Frank Sivero Sues 'The Simpsons' Writers for Stealing His 'Goodfellas' Character

October 23, 2014 12:59 AM

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Frank Sivero Sues 'The Simpsons' Writers for Stealing His 'Goodfellas' Character

Frank Sivero is pretty sure that Louie on "" is based on his character in "Goodfellas". The character actor filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, October 21 against FOX and writers of the cartoon series for stealing his likeness to create the mafia sidekick character in Springfield.

In the lawsuit, Sivero claimed that he was neighbors with the "Simpsons" writers while he was preparing for his "Goodfellas" role in 1990. A year later, the long-running series debuted the character Louie who resembles Sivero in both his looks and mannerisms. Louie, a henchman for Springfield heavy ...

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