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Joe Pesci Biography and Wiki
Joe Pesci is an American actor and musician who rose to prominence after co-starring with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in the films Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Irishman. He won a BAFTA for Raging Bull and an Oscar for Goodfellas. His other notable works include the sequels of Lethal Weapon 2 and Home Alone.
Joe Pesci’s Age and Birthday
How old is Joe? He is 79 years old as of 2022. He was born Joseph Frank Pesci on 9 February 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Celebrating his birthday every 9th of February.
Joe Pesci Height
Joe stands at a height of 5’4″ (163 cm) tall. ALSO READ: Zach Roerig
Joe Pesci Nationality and Ethnicity
He is an American national and citizen by birth. Joe was born in Newark, New Jersey, United State of America. He is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry of Italian-American.
Joe Pesci Family | Parents and Siblings
Joe Pesci, the son of Maria and Angelo Pesci, was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. His mother worked part-time as a barber and part-time for General Motors as a forklift driver and bartender. He is of Italian descent, with ancestors from Turin’s Avellino province and Aquilonia. Apparently, information about his siblings is unavailable.
Joe Pesci Wife | Spouse and Daughter
Pesci has been married three times and divorced three times. His first marriage produced a daughter in 1964. He was married to Claudia Haro, a model, and actress, from 1988 to 1992. Pesci married Angie Everhart in 2007, but they divorced in 2008.
Joe Pesci’s Home Alone
He appeared as Harry, a short and hot-headed thief who targets the McCallisters’ home with Marv in the 1990 American comedy film Home Alone.
Joe Pesci Career
Pesci began appearing in New York stage productions at the age of five, and by the age of ten, he was performing regularly on Startime Kids, a television variety show that aired on New York’s WNBT (now WNBC) from 1950 to 1955. He began playing guitar for a number of pop and rock acts, most notably Joey Dee and the Starliters, which led to his first feature film appearance (an uncredited one) as an extra in the 1961 musical Hey, Let’s Twist! He went solo in 1968, releasing his debut album Little Joe Sure Can Sing! as Joe Ritchie. However, the album was not a commercial success. He made his film debut in 1976 with the low-budget crime drama The Death.
Pesci also appeared in Once Upon a Time in America (with De Niro, 1984), the Italian comedy Everybody in Jail (Tutti dentro, 1984), another action thriller Man on Fire (1987), Michael Jackson’s musical anthology Moonwalker, and the drama The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway (both 1988). He co-starred in the hit buddy cop action film Lethal Weapon 2 with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in 1989. His portrayal of con man Leo Getz showcased his comic skills and earned him a lot of popularity, as did the series’ next two films in 1992 and 1998. (wherein he reprised his role). In 1990, he was cast as the violent-tempered mobster Tommy DeVito in Martin Scorsese’s biographical crime film.
Joe Pesci starred as David Ferrie in Oliver Stone’s controversial epic political thriller film JFK in 1991, and the following year as Vincent LaGuardia Gambini in the hit comedy My Cousin Vinny. The latter has become a cult classic. In 1992, he also appeared in the crime thriller film The Public Eye, where his performance as photographer Leon Bernzy Bernstein received critical acclaim. The same year, he hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and appeared in Tales from the Crypt, a horror anthology television series. Joe Pesci appeared in the coming-of-age crime drama film A Bronx Tale in 1993.
In 1998, he shifted his focus from acting to music, releasing his second album, Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You, which was not a commercial success. Pesci largely retired from acting but returned for a few projects here and there. He made a cameo appearance in Robert De Niro’s 2006 spy film Good Shepherd and starred in the comedy-drama film The Love Ranch in 2010. He reunited with De Niro and Scorsese in 2019 for the latter’s epic crime film The Irishman (2019). His portrayal of Russell Bufalino, a low-key but powerful Pennsylvania crime boss, earned him critical acclaim as well as nominations and wins at various award ceremonies. He also released his third studio album, Pesci… Still Singing, the same year.
Joe Pesci’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.
Joe Pesci TV Shows and Movies
♦ 1992 – Tales from the Crypt
♦ 1992 – Saturday Night Live
♦ 1985 – Half Nelson
♦ 2019 – The Irishman
♦ 2010 – Love Ranch
♦ 2006 – The Good Shepherd
♦ 1998 – Lethal Weapon 4
♦ 1997 – 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
♦ 1997 – Gone Fishin’
♦ 1995 – Casino
♦ 1994 – Jimmy Hollywood
♦ 1994 – With Honors
♦ 1993 – A Bronx Tale
♦ 1992 – My Cousin Vinny
♦ 1992 – Lethal Weapon 3
♦ 1992 – The Public Eye
♦ 1992 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York