Joseph Valachi

Birthday
22, 1903
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Apr 3, 1971 (67)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1903
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Apr 3, 1971 (67)

About

Italian-American mobster known for his association with the Genovese crime family. He is most famous for his 1963 federal testimony, where he became the first member of the Mafia ever to confirm the Mafia's existence to the public.

Before Fame

He committed burglaries as part of the small-time crime group known as The Minutemen.

Trivia

His federal testimonies served as the inspiration for the senate interrogation scenes in the crime classic "The Godfather Part II."

Family Life

He married the daughter of Lucchese crime boss Gaetano Reina.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Chris Penn in the 1991 film "Mobsters."