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Yaphet Kotto


Yaphet Kotto was born on November 15, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Yaphet Frederick Kotto. He is an actor and writer, known for Alien (1979), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Live and Let Die (1973). He has been married to Tessie Sinahon since July 12, 1998. He was previously married to Antoinette Pettyjohn and Rita Ingrid ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Witless Protection
Ricardo Bodi
 2001 Stiletto Dance (TV Movie)
Captain Rick Sands
 2000 The Ride (TV Movie)
Carter
 1997 The Defenders: Payback (TV Movie)
Judge Williams
 1996 Almost Blue
Terry
 1996 Two If by Sea
FBI Agent O'Malley
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Series)
Kaphe Kamar
- Total War (1996) ... Kaphe Kamar (voice)
 1995 Out-of-Sync
Quincy
 1994 The Puppet Masters
Ressler
 1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (TV Movie)
Detective Martin Talbot
 1994 Dead Badge
Captain Hunt
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Captain Jack Clayton
- Treasures of the Tonga Trench (1993) ... Captain Jack Clayton
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1993 Extreme Justice
Larson
 1993 It's Nothing Personal (TV Movie)
Lt. Riley
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Louis Decker
- Drone of Arc (1992)
- Pro Se Can You See (1992) ... Judge Louis Decker
 1992 Intent to Kill (Video)
Captain Jackson
 1992 Chrome Soldiers (TV Movie)
Perry Beach
 1991-1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Kelly
- Lady Luck (1992)
- A Conflict of Interest (1991) ... Kelly
 1991 Hangfire
Police Lieutenant
 1990 After the Shock (TV Movie)
William McElroy
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Lt. Fleming
- The Stone Killer Mystery (1990) ... Lt. Fleming
 1989 Tripwire
Lee Pitt
 1989 Ministry of Vengeance
Mr. Whiteside
 1989 Prime Target (TV Movie)
Gilmore Brown
 1989 The Jigsaw Murders
Doctor Fillmore
 1989 Love You to Death
Jules Tallard
 1988 Terminal Entry
Col. Styles
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lt. Bradshaw
- Steal Me a Story (1987) ... Lt. Bradshaw
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie)
General Sorenson
 1987 The Running Man
William Laughlin
 1987 In Self Defense (TV Movie)
Lt. Tyrell
 1987 Desperado (TV Movie)
Bede
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
Harris
 1986 Eye of the Tiger
J.B. Deveraux
 1986 Harem (TV Movie)
Agha Kislar
 1986 The Park Is Mine (TV Movie)
Eubanks
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Convict
- Prisoners (1985) ... Convict
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
Detective Cliff Fenton NYPD
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Calvin Matthias
- Blues in the Night (1985) ... Calvin Matthias
 1985 Warning Sign
Major Connolly
 1985 Playing with Fire (TV Movie)
Fire Chief Walker
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie)
Sgt. Therman Patterson
 1983 The Star Chamber
Det. Harry Lowes
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Charles 'East-Side Charlie' F. Struthers
- The Out-of-Towners (1983) ... Charles 'East-Side Charlie' F. Struthers
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Big Gus Belly
 1982/I Fighting Back
Ivanhoe Washington
 1982 A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion (TV Movie)
Denmark Vessey
 1980 Othello
Othello
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
Ernie
 1979 Alien
Parker
 1978 Blue Collar
Smokey
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Crunch (TV Movie)
Crunch
 1976 The Monkey Hu$tle
Daddy Foxx
 1976 Drum
Blaise
 1975 Friday Foster
Colt Hawkins
 1975 Sharks' Treasure
Ben Flynn
 1975 Report to the Commissioner
Richard 'Crunch' Blackstone
 1972 Across 110th Street
Lt. Pope
 1972 The Limit
Mark Johnson
 1972 Bone
Bone
 1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Buckner (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
- The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror (1971) ... Buckner (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie)
Ernie Green
 1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Piney Biggs
- The Scavengers (1970) ... Piney Biggs
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Wyman Jackson
- The Time Is Now (1970) ... Wyman Jackson
 1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones
Sonny Boy Mosby
 1968-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Jonah / Luke
- Jonah (1969) ... Jonah
- Big, Black and Out There (1968) ... Luke
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Gabe Johnson / Gabriel Dillon
- Death in a Minor Key (1969) ... Gabe Johnson / Gabriel Dillon
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Marine Lance Corporal John T. Auston
- King of the Hill (1969) ... Marine Lance Corporal John T. Auston
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Creason
- The Buffalo Soldiers (1968) ... Sgt. Major Creason
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Child Barnett
- Child (1968) ... Child Barnett (as Yaphet Cotto)
 1968 5 Card Stud
Little George
 1966-1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Damien / Lobo Brown
- The Buffalo Man (1967) ... Damien
- The Iron Box (1966) ... Lobo Brown
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Kesho
- Thief Catcher (1967) ... Kesho
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Musa
- Incident at Derati Wells (1967) ... Musa
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Abraham
- A Man Called Abraham (1967) ... Abraham
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Jocko
 1963 4 for Texas (uncredited)
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(autobiography) "The Royalty" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Yaphet Cotto

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Anthony Quinn and Across 110th Street (1972)] I can't stop laughing about Mr. Quinn. He wouldn't let me have anything. When I told him about how rough I had it as a kid in Harlem, he told me how he was hanged by the neck in Russia and left for dead. I told him I'd love to win an Academy award. "Don't bother, I'll lend you mine". "You don't know how rough it is coming up black in America". "... See more »

Trivia:

He was the first black actor to play a Bond villain. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays police detectives and military officers

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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