Lenny Montana

American professional wrestler and actor

Lenny Montana (born Leonardo Passafaro; March 13, 1926 – May 12, 1992) was an American actor. He is known for playing Luca Brasi in The Godfather. Before acting, he was a professional wrestler[2] and was involved in the New York Mafia. He was an enforcer for the Colombo Crime family.[3]

Lenny Montana
Montana in 1955
Birth nameLeonardo Passafaro
Born(1926-03-13)March 13, 1926[1]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
DiedMay 12, 1992(1992-05-12) (aged 66)[1]
Lindenhurst, New York, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Lenny Montana
Lenny Passaforo
Len Crosby[1]
Len Montana
Chief Chewacki[1]
The Zebra Kid[1]
Billed height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)[1]
Billed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Billed fromSan Francisco, California

Filmography change

Year Title Role Notes
1969 Change of Habit Grocer Uncredited
1972 The Godfather Luca Brasi (Enforcer)
1973 The Funny Face of the Godfather Saro
1976 Patty The Racketeer
1978 Fingers Luchino
1978 Matilda Hood #1
1978 They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way Brick
1979 Seven The Kahuna
1979 The Jerk Con Man
1980 Defiance Whacko
1980 The Big Brawl John
1980 Below the Belt
1981 Evilspeak Jake
1981 ...All the Marbles Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard
1982 Pandemonium Coach
1982 Blood Song Skipper (final film role)

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Lenny Montana". Online World of Wrestling.
  2. archive https://web.archive.org/web/20081202162039/http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/profiles/l/lenny-montana.php. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2022-07-12. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. Staff, Ron Cassie News-Post. "What's it like From mob to God". The Frederick News-Post. Retrieved 2022-07-12.