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Ray Sharkey is a Actor American born on 14 november 1952 at Brooklyn (USA)

Ray Sharkey

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Birth name Raymond Sharkey, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 14 november 1952 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 11 june 1993 (at 40 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Raymond "Ray" Sharkey, Jr. (November 14, 1952 – June 11, 1993) was an American stage, film and television actor. His most notable film role was that of Vincent Vacarri in the 1980 film The Idolmaker for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy. He is also known for his role as Sonny Steelgrave in the television series Wiseguy.


Marriages and children
In May 1981, Sharkey married model Rebecca Wood. The marriage ended in 1986 due to Sharkey's drug abuse. In 1988, he married actress Carole Graham. That marriage produced one daughter, Cecelia, in 1989. [1] In November 1992, Graham divorced Sharkey also citing his drug abuse as the reason for the divorce. On Sept 22, 2015 Sharkey's daughter Cecelia was charged with capital murder for the death of her boyfriend's mother.

Best films

Cop and ½ (1993)

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Filmography of Ray Sharkey (25 films)

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Cop and ½
Cop and ½ (1993)
, 1h33
Directed by Henry Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Ray Sharkey, Holland Taylor, Ruby Dee, Frank Sivero, Marc Macaulay
Roles Vinnie Fountain
Rating42% 2.1042.1042.1042.1042.104
Devon Butler (Golden) is an eight-year-old boy who lives in Tampa and dreams of being a cop. He watches police TV shows, knows police procedures and plays cops and robbers with his friend Ray. One day, while snooping around in a warehouse, he witnesses a murder. He goes to the police, who want the information, but he refuses to give it unless they make him a cop. They then team him with veteran cop (and child hater) Nick McKenna (Reynolds), and they team up in a comic series of events to find the killer. They eventually come to a mutual understanding in order to bring the killer to justice.
Dead On: Relentless II, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Ray Sharkey, Lance Henriksen, Leo Rossi, Jan-Michael Vincent, Meg Foster, Dale Dye
Roles Kyle Valsone
Rating55% 2.7615252.7615252.7615252.7615252.761525
L.A. Detective Sam Dietz (Leo Rossi), struggling to emotionally survive his previous big case (from in the first Relentless film) is unwillingly paired with a shady FBI agent Kyle Valsone (Ray Sharkey), during a case tracking another serial killer (Miles O'Keefe), who kills seemingly at random. But every time Dietz gets a lead, Valsone gets in the way and somewhat throws off the investigation. Suspecting more than meets the eye, Dietz goes around the law to learn the identity of the killer and find out what Valsone is hiding and his connection to the killer. Meanwhile, Dietz's wife Carol (Meg Foster) now estranged from him due to his long hours, tries to deal with her current situation and their uncertain future.
In the Line of Duty: Street War, 1h36
Directed by Dick Lowry
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Ray Sharkey, Peter Boyle, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Boatman, Morris Chestnut, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Det. Victor Tomasino
Rating57% 2.856662.856662.856662.856662.85666
Jeunes idéalistes engagés dans la police de New York, Raymond Williamson et Robert Dayton sont deux amis inséparables. Lors d'une mission, un caïd de la drogue en liberté conditionnelle abat brutalement Williamson. Dayton va livrer une bataille fanatique et sans merci pour venger son ami.
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, 1h35
Directed by Paul Bartel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn
Roles Frank
Rating59% 2.9500252.9500252.9500252.9500252.950025
Clare Lipkin is a recent widow, dealing with everything from house guest Lisabeth, to Lisabeth's libidinous ex, Howard, to family problems. She is also being haunted by the ghost of her recently deceased husband, Sidney.
Wired (1989)
, 1h52
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Ghost films
Actors Michael Chiklis, Ray Sharkey, J. T. Walsh, Patti D'Arbanville, Lucinda Jenney, Alex Rocco
Roles Angel Velasquez
Rating36% 1.8206751.8206751.8206751.8206751.820675
The story follows John Belushi, shortly after his death from a drug overdose in March 1982, as he awakens in a morgue and is about to undergo an autopsy. Panicked, Belushi escapes and finds himself in the company of the enigmatic Angel Velasquez (Ray Sharkey), a Puerto Rican cabbie who takes Belushi to significant moments in his life from the beginning of his career to the courtship of his wife, Judith (Lucinda Jenney), into his burgeoning comedy career, his friendship with Dan Aykroyd (Gary Groomes) and his eventual decline. The film alternates between Belushi as a ghost and his journey with Velasquez to flashbacks (in non-linear style) as his career gains momentum. Meanwhile, journalist Bob Woodward (J. T. Walsh) is researching Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor. Woodward's investigation leads him to Cathy Smith (Patti D'Arbanville), who procured drugs for Belushi, and the story climaxes with Woodward directly conversing with Belushi during the actor's dying moments.
The Revenge of Al Capone, 1h36
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Keith Carradine, Ray Sharkey, Debrah Farentino, Charles Haid, Jayne Atkinson, Neil Giuntoli
Roles Scarface
Rating50% 2.541932.541932.541932.541932.54193
Following his imprisonment, Al Capone still continues to run his crime empire and plots to assassinate the mayor of Chicago Anton Cermak.
Act of Piracy, 1h41
Directed by John Cardos
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gary Busey, Belinda Bauer, Ray Sharkey, Arnold Vosloo, Candîce Hillebrand, Brian O'Shaughnessy
Roles Jack Wilcox
Rating44% 2.228182.228182.228182.228182.22818
Ted Andrews (Gary Busey) persuades his ex-wife Sandy (Belinda Bauer) to let their kids Mark (Mathew Stewardson) and Tracey (Candicé Hillebrand) accompany him and his girlfriend Laura Warner (Nancy Mulford) on a journey on his multimillion-dollar yacht to Australia, where he plans to sell the yacht.
Wise Guys
Wise Guys (1986)
, 1h40
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey, Dan Hedaya, Patti LuPone
Roles Marco
Rating55% 2.798782.798782.798782.798782.79878
Italian American Harry Valentini and his Jewish friend and next-door neighbor Moe Dickstein occupy the bottom rung of Newark Mafia boss Anthony Castelo's gang. Making a living by doing Castelo's lowest jobs (such as looking after his goldfish, testing out bullet-proof jackets, or checking the boss's car for bombs) the two men dream of opening the world's first Jewish-Italian delicatessen. However, they get little to no respect from their boss or his subordinates, who frequently ridicule them.
No Mercy
No Mercy (1986)
, 1h47
Directed by Richard Pearce
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé, George Dzundza, William Atherton
Roles Angles Ryan
Rating57% 2.8513352.8513352.8513352.8513352.851335
Eddie Jilette is a Chicago cop on the vengeance trail as he follows his partner's killers to New Orleans to settle his own personal score. Eddie flees through the Louisiana bayous with Michel Duval, the beautiful Cajun mistress of a murderous crime lord who aims to destroy the Chicago detective before he can avenge his partner's murder. Michel and Eddie fall for each other, although they clash repeatedly while handcuffed together as they attempt to elude the brutal underworld figure and his henchmen.
Hellhole (1985)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Edy Williams, Mary Woronov, Marjoe Gortner, Richard Cox
Roles Silk
Rating50% 2.5086552.5086552.5086552.5086552.508655
When her mother is murdered by a killer, an amnesiac woman is sent to a mental institution presided over by a power-crazed female doctor who performs lobotomies on the patients.
Some Kind of Hero, 1h37
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Margot Kidder, Richard Pryor, Ronny Cox, Lynne Moody, Paul Benjamin, Ray Sharkey
Roles Sgt. Vinnie DiAngelo
Rating57% 2.8989852.8989852.8989852.8989852.898985
Eddie Keller is a U.S. Army conscript private who was captured while deficating. He held in a POW Camp for years and due to his resistance to signing a confession to committing war crimesends up being one of the last POWs to be brought home from Vietnam. Keller endures several years of torture and deprivation at the hands of the Vietnamese Army. He finally relents to signing a "confession" admitting to war crimes to save the life of his cell mate.