Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto

  • Born on
    • November 16th, 1939
  • Died on
    • March 15th, 2021
Yaphet Frederick Kotto was 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 and horror film Alien (1979), and the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction and 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.


Acting (31 Credits)

2010Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as (archival footage)
2008Witless Protection as Ricardo Bodi
2003The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' as (archive footage)
2000Homicide: The Movie as Al Giardello
1996Two If by Sea as FBI Agent O'Malley
1994The Puppet Masters as Ressler
1993Extreme Justice as Larson
1993Homicide: Life On The Street as Al Giardello
1991Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare as Doc
1988Midnight Run as FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely
1987The Running Man as William Laughlin
1986Eye of the Tiger as J.B. Deveraux
1985Warning Sign as Major Connolly
1985The Park Is Mine as Eubanks
1983The Star Chamber as Detective Harry Lowes
1982Fighting Back as Ivanhoe Washington
1980Brubaker as Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
1979Alien as Dennis Monroe Parker
1978Blue Collar as Smokey James
1976Raid on Entebbe as President Idi Amin - Jr.
1976Drum as Blase
1975Report to the Commissioner as Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone
1975Friday Foster as Colt Hawkins
1974Truck Turner as Blue
1973Live and Let Die as Kananga/Mr. Big
1972Bone as Bone
1972Across 110th Street as Lt. William Pope
1970The Liberation of L.B. Jones as Sonny Boy Mosby
19685 Card Stud as Little George
1968The Thomas Crown Affair as Carl
1964Nothing But a Man as Jocko

Himself (1 Credits)

2002Baadasssss Cinema as Self


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