John Martino (actor)

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Johnny Martino
Born (1937-05-05) May 5, 1937 (age 80)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Actor
Known for The Godfather
Spouse(s) Lori Martino (m. 1986)
Children Joseph Martino (son)
John Martino (son)

Johnny Martino (born May 5, 1937) is an actor[1] who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He played the foot-soldier, Paulie Gatto, in the iconic American crime film, The Godfather.[2]

Martino was born in the United States with parents from Sicily.[citation needed]

Martino began his acting career in a play titled, Hat Full of Rain.[citation needed] He then when on to act in a single episode of the 1960s CBS television show, The Wild Wild West.[3][4]



Year Film Role Notes
1968 How Sweet It Is! Bartender Uncredited
1970 The Grasshopper Lover Uncredited
1972 The Godfather Paulie Gatto
1973 Dillinger Eddie Martin
1974 Truck Stop Women Smith
1975 Capone Tony Amatto
1998 The Right Way Sal
2004 Flowers Freddie Felton
2005 Confessions of a Thug Vic Torino
2008 The Price Mr. Caputo
2012 The Corpse Grinders 3 Mr. Gualtieri
2012 Dead by Friday Salvatore


Year Show Role Notes
1968 The Wild Wild West Jose One episode, The Night of the Headless Woman


  1. ^ "Time". Time, Volume 151, Issues 17-25. 1998. p. 26. Retrieved 26 April 2011. Known less for his singing than for playing Johnny Fontaine, the Sinatra-inspired character in The Godfather. ... 
  2. ^ "The Godfather". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "John Martino in The Wild Wild West". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "John Martino Biography". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

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