In 1994 Ray won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for ER.
In 1987 Ray was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for the movie Something Wild.
In 1999 Ray was nominated for a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for The Rat Pack.
While in college, Ray worked at a cemetery.
In February 2007, Ray was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence, after his car hit two parked cars near his home in Pacific Palisades. Ray posted bail after being booked on the charge.
His best friend is actor Josh Taylor. They met when they were both on the tv soap opera Days of Our Lives.
He was Tim Burton's first choice to play Harvey Dent in the movie Batman but he turned it down to do the movie Goodfellas.
Ray shares the same birthday as Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes, Casper Van Dien, and Steven Speilberg.
Ray is mostly Scottish with a bit of Italian.
Antoine Fuqua, the director wanted to cast Ray in his crime epic Tru Blu along with Denzel Washington and Benicio Del Toro but now the project is defunct.
Ray is an avid supporter of the English Premiership football team Tottenham Hotspur and has been in the crowd for a few of the matches at White Hart Lane.
Ray gained about 20 pounds and wore small lifts to appear even more imposing while playing Henry Oak in the movie Narc.
Ray played the baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in the movie Field of Dreams.
The British rock band Linoleum recorded a song called Ray Liotta which appeared on their 1997 album "Dissent."
He has a daughter named Karsen Liotta.
Ray dated Heidi von Beltz for a year.
Ray was adopted when he was 6 months old.
Ray went to the Union High School in Union, New Jersey. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame during the 1992-1993 school year.
While Ray attended the University of Miami he played Kurt Von Trapp in the 1974 production of The Sound of Music.
Ray turned down the role of Mac Taylor on CSI: NY.
He worked in a cemetery while he was at college.
He is 6' tall.
His wife, Michelle Grace, used to be married to former Chicago Cubs star Mark Grace.
Last name is pronounced Lee-oh-ta.
During his time on the tv soap Another World, he dated co-stars Vicky Dawson and Susan Keith.
He voiced Tommy Vercetti in the hit game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Ray: (On directing) No, no desire. I've never wanted to do it. As an actor I don't know how good it is to know about technical things. Like I don't care what lens is on the camera, I don't know to this day if a 75 is close.
Ray: I didn't start acting until I was in college, which was in the 70's.
Ray: For Blow I had to age from 20 to 60, starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads.
Ray: I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.
Ray: What I really am is a homebody. I was a homebody even before I had a family. My days are filled with home stuff.
Ray (on why he looks a lot younger): It's the oily skin. It gives you zits when you are a teenager, but then it doesn't wrinkle as you get older.
Ray: I've only been in one fight in my whole life... in 7th grade, yet everyone thinks I'm a maniac.
Ray Liotta: Bad guys stand out in people's minds. If you think about De Niro or Pacino, you're not going to stay Stanley and Iris, you are not going to say Author! Author! Even with Brando, you are going to say The Godfather or Street Car. It is the edgier characters that are remembered. That's my rationalization.
Ray Liotta: Nothing. It's just make-believe. I don't think it's good to personalize it. If you do, it's limiting. The actors that do personalize it are the ones that always seem the same in every movie they do. I don't really look at it in any kind of deep psychological way that I learn something about myself. Aside from taking up the acting challenges, I'm really glad I took on the challenge of playing Sinatra, as scary as it was. I learned somewhat about myself - that I could do it and I knew what was bothering me - the fears that I had." - On what he learns about himself through the characters he plays.
Ray Liotta: (On landing Something Wild) Something Wild was my first movie. I was in an acting class and on a soap opera for three-and-a-half years in New York - I moved to L.A. at 25 and nothing was really going on for like a five-year period. I was still in acting class, I was in class all through Goodfellas actually, and I talked to some of the guys and they said, "Are you up for this movie, Something Wild?" and I said, "No." But I decided I really wanted to be up for it even though [Jonathan] Demme had already narrowed it down to three people. I'd been to college with Melanie Griffith's then-husband Steven Bauer and I called her up and said, "y'know, can you get me in and I felt weird about it, but here I am, thirty years old and I haven't done anything yet and I'd read the script and felt like I could do that as well as anyone out there so why not me?" She got me in, she insisted that Jonathan see me, and it just worked out with me.
Ray Liotta: (when asked why he did the voice of Tommy Vercetti for the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City) For the money.
Ray Liotta: It would be nice to do a movie where I didn't have to choke the girl to get her.