Meet the Mobsters
Mad Dog Sullivan
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
1902 - 1957
Mob boss Albert Anastasia started out as a hitman and became one of the most powerful crime bosses of the 20th century. He helped run Murder Inc.
1899 - 1947
A child from an Italian immigrant family, Al Capone (a.k.a. 'Scarface') rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era.
Anthony Casso is a member of the Lucchese crime family who was the first major crime boss to be kicked out of the witness protection program.
"Crazy" Joey Gallo was a hitman for the Profaci crime family and friend of Nicky Barnes.
1940 - 2002
John Gotti was an organized crime leader who became head of the Gambino family.
1897 - 1962
Lucky Luciano was an Italian-born American mobster best known for engineering the structure of modern organized crime in the United States.
Mad Dog Sullivan
This mob hit man is the only prisoner to ever escape from Attica.
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, a mobster turned government witness, is best known for testifying against his mafia associates in exchange for government protection.
Mobster Thomas Pitera was a hitman for the Gambino and Bonanno organized crime families. Notorious for his brutal crimes, he is nicknamed “The Butcher.”
1906 - 1992
James "Whitey" Bulger has been on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list since 1999, number two, behind Osama bin Laden.
1906 - 1947
Iconic mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel built the Flamingo casino in Las Vegas, igniting an era of glamour, gambling and gangsters in the desert.
1913 - 1975
Jimmy Hoffa was became a labor organizer in the 1930s, rising in the Teamsters Union during the next two decades until he reached the office of president.
1928 - 2005
Vincent Gigante was an Italian-American mobster, known as "The Enigma in the Bathrobe," who led the Genovese crime family of New York City.
1943 - 2012
Henry Hill was a member of the Lucchese crime family who became a federal informant, inspiring the Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas.