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Raymond Allen Liotta

Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: May 26, 2022 (67)
Santo Domingo, Los Alcarrizos, National District, Dominican Republic (respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary edema, and acute heart failure)
Immediate Family:

Biological son of N.N.
Adopted son of Private and Mary Miller Liotta
Ex-husband of Michelle Grace
Fiancé of Private
Father of Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Ray Liotta

Raymond Allen Liotta (December 18, 1954 – May 26, 2022) was an American actor, film producer, and voice actor. He was known for his roles as Henry Hill in the 1990 crime drama film Goodfellas; Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1989 sports film Field of Dreams; and Ray Sinclair in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (1986), 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. 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), Narc (2002), Wild Hogs (2007), Killing Them Softly (2012) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).


Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey, and adopted at the age of six months by Mary, an appointed township clerk, and Alfred Liotta, an auto-parts store owner, personnel director, and the president of a local Democratic club. His adoptive parents both unsuccessfully ran for local office. He had a sister, Linda Liotta, who is also adopted.

Liotta had said he knew he was adopted as a young child and did a show-and-tell report on it for kindergarten. Liotta located his biological mother in the 2000s. His adoptive parents were of Italian and Scottish ancestry. After research and talks with his biological mother, he learned he is part Scottish. He has one half brother, five half sisters, and a full sister.

Liotta married actress Michelle Grace in February 1997 after they met at her former husband's (Mark Grace) professional baseball game. The couple co-starred in The Rat Pack, in which Liotta played Frank Sinatra and Grace played Judith Campbell Exner. They have a daughter. The couple divorced in 2004.

Sources: Wikipedia, imdb

  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Residence: Newark
  • Residence: Pacific Palisades
  • Ray’s given name is sometimes listed as Raymond Julian Vicimarli, although this is not accurate. <link>
  • Martin Scorsese on Ray Liotta in Goodfellas: ‘The new guy never missed a beat’. <> Monday, 6 June 2022.
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Ray Liotta's Timeline

December 18, 1954
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
May 26, 2022
Age 67
Santo Domingo, Los Alcarrizos, National District, Dominican Republic