Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Ray Sharkey

      Ray Sharkey

      Highest Rated: 90% The Idolmaker (1980)

      Lowest Rated: 4% Wired (1989)

      Birthday: Nov 14, 1952

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Lead and character player who began his career on TV in the 1970s and achieved his movie breakthrough in "The Idolmaker" (1982), Taylor Hackford's stinging look at exploitation in the music business. Sharkey has appeared in several Paul Mazursky films, notably as Phil D'Amico in the engaging "Willie and Phil" (1980). He excelled in tough, urban roles and is known for his role as mob boss Sonny Steelgrave in the popular TV series, "Wiseguy."

      Highest rated movies

      The Idolmaker
      Who'll Stop the Rain?
      Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
      Zebrahead
      Some Kind of Hero
      Wise Guys
      No Mercy
      Heart Beat

      Photos

      THE IDOLMAKER, Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher (in photograph), 1980, (c) United Artists WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN, Nick Nolte, Ray Sharkey, 1978, (c) United Artists WILLIE & PHIL, Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, 1980, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE IDOLMAKER, from left: Tovah Feldshuh, Ray Sharkey, 1980, © United Artists WILLIE & PHIL, Margot Kidder, Michael Ontkean (black shirt), Ray Sharkey (fallen), 1980, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. LOVE AND MONEY, Ray Sharkey, 1982. ©Lorimar Film Entertainment THE IDOLMAKER, Peter Gallagher, Ray Sharkey, 1980, (c) United Artists SOME KIND OF HERO, Ray Sharkey, 1982, (c)Paramount THE IDOLMAKER, Ray Sharkey, Paul Land, 1980, (c) United Artists THE IDOLMAKER, from left: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, 1980. ©United Artists THE IDOLMAKER, Ray Sharkey, 1980, (c) United Artists WILLIE AND PHIL, Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, 1980, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. WILLIE AND PHIL, Ray Sharkey, Margot Kidder, Michael Ontkean, director Paul Mazursky, on-set, 1980, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. WILLIE & PHIL, from left, Ray Sharkey, Margot Kidder, Michael Ontkean, 1980, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. / HEART BEAT, (aka GENERACION PERDIDA), from left: Ray Sharkey, Ann Dusenberry, Nick Nolte as Neal Cassady, 1980, © Orion WILLIE & PHIL, Ray Sharkey, Michael Ontkean, 1980, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WILLIE & PHIL, Ray Sharkey, Michael Ontkean, 1980, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE IDOLMAKER, Ray Sharkey, Paul Land, 1980, (c) United Artists LOVE AND MONEY, from left: Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, 1982, © Paramount WILLIE AND PHIL, Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, 1980

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      13% 34% Cop and a Half Vinnie Fountain (Character) $30.1M 1993
      No Score Yet 33% Round Trip to Heaven Stoneface (Character) - 1992
      75% 69% Zebrahead Richard (Character) $1.1M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Oklahoma Warden Hayes (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chrome Soldiers Gabe Ricci (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Det. Victor Tomasino (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 8% Dead On: Relentless II Kyle Valsone (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Capt. Gerry Clemente (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rain Killer Capra (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Dennis (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revenge of Al Capone Scarface (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Empire Junior Molov (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Piracy Jack Wilcox (Character) - 1989
      78% 61% Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Frank (Character) $1.9M 1989
      4% 15% Wired Angel Velasquez (Character) $681.1K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Ryan (Character) $21.3K 1987
      31% 42% Wise Guys Marco (Character) $7.0M 1986
      31% 28% No Mercy Angles Ryan (Character) $11.3M 1986
      No Score Yet 21% Hellhole Silk (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 40% Behind Enemy Lines Unknown (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 46% Body Rock Terrence (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Regina Unknown (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Money Byron Levin (Character) - 1982
      50% 33% Some Kind of Hero Sgt. Vinnie DiAngelo (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Bill Carney Bill Carney (Character) - 1981
      20% 40% Heart Beat Ira (Character) - 1980
      90% 84% The Idolmaker Vinnie Vacarri (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 33% Willie and Phil Phil D'Amico (Character) - 1980
      79% 63% Who'll Stop the Rain? Smitty (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 18% Who Is Killing the Stuntmen? Paul Salerno (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Flash (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater The Father (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Sonny Steelgrave (Guest Star) 1987 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Geoffery Dryden (Guest Star) 1985
      71% 85% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Benny Lester (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Robert Phelps (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller David Salas (Guest Star) 1975