Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has died, ABC News confirms. He was 67 years old.
Liotta, who also starred in ‘Field of Dreams’ and won an Emmy for a guest role in ‘ER,’ is survived by his daughter, Karsen, 23, whom he shared with his ex-wife, Michelle Grace. .
The actor was engaged to Jacy Nittolo at the time of his death.
Liotta came to Hollywood’s attention in the 1986 film “Something Wild,” playing the star’s abusive ex-husband Melanie Griffith, a role that earned her a Golden Globe nomination. He then starred as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1989 baseball-themed classic “Field of Dreams,” alongside Kevin Costner, in which he uttered the memorable and oft-quoted line, “Hey, rookie! was good!”
But Liotta’s breakout role came in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas as part of an all-star cast that included Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco. Based in part on the life of former mobster turned government informant Henry Hill, whom Liotta played, it became an almost instant classic and propelled Liotta to stardom.
Liotta recently appeared in films such as “Marriage Story” and the “Sopranos” spin-off “The Many Saints of Newark.”
He also starred in TV shows such as “Shades of Blue”, opposite Jennifer Lopez, “Hanna” and “Black Bird”.