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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 »

Known For

Goodfellas
Goodfellas Tommy DeVito
(1990)
Home Alone
Home Alone Harry Lime
(1990)
Casino
Casino Nicky Santoro
(1995)
Raging Bull
(1980)

Filmography

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 2018 The Irishman (pre-production)
Russell Bufalino
 2015 Savva. Serdtse voina
Komar (English version, voice)
 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
 1990 Catchfire
Leo Carelli (uncredited)
 1987 Man on Fire
David
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie)
Rocky Nelson
 1984 Tutti dentro
Corrado Parrisi
 1983 Eureka
Mayakofsky
 1982 Dear Mr. Wonderful
Ruby Dennis
 1980 Raging Bull
Joey
 1977 Short Eyes
Other Inmate (uncredited)
 1976 The Death Collector
Joe
 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:

TV commercial (with Don Rickles): Snickers candy bar. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Chris Columbus cast Pesci in Home Alone (1990) because he was one of his heroes but he didn't think he'd get him for such a broadly comedic role. See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice with a rapid-fire way of talking. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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