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Joe Pesci


Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, 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-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-1960s, he released a record under the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Goodfellas
Goodfellas Tommy DeVito
(1990)
Raging Bull
(1980)
My Cousin Vinny
My Cousin Vinny Vinny Gambini
(1992)
Casino
Casino Nicky Santoro
(1995)

Filmography

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 2018 The Irishman (filming)
Russell Bufalino
 2015 Savva. Serdtse voina
Komar (English version, voice)
 2010 Love Ranch
Charlie Bontempo
 2006 The Good Shepherd
Joseph Palmi
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Leo Getz
 1997 Gone Fishin'
Joe Waters
 1995 Casino
Nicky Santoro
 1994 With Honors
Simon
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood
Jimmy Alto
 1993 A Bronx Tale
Carmine
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Harry Lime
 1992 The Public Eye
Leon Bernstein
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Vic / Jack
- Split Personality (1992) ... Vic / Jack
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3
Leo Getz
 1992 My Cousin Vinny
Vinny Gambini
 1991 JFK
David Ferrie
 1991 The Super
Louie Kritski
 1990 Home Alone
Harry Lime
 1990 Goodfellas
Tommy DeVito
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Oscar Henner
 1990 Catchfire
Leo Carelli (uncredited)
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2
Leo Getz
 1988 Moonwalker
Mr. Big
 1987 Man on Fire
David
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Series)
Rocky Nelson
- Malibu Colony (1985) ... Rocky Nelson
- The Beverly Hills Princess (1985) ... Rocky Nelson
- Nose Job (1985) ... Rocky Nelson
- Diplomatic Inmunity (1985) ... Rocky Nelson
- Uppers and Downers (1985) ... Rocky Nelson
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie)
Rocky Nelson
 1984 Tutti dentro
Corrado Parrisi
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America
Frankie Manoldi
 1983 Easy Money
Nicky Cerone
 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: SBC Directory Services 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:

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. The very same rib was broken again in Casino (1995) when a heavy who was holding Joe down, used him as a hassock to get up after a take. See more »

Trademark:

His characters often have very short tempers and are prone to explosively violent outbursts. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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