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

Filmography

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 2019 The Irishman (post-production)
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 Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (II) (Short)
Mr. Big
 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
 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:

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 »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 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:

Is known to have a very foul mouth, both on and off screen. On the set of Home Alone (1990), Chris Columbus placed a Swear Jar for the adult actors to place change in whenever they used bad language. Supposedly, Pesci filled this up in a single day. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with longtime friend Robert De Niro and film director Martin Scorsese. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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