Yaphet Kotto’s Net Worth, Biography, Career, Awards, Fact and Life Story

Net Worth: $5 Million
Date of Birth: Nov 15, 1939 – Mar 15, 2021 (81 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.905 m)
Profession: Actor, Record producer
Nationality: United States of America

Yaphet Kotto Net Worth: Yaphet Kotto was an American actor who had a net worth of $5 million dollars at the time of his death. He was known for numerous film and television roles. He starred in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–99) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His notale films include the film Alien and The Running Man. He is also known for his portrayed of the main villain Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die (1973). He appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy thriller Midnight Run (1988) as FBI agent Alonzo Moseley.

Yaphet Kotto was born November 15, 1939 in New York City, New York. By the age of 16, Kotto was studying acting at the Actor’s Mobile Theater Studio and at 19 made his professional acting debut in Othello. He was also a member of the Actors Studio in New York. His film debut was in 1963 in an unaccredited role in 4 For Texas. He performed in Michael Roemer’s Nothing But a Man (1964) and played a supporting role in the film The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). He played John Auston in a 1968 episode, King Of The Hill, on the first season of (the original) Hawaii Five-O. Kotto portrayed Idi Amin in the 1977 television film Raid on Entebbe and also starred as an auto worker in the 1978 film Blue Collar. The following year he played Parker in the sci-fi–horror film Alien. He followed with a supporting role in the 1980 prison drama Brubaker. In 1983, he guest-starred as mobster “Charlie” in The A-Team episode The Out-of-Towners.

In 1987, he appeared in the futuristic sci-fi movie The Running Man. Reportedly, Kotto was among those considered for Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, a role which eventually went to Patrick Stewart. Yaphet Kotto has written two books: Royalty, and The Second Coming of Christ, and also wrote scripts for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999).