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Yaphet Kotto’s Top Roles on Film and Television

Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto, the veteran actor known for his performances in “Alien,” the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died March 15. He was 81.

Kotto famously played technician Dennis Parker in 1979’s “Alien” and William Laughlin alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Running Man.” He had a strong career in television as well, playing Al Giardello in the NBC series “Homicide: Life on the Street.”