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Ray Liotta

Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese and his role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams. He has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He is also known for starring as the protagonist, Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was adopted at the age of six months by Mary Liotta, an appointed township clerk, and Alfred Liotta, an auto parts store owner, personnel director, and the president of a local Democratic club. Both of his parents unsuccessfully ran for local office. Liotta had believed his biological parents were of Scottish and Italian descent, but eventually reunited with his biological mother and discovered that she is not of Italian descent. In 1973, Liotta graduated from Union High School in Union, New Jersey, and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1992. Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he performed at the university's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. One of Liotta's earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the soap opera

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Ray Liotta to Henry Hill -- R.I.P. My Gangster Friend, I Hardly Knew Ye

Ray Liotta to Henry Hill
R.I.P. My Gangster Friend ... I Hardly Knew Ye

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Ray Liotta: I KILLED for that Goodfella Part

Ray Liotta: I KILLED for that Goodfella Part

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Liotta Crash Photos: Ray Bangs It Up!

Liotta Crash Photos: Ray Bangs It Up!

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Ray Liotta Busted -- Goodfella Allegedly a Badfella

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