Joe Pesci young
February 9, 1943
Blue / Brown
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 and musician.
Young Joe Pesci began his acting career on the New York stage, at the age of five.
He got his television debut in variety show Startime Kids, at the age of ten.
He formed comedy duo "Vincent and Pesci" with actor Frank Vincent in late 1960s, they performed in local clubs around North Jersey and appeared in Broadway show "The New Vaudevillians" (1975).
He made his big screen debut in musical film Hey, Let's Twist! (1961) in uncredited role as Dancer at the Peppermint Lounge.
He got his first credited role as Joe Salvino in low-budget crime movie The Death Collector (1976).
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 and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and he won a BAFTA Film Award for Newcomer to Leading Film Roles.
He released his debut album "Little Joe Sure Can Sing!" in 1968.
The Irishman (2019) epic crime in role as Russell Bufalino, directed by Martin Scorsese
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)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
He played Harry Lyme in comedy adventure movies:
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
He won a American Comedy Award for Funniest Lead Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Vincent LaGuardia "Vinny" Gambini in comedy movie My Cousin Vinny (1992).
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
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
The Lucy Show (1966) CBS sitcom in role as Lead Musician / Musician Leader
Half Nelson (1985) NBC detective comedy drama series in role as Rocky Nelson
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1992.
Graduated from Belleville High School in Belleville, New Jersey.
He released two studio albums:
"Little Joe Sure Can Sing! (1968)"
"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.
His eyes are different colors.
Speaks fluent Italian and Spanish.
Lives in Lavallette, New Jersey, U.S.
He was married three times.
His first marriage was in 1964.
His third marriage was to model and actress Claudia Haro (1988-1992) they have one daughter, Tiffany.
Has been engaged to Angie Everhart (2007-2008).
He dated Leighanne Littrell (1995-1997).
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.