Squirrel (Johnny Amato)

Johnny Amato

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Squirrel

Alter Ego: Johnny Amato

Other Names: Johnny "Squirrel" Amato

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Alfred A. Knopf

First Appearance: Cogan's Trade (1974)

Creators: George V. Higgins, Vincent Curatola (actor)

Number of Appearances: 2

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

   Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Jackie Cogan, Markie Trattman

Occupation: criminal, gangster

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: target who Jackie Cogan is hired to kill

Johnny "Squirrel" Amato is a local mobster who hired Frankie and Russell to rob a card game organized by Markie Trattman. Hitman Jackie Cogan is hired to retaliate against whoever robbed the card game. Frankie, Russell and Squirrel are eventually all tracked down and killed by Cogan.

Squirrel (Johnny Amato)

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Cogan's Trade (1974)
Killing Them Softly (2012)

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