Biography

Jake LaMotta had one of the best chins in boxing history. In over 110 fights against the greatest middleweights in history, LaMotta was only knocked to the canvas once in his entire 14 year career. Turning pro in the early 1940s, Lamotta ran up an impressive undefeated streak before losing. He was the first fighter to defeat the great Sugar Ray Robinson (Robinson was 40-0). Claimed to have "taken a dive" against "Blackjack" Billy Fox in New York City. Fox was 49-1 with 49 knockouts. Captured the World's Middleweight Title from the legendary Frenchman Marcel Cerdan. Made two successful title defenses. Was knocked down by light-heavyweight Danny Nardico in West Palm Beach, Florida in the early 1950s. Made an ill advised comeback and lost to Billy Kilgore in Miami Beach. Ran a popular nightclub on Miami Beach in the 1950s. Served a short prison term. Acted in the movie, L'arnaqueur (1961) with Paul Newman. - IMDb Mini Biography

Jake LaMotta had one of the best chins in boxing history. In over 110 fights against the greatest middleweights in history, LaMotta was only knocked to the canvas once in his entire 14 year career. Turning pro in the early 1940s, Lamotta ran up an impressive undefeated streak before losing. He was the first fighter to defeat the great Sugar Ray Robinson (Robinson was 40-0). Claimed to have "taken a dive" against "Blackjack" Billy Fox in New York City. Fox was 49-1 with 49 knockouts. Captured the World's Middleweight Title from the legendary Frenchman Marcel Cerdan. Made two successful title defenses. Was knocked down by light-heavyweight Danny Nardico in West Palm Beach, Florida in the early 1950s. Made an ill advised comeback and lost to Billy Kilgore in Miami Beach. Ran a popular nightclub on Miami Beach in the 1950s. Served a short prison term. Acted in the movie, L'arnaqueur (1961) with Paul Newman. - IMDb Mini Biography

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 10

Birthday 1922-07-10

Day of Death 2017-09-19

Place of Birth The Bronx - New York - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Bronx Bull
  • Giacobe LaMotta
  • The Bronx Bull

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 The Real Rocky as Himsellf (Archive Footage)
1998 Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion as Himself (archive footage)
1995 The Happy Moose as Bull
1989 Mob War as Don Ricci
1988 Maniac Cop as Detective
1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? as Bartender
1970 Cauliflower Cupids as Gentle Jim
1968 Confessions of a Psycho Cat as Rocco
1961 The Hustler as Bartender

Writing

1980 Raging Bull Book

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