Actor Ray Liotta, best known for his roles in "Goodfellas" and "Field of Dreams", has died.

He died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while he was shooting a new film, Deadline reports.

Nexstar spoke Thursday to a representative for Liotta's booking agent, who declined to provide comment.

Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. He once told Larry King that he did not wish to be an actor in his younger years,

But began pursuing the craft after starting college at the University of Miami in the mid-1970s.

At 31, he landed a role in 1986's "Something Wild" alongside Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels.

But Liotta is perhaps best known for her roles in 1989's "Field of Dreams" and 1990's "Goodfellas"

Joe portrays 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson and mob collaborator Henry Hill, respectively.

Some of Liotta's other notable film roles include "Hell," "Cop Land," "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Marriage Story.

He later received an Independent Spirit Award along with the film's director, casting director and ensemble cast.

Liotta also hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2003, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the 2004 episode of "ER"