Sonny Grosso was a New York City police officer when his experiences with his partner Eddie Egan during the early 60s became the basis of the film The French Connection (1971). Grosso had a bit part in the film while Egan had a more substantial role. Grosso later appeared in two more feature films, _Report to the Commissioner (1974)_ and Cruising (1980).IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
His two heroes are John Wayne and Joe DiMaggio.
Is a close friend of legendary director William Friedkin.
In NYPD, he worked in several specialized units. Among them: Narcotics Bureau, Vice unit, Organized Crime and Homicide.
Also appeared uncredited in The Godfather (1972) as one of the assassins who kills Sonny Corleone at the toll booth.
Appeared in two consecutive Best Picture Oscar winning films: _The French Connection (1971)_qv) and The Godfather (1972).
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