Ray Liotta biography, career, net worth and cause of death

Ray Liotta is an American actor, producer, and director born in Newark, New Jersey, on December 18, 1954.

Roy Liotta’s untimely death is connected to a heart and respiratory system problems. The actor experienced a natural and non-violent death which was linked to respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), and sudden heart failure.

According to the physician, Roy suffered from atherosclerosis— a hardening of the arteries brought on by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining.

Oftentimes, it results in diabetes and other health problems.
Ray, 67, filmed “Dangerous Waters” in the D.R. last year.

Early Life

Ray Liotta, also known as Raymond Allen Liotta, was born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey.
He was adopted by Alfred and Mary Liotta when he was just a few months old.

Later, Linda, Liotta’s adopted sister, joined the family.

Liotta was a standout athlete, he played basketball and soccer all through high school.

He graduated from Union High School in 1973 and enrolled in the University of Miami to pursue a degree in acting.
After college, Liotta moved to New York.

His unique talents and skills made him immediately noticed by a casting director.

He was cast as Joey Perrini on the daytime program Another World after getting a part in a TV advertisement.
Liotta featured on the agenda from 1978 through 1981.

Personal Life

Liotta was married to actress Michelle Grace from 1997 to 2004. The couple birthed Karsen Liotta on December 21, 1998.

In May 2022, Liotta passed away at the age of 67.


For years, Ray Liotta had trouble settling in California after relocating to try his luck in Hollywood. In fact, finding a job was difficult.

In 1986, he had his breakthrough performance was in Something Wild, where he played the insane ex-con husband of Melanie Griffith.

Although he played a completely different role in the 1988 movie Dominick and Eugene were he acted as a medical student taking care of his mentally ill brother, his acting earned him praise from both critics and the general public.

Liotta won accolades for his performance as baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Kevin Costner blockbuster Field of Dreams the year after.

Ray Liotta played what could be his biggest role in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas.
In the movie, he played notorious criminal Henry Hill and shared the screen with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.

Liotta has played challenging parts in films like No Escape (1994) and Unlawful Entry (1992).

As a popular character actor, has dabbled in family drama, starring alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Corrina, Corrina (1994). Liotta made his comic debut in Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), a Disney film.

He eventually made a comeback to roles that were harder-edged in movies like John Q (2002) and Blow (2001).

The Comeback 

Ray Liotta got his first significant acting honour in 2005.

That day, he won an Emmy for a guest role in the medical drama ER. He played the lead in the brief criminal drama on television the next year.

Liotta has lately had appearances in movies including Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), Better Living Through Chemistry (2014), The Iceman (2012), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).

Liotta made a comeback to television in 2015 with the miniseries Texas Rising which examines the origins of the Texas Rangers.

The following year, he starred in the grimy drama Shades of Blue. On the program, which also stars Jennifer Lopez, he played a dishonest police officer.

Roy Liotta Net Worth

The American actor, producer, and director had amassed a $14 million net worth at the time of his passing.


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