Joe DeSanto is a character specifically created for the 1990 Dick Tracy film. His given name "Joe" is addressed in Max Allan Collins' novelization of the film, while Big Boy (in the film itself) mentions him only once as "DeSanto".

Appearance and roleEdit

DeSanto was present at the meeting held by Big Boy. He later submitted to Big Boy's control, and was arrested by Dick Tracy after the re-opening of Club Ritz.