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Yaphet Kotto

1939 - 2021

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Yaphet Frederick Kotto (born Frederick Samuel Kotto; November 15, 1939 – March 15, 2021) was an American actor for film and television. He starred in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His films include the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), the science-fiction action film The Running Man (1987), the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973), in which he portrayed the main villain Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yaphet Kotto has received more than 3,426,082 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Yaphet Kotto is the 1,040th most popular actor (up from 1,197th in 2019), the 1,870th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,197th in 2019) and the 510th most popular American Actor.

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  • 57.84

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  • 39

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  • 3.36

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  • 4.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Yaphet Kotto ranks 1,040 out of 9,996Before him are Roddy McDowall, Michael Fassbender, Jonathan Hyde, Helen Hayes, Yvonne De Carlo, and Kelly Preston. After him are Carmen Salinas, Christiane Martel, Jaclyn Smith, Rick Moranis, Bernard Blier, and Olympia Dukakis.

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Among people born in 1939, Yaphet Kotto ranks 97Before him are Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Lily Tomlin, Daniel C. Tsui, Scott McKenzie, and Krzysztof Zanussi. After him are Carmen Salinas, Nikola Pilić, Michael Moorcock, Ruggero Deodato, John O'Keefe, and Ginger Baker. Among people deceased in 2021, Yaphet Kotto ranks 121Before him are Kenneth Kaunda, Franco Battiato, Christian Boltanski, Jimmy Greaves, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Dusty Hill. After him are Carmen Salinas, Olympia Dukakis, Didier Ratsiraka, Justo Gallego Martínez, Edmond H. Fischer, and Jehan Sadat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Yaphet Kotto ranks 1,870 out of 18,182Before him are Charles W. Morris (1903), John Densmore (1944), Dusty Hill (1949), Helen Hayes (1900), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), and Kelly Preston (1962). After him are Jack Vance (1916), Jaclyn Smith (1945), Ward Cunningham (1949), Michael Phelps (1985), Pontiac (1714), and Ray Conniff (1916).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Yaphet Kotto ranks 510Before him are Theda Bara (1885), Edward James Olmos (1947), Vic Morrow (1929), Michael Biehn (1956), Helen Hayes (1900), and Kelly Preston (1962). After him are Jaclyn Smith (1945), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Lee Grant (1927), Dick York (1928), Ashton Kutcher (1978), and Rosanna Arquette (1959).

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