From Alien to Raid on Entebbe to Live and Let Die to Midnight Run to the incredible Homicide: Life on the Street, Yaphet Kotto was a generation and genre spanning actor. Actor Yaphet Kotto dies at 81. He was also one of the first Black/Jewish actors to get a lot of roles. Here’s one of his great scenes on Homicide, a show that paved the way for a lot of great TV.