John Martino (actor)

Johnny Martino (born May 5, 1937) is an actor[1] who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He played the foot-soldier, Paulie Gatto, in the iconic American crime film, The Godfather.[2]

Johnny Martino
Born (1937-05-05) May 5, 1937
Known forThe Godfather
Spouse(s)Lori Martino (m. 1986)
ChildrenJoseph Martino (son)
John Martino (son)

Martino was born in the United States with parents from Sicily.

Martino began his acting career in a play titled Hat Full of Rain. He then went on to act in a single episode of the 1960s CBS television show, The Wild Wild West.[3][4]



1968How Sweet It Is!BartenderUncredited
1970The GrasshopperLoverUncredited
1972The GodfatherPaulie Gatto
1973DillingerEddie Martin
1974Truck Stop WomenSmith
1975CaponeTony Amatto
1998The Right WaySal
2004FlowersFreddie Felton
2005Confessions of a ThugVic Torino
2008The PriceMr. Caputo
2012The Corpse Grinders 3Mr. Gualtieri
2012Dead by FridaySalvatore


1968The Wild Wild WestJoseOne episode, The Night of the Headless Woman


  1. "Time". Time, Volume 151, Issues 17-25. 1998. p. 26. Retrieved 26 April 2011. Known less for his singing than for playing Johnny Fontaine, the Sinatra-inspired character in The Godfather. ...
  2. "The Godfather". The New York Times.
  3. "John Martino in The Wild Wild West". Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  4. "John Martino Biography". Retrieved July 23, 2014.

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