Joe Pesci


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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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Joe Pesci, perhaps best known for his roles in Goodfellas and Home Alone, came out of retirement to star in The Irishman. "No Small Parts" takes a look at his legendary career.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Goodfellas Tommy DeVito
(1990)
(1980)
The Irishman Russell Bufalino
(2019)
My Cousin Vinny Vinny Gambini
(1992)

Filmography

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 2019 The Irishman
Russell Bufalino
 2018 Google Assistant: Home Alone Again (Video short)
Aged Harry
 2015 A Warrior's Tail
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 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
 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
 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
 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 "Smooth Criminal". See more »

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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 Raging Bull (1980)] I remember being asked do you think we should shoot in black and white or in color. And I said black and white without any hesitation. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Different-colored eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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