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Son of Sam


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Full Name David Berkowitz
Height 1.73 m
Profession Mail carrier, Security guard
Education Christopher Columbus High School, Bronx Community College
Nationality American
Parents Joseph Kleinman, Betty Broder
Music Songs Purevil, Evernight, Dark Life, They Have Risen, Death Baby, In The Hills, Twisted Soul, Sons of New, Of Power, Stray, Second Wasted Second, Shah Main, Michael, Carnal Knowledge, Playground, Funland, Songs From The Earth, Hothouse, Second Nature, Satiate, Come Here, Handsome, The Liquid Cosh, Of Man, You Got Me, Invocation, Mistah Yumyum, The Bleeding, God Save the King, Into the Night, 1,000 Beats per Minute, Darkness Calls, Suffer
Albums Songs from the Earth, Into the Night, The Collapse of Ancient Funk, Vol. 2, The Collapse of Ancient Funk, Vol. 1
Nominations ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor

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1 At the age of 7, he scored 118 on an IQ test. At the age of 21, he scored 110 on an IQ test. Both scores indicate above average intelligence.
2 Born Richard David Falco, his adopted parents changed his name to David Richard Berkowitz.
3 He had the classic triad that criminologists associate with future violent behaviour: enuresis, pyromania or fire-setting and animal cruelty. He kept a diary of some 1,488 fires that he had set in New York during 1975.
4 On July 10, 1979 he was slashed from behind by unknown inmates in the segregation block at Attica prison. He suffered a near-fatal injury to his neck that required 56 stitches. His voice has been affected since then.
5 Following his arrest souvenir hunters practically tore down his apartment in Yonkers district (New York) desperate for mementoes. His landlord had to change the number from '25' to '42' to discourage them.
6 He now calls himself 'Son of Hope' after becoming a jailhouse televangelist.
7 He was caught as a result of a parking ticket he received on July 31, 1977 - the date of his last crime. A witness noticed someone driving away from the scene of the crime. With a computer the police were able to trace it to an address - 25 Pine Street, Yonkers, New York (Berkowitz's Address).
8 He was a postman.
9 He is sentenced to 300 years.
10 He explained that "Sam" was his neighbor Sam Carr, the father of now-deceased brothers John and Michael Carr, whom, in an interview shown on the 2 July 2004 Dateline NBC (1992), Berkowitz claims killed the victims while he merely acted as a lookout. At the time of his arrest, Berkowitz told police he believed that Sam was a "high demon" who transmitted his powers to him through Sam's black Labrador retriever. Berkowitz also now claims he participated in a satanic cult that was behind the killings.
11 Became an ordained minister while in prison.
12 Eligible for parole in 2002, and due for release in 2007. He would be 54 years old.
13 On April 17, 1977, he wrote the first of his numerous letters signed, "The Son of Sam," explaining the reason for that murder. He was later on referred to as "The Son of Sam."
14 Also known as "44-caliber killer," for murdering 7 people, and injuring 8 different people with a 44-caliber revolver.



Dateline NBC 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Testimony: Profiles in Faith 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Summer of Terror: The Real Son of Sam Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Son of Sam
American Justice Set 2000 Video documentary Himself
The Choice Is Yours 2000 Documentary Himself
Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind 1999 Video documentary Himself - Son of Sam
Crime Stories 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Taff 1999 TV Series Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - Son of Sam
Son of Sam, Son of Hope 1998 Video documentary short Himself

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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall 2016 Documentary Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Six Million Dollar Conman 2012 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Bronx Is Burning 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Hardcore Poisoned Eyes 2000 Himself (uncredited)
Serial Killers 1994 Video documentary Himself - Son of Sam
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 3: Psychos and Mass Murderers 1992 Video documentary Himself
Unsolved Mysteries 1988 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Son of Sam")
The Geraldo Rivera Show 1988 TV Series Himself - Convicted Murder
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1987 TV Series Himself
The Killing of America 1981 Documentary Himself - Son of Sam

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