John LaMotta (1939–2014)

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John LaMotta was born on January 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for ALF (1986), American Ninja (1985) and Running Scared (1986). He died on January 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

ALF Trevor Ochmonek
American Ninja Rinaldo
Running Scared Evidence Officer
ER Ivan Gregor


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 2004 Rats: A Sin City Yarn (Short)
Tenant (voice)
 1999 Five Aces
Grandfather Yorgas
 1998 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Focus Man
- Caroline and the Drycleaner (1998) ... Focus Man (as John La Motta)
 1998 The Godson
Maitre D' (as John La Motta)
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Toothless Pirate
- All in the Family Room (1998) ... Toothless Pirate
 1994-1998 Frasier (TV Series)
- Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye (1994) ... Duke
 1997 Motel Blue
Agent Sands
 1996 Weird Science (TV Series)
Cocky Pirate
- Pirates! (1996) ... Cocky Pirate
 1996 Local Heroes (TV Series)
- Not the Booth Who Shot Lincoln (1996) ... Papoo
 1996 Sweet Temptation (TV Movie)
 1995 Fatal Choice
Nick Pezzoli
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series)
- An Offer She Can't Refuse (1995) ... Maitre'd
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (TV Movie)
Cab Driver (as John La Motta)
 1994 In This Corner
Papa Sappenfeld
 1994 Pet Shop
Tony Marino (as John La Motta)
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Ivan Gregor
- Chicago Heat (1994) ... Ivan Gregor
- Into That Good Night (1994) ... Ivan Gregor
- Going Home (1994) ... Ivan Gregor (as John La Motta)
- Day One (1994) ... Ivan Gregor (as John La Motta)
 1994 The Scout
Elevator Guard
 1994 Lookin' Italian
Don Dinardo
 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Salvatore D'Angelo
- A Bolt from the Blue (1994) ... Salvatore D'Angelo
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie)
Cigar - WIchita Theatre Manager
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Allie Dinello
- Requiem for a Superhero (1993) ... Allie Dinello (as John La Motta)
 1992 Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (Video)
 1992 Sinatra (TV Mini-Series)
Johnny Corrado
- Part II (1992) ... Johnny Corrado
- Part I (1992) ... Johnny Corrado
 1992 We're Talkin' Serious Money
Gino 'the Grocer'
 1991 Birch Street Gym (Short)
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Tony Hammond
- Pure Gold (1991) ... Tony Hammond (as John La Motta)
 1986-1991 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Buddy / Salvatore Babotz / Jerry
- Meet the Seavers (1991) ... Buddy
- Jason's Rib (1986) ... Salvatore Babotz (as John La Motta)
- Career Decision (1986) ... Jerry
 1990 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
- Home (1990) ... Blair
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
- Inherit the Wine (1990) ... Lido (as John Lamotta)
 1990 A Family for Joe (TV Series)
- Law and Order (1990)
 1990 Why Me?
Bank Manager (as John La Motta)
 1986-1989 ALF (TV Series)
Trevor Ochmonek
- It's My Party (1989) ... Trevor Ochmonek (as John La Motta)
- Fever (1989) ... Trevor Ochmonek (as John La Motta)
- Live and Let Die (1989) ... Trevor Ochmonek (as John La Motta)
- Wanted: Dead or Alive (1989) ... Trevor Ochmonek (as John La Motta)
- Shake, Rattle and Roll (1989) ... Trevor Ochmonek (as John La Motta)
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie)
Bartender Al (as John La Motta)
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Lobster Salesman
- High Noon (1988) ... Lobster Salesman
 1987 Webster (TV Series)
Mr. Kimball
- San Francisco: Part 1 (1987) ... Mr. Kimball
 1987 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Nine Fourty-Five
- Steele Hanging in There: Part 1 (1987) ... Nine Fourty-Five (as John La Motta)
 1986 Running Scared
Evidence Officer
 1986 Benson (TV Series)
Jake McGraw
- Pardon Me (1986) ... Jake McGraw
 1983-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Ambulance Driver / Driver / Bar Patron
- Two Easy Pieces (1986) ... Ambulance Driver
- Grace Under Pressure (1984) ... Driver
- Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? (1983) ... Bar Patron (as John La Motta)
 1984-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
- The Rapist (1986) ... Doorman (as John La Motta)
- Partners (1984) ... (as John La Motta)
 1985 American Ninja
Rinaldo (as John La Motta)
 1985 Stingray (TV Movie) (as John La Motta)
 1985 Me and Mom (TV Series)
- Pilot (1985)
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
- The Nineteenth Hole (1985) ... Bomper (as John La Motta)
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
- Hardcore Connection (1984) ... Dealer (as John La Motta)
 1984 Ninja III: The Domination
Case (as John La Motta)
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Kenny Shaw
- Just Another Round of That Old Song (1983) ... Kenny Shaw (as John La Motta)
 1983 Revenge of the Ninja
Joe (as John La Motta)
 1981 One More Chance
Pete Bales
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Pit Boss
- We're in the Money (1979) ... Pit Boss
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
 1975-1978 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Moving Van Driver / Paramedic / Bellevue Hospital Attendant
- The Bank (1978) ... Moving Van Driver (as John La Motta)
- Happy New Year (1976) ... Paramedic (uncredited)
- Discovery (1975) ... Bellevue Hospital Attendant (as Johnny LaMotta)
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Bartender / Keely
- Make the Sun Shine (1977) ... Bartender
- Everybody Pays the Fare (1977) ... Keely
 1977 2076 Olympiad
 1977 Fish (TV Series)
- Cold Cash (1977) ... Repairman
 1975 Mean Johnny Barrows
Antonio Goti (as Johnny LaMotta)
 1972 A Place Called Today
White Construction Worker (as John La Motta)
 1969 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Ghost of Marco
- Episode #1.826 (1969) ... Ghost of Marco (uncredited)
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Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1983) He acted in the musical, "Pal Joey," in a Kenley Players production at the Memorial Hall in Dayton and in Akron, Ohio with Joel Grey; Alexis Smith; Kelly Bishop; Randy Graff; Ron Perlman; Jana Robbins and J.P. Dougherty in the cast. Richard Rodgers was composer. Lorenz Hart was lyricist. John O'Hara wrote the book... See more »

Alternate Names:

John La Motta | Johnny LaMotta | John Lamotta


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Personal Quote:

I thought the show ALF (1986) was a piece of sh*t ... worst work I ever did.


Also an amateur boxer and nephew of famous boxer Jake LaMotta.

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