Menu
Images Credit: Disney Fandom / Ray Liotta FB

Famous Actor, Ray Liotta, Dead at 67

News has broken that the famous actor and Emmy winner, Raymond Allen “Ray” Liotta died at the age of 67-years-old. The well-known Goodfellas actor passed in his sleep on May 26, 2022.

According to a report from Deadline, Ray Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the upcoming film, Dangerous Waters. Details are slim but further reports are expected to come at a later date.

goodfellas
Goodfellas (Credit: CNN)

RELATED: Kim Mi-soo, Actress in Disney+ Series, Dead at 29 Years Old

Actor Ray Liotta was well-known as a great actor with a career breakout which arrived in the 1990 Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas which starred big names including Liotta, such as Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino.

Liotta was also well-known for co-starring with Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams (1989) as Shoeless Joe Jackson. Liotta was involved in several films and television series throughout his career with his distinctive New Jersey voice. His works even branched out to Disney projects on several occasions.

operation-dumbo-drop
Operation Dumbo Drop (Credit: Disney)

RELATED: ‘Moon Knight’ Actor Dies Before Marvel, Disney+ Debut

According to Disney Fandom, Ray Liotta’s involvement with Disney included roles such as Captain T.C. Doyle in Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), Jack Devine The Last Shot (2004), Lance Wescott in Youth in Revolt (2009), Jack in Wild Hogs (2007), Principal Luger in the Hannah Montana Forever (2006) episode “Hannah Montana to the Principal’s Office”, Major Liotta in the Phineas and Ferb (2007) episode “What A Croc!”, and Big Pappa in Muppets Most Wanted (2014).

big-papa-muppets-most-wanted
Muppets Most Wanted (Credit: Disney)

RELATED: Aladdin’s Iago Dies; Gilbert Gottfried Passes Away at 67

The brilliant actor was also a Guest star on such popular TV series including The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy, Hannah Montana, Just Shoot Me! and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and narrated the 2015 docuseries The Making of the Mob.

Liotta leaves behind his fiancée Jacy Nittolo and his 23-year-old daughter, Karsen, along with his ex-wife Michelle Grace. Our thoughts are with the Liotta family during this difficult time.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.