The Hollywood Godfather Podcast

Welcome to The Hollywood Godfather Podcast. Actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mafia associate Gianni Russo best known for portraying Carlo in ‘The Godfather’ has teamed with an unlikely ally, Patrick Picciarelli, writer, retired NYPD lieutenant, and current private investigator to put together a thought-provoking, tragic, funny, and often shocking view of Gianni’s life in the mob and the movies. His counterpart and co-host, Patrick, gives his insights into the world of crime, and comments on characters both men have known, as well as the current happenings in Hollywood and the mob. The friendship between Gianni and Patrick did not have the usual beginnings of boyhood camaraderie. Both Gianni and Patrick were born and raised in New York’s Little Italy and lived a scant short block from each other, but that’s where the similarities end. Gianni sought his future with the Mafia, while Patrick became a New York cop. Their paths crossed a few times, and each was on the other’s radar;...

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This episode dives into his impressive career of Matt Servitto, including his iconic role on The Sopranos, his experiences behind the camera as a director, and the highly anticipated movie Alto Knights. Prepare to be entertained!!

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Can Marilyn's House be saved? Can Marilyn's Death Certificate be changed from Suicide to Homicide?
Sign the petition here.

Wednesday May 15, 2024

You don’t want to miss this exciting episode with the exceptionally talented Al Sapienza. His memorable portrayal of Mikey on The Sopranos is just one of the many great performances he's given throughout his career. Buckle up for a wild ride as Al shares the highlights of his multifaceted career.

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Join us for a sneak peak of the exciting things in store for the Hollywood Godfather Podcast. Season 15 promises to bring you a roller-coaster ride of informative, entertaining and laugh out loud episodes featuring a diverse range of exciting guests, from authors and actors to people on the inside. Don't miss an episode, we know where you live.

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Federico Castelluccio from the hit series THE SOPRANOS pulls back the curtain on his life and career in this exclusive interview.. Hear him dish about his journey to the top, his shifting roles and the unwavering passion that keeps him going. But that's not all! Federico Castelluccio shares an unexpected encounter with a ghostly presence that left him shook. Tune in for a captivating listen that equal parts insightful and spooky.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Burt Kearns Author of Marlon Brando: Hollywood Rebel

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

This episode of the Hollywood Godfather dives into the fascinating and dramatic world of Aldo Gucci, the man who transformed his father's Florentine leather workshop into a global fashion Empire.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Host Robert Baldacci from The Runlett & Baldacci Report on Youtube joined us to talk about show business, politics and more.
View The Runlett & Baldacci Report on Youtube.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Kathrine Narducci talks about her role as Anna Genovese in the mob film “Alto Knights”, her iconic role in “The Sopranos” and her upcoming plans.
Recorded: 03/11/2024Airing: 04/3/24

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Listener's questions and comments.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Michael Benson joins the Hollywood Godfather hosts to talk his book Gangsters & Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

Current Affairs

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Special Guest
Jamey DuVallHost / Producer / WriterGeeks United and The Kubrick Series
Show Overview:
The Murder of Crista Helm: Jamey DuVall from Movie Geeks United joins us to discuss his decade-long investigation into the murder of actress Christa Helm.

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective, joins us to discuss his books and his unexpected relationship to gruesome killing of The Black Dalhia - Elizabeth Short. Look for Steve’s books on Amazon.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Listener's Emails

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Mr. Copacabana: The outrageous life story of Monte Proser, creator and operator of the famous Copacabana nightclub. Mr. Copacabana: An American History by Night (Jericho Mountain)

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

Hollywood Godfather meets the Hollywood Kid

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Interview with Henry “Bombastic” Bushkin”

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Interview with Actor, Writer & Producer Chazz Palminteri

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

Interview with Miles Watson: An Insider’s Unknown Stories of the Mob

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

The Unusual Artistry of Sid Krofft: Interview with a Hollywood Legend

Wednesday Dec 27, 2023

Interview with the Legendary Frankie Valli: Still Walking Like a Man

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Listener's Emails

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

Who is A.J. Pratt? Pt. 2

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Who is A.J. Pratt? pt. 1

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

Newly Uncovered Evidence in the JFK Assassination: Interview with Mark Shaw

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Battle of the Stonewall

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

Interview Author Paul Hodos: Steel City Mafia Pt. 2

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Interview Author Paul Hodos: Steel City Mafia Pt. 1

Wednesday Nov 01, 2023

Listener's Emails

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Tommy Gambino Retrospective
Ready about it in the NY Post Here.

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Interview with Mitchum Reeves: Moonshine  Runner, wrongly convicted for murder Pt 2

Wednesday Oct 11, 2023

 Interview with Mitchum Reeves: Moonshine  Runner, wrongly convicted for murder Pt 1

Wednesday Oct 04, 2023

Ogden, Utah: Lawless City

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023

Highlights of Gianni’s Live in Pictures 

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Listener's Emails

Wednesday Sep 13, 2023

Gianni & Ava Thompson Interview

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

The Mob’s Reaction to Rudy Giuliani’s RICO Indictment 

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

The John Nale interview Part II

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Interview with Attorney John Nale

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Enjoy some of our favorite moments from our past shows.

Wednesday Aug 09, 2023

Why Willie Moretti Had To Die

We stand with SAG/Aftra - WGA

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Shows will return next week.

Wednesday Jul 26, 2023

Listener Emails

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Mafia Psycho: Carmine Galante  

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

The Godfather Philosophy. Interview with the Authors

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

Paul Tanso, falsely accused of a double 

Wednesday Jun 28, 2023

If The Godfather Were Made Today

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Interview with former Mafia capo Bobby Luisi

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