Yaphet Kotto

Actor | Writer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Alien (1979) | Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999) | Live and Let Die (1973)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Yaphet Cotto
BORN 
Nov 15, 1939 (age 77)
HEIGHT 
6' 4" (1.93m)

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Past Film & Video (44 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (52 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Stiletto DanceStiletto Dance (TV Movie) Captain Rick Sands  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The RideThe Ride (TV Movie) Carter  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Homicide: The MovieHomicide: The Movie (TV Movie) Al 'Gee' Giardello  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Homicide: Life on the StreetHomicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) Al Giardello ( 122 episodes, 1993–1999 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1997–1998 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1993–1999 122
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  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Al Giardello ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The Defenders: PaybackThe Defenders: Payback (TV Movie) Judge Williams  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th CenturyThe Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-series) Kaphe Kamar ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
    • Total War (1996) Kaphe Kamar (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna BuchananDeadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (TV Movie) Marty Talbot  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Corpse Had a Familiar FaceThe Corpse Had a Familiar Face (TV Movie) Detective Martin Talbot  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Seaquest DSVSeaquest DSV (TV Series) Captain Jack Clayton ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The American ClockThe American Clock (TV Movie) Isaac  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for It's Nothing PersonalIt's Nothing Personal (TV Movie) Lt. Riley  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Chrome SoldiersChrome Soldiers (TV Movie) Perry Beach  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Trials of Rosie O'NeillThe Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series) Kelly ( 2 episodes, 1991–1992 )  Less 1991–1992 2
  • Primary photo for Civil WarsCivil Wars (TV Series) Judge Louis Decker ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for After the ShockAfter the Shock (TV Movie) William McElroy  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Father Dowling MysteriesFather Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) Lt. Fleming ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Prime TargetPrime Target (TV Movie) Gilmore Brown  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Lt. Bradshaw ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous ScoundrelPerry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie) General Sorenson  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for In Self DefenseIn Self Defense (TV Movie) Lt. Tyrell  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for DesperadoDesperado (TV Movie) Bede  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for HaremHarem (TV Movie) Agha Kislar  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Convict ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("Mr. Sandman") ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
    • Prisoners (Dec 8, 1985) Convict, Performer ("Mr. Sandman")  Less
  • Primary photo for Badge of the AssassinBadge of the Assassin (TV Movie) Detective Cliff Fenton NYPD  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Park Is MineThe Park Is Mine (TV Movie) Eubanks  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Hill Street BluesHill Street Blues (TV Series) Calvin Matthias ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Playing with FirePlaying with Fire (TV Movie) Fire Chief Walker  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for For Love and HonorFor Love and Honor (TV Series) Platoon Sgt. James 'China' Bell / Platoon Sgt. James "China" Bell ( 12 episodes, 1983–1984 )  Less 1983–1984 12
    • The Real Thing (Jan 15, 1984) Platoon Sgt. James 'China' Bell  Less
    • Bloodline (Jan 15, 1984) Platoon Sgt. James 'China' Bell  Less
    • The Price of Dreams (Dec 27, 1983) Platoon Sgt. James "China" Bell  Less
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  • Primary photo for Women of San QuentinWomen of San Quentin (TV Movie) Sgt. Therman Patterson  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for For Love and HonorFor Love and Honor (TV Movie) Sgt. China Bell  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) Charles 'East-Side Charlie' F. Struthers ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
    • The Out-of-Towners (Mar 15, 1983) Charles 'East-Side Charlie' F. Struthers  Less
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Big Gus Belly ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's RebellionA House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion (TV Movie) Denmark Vessey  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Rage!Rage! (TV Movie) Ernie  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for RootsRoots (TV Mini-series) Actor  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Raid on EntebbeRaid on Entebbe (TV Movie) President Idi Amin Jr.  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for CrunchCrunch (TV Movie) Crunch  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Night GalleryNight Gallery (TV Series) Buckner (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street") ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Night ChaseNight Chase (TV Movie) Ernie Green  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for GunsmokeGunsmoke (TV Series) Piney Biggs ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Wyman Jackson ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Daniel BooneDaniel Boone (TV Series) Jonah / Luke ( 2 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969 2
  • Primary photo for MannixMannix (TV Series) Gabe Johnson / Gabriel Dillon ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Lance Corporal John T. Auston ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
    • King of the Hill (Jan 8, 1969) Lance Corporal John T. Auston  Less
  • Primary photo for The High ChaparralThe High Chaparral (TV Series) Sgt. Major Creason ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for BonanzaBonanza (TV Series) Child Barnett ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
    • Child (Sep 22, 1968) Child Barnett (as Yaphet Cotto)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Big ValleyThe Big Valley (TV Series) Damien / Lobo Brown ( 2 episodes, 1966–1967 )  Less 1966–1967 2
  • Primary photo for TarzanTarzan (TV Series) Kesho ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Cowboy in AfricaCowboy in Africa (TV Series) Musa ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Death Valley DaysDeath Valley Days (TV Series) Abraham ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for NBC Experiment in TelevisionNBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) Grandfather ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
Self (13 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (14 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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