Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 16-11-1939
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.A
  • Also Known As:

    Yaphet Frederick Kotto

  • Popularity: 7.54
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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.




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

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