Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, and voice actor.
He is best known for his portrayals of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas (1990) and Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989).
One of Liotta's earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the soap opera Another World; he appeared on the show from 1978 to 1981.
He quit the show so he could try his luck in the film industry, and moved to Los Angeles.
He made his film debut in a sexual assault scene with Pia Zadora and a garden hose in the 1983 cult classic The Lonely Lady.
His first major acting role was Something Wild (1986), In 1989, he costarred alongside Kevin Costner in the fantasy/drama film Field of Dreams— Liotta portrayed Shoeless Joe Jackson, the ghost of the famed baseball player.
His voice over line, "If you build it, he will come", is #39 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 movie quotes.