Yaphet Kotto

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Yaphet Frederick Kotto (born Frederick Samuel Kotto; November 15, 1939 – March 15, 2021) was an American actor known for numerous film roles, as well as starring in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His most well-known 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 2,880,606 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Yaphet Kotto is the 1,197th most popular actor (up from 1,236th in 2019), the 2,198th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,293rd in 2019) and the 592nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.82

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Among actors, Yaphet Kotto ranks 1,197 out of 10,030Before him are Claude Gensac, Emilia Clarke, Elijah Wood, Geraldine Page, Ted Danson, and Vincent Schiavelli. After him are Jon Favreau, Eduardo De Filippo, Gal Gadot, John Cusack, David Bradley, and Matt Dillon.

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Among people born in 1939, Yaphet Kotto ranks 116Before him are Robert Hansen, Nobuyuki Oishi, Joachim Yhombi-Opango, Leland H. Hartwell, Veruschka von Lehndorff, and Neil Sedaka. After him are Warda Al-Jazairia, Peter Bogdanovich, Alan Baker, Ali Farka Touré, Grace Slick, and Yoshinobu Ishii.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Yaphet Kotto ranks 2,198 out of 15,968Before him are Chris Gardner (1954), Geraldine Page (1924), James Montgomery Flagg (1877), Ted Danson (1947), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and Vincent Schiavelli (1948). After him are Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Gary Ridgway (1949), Betty Friedan (1921), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Irvin Kershner (1923), and Edith Head (1897).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Yaphet Kotto ranks 592Before him are Griffin Dunne (1955), Blythe Danner (1943), Elijah Wood (1981), Geraldine Page (1924), Ted Danson (1947), and Vincent Schiavelli (1948). After him are Jon Favreau (1966), John Cusack (1966), Matt Dillon (1964), Jason Bateman (1969), Shannen Doherty (1971), and Rip Torn (1931).

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