Raymond Sharkey, Jr is an American actor in theater, film and television. His most notable film role was his role as Vincent Vacarri in the 1980 film The Idolmaker, in which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy. He is also known for his role as Sonny Steelgrave in the Wiseguy television series.
|Born||Raymond Sharkey, Jr, Nov 14, 1952, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Died||Jun 11, 1993, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Cause of death||Complications from AIDS|
|Resting place||Saint Charles Cemetery|
|Alma mater||New York City Community College, HB Studio|
|IMDb||Ray Sharkey's IMDb|
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in the 1980 film The Idolmaker. He also appeared in Dog Soldiers, Body Rock, and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills.
He made his film debut in 1974's The Lords of Flatbush.
He played Sonny Steelgrave in the TV series Wiseguy.
He was raised by his mother, Cecilia, after his father abandoned her and five-year-old Ray.
He was inspired to pursue acting after seeing Jack Lemmon's performance in the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses.
- Burial at Saint Charles cemetery TM_VZ! Golden Globe (film) winner for best comedy or comedian
Latest information about Ray Sharkey updated on June 14 2021.