Full detailed profile on Martino Vitali Played by Joe Penny on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Joe Penny (NBC)
Actor: Joe Penny
Who played Martino Vitali over the years
Martino Vitali, May 2 2008 - May 15 2008.
Useful information on Martino Vitali
* Mob Boss
Current: Mob Boss & Vinyard Owner
Past: Mob Boss
Martino arrives in Salem and the first thing he does is kill police informant, Earl Larson, for talking to Abe, Bo and Roman about him. He makes a call to Kate Roberts, who is an old 'friend' from years gone by! Sounds as though he knows her from her prostitution days. They make plans to get a drink and catch up, then he goes to University Hospital, where he visits with dextoxing daughter, Ava Vitali.
He puts a hit out on Dr.Nusbaum, Steve and Bo, with his thugs, and visits Kate, in the hopes that they can pick up where they left off years ago. Kate prefers not to.
Dr. Nusbaum is found dead, as is Earl Larson, the police informant. When a hit man is sent to kill Steve Johnson, Steve gets Bo and Hope to arrest him. Later, Martini is arrested for conspiracy to murder and during a scuffle, when Ava remembers that Martino had his wife wacked when she wanted to leave him, she pounds at his chest, yelling, "How could you do this to me?" Martino grabs a gun and takes aim at Bo, who shoots and kills Martino.
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At the pub, Bo arrests Martino and an officer pats him down. After they find he's clean, the officers take the goons to Salem PD while Martino tells Bo he's got nothing on him. Hope begs to differ and shows him Nusbaum's wallet, which was found on a Vitali employee. Martino says there is no proof that the man works for him but Ava says she can prove it! She knows everyone on his payroll and knew he was going after Patch. "I trusted you, Daddy and I trusted my psychiatrist." Angelo interrupts and tells her that he cares too much about his cousin to keep the lie going. He tells her that her father ordered Nusbaum to drug her! Ava is shocked and says he did this because of what she remembered. Martino had his wife taken out when she tried to leave him, just after Ava tried to kill herself. She overheard him admit it to one of his thugs, she says and pounds his chest and screams. In the midst of the commotion, Martino grabs a gun and takes aim at Bo! Bo fires his own weapon, shooting Martino dead. Ava leans over him sobbing. "How could you do this to me," she cries. Later, the ambulance arrives and Martino's taken away in a body bag. Bo frowns and thinks Martino got off easy. Roman apologizes to Ava and reminds her she's out on bail. Neither she nor Angelo can go anywhere.
Martino walks into the pub and sits with Ava. She tells him to call off the hit or he'll be sorry. He claims not to know what she's talking about.
At the pub, Ava tells her dad to stop whatever he has going and when Bo and Hope arrive, they arrest him for the attempted murder of Steven Johnson!