John LaMotta Slams ALF Star N-Word Clip

John LaMotta, who has also appeared on Growing Pains, ER, and Frasier, is best known for his role on ALF. ALF, which stands for Alien Life Form, aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990.

Lamotta is the nephew of “The Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta, who Robert De Niro portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 biopic.

The character ALF, who was a puppet, was voiced by the show’s creator Paul Fusco. Controversial footage surfaced last week of Fusco using the N-word.

He also uses sexual innuendo in talking to female-costar Andrea Ellison. Fusco was spoofing an episode of L.A. Law, which featured a character with Tourettes Syndrome.

Poking fun at the portrayal, Fusco used the word while swearing uncontrollably.

On ALF, John LaMotta played Trevor Ochmonek. Ochmonek was the nosy neighbor of the fictional Tanner family, which played host to the extra-terrestrial ALF.

LaMotta told tmz.com that the show was the worst work he ever did, calling the show a “piece of sh*t.”

Steve Lamar, an associate producer of the show for three years, told tmz.com that people need to lighten up. He said Fusco’s use of the word came at a time when the world was not so politically correct.

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