Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci

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Birthday: 
9 February 1943, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth Name: 
Joseph Frank Pesci
Height: 
163 cm
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the... Show more »
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the stage name of "Joe Ritchie" titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing", and was also playing guitar with several bands, including Joey Dee and The Starliters. He even joined with friend Frank Vincent to start a vaudeville-style comedy act, but met with limited success (interestingly, Pesci and Vincent would later go on to co-star in several gangster films together, including Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995))Pesci's first film role was as an uncredited dancer in Hey, Let's Twist! (1961) and then he had to wait another 15 years for a minor part in The Death Collector (1976). His work in the second film was seen by Robert De Niro, who convinced director Martin Scorsese to cast him as "Joey LaMotta" in the epic boxing film Raging Bull (1980), which really got him noticed in Hollywood. He played opposite Rodney Dangerfield in Easy Money (1983), was with buddy DeNiro again in Once Upon a Time in America (1984), nearly stole the show as con man Leo Getz in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) and scored a Best Supporting Actor Oscar playing the psychotic Tommy DeVito in "Goodfellas".His comedic talents shone again in the mega-popular Home Alone (1990), and he put in a terrific performance as co-conspirator David Ferrie in JFK (1991). Pesci was back again as Leo Getz for Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), and was still a bumbling crook in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), and had a minor role in the Robert De Niro-directed A Bronx Tale (1993). He was lured back by Scorsese to play another deranged gangster named Nicky (based on real-life hood Tony Spilotro [aka "The Ant"]) in the violent Casino (1995), and starred in the comedies 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) and Gone Fishin' (1997), although both failed to fire at the box office.He returned again as fast-talking con man Leo Getz in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). Show less «

Joe Pesci's FILMOGRAPHY

Saturday Night Live - Season 44

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Saturday Night Live - Season 43

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Saturday Night Live - Season 42

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Saturday Night Live - Season 41

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The Good Shepherd

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Lethal Weapon 4

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Gone Fishin'

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Casino

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With Honors

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A Bronx Tale

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Tales From The Crypt - Season 4

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My Cousin Vinny

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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

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Lethal Weapon 3

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JFK

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The Super

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Goodfellas

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Home Alone

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Lethal Weapon 2

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Moonwalker

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Once Upon a Time in America

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Easy Money

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Eureka

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Joe Pesci'S roles

David Ferrie
David Ferrie
Joey
Joey
Joseph Palmi
Joseph Palmi
Big Lou Kritski
Big Lou Kritski
Harry Lime
Harry Lime
Leo Getz
Leo Getz
Nicky Cerone
Nicky Cerone
Frankie Manoldi
Frankie Manoldi
Tommy DeVito
Tommy DeVito
Mr. Big
Mr. Big
Nicky Santoro
Nicky Santoro
Simon Wilder
Simon Wilder
Joe Waters
Joe Waters
Carmine
Carmine
Vinny Gambini
Vinny Gambini