With Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi
The true-crime podcast series hosted by Actor Leo Rossi and retired FBI Agent Joe Pistone best known for his deep cover work as AKA Donnie Brasco.
Season 1: The Real Donnie Brasco
Johnny Depp might have played Donnie Brasco in the Academy Award-nominated film, but the real-life hero is Joe Pistone. Pistone came up on the mean streets of Patterson, New Jersey before going deep undercover and spending six years inside the Bonanno and Columbo crime families. In the new podcast “Deep Cover-The Real Donnie Brasco,” Joe Pistone shares the true stories of his time with The Mob to his friend, and our host, actor Leo Rossi.
If you loved the Sopranos--“Fuhggedaboutit”--this is The Real Donnie Brasco.
Joe Pistone is the most highly decorated FBI undercover agent in history. Pistone convinced the FBI that using undercover agents in lieu of informants was a crucial tool in law enforcement.
He worked for 6 years infiltrating the Bonanno Crime Family that led to 245 convictions of Organized Crime members. The five New York Mafia Families put a $500,000 contract out to murder him…they failed. Joe was instrumental in the forming of the FBI Undercover Program and continues to work as an Instructor at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Leo Rossi is an actor, writer, and producer. He has appeared in 106 movies, produced 10 films and has written 6 screenplays. Leo starred in critically acclaimed films such as Analyze This along-side Billy Crystal and Robert Deniro and starred opposite Jodie Foster in The Accused, in one of his most memorable film roles as the key antagonist. Leo was cast in the lead role of “Detective Sam Deitz” in Relentless for Columbia Pictures. Because of its success, there were 3 sequels and the last two he also produced.
Among Leo’s many TV credits, his favorite is the mini-series In Cold Blood, starring Anthony Edwards, Sam Neill, Eric Roberts & Leo.