Lenny Montana (Lenny Passaforo)

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Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Tall and solidly built, this Italian-American professional wrestler turned actor was born Lenny Passaforo in Brooklyn, New York, and is best remembered for his first on-screen role as the not too bright but ever loyal bodyguard Luca Brasi in The Godfather (1972). Montana didn't get a lot of screen time before being eliminated by the henchmen of opposing gangster Al Lettieri with a garrote and a knife; however, he caught the eye of casting agents and over the next ten years racked up roles in 16 movies. Read more...


Character: Marquis' Bodyguard

Magnum, P.I. 1980

Character: Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard

...All the Marbles 1981