Henry Hill Mobster Turned FBI Informant

Good Fella Henry Hill

Good Fella Henry Hill

Henry Hill, Jr.  (June 11, 1943 – June 12, 2012) was a New York City mobster. Between 1955 and 1980, Hill was associated with the Lucchese crime family. After he turned FBI informant in 1980, Hill testified against Lucchese captain Paul Vario and James Burke, both of whom were convicted on multiple charges. Hill’s life story was documented in the true crime book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi. In Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film adaptation, Goodfellas, Hill is the protagonist and is played by Ray Liotta and Christopher Serrone.

Henry Hill (as portrayed by Ray Liotta)

Henry Hill (as portrayed by Ray Liotta)

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