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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 12 wins & 12 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)
 1988 Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (Video short)
Mr. Big
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared (as "Mr. Big") in Michael Jackson's video "Smooth Criminal". 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 Robert De Niro] We work so well together. It's like breathing in and out. It's so easy for us - we feed off each other. See more »

Trivia:

Despite being known for playing short-tempered and violent characters, his co-stars have always spoken fondly of him and described him as soft-spoken and humble. See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice with New Jersey accent and a rapid-fire manner of talking. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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