Joe Pesci young
February 9, 1943
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
Joe Pesci was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States, on February 9, 1943, is an American actor. Young Joe Pesci began his acting career on stage in a plays in New York, at age of five, and on television variety show Startime Kids, at age of ten. He made his big screen debut in musical movie Hey, Let's Twist! (1961) in uncredited role as Dancer at the Peppermint Lounge. Joe's breakthrough performance came as Joey LaMotta in biographical sports drama film Raging Bull (1980), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Tommy DeVito in crime drama film Goodfellas (1990), directed by Martin Scorsese.
He portrayed Leo Getz in action comedy films: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) opposite Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
Casino (1995) epic crime opposite Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and James Woods
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) epic crime drama directed by Sergio Leone
Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) comedy adventure opposite Macaulay Culkin
My Cousin Vinny (1992) comedy with Marisa Tomei
A Bronx Tale (1993) crime drama opposite Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri
With Honors (1994) comedy drama with Brendan Fraser
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) black comedy in role as Tommy Spinelli
Eureka (1983) drama opposite Theresa Russell, Gene Hackman and Mickey Rourke
The Super (1991) comedy in role as Louie Kritski
The Public Eye (1992) crime thriller in role as Leon "Bernzy" Bernstein
Betsy's Wedding (1990) romantic comedy in role as Oscar
Gone Fishin' (1997) comedy opposite Danny Glover and Rosanna Arquette
Jimmy Hollywood (1994) drama comedy with Christian Slater and Harrison Ford
The Death Collector (1976) drama action in role as Joe
Love Ranch (2010) drama with Helen Mirren and Gina Gershon
JFK (1991) political thriller directed by Oliver Stone
He released his debut album Little Joe Sure Can Sing! (1968) and his second album Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You (1998).
Close friends with American comedian George Carlin and actor Robert De Niro.
He is an avid golfer.
Was in a relationship with Leighanne Littrell (1995-1997).
He was married three times and had a daughter named Tiffany.
His eyes are different colors.
Lives in Lavallette, New Jersey, U.S.
Scorsese and De Niro taught me to bring out the natural side of myself. And they taught me to think of myself as the average guy. Sometimes the average guy belongs in a role more than your matinee idol-type of person. We have to have people we can relate to.
I love to star in movies, but I want to have good roles. It doesn't help to get starring roles in something that's no good. I mean, that will just kill you.
A winner forgets he's in a race, he just loves to run.