The renowned actor, who died at a young age, was a man with many talents. Born in Union, New Jersey, Ray Liotta was raised in the suburbs before studying acting at the University of Miami. After graduating from college, he worked on Broadway and even appeared in the soap opera Another World. Liotta was a friend of Steven Bauer, who landed him the role of Hollywood Dick Moltisanti in the acclaimed film.
While he was most famous as the lead role in Goodfellas, Ray Liotta also appeared in other films and television series. He starred in the acclaimed television series Black Bird for the Apple TV+ channel, and voiced Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. While he may be best known for his role in Goodfellas, he also made appearances in a variety of video games, including the popular action series Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
On Thursday, Martin Scorsese paid tribute to his former co-star Michael Liotta. Liotta’s career spanned nearly four decades. He was best known for his role in the classic Martin Scorsese mob movie Goodfellas, but he had also starred in other films such as Field of Dreams and Cop Land. In addition to Goodfellas, Liotta also starred in Dangerous Waters, Cop Land, and Unlawful Entry. He also received an Emmy for his work on ER.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in “Goodfellas” and also played a violent ex-con in “Something Wild”. He also starred in a film starring Kevin Costner, as Shoeless Joe Jackson. In addition to his films, Ray Liotta voiced the head of a fishy street gang in “SpongeBob SquarePants” and appeared in KFC commercials as Colonel Sanders.
In the 1990s, Ray Liotta starred in the acclaimed crime drama Goodfellas. He played a violent ex-convict in the 1980s, a disgraced baseball player in Field of Dreams, and a corrupt policeman in Shades of Blue. He also had a daughter, Karsen, and was engaged to Jacy Nittolo, but their relationship ended due to his ill health.