United States of America
|Type||Film, TV, Stage, Radio|
|Birth||5 September 1962|
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.
After retiring from acting in 1982, Cassisi became involved in construction work. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the Director of Global Construction for Citigroup. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme and was sentenced to 2 to 6 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 twenty-six.