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Joe Pesci

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... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Savva. Heart of the Warrior (post-production)
Komar (English version, voice)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood
Jimmy Alto
 1993 The Pink Panther (TV Series)
Dogfather / Puggs (voice)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Vic / Jack
- Split Personality (1992) ... Vic / Jack
 1991 JFK
David Ferrie
 1991 The Super
Louie Kritski
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Oscar Henner
 1990 Catchfire
Leo Carelli (uncredited)
 1987 Man on Fire
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie)
Rocky Nelson
 1984 Tutti dentro
Corrado Parrisi
 1983 Eureka
 1982 Dear Mr. Wonderful
Ruby Dennis
 1980 Raging Bull
 1976 The Death Collector
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Musician Leader / Lead Musician
- Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs (1966) ... Musician Leader (uncredited)
- Lucy Gets a Roommate (1966) ... Lead Musician (uncredited)
 1961 Hey, Let's Twist!
Dancer at the Peppermint Club (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared (as "Mr. Big") in Michael Jackson's video "Moonwalker". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 13 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on his good friend and My Cousin Vinny (1992) co-star, the late Fred Gwynne] It takes somebody who's very serious to pull off a character like Herman Munster [from Gwynne's series The Munsters (1964)]. It's not simple to play the goof. Fred was not Herman. He was an intelligent, quiet gentleman.


Robert De Niro accidentally broke his rib in a sparring scene in Raging Bull (1980). This shot appears in the film: De Niro hits Pesci in the side, Pesci groans, and there is a quick cut to another angle. See more »


Frequently plays characters who are short-tempered and obscene (Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995)). See more »

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What happened to this guy's career??? phxsns1
Pronounced Peshi or Peski? moviemaestro_1
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anyone on here thats met him? Nick51
Joe Pesic needs to make another mobster film! Decay049
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