Ray Liotta Dies: ‘Goodfellas’ Star & ‘Field Of Dreams’ Actor Was 67
That was unexpected.
Ray Liotta, the fantastic actor who made his breakthrough in Martin Scorsese's 1990 crime classic Goodfellas after co-starring in Field of Dreams, has died.
He was 67 years old.
According to Deadline, he died in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Karsen, Liotta's daughter, is left behind.
He was planning to marry Jacy Nittolo.
Liotta was experiencing a major comeback.
Recent roles include The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story (for which he shared an Indie Spirit Award in 2020 for its ensemble), and No Sudden Move.
He completed Elizabeth Banks's Cocaine Bear and was set to star in the Working Title film The Substance alongside Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley.
He was also recently set to executive produce the A&E docuseries Five Families, which chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo, and Lucchese families of New York's mafia.
While he is best known for his big-screen roles, he also co-starred with Taron Egerton in the Apple TV+ series Black Bird, recurred on Prime Video's Hanna, and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the NBC drama Shades of Blue from 2016 to 2018.
Liotta won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for his appearance on ER, and he was nominated for two SAG Awards for the 2015 miniseries Texas Rising and the 1998 telefilm The Rat Pack, in which he played Frank Sinatra alongside Don Cheadle, Joe Mantegna, and Angus Macfayden.
Other memorable roles he played include Hannibal, Narc, Blow, and Copland.
Liotta, who was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 18, 1954, studied acting at the University of Miami before landing his Another World role.
In 1983, he appeared in telefilms and appeared on St. Elsewhere before co-starring in Casablanca, a short-lived NBC prequel series to the classic film.