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Yaphet Kotto

Actor | * 11/15/1937 († 83, 03/15/2021) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Yaphet Frederick Kotto (born Frederick Samuel Kotto; November 15, 1939 – March 15, 2021) was an American actor known for numerous film roles, as well as starring in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His films include the science-fiction film Alien (1979), and the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction film The Running Man (1987). He portrayed the main villain Dr. Kananga in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973), and he appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy thriller Midnight Run (1988) as FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Movies with Yaphet Kotto as Actor(65)

as Captain Hunt2019 Dead Badge
as Ricardo Bodi2008 Witless Protection
as Parker / Himself (archive footage)2003 The Beast Within: Making 'Alien'
as himself2002 BaadAsssss Cinema
as Captain Rick Sands2001 Stiletto Dance
as Al Giardello2000 Homicide: The Movie
as Judge Williams1997 The Defenders: Payback
as FBI Agent O'Malley1996 Two If by Sea
as Detective Martin Talbot1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face
as Ressler1994 The Puppet Masters
as Terry1993 Almost Blue
as Larson1993 Extreme Justice
as Captain Jackson1992 Intent to Kill
as Perry Beach1992 Chrome Soldiers
as William McElroy1990 After the Shock
as Lee Pitt1989 Tripwire
as Jules Tallard1989 A Whisper to a Scream
as Doctor Tyrone Fillmore1989 The Jigsaw Murders
as Gilmore Brown1989 Prime Target
as Mr. Whiteside1989 Ministry of Vengeance
as FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely1988 Midnight Run
as Col. Styles1988 Terminal Entry
as Bede1987 Desperado
as Harris1987 Pretty Kill
as William Laughlin1987 The Running Man
as J.B. Deveraux1986 Eye of the Tiger
as Agha Kislar1986 Harem
as Detective Cliff Fenton NYPD1985 Badge of the Assassin
as Fire Chief Walker1985 Playing with Fire
as Major Connolly1985 Warning Sign
as Eubanks1985 The Park Is Mine
as Detective Harry Lowes1983 The Star Chamber
as Sgt. China Bell1983 For Love and Honor
as Sgt. Therman Patterson1983 Women of San Quentin
as Ivanhoe Washington1982 Fighting Back
as Ernie1980 Rage!
as Richard 'Dickie' Coombes1980 Brubaker
as Othello1980 Othello
as Dennis Monroe Parker1979 Alien
as Smokey James1978 Blue Collar
as Daddy Foxx1976 The Monkey Hustle
as Blase1976 Drum
as President Idi Amin - Jr.1976 Raid on Entebbe
as Colt Hawkins1975 Friday Foster
as Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone1975 Report to the Commissioner
as Harvard Blue1974 Truck Turner
as Kananga/Mr. Big1973 Live and Let Die
as Mark Johnson1972 The Limit
as Bone1972 Bone
as Lt. Pope1972 Across 110th Street
as Nate Hodges1971 Man and Boy
as Ernie Green1970 Night Chase
as Sonny Boy Mosby1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones
as Little George1968 5 Card Stud
as Jocko1964 Nothing But a Man

TV Shows/Series with Yaphet Kotto as Actor(17)

Movies with Yaphet Kotto as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1972 The Limit
Production/Producer1972 The Limit
Writing/Story1972 The Limit

Born: Monday, 11/15 1937 (November) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 03/15 2021 (March) in Manila (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Net worth estimate: 5,000,000 USD
Other names for Yaphet Kotto (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Yaphet Frederick Kotto"
Yaphet Kotto frequently works together with these people:
Robert Loggia (8x, Actor)
Morgan Woodward (8x, Actor)
Nehemiah Persoff (7x, Actor)
John Vernon (7x, Actor)
Albert Salmi (7x, Actor)
Lloyd Bochner (7x, Actor)
Norman Alden (7x, Actor)
James Gregory (7x, Actor)
John Carter (7x, Actor)
Allen Reisner (7x, Crew)
Anthony James (7x, Actor)
Larry Cohen (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9759, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/16/2021