Matthew Randazzo V

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Matthew Randazzo V
Born (1984-03-13) March 13, 1984 (age 33)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation Writer and historian
Nationality American
Spouse Melissa Randazzo

Matthew Randazzo V (born March 13, 1984) is an American true crime writer and historian originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, who currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.[1] Randazzo is of Sicilian-American, Isleño, and Cajun descent.[2] He is the author of 2008's Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & The Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry, co-author of 2009's Phoenix Books release Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia with Kenny "Kenji" Gallo, and author of 2010's Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend with gangster Frenchy Brouillette,[3] which claims to be the first book to ever break the code of secrecy in the New Orleans Mafia family. Breakshot was republished in 2010 by Simon & Schuster imprint PocketBooks.[4]

Film and TV adaptations[edit]

Two of Randazzo's books have been purchased for television and film adaptation. Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia was optioned by producer Henrik Bastin and sold to Fox Broadcasting Company for development as a weekly hour-long dramatic series with Oscar winner Robert Moresco attached as producer/screenwriter.[5]



  1. ^ Sequim author's first book looks inside professional wrestling, Peninsula Daily News, June 17, 2008.
  2. ^ MRV Bio Archived February 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Phoenix Books Summer 2009 Catalog.
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  5. ^ [2]

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