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 [African-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.

Yaphet is married to Tessie Sinahon. He has three children with his former wife, Rita Ingrid Dittman, and two children with his former wife, Antoinette Pettyjohn.

He is said to be descended from King Bell V, August Manga Ndumbé.

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bablah September 27, 2018 at 6:15 pm
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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