Yaphet Kotto

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Yaphet Kotto
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Born
Yaphet Frederick Kotto

(1939-11-15)November 15, 1939
DiedMarch 15, 2021(2021-03-15) (aged 81)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1963–2014
Spouse(s)
Tessie Sinahon
(m. 1998; his death 2021)

Antoinette Pettyjohn (m. 1975 – 1996) (divorced, 2 children)
Rita Ingrid Dittman (m. 1962–1975)
(divorced, 3 children)

Yaphet Frederick Kotto (November 15, 1939 – March 15, 2021) was an American actor. He was known for his roles in NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–99) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His movie roles include the science-fiction/horror movie Alien (1979), The Running Man (1987).[1] He played 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 Mosely.[1]

Kotto died on March 15, 2021 in Manila, Philippines at the age of 81.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Yaphet Kotto Biography (1944-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Brinsford, James (March 16, 2021). "Yaphet Kotto dead: Live and Let Die villain and Alien star passes away aged 81". Mirror. Retrieved March 16, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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