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Frank Gotti Agnello is best known as the grandson of mafia boss John Gotti, and for his reality TV show.
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Born on April 12, 1990, in Long Island, New York. Sometimes called the "Gentle Giant," Frank is the youngest son of author Victoria Gotti and Carmine Agnello. He is also the grandson of mobster John Gotti, who died in 2002 and was believed to be head of the Gambino crime family.
From 2004 to 2005, Frank appeared on the reality television show Growing Up Gotti with his family. Approximately 3.2 million viewers tuned in to its first season, all wanting to catch a glimpse inside one of America's most infamous families. The show featured Victoria Gotti raising her three teenage sons while managing a career and a personal life. Audiences were enthralled by Frank and his brothers, Carmine and John, nicknaming them the "Hottie Gottis." The series showed them as brothers who sometimes fought with each other and with their mother but also as a devoted family.
Before the show made him a pop icon, Frank battled a weight problem and lost 80 pounds. He spun his weight-loss success into a book called The Gotti Diet, published in 2005. In the book, he writes candidly about all of the teasing he received for being overweight at school and at home at the hands of his two older brothers.
Since the end of the show, which is still being shown in reruns, Frank has appeared on But Can They Sing? He joined his brother Carmine on stage in the final episode of the competitive celebrity singing program. He also owns a tanning business called Gotti Tans in Huntington, New York, and has plans to study business management when he goes to college.
In November of 2006, Frank was arrested on drug charges. New York State police pulled the teen over after he rolled through a stop sign. Officers discovered marijuana, OxyContin and morphine pills in the car. He was also driving without a license. Agnello faced misdemeanor charges.
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