Eddie Egan Biography

Birthday: 1930-01-03
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Wiki Biography: Mr. Egan was the tough-talking New York City police officer whose exploits inspired the Academy Award winning film The French Connection (1971). With partner Sonny Grosso, he managed a 112-pound heroin bust in 1962, one of the biggest in New York's history. Mr. Egan was nicknamed 'Popeye' and was played in The French Connection (1971) by Gene Hackman. Mr. Egan played the role of his own boss. Mr. Egan, who retired to Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 1984, died "the toughest cop in New York", said Cheryl Kyle-Little, who shared a home with him. Kyle-Little said Mr. Egan was working on a movie deal at the time of his death.

Eddie EganPhotos & Pictures


TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Eischied 1979 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The French Connection 1971 0, Comedy, Game Show
Prime Cut 1972 Action, Crime, Drama
Out of the Darkness 1985 0
Cold Steel 1988 Action, Thriller