Nov. 14, 1952 Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA
Jun. 11, 1993 Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA
Actor. Lead and character player who began his career on television in the 1970s and achieved his movie breakthrough in 1982's "The Idolmaker", which was Taylor Hackford's stinging look at exploitation in the music business. He appeared in several Paul Mazursky films, notably as "Phil D'Amico" in "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."
To Ray Sharkey Jr.A great actor who died too young. May your guardian angel be looking over you and may you rest in peace. -
Frank Bertinchamps Added: Jan. 17, 2016
Ray, where ever you are, I wish I could tell you...Sonny Steelgrave...no words could capture what a profound magic you brought to that role. You weren't acting...that was the real you. Thirty years later, we are still talking about you and your monumental...(Read more) -
Therese Added: Jan. 2, 2016