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Joe Pesci

Born: 1943

Biography

Joseph Frank “Joe” Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician. He is known for his roles as violent mobsters, funnymen, comic foils and quirky sidekicks. Pesci has starred in a number of high profile films such as Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, My Cousin Vinny, Easy Money, JFK, Moonwalker, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Lethal Weapon films. In 1990, Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic mobster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, ten years after receiving a nomination in the same category for Raging Bull.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, USA

Resources

Movies

Once Upon a Time in America

Frankie Monaldi in Once Upon a Time in America

Casino

Nicky Santoro in Casino

GoodFellas

Tommy DeVito in GoodFellas

Home Alone

Harry Lyme in Home Alone

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Harry Lyme in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

JFK

David Ferrie in JFK

Lethal Weapon 3

Leo Getz in Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Leo Getz in Lethal Weapon 4

Lethal Weapon 2

Leo Getz in Lethal Weapon 2

The Good Shepherd

Joseph Palmi in The Good Shepherd

A Bronx Tale

Carmine in A Bronx Tale

Raging Bull

Joey LaMotta in Raging Bull

My Cousin Vinny

Vincent 'Vinny' Gambini in My Cousin Vinny

Jimmy Hollywood

Jimmy Alto in Jimmy Hollywood

The Public Eye

Leon Bernstein in The Public Eye

Gone Fishin'

Joe Waters in Gone Fishin'

Moonwalker

Mr. Big in Moonwalker

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag

Tommy in 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag

Eureka

Mayakofsky in Eureka

Family Enforcer

Joe in Family Enforcer

With Honors

Simon Wilder in With Honors

Love Ranch

Charlie Bontempo in Love Ranch

Easy Money

Nicky Cerone in Easy Money

All for the Moral Majority!

Corrado Parisi in All for the Moral Majority!

Man on Fire

David in Man on Fire

Betsy's Wedding

Oscar Henner in Betsy's Wedding

The Super

Louie Kritski in The Super

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Roger in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Ruby Dennis in Dear Mr. Wonderful

The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway

John Dos Passos in The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway

Half Nelson

Rocky Nelson in Half Nelson

I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott

Self in I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott

Catchfire

Leo Carelli in Catchfire

The Irishman

Russell Bufalino in The Irishman

Catchfire

Leo Carelli (uncredited) in Catchfire

Short Eyes

Other Inmate (uncredited) in Short Eyes

Martin Scorsese Directs

Self in Martin Scorsese Directs

Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott

Self in Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott

The Irishman: In Conversation

Self in The Irishman: In Conversation

The Collaboration Of A Lifetime: Scorsese’s Epic The Irishman

Self in The Collaboration Of A Lifetime: Scorsese’s Epic The Irishman

Behind the Gate

Self in Behind the Gate

Hey, Let's Twist!

Peppermint Club Dancer in Hey, Let's Twist!

Raging Bull: Outside the Ring

Self in Raging Bull: Outside the Ring

Raging Bull: After the Fight

Self in Raging Bull: After the Fight

Day of the Fight

in Day of the Fight

Raging Bull: Before the Fight

Self in Raging Bull: Before the Fight

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Raging Bull: Fight Night

Self in Raging Bull: Fight Night

Raging Bull: Inside the Ring

Himself in Raging Bull: Inside the Ring

Joe Pesci: Wise Guy

Vinny Gambini in Joe Pesci: Wise Guy

Martin Scorsese, l'Italo-Américain

Self in Martin Scorsese, l'Italo-Américain

Inside Rupert Pupkin

Self (archive footage) in Inside Rupert Pupkin

Making 'The Irishman'

Self in Making 'The Irishman'

TV Shows