Touted as the “Original Teflon Don”, Joey Pyle was a close friend of Ori Spado (aka The Hollywood Fixer). Pyle, a London-based gangster, was feared and undoubtedly respected in the UK and across the pond. While perhaps not as famous as some other British mobsters Joey Pyle was, by all means, a tried and true mob boss. He was also a chameleon of sorts.
To some, Pyle was deemed a gentleman and scholar (if not a genuine ‘people person’). To others, he was a gangster’s gangster. And finally, to some of his associates in the US like Ori Spado, he was what he needed to be when he needed to be.
Like many mobsters before him, Big Joey Pyle orchestrated and executed everything from racketeering and loansharking to assault and murder. Almost 13 years ago today Joey Pyle, a former boxer and a friend of rival London gangs, was laid to rest