Johnny Friendly is the main antagonist of the 1954 Academy Award winning film, On the Waterfront. He is played by Lee J. Cobb, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.
Johnny was greedy mob boss who rule control of the waterfront under iron fist, the police were helpless to arrested because thearts by his henchman . Charley "The Gent" Malloy's brother Terry Malloy who was aprsing boxer whom Charley asked his bet to lose so friedly win the battle . one of the workers Joey Doyle who planned to testifying which Teddy ordered to kill Joey from prevention.
After Joey's death, Terry feeling guilty of his actions and fallen in love with Joey's sister Edie who is unaware that Terry behind circumstances of Joey's death before he confessed to Father Barry.
Angered for Terry turned against him, Friednly orders Charley to watch over Teddy