Ray Sharkey

Born Nov 14, 1952

Raymond "Ray" Sharkey, Jr. was an American actor best known for his role as Sonny Steelgrave in the television series Wiseguy.

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1952 Birth Born on November 14, 1952.
1962 9 Years Old Sharkey became interested in acting after seeing Jack Lemmon in the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses. … Read More


1973 20 Years Old In 1973, he and his friend boxer/actor Chu Chu Malave moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting careers.
1974 21 Years Old In 1974, he made his film debut in The Lords of Flatbush. … Read More
1980 27 Years Old In 1980, Sharkey portrayed rock promoter "Vincent "Vinnie" Vacarri" in The Idolmaker. … Read More
1981 28 Years Old In May 1981, Sharkey married model Rebecca Wood.


1986 33 Years Old The marriage ended in 1986 due to Sharkey's drug abuse.
1988 35 Years Old In 1988, he married actress Carole Graham.
1989 36 Years Old That marriage produced one daughter, Cecelia, in 1989. In November 1992, Graham divorced Sharkey also citing his drug abuse as the reason for the divorce. … Read More
1991 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1991, Sharkey began a relationship with model/actress, Elena Monica, daughter of comedian Corbett Monica. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old In July 1992, she learned that another woman also suspected that Sharkey had infected her with HIV as well. … Read More


…  Sharkey's final role was in the 1993 comedy film Cop and a Half.
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