Johnny Fiama

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Johnny Fiama
The Muppets character
First appearance Muppets Tonight
Portrayed by Bill Barretta
Species Muppet
Gender Male
Occupation Singer
Family Mama Fiama
Nationality Italian-American

Johnny Fiama is a Muppet that is modeled after Frank Sinatra. He has a monkey bodyguard named Sal Minella. Performed by Bill Barretta, he made his first appearance in Muppets Tonight. Palisades Toys produced three different Johnny Fiama action figures: silver, brown and classic pin-stripe suit. Johnny Fiama's surname is an anagram of Mafia. His name suggests Johnny Fontane, the Sinatra-like character in The Godfather.


Johnny appears in Muppets from Space (1999), after the cancellation of Muppets Tonight where he is seen roommates with Sal Minella, he has a quick scene with a few lines of dialogue at Gonzo's party, when Sal cuts the cake meant for Gonzo's family, and Gonzo gets mad, they pretend not to have done so and go around asking who cut the cake. Johnny was a part of the main cast for It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) where he is seen exchanging gifts with Sal Minella in the opening while singing Jingle Bells. He is also seen trying to cheer Kermit up, along with some of the more prominent Muppets. Johnny's next film role was The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) with Sal Minella yet again. The two have quite a large role (though not as large as the previous film) as one of the many of The Wicked Witch's (Miss Piggy) flying monkeys, though they appear multiple other times as well.


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