After seeing Colin Trahan's exceptional performance as Norm Waxman this past weekend in Las Vegas, I got to wondering if there actually was a Norm Waxman. Then I took that idea to a whole different level and wanted to know how many of the characters in the show were/are real people.
We know that virtually all the principles were real save Lorraine who, from what I understand, is a composite of not just Frankie's girlfriends but all 4 of the guys.
Gyp is actually Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo.
Knuckles (BEDTIME!) is probably an invention as is Pete the bowling alley owner.
Al, the cigar-smoking sleezeball record producer was probably real.
Love Muffin the Ohio cop? Most likely an invention.
What about the 2 guys in the gunshot scene? Probably real Jersey mob folk.