Raymond Allen Liotta was an American actor and producer. He was known for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, Henry Hill in Goodfellas, and Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft

The actor Ray Liotta has died. According to his publicist, Jennifer Allen, Liotta was in the Dominican Republic shooting the movie Dangerous Waters, when he died in his sleep. He was 67 years old.

The actor is perhaps best known for his role as Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas. 

where he helped shape the idea of a gangster movie for years to come. The movie was based on the non-fiction book Wise Guy by Nicholas Pileggi.

Liotta was born in 1954 in Newark, N.J. He grew up in nearby Union, after he was adopted by the Liotta family. He started acting at the University of Miami, where he majored in drama. 

After graduation, he worked small roles in various commercials and TV shows, but his breakout turn was in 1986's Something Wild, directed by Jonathan Demme.

From there, he played the ghost of baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, after which he got cast in Goodfellas.

His Goodfellas co-star, Lorraine Bracco, remembered him on Twitter, writing "I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. 

More recently, Liotta brought his signature intensity to Shades of Blue, where he starred opposite Jennifer Lopez. The crime show ran for three seasons between 2016 and 2018.

Liotta is survived by one daughter, and was recently engaged to Jacy Nittolo.

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