Joey Knish

word type: fictional character

  1. The father figure in Rounders, played by John Turturro, who tries to guide and mentor the main character, Mike McDermott, through his struggles in the poker world.

True Story

The character was based on an actual NYC poker player who was nicknamed "Joey Bagels" and who was known for his ability to grind and accumulate money without going broke.

Knish and Mike

Around halfway through this clip from Rounders, Joey Knish lectures Mike McDermott on why he is a huge idiot: