John Cassisi

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John Cassisi
Born 1963
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976-1982

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.

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.[1]

After retiring from acting in 1982, Cassisi became involved in construction work.[2] 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.[3]

Cassisi is married and has two children.[3]


  1. ^ Parker, Alan. "Bugsy Malone: The Making of the Film". Alan Parker - Director, Writer, Producer - Official Website. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "John Cassisi". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b James, McKinley, Jr. (December 1, 2015). "Ex-Citigroup Construction Executive Admits Taking $500,000 In Bribes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 

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