Yaphet Kotto

by fuzzybear44 on May 1, 2013

Birth Name: Yaphet Frederick Kotto

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 15, 1939

Ethnicity: Jewish Cameroonian (African) and Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian)

Yaphet Kotto is an American actor.

Yaphet’s father, Avraham Kotto (originally named Njoki Manga Bell), was a (black) businessman from Cameroon, who was Jewish. He was said to be “the crown prince of Cameroon.”

Yaphet’s mother, Gladys Marie, was a nurse and U.S. Army officer. Gladys was of Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian) descent, and converted to Judaism.

Yaphet is a practicing Jew.

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follers December 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

ethnic December 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm

no luck on that one

fuzzybear44 May 2, 2013 at 4:22 am

He was in almost every Blaxploitation picture I can remember,Good actor.

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