John Tormey (born as John J. Tormey, Jr.; August 4 1937 in Willimantic, Connecticut) is an American actor and entertainment attorney. He is best known for his performance as Louie in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999).

Early life

John J. Tormey, Jr. was born on August 4, 1937 in Willimantic, Connecticut to John Tormey and Sarah Ferro. He got his start in acting as a child actor in the 1940s.


Tormey portrayed the Harassing Man in The Real Blonde (1998).

In Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Tormey played the character Louie, a local mobster for whom Ghost Dog serves as a hit man.

Tormey has also acted on stage. For example, in 2000 he portrayed Emil in David Mamet's The Duck Variations at the Atlantic Theater Company.

According to his son, John J. Tormey III, Tormey is also a dancer.

Voice work

Tormey voiced Vincenzo in Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Harrison in The Warriors and Vincenzo "Uncle Vince" Pelosi in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Personal life

Tormey's wife is also an actress, as well as model. Their son, John J. Tormey III, is an entertainment laywer.

Selected filmography


External links

  • John Tormey at the Internet Movie Database

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