|Portrayed||Detective John Phillips|
- "The kid's clean, Captain. He's a war hero; he's never been busted for the rackets."
- ―Sonny Grosso as detective John Phillips[src]
Salvatore 'Sonny' Grosso was an television producer and a former police detective.
Grosso and his partner Eddie Egan, and other NYPD detectives, broke up an organized crime ring in 1961 and seized 112 pounds of heroin, a record amount at the time. This case was fictionalised and made into the movie The French Connection.
Grosso later went on to become a successful producer.