Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in the epic 1990 Martin Scorcese film "GoodFellas".
|Date of birth:||December 18, 1954|
|Born in:||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||(1951–1999, his death)|
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|Known for:||role as Henry on the film Goodfellas|
Raymond "Ray" Liotta (born Raymond Julian Vicimarli December 18, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor, best known for his starring role as Henry Hill in the 1990 film, GoodFellas, as well as his role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1988 Academy Award-winning film Field of Dreams opposite Kevin Costner. In addition to his film roles, Liotta portrayed singer Frank Sinatra in the 1998 TV movie The Rat Pack (for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination) and providing the voice as the protagonist, Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Ray is also known for his roles as Ray Sinclair in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (1986),ref name=LarryKingNow-Identical-2014/> Liotta's second feature film, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination and won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.HFPA – Awards Search. Hollywood Foreign Press. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved on July 7, 2009.
</ref> He has since become a well-regarded screen personality, appearing in leading or supporting roles in films such as Unlawful Entry (1992), No Escape (1994), Cop Land with Sylvester Stallone (1997), Narc (2002), Wild Hogs (2007), Killing Them Softly (2012) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).
Ray also appeared in the television drama ER in 2004, playing Charlie Metcalf in the episode "Time of Death". The ER role earned Liotta an Emmy for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series" (Liotta would later spoof himself and his Emmy win in Bee Movie). Liotta starred in the 2006 CBS-TV television series Smith, which was pulled from the schedule after three episodes, and in 2012 Liotta appeared as himself in a purely vocal role for the "What a Croc!" episode of the Disney Channel comedy series Phineas & Ferb.