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Lenny Montana (1926–1992)

Tall and solidly built, this Italian-American professional wrestler turned actor was born Lenny Passaforo in Brooklyn, New York, and is best remembered for his first on-screen role as the not too bright but ever loyal bodyguard Luca Brasi in The Godfather (1972). Montana didn't get a lot of screen time before being eliminated by the henchmen of ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Godfather
The Godfather Luca Brasi
(1972)
The Jerk
The Jerk Con Man
(1979)
Battle Creek Brawl
(1980)
Defiance
Defiance Whacko
(1980)

Filmography

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 1982 Blood Song
Skipper
 1982 Pandemonium
Coach
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Marquis' Bodyguard
- Italian Ice (1982) ... Marquis' Bodyguard
 1981 ...All the Marbles
Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard
 1981 Evilspeak
Jake
 1980 Battle Creek Brawl
John
 1980 Defiance
Whacko
 1979 The Jerk
Con Man
 1979 Seven
The Kahuna
 1978 Matilda
Hood #1
 1978 Kojak (TV Series)
McCoy
- In Full Command (1978) ... McCoy
 1978 Fingers
Luchino
 1977 Contract on Cherry Street (TV Movie)
Phil Lombardi
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Luca Brasi (uncredited)
 1976 Patty
The Racketeer
 1975 Strike Force (TV Movie)
New York Italian Dockworker (uncredited)
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Danny Ellis
- The 24 Carat Hit (1973) ... Danny Ellis
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Barney
- Through a Flame Darkly (1972) ... Barney
 1969 Change of Habit
Grocer (uncredited)
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6' 6" (1.98 m)
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According to British documentary "The Godfather & The Mob" Lenny Montana is described as a former mob hitman & bodyguard who wanted to become an actor. His first on-screen appearance was as Don Corleone's henchman Luca Brasi in "The Godfather" See more »

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