of Coral Gables and the greater Miami area via the University of Miamis famous theatre company and the producing arm of the Department of Theatre Arts (itself a producer...


Career

One of his earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the daytime program Another World. He appeared on the show from 1978 to 1981. In 1987, he earned a Golden Globe nomination[3] for his portrayal of a volatile ex-con in Jonathan Demme's film Something Wild (1986) In 1990, Liotta portrayed real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's film Goodfellas, one of his most famous roles to date. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Another World (AW) (sometimes called Another World: Bay City to distinguish it from its spinoffs in the 1970s and 1980s) was a Daytime Emmy-winning American soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Something Wild is a comedy/action movie released in 1986. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... U.S. Marshals mugshot of Henry Hill taken in 1980. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America award winner and critically acclaimed American film director. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ...


In addition to his movie roles, Liotta provided the voice of Tommy Vercetti for the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. (When asked why he lent his voice to the video game, he said: "I did it for the money.") He also narrated "Inside the Mafia" for the National Geographic Channel. In 2005, Liotta had a memorable guest appearance on the television drama ER playing Charlie Metcalf in the episode Time of Death. The role earned him an Emmy for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series". He starred in the 2006 CBS television series Smith, but the series was pulled from the schedule after only three episodes had aired. Thomas Tommy Vercetti is a fictional character, voiced by Ray Liotta, in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universe phenomenon. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... The National Geographic Channel is a subscription television network that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ER is a long-running, award winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... The following is a list of episodes for the long-running Peabody and Emmy Award-winning U.S. medical drama ER. Separate lists of the shows worldwide broadcasters and notable guest stars are also available. ... An Emmy Award. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Smith was a short-lived American television drama that premiered on September 19, 2006 at 10:00 p. ...


Personal life

Liotta married actress Michelle Grace in February 1997. They met on the set of the television movie The Rat Pack, in which Liotta played Frank Sinatra and Grace played Judy Campbell. Their daughter, Karsen, was born in December 1998. The couple divorced in 2004. Liotta currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California. The Rat Pack was a 1998 HBO TV movie about the Rat Pack. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ...


On February 17, 2007, Liotta was arrested in the Highlands of Pacific Palisades after crashing his Cadillac Escalade into two parked cars on Palisades Drive, approximately one-half mile from his residence on Chastain Parkway. He was charged with a misdemeanor DUI. Liotta was released on $15,000 bail and a court date will be planned for March 2007. Liotta was alone in his car, and no one was injured in the crash.[4] [5] February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The word bail as a legal term means: Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that persons appearance for trial. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ...


Quotes

"I’ve only seen Goodfellas three times. The first time I didn’t even feel like I was in it. I was numb and overwhelmed by it all. I was looking at what they did with the camera. By the third time I got a feel for it. But to this day when it’s on TV or something… I don’t watch myself. Some actors can do that, but I cannot. I don’t think you can be objective." Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ...


- Liotta in March 2007 Interview with Maxim [6] In the United States Maxim Magazine is an industry leader with a circulation of 2. ...

Partial filmography

The Lonely Lady is a 1983 film directed by Peter Sasdy based on the book written by Harold Robbins. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Something Wild is a comedy/action movie released in 1986. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Dominick and Eugene is a 1988 drama film directed by Robert M. Young about twins brother named Dominick and Eugene, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Baseball field from the movie. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Joseph Jefferson Shoeless Joe Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... U.S. Marshals mugshot of Henry Hill taken in 1980. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Corrina, Corrina is a 1994 feature film set in the early 1960s about a widower Ray Liotta who hires a housekeeper-nanny Whoopi Goldberg to care for his daughter Tina Majorino. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... No Escape is a 1994 action / Science fiction film starring Ray Liotta as a military prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment on an island inhabited by savage and cannabalistic prisoners. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 live-action movie, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, based on a true story, about a military operation whose purpose is to transport an elephant through Vietnam, during the war. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Turbulence is a 1997 film directed by Robert Butler which stars Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... Cop Land (1997) is an American dramatic film, written and directed by James Mangold, with an all-star cast, including Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Harvey Keitel. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... The Rat Pack was a 1998 HBO TV movie about the Rat Pack. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... DVD cover Muppets From Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ... // April 17 - Star Wars fans begin lining up at movie theaters in Westwood and Hollywood to buy tickets for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Hannibal is a 2001 film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ... Heartbreakers (2001)A romantic comedy film, directed by David Mirkin. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ... Blow is a 2001 drama film about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme (who later died of a cocaine-related heart attack). ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ... Narc is a 2002 film about dirty cops involved in policing the drug trade. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Thomas Tommy Vercetti is a fictional character, voiced by Ray Liotta, in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. ... Identity is a 2003 psychological thriller, directed by James Mangold and written by Michael Cooney. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Heineken (or Heineken Brouwerijen) is a Dutch beer brewer, established in 1863 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased a brewery in Amsterdam. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... // Please note that these are the top grossing films that were first released in 2004; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year 2004. ... // Please note that these are the top grossing films that were first released in 2004; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year 2004. ... Revolver is a 2005 crime film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is a movie set to be released in 2006, directed by Uwe Boll and based on the game series Dungeon Siege. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Smokin Aces is an action film written and directed by Joe Carnahan, set in Lake Tahoe, and primarily shot at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (though renamed the Nomad Casino). It marks Carnahans third feature, following Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane and Narc. ... // This section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wild Hogs is a 2007 Biker Comedy film movie starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy. ... // This section does not cite any references or sources. ... Slow Burn is an American motion picture starring Jolene Blalock, Ray Liotta and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. ... // This section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Raymond Julian Vicimarli" is NOT his real name. That is explicitly stated in this interview: http://www.eventguide.ie/articles.elive?session_id=1176456123892681&sku=070413101741
  2. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/10/06/ray_liotta_is_glad_he_met_his_biological/
  3. ^ http://www1.hfpa.org/browse/member/29970
  4. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070219/ap_en_mo/people_liotta
  5. ^ http://people.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1265518.php/Ray_Liotta_arrested
  6. ^ "Ray Liotta: American Gangster", Maxim Magazine Online, March 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 

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