RIP, Yaphet Kotto

The first movie I remember seeing Yaphet Kotto in was “The Running Man.”

As much as I loved him as Al Giardello in “Homicide: Life on the Street“, he’ll always be FBI Special Agent Alonzo Mosely in “Midnight Run“, a top-five movie for me.

Kotto died this week at 81. His obituary contains several items I didn’t know, namely that he was a Bond villain … or kinda two of them, and that his birth name was Frederick.