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Yaphet Kotto

1939-11-16 New York City, New York, U.S.A

Image of Yaphet Kotto


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.


King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Himself 2018-07-07
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self (archive footage) 2010-05-04
Witless Protection Ricardo Bodi 2008-02-22
The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' (archive footage) 2003-12-02
Best Ever Bond Mr. Big / Dr. Kananga (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-11-22
BaadAsssss Cinema Self 2002-08-14
Stiletto Dance Captain Rick Sands 2001-06-08
Homicide: The Movie Al Giardello 2000-02-13
Inside 'Live and Let Die' 1999-01-01
The Defenders: Payback Judge Williams 1997-10-12
Two If by Sea FBI Agent O'Malley 1996-01-12
Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan Marty Talbot 1995-05-08
Dead Badge Captain Hunt 1995-03-28
The World of James Bond 1995-10-29
The Puppet Masters Ressler 1994-10-21
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face Detective Martin Talbot 1994-03-27
Almost Blue Terry 1993-08-04
The American Clock 1993-01-02
Extreme Justice Larson 1993-06-26
Chrome Soldiers Perry Beach 1992-05-06
Intent to Kill Captain Jackson 1992-10-01
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Doc 1991-09-05
Hangfire 1991-01-11
After the Shock William McElroy 1990-09-12
Prime Target Gilmore Brown 1989-09-29
Tripwire Lee Pitt 1989-11-30
The Jigsaw Murders Doctor Tyrone Fillmore 1989-07-25
Ministry of Vengeance Mr. Whiteside 1989-11-03
A Whisper to a Scream Jules Tallard 1989-01-01
Midnight Run Alonzo Mosely 1988-07-20
Terminal Entry Col. Styles 1988-07-26
Pretty Kill Harris 1987-03-27
In Self Defense 1987-01-01
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel General Sorenson 1987-11-15
Desperado Bede 1987-04-27
The Running Man William Laughlin 1987-02-17
Eye of the Tiger J.B. Deveraux 1986-07-07
Harem Agha Kislar 1986-02-09
Playing with Fire Fire Chief Walker 1985-04-13
The Park Is Mine Eubanks 1985-10-06
Badge of the Assassin Detective Cliff Fenton NYPD 1985-01-04
Warning Sign Major Connolly 1985-08-23
Women of San Quentin Sgt. Therman Patterson 1983-10-23
The Star Chamber Detective Harry Lowes 1983-08-05
For Love and Honor Sgt. China Bell 1983-09-23
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion Denmark Vessey 1982-02-17
Fighting Back Ivanhoe Washington 1982-05-21
Rage! Ernie 1980-09-25
Brubaker Richard 'Dickie' Coombes 1980-06-20
Othello Othello 1980-01-01
Alien Dennis Monroe Parker 1979-05-25
Blue Collar Smokey James 1978-02-10
The Monkey Hustle Daddy Foxx 1976-12-24
Drum Blase 1976-07-30
Crunch Richard "Crunch" Blackstone 1976-01-01
Raid on Entebbe President Idi Amin - Jr. 1976-12-26
Report to the Commissioner Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone 1975-02-05
Sharks' Treasure 1975-04-18
Friday Foster Colt Hawkins 1975-12-25
Truck Turner Blue 1974-06-26
Live and Let Die Kananga/Mr. Big 1973-07-05
Bone Bone 1972-07-01
The Limit Mark Johnson 1972-11-10
Across 110th Street Lt. William Pope 1972-12-19
Man and Boy Nate Hodges 1971-06-23
The Liberation of L.B. Jones Sonny Boy Mosby 1970-03-18
Night Chase Ernie Green 1970-11-20
The Thomas Crown Affair Carl 1968-06-26
5 Card Stud Little George 1968-07-28
Nothing But a Man Jocko 1964-12-27