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Occupation  Actor
Role  Television actor
Name  John Cassisi
Years active  1976-1982

On the left is John Cassisi smiling during his childhood while on the right is Joh Cassisi smiling as an adult

Similar People  Florrie Dugger, Martin Lev, Scott Baio, Paul Williams, Andrew Paul

Movies and TV shows  Bugsy Malone, Fish

Born  September 5, 1962 (age 59), Brooklyn, New York, United States

Nationality  American

Occupation  Actor (1976–1982), Construction

Known for   Portraying "Fat Sam" Staccetto in Bugsy Malone

Notable work  Bugsy Malone

Television  Fish

Children  3

Zodiac Sign   Virgo

Nationality  American

Height  6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

Parents  Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy

Siblings  Patrick Cassidy,David Cassidy,

Bugsy Malone After They Were Famous - Part 1

John Cassisi (born 1963) is a former American child actor who starred in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone as "Fat Sam" and subsequently in the television series Fish.


John Cassisi being handcuffed by the police after pleading guilty for bribery

He was "discovered" by Bugsy Malone director Alan Parker, when Parker visited a Brooklyn classroom and asked students to nominate the "naughtiest" boy in class.

John Cassisi sitting inside a courtroom and wearing a green jacket

After retiring from acting in 1982, Cassisi became involved in construction work. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the Director of Global Construction for Citigroup. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme and was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison plus a $500,000 forfeiture.

Cassisi is married and has three children.


1982 Gemini (TV Movie)
1977 Fish (1977-1978 TV Series)
Victor Kreutzer
1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie
Teenage Volunteer ('Argon') (uncredited)
1976 Barney Miller (1976-1977 TV Series)
Victor Kreutzer
- Group Home (1977) ... Victor Kreutzer
- The Recluse (1976) ... Victor Kreutzer
1976 Bugsy Malone
Fat Sam Staccetto
2005 Greatest Ever Screen Chases (TV Movie documentary)
2005 The 100 Greatest Family Films (TV Movie documentary)
2003 After They Were Famous (2003-2005 TV Series documentary)
- Villains (2005)
- Bugsy Malone (2003)
1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - Actor
- Episode #16.27 (1976)


John Cassisi Wikipedia