Sicilian gangster nicknamed "Two-Gun Tommy" known for his association with New York's Lucchese crime family. He is believed to have been one of the perpetrators of the 1978 "Lufthansa heist," which at the time was the largest robbery in U.S. history.
He began working for the so-called "Vario Crew" in 1965, becoming involved in vehicle theft and extortion plots among other crimes.
He was infamous for his violent temper. During dart games, he would throw darts at fellow players if he started losing.
He married Angelica "Cookie" Spione but had affairs with many women, including Theresa Ferrara, who would eventually become an informant for the FBI.
He is the basis for Joe Pesci's psychopathic character in the classic gangster film "Goodfellas."