Sign In
We'll never share your email with anyone else.
Reset Password

Enter your email address and we'll send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Sign In
John Cassisi

John Cassisi


John Cassisi (born September 5, 1962) is a former American child actor who starred in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone as "Fat Sam" and subsequently in the television series Fish. He was "discovered" by Bugsy Malone director Alan Parker, when Parker visited a Brooklyn classroom and asked students to nominate the "naughtiest" boy in class. In 1982, he played the role of Herschel in the broad-way film "Gemini" alongside former Bugsy Malone star Scott Baio. After retiring from acting in 1982, Cassisi became involved in construction work.[4] From 2012 to 2014, he served as the Director of Global Construction for Citigroup. In 2015, he pled guilty to a bribery scheme and was sentenced to two to six years in prison plus a $500,000 forfeiture. Cassisi is married and has had three children. His eldest son, Robert, died after suffering from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 26.

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1962-09-05
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Also Known As: