Person Details

Birthday: 1937-11-15 03:18:19

Aliases: Yaphet Frederick Kotto

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

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Movie Involvements: 56

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

Yaphet Frederick Kotto (born November 15, 1939) is an American actor known for numerous film roles, as well as starring in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–99) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His films include the science-fiction/horror film Alien (1979), and the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction/action film The Running Man (1987). He portrayed the main villain Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die (1973). He appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy thriller Midnight Run (1988) as FBI Agent Alonzo Mosley. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yaphet Kotto, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

The A-Team
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7

The A-Team

(1983) Charles Struthers
Alien
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8

Alien

(1979) Dennis Monroe Parker
seaQuest DSV
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7

seaQuest DSV

(1993) Captain Jack Clayton
Homicide: Life on the Street
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8

Homicide: Life on the Street

(1993) Al Giardello
Live and Let Die
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7

Live and Let Die

(1973) Kananga/Mr. Big
The Running Man
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7

The Running Man

(1987) William Laughlin
The Puppet Masters
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6

The Puppet Masters

(1994) Ressler
The Thomas Crown Affair
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7

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Himself
2008 Ricardo Bodi
2003 (archive footage)
2002 Self
2001 Captain Rick Sands
2000 Al Giardello
1999 N/A
1997 Judge Williams
1996 FBI Agent O'Malley
1995 N/A
Marty Talbot
Captain Hunt
1994 Ressler
Detective Martin Talbot
1993 Captain Jack Clayton
Terry
Larson
Al Giardello
N/A
1992 Captain Jackson
Perry Beach
1991 Doc
N/A
1990 N/A
William McElroy
1989 Lee Pitt
Mr. Whiteside
Gilmore Brown
Doctor Tyrone Fillmore
Jules Tallard
1988 Col. Styles
FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely
1987 N/A
William Laughlin
Bede
Harris
1986 J.B. Deveraux
Agha Kislar
Agha Kislar
1985 Eubanks
N/A
Major Connolly
Fire Chief Walker
Detective Cliff Fenton NYPD
1983 Sgt. Therman Patterson
Sgt. China Bell
N/A
Detective Harry Lowes
Charles Struthers
1982 Ivanhoe Washington
1981 N/A
1980 Ernie
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
Othello
1979 Dennis Monroe Parker
1978 Smokey James
1976 President Idi Amin - Jr.
Daddy Foxx
Blase
1975 Colt Hawkins
N/A
N/A
Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone
1974 Blue
1973 Kananga/Mr. Big
1972 Lt. William Pope
Mark Johnson
Bone
1971 Nate Hodges
1970 N/A
Ernie Green
Sonny Boy Mosby
1968 N/A
Little George
Carl
1967 N/A
N/A
N/A
1966 N/A
1965 N/A
1964 Jocko
N/A
1955 N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1972 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1972 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1972 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

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