New Jersey native, actor Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67 on May 26th, 2022. Ray Liotta passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while filming his newest movie, Dangerous Waters. Liotta was best known for his role as the real life Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award Winning Goodfellas in 1990 and as “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in 1989’s Field of Dreams.
Liotta did several films and TV shows with Disney during his Hollywood tenure. Liotta starred as Captain T.C. Doyle in Operation Dumbo Drop in 1995 alongside Danny Glover and Denis Leary. He was also Big Pappa in 2014’s Muppets Most Wanted alongside Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell. He played Jack in Wild Hogs starting with John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen, and William H. Macy. Additionally, he was on Hannah Montana Forever on the Disney Channel as Principal Luger in an episode entitled “Hannah Montana to the Principal’s Office.” He also lent his voice to the cast of Phineas and Ferb in the episode “What a Croc!”
Liotta’s film and television career was extensive and lasted many decades. He earned a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Charlie Metcalf on the show ER In 2005.
Kevin Costner, Liotta’s costar in Field of Dreams, recently tweeted his feelings on Liotta’s passing:
Devastated to hear the news of Ray Liotta’s passing. While he leaves an incredible legacy, he’ll always be “Shoeless Joe Jackson” in my heart. What happened that moment in the film was real. God gave us that stunt. Now God has Ray. pic.twitter.com/JQmk1PsuSK
— Kevin Costner & MW (@modernwest) May 26, 2022
Surely, Liotta’s brilliant acting will be missed in Hollywood and by his millions of fans. He was a phenomenal actor with immense talent that has been taken too soon from this world.
Liotta fiancée since 2020, Jacy Nittolo, spoke out recently about his sudden passing with a heartfelt Instagram post relating her feelings.
Ray Liotta was a talent that cannot be replicated. Did you have a favorite Ray Liotta film or television show? Let us know in the comments below.
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