Curley was one of Big Boy’s primary criminal contacts when the boss was in prison. Curley would often communicate with Caprice by flashing light off a mirror. Curley spearheaded the effort to kidnap Dick Tracy, taking Tess and Junior hostage and then dressing as Tess and taking Tracy prisoner. At a safehouse, Curley, Big Boy and the rest of the gang tried to kill the two by burning the house down and then later with a tommy gun but were foiled both times. After their escape, Curley vanished from the story.