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Ray Sharkey (1952–1993)

Ray Sharkey was born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ray Sharkey Jr. He was an actor, known for The Idolmaker (1980), Cop & ½ (1993) and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989). He was married to Carole Graham and Rebecca Wood. He died on June 11, 1993 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Idolmaker
The Idolmaker Vincent Vacarri
Cop & ½
Cop & ½ Vinnie Fountain
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 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
The Father
- By the Numbers (1992) ... The Father
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Det. Victor Tomasino
 1992 Chrome Soldiers (TV Movie)
Gabe Ricci
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Michael 'Mickey Daytona' DaSilva
- Beautiful Dreamer (1992) ... Michael 'Mickey Daytona' DaSilva
 1992 Dead On: Relentless II (Video)
Kyle Valsone
 1991 Riders in the Sky (TV Series)
- Saddle Pals (1991) ... Spongehead
 1991 The Neon Empire (TV Movie)
Junior Molov
 1991 Caged Fear
Warden Hayes
 1990 Good Cops, Bad Cops (TV Movie)
Capt. Gerry Clemente
 1990 The Rain Killer
 1990 The Take (TV Movie)
 1990 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series)
- 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1990) ... Silva
 1989 Wired
Angel Velasquez
 1989 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Eric Coleman
- In Living Color (1989) ... Eric Coleman
 1988 Act of Piracy
Jack Wilcox
 1986 No Mercy
Angles Ryan
 1986 Wise Guys
 1985 Behind Enemy Lines (TV Movie)
Sgt. Max Zierman
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Geoffery Dryden
- Desperately (1985) ... Geoffery Dryden
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Bobby Profile
- Tale of the Goat (1985) ... Bobby Profile
 1985 Hellhole
 1984 Body Rock
Terrence Mitchell
 1983 Rage (TV Movie)
 1982 Regina Roma
 1982 Some Kind of Hero
 1982 Love & Money
Byron Levin
 1981 The Ordeal of Bill Carney (TV Movie)
Bill Carney
 1980 The Idolmaker
Vincent Vacarri
 1980 Heart Beat
 1978 Paradise Alley
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
 1977 Best Friends (TV Movie)
Lionel 'Big O' Lapidus
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Benny Lester
- Time Out (1977) ... Benny Lester
 1977 Stunts
Paul Salerno
 1977 Hot Tomorrows
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Pete Samper
- Payment Deferred (1976) ... Pete Samper
 1976 Trackdown
 1976 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Robert Phelps
- Tennis Anyone? (1976) ... Robert Phelps
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
David Salas / Hold-Up Man
- Protection (1975) ... David Salas
- Experience (1975) ... Hold-Up Man
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series)
Man At Clinic
- Chain Letter (1975) ... Man At Clinic (uncredited)
 1975 On the Rocks (TV Series)
- Champion (1975) ... Opie
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Gallagher / Gallagher
- A Killing in the Second House (1974) ... Det. Gallagher (uncredited)
- The Best Judge Money Can Buy (1974) ... Gallagher (uncredited)
- You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler (1974) ... Det. Gallagher (uncredited)
- Nursemaid (1974) ... Gallagher (uncredited)
 1974 The Lords of Flatbush
Student / Wedding Guest
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
2nd Hood
- The Copperhead (1974) ... 2nd Hood
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[on having AIDs] This disease is funny. One day you're negative and the next day you're positive. And people suffer. I don't think she suffered from me. See more »


His ex-companion in the 1980s was actress Ornella Muti. He also dated Elena Monica, daughter of comedian Corbett Monica in the 1990s. See more »

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