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Tito Goya (real name Andrew Butler)[1] (April 4, 1951 – December 1, 1985)[1] was a Puerto Rican actor known for his portrayal of "Cupcake" in the 1977 film Short Eyes.[2][1]

Tito Goya
Andrew Butler

(1951-04-04)April 4, 1951
DiedDecember 1, 1985(1985-12-01) (aged 34)

Goya appeared in Marathon Man (1976),[1] Andy Warhol's Bad (1977), All That Jazz (1979), Going in Style (1979), Night of the Juggler (1980) and Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981).[1] His final acting appearance was on Miami Vice (1984) as Carlos Mendez, a drug-dealer's liaison. Goya grew up in Brentwood, New York with his mother Carmen, stepfather Mario, his brothers, Jacob, Hector, Charlie, Richard, & sister Milagros. Goya was arrested in 1984 for a murder that occurred in Austin in 1978.[3] In 1985, Goya died of liver disease while free on bond pending trial in Texas.[1] Goya is buried in Bay Shore, New York.[4]

He left behind a daughter and nephews and nieces in Suffolk County, Long Island.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Marathon Man Melendez
1977 Andy Warhol's Bad Manuel Rivera
1977 Short Eyes Cupcake
1979 All That Jazz Attendant
1979 Going in Style Gypsy Cab Driver
1980 Night of the Juggler Pimp #2
1981 Fort Apache the Bronx Jumper / Detective


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tito Goya, 33; Tough Guy in Films and Real Life". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (September 28, 1977). "Film: 'Short Eyes' Eloquently Adapted". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Hampson, Rick (February 13, 1985). "Fugitive Actor 'Wasn't Hiding in No Basement'". Associated Press. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tito Goya". Find a Grave.

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