Movie Gangsters

by big-gun | created - 04 Sep 2016 | updated - 11 Apr 2017 | Public

Actors who have played gangsters real or fictitious.

1. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather. Carmine Sabatini, The Freshman.

2. James Caan

Actor | Misery

A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.

He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...

Sonny Corleone, The Godfather. Spaldoni, Dick Tracy.

3. Richard S. Castellano

Actor | The Godfather

Bronx born, stocky Italian-American actor who only appeared in a handful of films, yet earned some degree of immortality for his role as the loyal Corleone capo "Peter Clemenza" teaching Al Pacino how to shoot a crooked police captain in the iconic gangster film The Godfather (1972). He was ...

Peter Clemenza, The Godfather. Giuseppe Masseria, Gangster Wars.

4. Richard Conte

Actor | The Godfather

Richard Conte was born Nicholas Richard Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American barber. The young Conte held a variety of jobs before becoming a professional actor, including truck driver, Wall Street clerk and singing waiter at a Connecticut resort. The ...

Don Emilio Barzini, The Godfather. Don Corrasco, The Boss. Don Antonio Marchesi, The Big Family. Alberto Anastasia, My Brother Anastasia. Padulo, The Violent Professionals.

5. Al Lettieri

Actor | The Godfather

Menacing looking Italian American actor who developed into the quintessential on-screen hoodlum via several strong roles in key crime films of the early 1970s. Lettieri played the villain against some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including chasing Steve McQueen in The Getaway (1972), ...

Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo, The Godfather.

6. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the ...

Sal Tessio, The Godfather I, II. Don Talusso, The Don is Dead. Victor Malucci, Fist of Honor. Paul Castellano, Witness to the Mob. Angelo Giancarlo, Crime Spree.

7. John Cazale

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way (...

Fredo Corleone, The Godfather I, II.

8. Rudy Bond

Actor | On the Waterfront

Rudolph Bond was raised in Philadelphia. He got his start at the Neighborhood Players. After World War II, he was invited by Elia Kazan to be a student at the famed "Actors Studio" in New York, working with such future stars as Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marlon Brando. His first big break was a ...

Don Ottillio Cuneo, The Godfather.

9. Lenny Montana

Actor | The Godfather

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 ...

Luca Brasi, The Godfather.

10. John Martino

Actor | The Godfather

John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager he began his singing and acting career. He studied with John Cassavetes, American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Universal Art Studios, which led to a role in the off-Broadway show "Hat Full of Rain." He then had a hit song called "Baby ...

Paulie Gatto, The Godfather. Tony Amatto, Capone.

11. Richard Bright

Actor | Once Upon a Time in America

Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park (1971), and then followed it the ...

All Neri, The Godfather I, II, III. Chicken Joe, Once Upon a Time in America.

12. Tony Giorgio

Actor | The Godfather

Tony Giorgio was born in Herkimer, NY on September 27, 1923. He grew up in Schenectady, NY during The Great Depression and began his career in show business as a professional "amateur", performing magic in talent shows for pay. At the age of twelve, he ran away from home to join a circus and ...

Bruno Tattaglia, The Godfather. Vincent Romeo, Incident on a Dark Street. Frank Palancio, Magnum Force. Antonio Lombardo, Capone. Don Antonio Scagnelli, American Me.

13. Victor Rendina

Actor | The Godfather

Victor Rendina was born on December 28, 1916 in New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Godfather (1972), T.J. Hooker (1982) and The Man Who Wasn't There (1983). He died on July 8, 1985 in Orange, California, USA.

Philip Tattaglia, The Godfather.

14. Corrado Gaipa

Actor | The Godfather

Corrado Gaipa was born on March 13, 1924 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is known for his work on The Godfather (1972), Madame Bovary (1978) and The Godfather Saga (1977). He died on September 21, 1989 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Don Tommasino, The Godfather. Avvocato Rizzo, The Boss. Don Emilio Grisanti, Baciamo le mani.

15. Don Costello

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Don Costello is an actor, known for The Godfather: Part III (1990), The Toxic Avenger (1984) and Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986).

Don Victor Stracci, The Godfather.

16. Joe Spinell

Actor | Taxi Driver

Joseph J. Spagnuolo was born on October 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City at his family's apartment on 2nd Avenue. Spinell was a tough guy on and off screen all his life. During his teen years, while still in high school, he acted in various plays on the New York stage, on and off Broadway, ...

Willi Cicci, The Godfather I, II. Leonard "Tiptoes" Mazzilli, Married to the Mob.

17. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...

Vito Corleone, The Godfather Part II. David "Noodles" Aaronson, Once Upon a Time in America. All Capone, The Untouchables. Jimmy Conway, Goodfellas. Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino. Paul Vitti, Analyze This. Paul Vitti, Analyze That.

18. Lee Strasberg

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was ...

Hyman Roth, The Godfather Part II.

19. Michael V. Gazzo

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Michael Vincente Gazzo was born in Hillside, New Jersey, on April 5, 1923. He attended Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop at the New School on the GI Bill after being demobilized from the US Army Air Force after World War II.

Gazzo's first major success was as a playwright. His play about drug ...

Frank Pentangeli, The Godfather Part II.

20. Gastone Moschin

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Gastone Moschin was born on June 8, 1929 in San Giovanni Lupatoto, Veneto, Italy. He is known for his work on The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966) and All My Friends Part 3 (1985). He was married to Marzia Ubaldi. He died on September 4, 2017 in Terni, Umbria, ...

Don Fanucci, The Godfather Part II.

21. Tom Rosqui

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

American character actor with extensive stage experience. Born in Oakland, California, he appeared on Broadway in "Sticks and Bones," and "The Price," among others. He acted often in television, but his most prominent role was as Corleone family bodyguard Rocco Lampone in the first two 'Godfather' ...

Rocco Lampone, The Godfather I, II.

22. Bruno Kirby

Actor | When Harry Met Sally...

Native New Yorker and Italianate Bruno Kirby tended towards assertive, pushy, streetwise characters and was armed with a highly distinctive scratchy tenor voice that complemented his slim eyes and droopy puss and accentuated his deadpan comedic instincts on film and TV. The well-regarded character ...

Peter Clemenza, The Godfather Part II. Victor Ray, The Freshman.

23. Frank Sivero

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Sivero (born January 6, 1952) is an American character actor, perhaps best known for playing the roles of Genco Abbandando in Mario Puzo's and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II and Frankie Carbone (based on Angelo Sepe) in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

Sivero was born Francesco ...

Genco Abbandando, The Godfather Part II. Anthony Russo, Blood Feud. Frankie Carbone, Goodfellas.

24. Giuseppe Sillato

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Giuseppe Sillato is an actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Don Juan in Sicily (1967) and Il caso Pisciotta (1972).

Don Ciccio, The Godfather Part II.

25. Mario Cotone

Production_manager | The Godfather: Part II

Mario Cotone is a producer and production manager, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Life Is Beautiful (1997) and Malèna (2000).

Don Tommasino, The Godfather Part II.

26. Carmine Caridi

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Carmine Caridi was born on January 23, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and The Money Pit (1986).

Carmine Rosato, The Godfather Part II. Albert Volpe, The Godfather Part III. Frank Costello, Bugsy. Sam Giancana, Ruby.

27. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four ...

Tony Rosato, The Godfather Part II. Don Domenico Clericuzio, The Last Don I, II. Danny Parente, A Brooklyn State of Mind.

28. Dominic Chianese

Actor | The Sopranos

A multi-talented performer--as well as being an actor, he is an accomplished singer. He released a new music CD in late 2000 on which he sings American and Italian standards.

Johnny Ola, The Godfather Part II.

29. John Aprea

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

John Aprea was born on March 4, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and Bullitt (1968). He has been married to Betsey Graci since July 25, 2016. He was previously married to Ninon Aprea.

Young Sal Tessio, The Godfather Part II. Mafia Boss Geppetti, Brother.

30. Andy Garcia

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects.

Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English...

Vincent Mancini, The Godfather Part III. Lucky Luciano, Hoodlum.

31. Eli Wallach

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...

Don Altobello, The Godfather Part III.

32. Joe Mantegna

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.

...

Joey Zasa, The Godfather Part III. Pipi De Lena, The Last Don I, II. Harry Tremayne, The Last Hit Man. Bugsy Siegel, Kill Me, Deadly.

33. Vittorio Duse

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Vittorio Duse was born on March 21, 1916 in Loreto, Marche, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Godfather: Part III (1990), Il nostro campione (1955) and Queen of Hearts (1989). He died on June 2, 2005 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Don Tommasino, The Godfather Part III.

34. Enzo Robutti

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Enzo Robutti was born on October 24, 1933 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on The Godfather: Part III (1990), Vigili e vigilesse (1982) and I picari (1987).

Don Licio Lucchesi, The Godfather Part III.

35. Al Ruscio

Actor | Showgirls

Al Ruscio was born on June 2, 1924 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Showgirls (1995), The Phantom (1996) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). He was married to Kate Williamson. He died on November 12, 2013 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Tony Paoli Sr., Any Which Way You Can. Tony D'Angelo, Lady Mobster. Leo Cuneo, The Godfather Part III. Carlo Gambino, Boss of Bosses.

36. Ray Liotta

Actor | Goodfellas

Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice-guy roles in Field of Dreams (1989) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream...

Henry Hill, Goodfellas. Roy DeMeo, The Iceman.

37. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

Frankie Manoldi, Once Upon a Time in America. Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas. Nicky Santoro, Casino.

38. Paul Sorvino

Actor | Goodfellas

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as...

Tony Pazzo, A Fine Mess. Lips Manlis, Dick Tracy. Paul Cicero, Goodfellas. Joe Scoleri, Once Upon a Time in Queens. Jimmy Scambino, Sicilian Vampire.

39. David Proval

Actor | Mean Streets

David Proval launched his acting career with a starring role in Mean Streets (1973), directed by Martin Scorsese, and has been working nonstop ever since. Notable features in which he has appeared include The Phantom (1996), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) Four Rooms (1995) and The Shawshank Redemption...

George Gianfranco, Mob Queen. Victor Padiche, Smokin' Aces.

40. Robert Loggia

Actor | Big

Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also ...

Spillano, Speedtrap. Al Marchione, Revenge of the Pink Panther. Frank Lopez, Scarface. Eduardo Prizzi, Prizzi's Honor. Sallie "The Shark" Macelli, Innocent Blood. Carlo Gambino, Between Love and Honor. Dick Laurent, Lost Highway. Don Vito Leoni, The Don's Analyst. Don Ciccio, Bonanno: A Godfather's Story. Gaitanno "Tanno", Real Gangsters. Santino Trafficante Sr., Sicilian Vampire.

41. Tony Sirico

Actor | The Sopranos

Tony Sirico was born on July 29, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Genaro Anthony Sirico Jr. He is an actor, known for The Sopranos (1999), Goodfellas (1990) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995).

Tony Stacks, Goodfellas. Jacko, Innocent Blood. Joe Dimiglia, Gotti. Joey "The Heart" Aorta, Mob Queen. Tommy Gambino, Witness to the Mob. Tony Batts, Smokin' Stogies. Bobby Musso, Friends and Romans.

42. Tony Lip

Actor | Goodfellas

Tony Lip (born Frank Anthony Vallelonga) originates from the Bronx, New York. He worked for twelve years at the world-famous Copacabana Nightclub in New York City. At the Copa, he played host to the most famous personalities of the era, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin. Lip ...

Lenny Carranza, Year of the Dragon. Frankie the Wop, Goodfellas. Philly Lucky, Donnie Brasco.

43. Frank Vincent

Actor | Goodfellas

"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas (1990). However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in...

Louie Fontucci, Wise Guys. Billy Batts, Goodfellas. Don Mario Romano, Street Hunter. Frank Marino, Casino. Robert DeBernardo, Gotti. Tommy "The Bull" Vitaglia, Made Men. Frankie DeCicco, Witness to the Mob. Johnny Big, Smokin' Stogies. Danny Santini, This Thing of Ours. Lou Marazano, Chicago Overcoat.

44. Frank DiLeo

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank DiLeo was born on October 23, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Frank Michael DiLeo. He was a producer and actor, known for Goodfellas (1990), Moonwalker (1988) and Wayne's World 2 (1993). He was married to Linda DiLeo. He died on August 24, 2011 in North Lima, Ohio, USA.

Tuddy Cicero, Goodfellas.

45. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

Cobra Collins, Outside the Law. Caesar Enrico Bandetto Alias Rico, Little Caesar. Bugs Ahearn, The Little Giant. Joe Krozac, The Last Gangster. Remy Marco, A Slight Case of Murder. Little John Sarto, Brother Orchid. Johnny Rocco, Key Largo. Victor Amato, Hell on Frisco Bay. Leo Joseph Smooth, Never a Dull Moment.

46. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

Gino-Hit Man, The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Charley Partanna, Prizzi's Honor. Jack Napier/Joker, Batman. James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa, Hoffa. Frank Costello, The Departed.

47. John Randolph

Actor | You've Got Mail

Veteran performer John Randolph was a Tony Award-winning character actor whose union and social activism in the '40s and '50s caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. The balding performer may not have been a household name, but he was a regular face in movies and TV for over four ...

Angelo 'Pop' Partanna, Prizzi's Honor.

48. William Hickey

Actor | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 ...

Don Corrado Prizzi, Prizzi's Honor. Billy Sparrow, My Blue Heaven. Don Anthony, Mob Boss. Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico, The Jerky Boys.

49. Lee Richardson

Actor | Network

Born in Chicago in 1926, Richardson trained for the stage at the Goodman Theatre there. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he moved to New York and worked in off-Broadway productions. In the 1950s, he worked on television drama programs. In the 1960s, he moved to Minneapolis ...

Dominic Prizzi, Prizzi's Honor.

50. Vic Polizos

Actor | Superhero Movie

Vic Polizos was born on August 12, 1947 in the USA. He is an actor and director, known for Superhero Movie (2008), Eraser (1996) and Eddie Macon's Run (1983). He has been married to Elizabeth Baker since November 14, 2015. They have two children. He was previously married to Christine Estabrook and...

Phil Vittimizzare, Prizzi's Honor.

51. Sully Boyar

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

Sully Boyar was born on December 14, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Israel Sully Boyarsky. He was an actor, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), In the Soup (1992) and Car Wash (1976). He was married to Jo Boyar. He died on March 23, 2001 in Queens, New York City.

Casco Vascone, Prizzi's Honor.

52. Bob Hoskins

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was ...

Owney Madden, The Cotton Club.

53. James Remar

Self | Sex and the City: A Farewell

James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors (1979). That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent".

In a career spanning nearly four...

Dutch Schultz, The Cotton Club. Bruno Serrano, Confessions of a Hit Man. Santo Trafficante Jr., Papa Hemingway in Cuba.

54. Fred Gwynne

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Fred Gwynne was an enormously talented character actor most famous for starring in the television situation comedies Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) (as Officer Francis Muldoon) and The Munsters (1964) (as the Frankenstein clone Herman Munster). He was very tall and had a resonant, baritone voice ...

Frenchy Demange, The Cotton Club.

55. Julian Beck

Actor | The Cotton Club

A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by...

Sol Weinstein, The Cotton Club.

56. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.

His ...

Bumpy Rhodes, The Cotton Club. Jimmy Jump, King of New York. Bumpy Johnson, Hoodlum.

57. Joe Dallesandro

Actor | The Limey

Joe Dallesandro's still hangin' . . . after battles with drug addiction and alcohol, brushes with the law, three broken marriages and numerous love affairs, plus the suicide of his only sibling Bob. One of the most beautifully photographed wild guys to come out of the Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey...

Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, The Cotton Club. Sal Colletti, Pacino is Missing.

58. Richard Dreyfuss

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers.

He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents ...

Meyer Lansky, Lansky. Bobby Bartellemeo, The Crew.

59. Bill Capizzi

The Great Outdoors

Bill Capizzi was born on March 21, 1937 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as William Capizzi. He is known for his work on The Great Outdoors (1988), Bulletproof (1996) and Don Juan DeMarco (1994). He died on March 26, 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Joe 'The Boss' Masseria, Lansky.

60. Stanley DeSantis

Actor | Rush Hour

Stanley DeSantis was born on July 6, 1953 in Roslyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Rush Hour (1998), I Am Sam (2001) and Candyman (1992). He died on August 9, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Arnold Rothstein, Lansky.

61. Ron Gilbert

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Ron Gilbert's dad was a Russian Jew who migrated to the USA in 1919. His mom was a first generation Italian American. He was born in East Harlem (104 Street and 1st Avenue)in Manhattan and attended St Lucy's Parochial School where he was an altar boy. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the ...

Salvatore Maranzano, Lansky.

62. Nick Corello

Actor | Out for Justice

Nick Corello is known for his work on Out for Justice (1991), Chaplin (1992) and Colors (1988).

Joey Dogs, Out for Justice. Albert Anastasia, Lansky.

63. James Harper

Actor | Armageddon

James Harper was born on October 8, 1948 in Bell, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Armageddon (1998), StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010) and StarCraft (1998).

Longy Zwillman, Lansky.

64. Tom La Grua

Actor | Caroline in the City

Tom La Grua was born on September 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Caroline in the City (1995), The Boys (1988) and NYPD Blue (1993).

Frank Costello, Lansky.

65. Sal Landi

Actor | How to Get Away with Murder

Sal Landi was born on April 11, 1951 in New York, USA as Salvatore M. Garriola. He is an actor and producer, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Independents' Day (2016) and Scandal (2012).

Joe Adonis, Lansky.

66. Anthony LaPaglia

Actor | Without a Trace

Anthony LaPaglia was born on January 31, 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for Without a Trace (2002), Lantana (2001) and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). He was previously married to Gia Carides.

Frank Nitti, Frank Nitti: The Enforcer. Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, Lansky.

67. Robert Miano

Actor | Fast & Furious

Robert Miano was born in New York City and raised in the South East Bronx around when Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra played for the New York Yankees. In school, Robert joined the Glee Club and realized that he had a gift for singing. At the age of 15, he started his showbiz career when a talent agent ...

Sonny Red, Donnie Brasco. Vito Genovese, Lansky. Dominic Catania, Hitman's Run. Anthony Parramatti, Chasing Ghosts. Marco Leone, American Mobster.

68. Eric Roberts

Actor | Head Full of Honey

Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies.

In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He ...

Al Capone, The Lost Capone. Ben "Bugsy" Siegel, Lansky. Tony Lazorka/John Dugan, Hitman's Run.

69. Peter Siragusa

Actor | Dinosaur

Peter Siragusa was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for Dinosaur (2000), Home Alone (1990) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009).

Moe Dalitz, Lansky.

70. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ...

Frank Nitti, Capone. Angelo "Snaps" Provolone, Oscar. Jack Carter, Get Carter. Frankie Delano, Avenging Angelo.

71. Burt Young

Actor | Rocky

Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts ...

Sal DiMarco, Excessive Force. Virginio Ballazzo, The Last Don. Vito Graziosi, Mickey Blue Eyes. Dominic Piazza, Very Mean Men. Sal Palermo, Plan B. Artie Bottolota Sr., Carlito's Way: Rise to Power.

72. John Travolta

Actor | Battlefield Earth

John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...

Chili Palmer, Get Shorty. Chili Palmer, Be Cool. John Gotti, The Life and Death of John Gotti.

73. Dennis Farina

Actor | Get Shorty

Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...

Jimmy Serrano, Midnight Run. Bankie Como, Men of Respect. Ray "Bones" Barboni, Get Shorty. Don Roberto Luciano, Bella Mafia.

74. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

Harry Valentini, Wise Guys.

75. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

Public Enemies, John Dillinger. Black Mass, James "Whitey" Bulger.

76. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...

Louis J. Blanco, The Finger Points. Blackie Gallagher, Manhattan Melodrama.

77. Ray Danton

Actor | The Longest Day

Handsome and smooth natured leading man who often played oily individuals, Ray Danton was born in New York and dramatically trained at Carnegie Tech. First debuted on-screen as a moody Native American in Chief Crazy Horse (1955) and regularly guest-starred in many 1950s TV shows including Playhouse...

Jack "Legs" Diamond, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond. Legs Diamond, Portrait of a Mobster.

78. Jesse White

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Lovable, laid-back Jesse White made acting seem fun and easy. He was born Jesse Marc Weidenfeld in Buffalo, New York, and was raised in Akron, Ohio. He made his first amateur appearance on the local stage at age 15. Before breaking into professional theater in the 1940s, he held many different jobs...

Leo "Butcher" Bremer, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond.

79. Robert Lowery

Actor | Batman and Robin

Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record ...

Arnold Rothstein, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond.

80. Richard Gardner

Actor | The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

Richard Gardner was born on September 24, 1915 in Clark County, Washington, USA as Richard Edward Gardner. He was an actor, known for The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960), The Young Lions (1958) and The Invaders (1967). He was married to Joan Francis Logan. He died on July 1, 1972 in Los ...

Vince Coll, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond.

81. Billy Drago

Actor | The Untouchables

Drago is well-known for his villainous parts (leading or supporting), and he is renowned for his rugged yet scary looks and evil smile. He was born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas. He became interested in acting and took his mother's maiden name 'Drago' as a stage name. At first he worked...

Frank Nitti, The Untouchables. Ramon Cota, Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection.

82. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, Mobsters.

83. Costas Mandylor

Actor | Virtuosity

Costas Mandylor was born on September 3, 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Costas Theodosopoulos. He is an actor, known for Virtuosity (1995), Saw V (2008) and Saw VI (2009). He has been married to Victoria Ramos since October 10, 2013. He was previously married to Talisa Soto.

Frank Costello, Mobsters. Salvatore Bonanno, Bonanno: A Godfather's Story.

84. Richard Grieco

Actor | If Looks Could Kill

Richard Grieco was born to an Italian father (Richard Grieco) and an Irish mother (Carolyn O'Reilly). He is a musician and, in 1995, released a CD ('Waiting for the Sky to Fall') in Germany. In 2009, several years after being encouraged by Dennis Hopper, Grieco publicly revealed that he has been ...

Bugsy Siegel, Mobsters.

85. Patrick Dempsey

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this ...

Meyer Lansky, Mobsters.

86. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Don Faranzano, Mobsters.

87. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

George Carroll, Roger Touhy, Gangster. Phil Regal, The Naked Street. Frank Valente, The Black Orchid. Roc Delmonico, The Happening. Don Angelo DiMorra, The Don is Dead. Don Masseria, Mobsters. Neil Dellacroce, Gotti. Angelo Allieghieri, Avenging Angelo.

88. Chris Penn

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, ...

Tommy Reina, Mobsters.

89. F. Murray Abraham

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father, Frederick Abraham, was from an Assyrian Christian (Antiochian) family, from Syria. His mother, Josephine (Stello) Abraham, was the daughter of Italian ...

Omar Suarez, Scarface. Arnold Rothstein, Mobsters. All Capone, Dillinger and Capone. Tommaso Buscetta, Excellent Cadavers.

90. Nicholas Sadler

Actor | Scent of a Woman

Nicholas Sadler is an actor and director, known for Scent of a Woman (1992), Twister (1996) and Disclosure (1994). He has been married to GiGi New since 2003.

Mad Dog Coll, Mobsters.

91. Joe Viterelli

Actor | Bullets Over Broadway

Joe Viterelli was born on March 10, 1937 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Eraser (1996) and Analyze This (1999). He was married to Catherine Brennan. He died on January 28, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Joe Profaci, Mobsters. Fat Tommy Carducci, What She Doesn't Know. Joseph Valachi, Ruby. Gino Marchese, In the Shadow of a Killer. Nick Valenti, Bullets Over Broadway. Costanza, Black Rose of Harlem. Tony Two-Toes, Eraser. Dominick Clamato, Mafia! Jelly, Analyze This. Vinnie D'Agostino, Mickey Blue Eyes. Jelly, Analyze That.

92. John Chappoulis

Actor | Bank Robber

John Chappoulis was an actor, known for Bank Robber (1993) and Mobsters (1991). He died on March 8, 1996.

Joe Bonanno, Mobsters.

93. Titus Welliver

Actor | The Town

Titus Welliver was born on March 12, 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father was a famous landscape painter, Neil Welliver. His mother was a fashion illustrator, Norma Cripps. He has three brothers, one was killed overseas. He was raised in Philadelphia and New York City, surrounded by poets and...

Ralph Capone, The Lost Capone. All Capone, Mobsters.

94. Warren Beatty

Actor | Reds

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...

Bugsy Siegel, Bugsy.

95. Harvey Keitel

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Miriam (Klein) and Harry Keitel. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976), Ridley Scott's The Duellists (...

Bugsy Siegel, Virginia Hill. Bobby DiLea, Wise Guys. Mickey Cohen, Bugsy. Vince LaRocca, Sister Act. Frankie Zammeti, Crime Spree. Don Carini, The Last Godfather.

96. Richard C. Sarafian

Director | The Next Man

Richard C. Sarafian was born on April 28, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Caspar Sarafian. He was a director and actor, known for The Next Man (1976), Blue Streak (1999) and Bound (1996). He was married to Helen Joan Altman. He died on September 18, 2013 in Santa Monica, California,...

Jack Dragna, Bugsy. Paul Castellano, Gotti. Gino Marzzone, Bound.

97. Bill Graham

Actor | The Doors

Bill Graham was born on January 8, 1931 in Berlin, Germany as Wulf Wolodia Grajonca . He was an actor, known for The Doors (1991), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Bugsy (1991). He was married to Bonnie McLean. He died on October 25, 1991 in Vallejo, California, USA.

Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, Bugsy.

98. Lewis Van Bergen

Actor | Bugsy

Lewis Van Bergen was born on November 9, 1938 in New York, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Bugsy (1991), The Relic (1997) and Modesty Blaise (1982). He died on April 6, 2018.

Joey Adonis, Bugsy.

99. Joseph Roman

Actor | Quincy M.E.

Joseph Roman was born on May 23, 1927 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Quincy M.E. (1976), Bugsy (1991) and St. Ives (1976).

Moe Sedway, Bugsy.

100. James Toback

Writer | Bugsy

James Toback, screenwriter and the director of nine films, was born on November 23, 1944 in New York City to a successful garment manufacturer. A 1966 graduate of Harvard College, Toback later taught creative writing at City College of New York in the early 1970s. He suffered from a gambling ...

Gus Greenbaum, Bugsy.



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