Joseph Frank Pesci is an American actor and musician. He is known for portraying tough, volatile characters in a variety of genres and for his collaborations with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in the films Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Irishman. He also appeared in Once Upon a Time in America, Moonwalker, JFK, A Bronx Tale, and The Good Shepherd. His comedy roles include such films as Home Alone, My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and the Lethal Weapon franchise. Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic gangster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas and received two other nominations in the same category for his portrayals of Joey LaMotta and Russell Bufalino in 1980's Raging Bull and in 2019's The Irishman, respectively. He announced his retirement from acting in 1999, and has since appeared only occasionally in films.
|Born:||Joseph Frank Pesci, February 9, 1943, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Residence:||Lavallette, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Years active:||1961–1999, 2006–present|
|Partner(s):||Angie Everhart (2000–2008)|
|IMDb:||Joe Pesci's IMDb|
About Joe Pesci
Iconic tough-guy actor who starred in the Martin Scorsese films Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Casino. His performance in Raging Bull earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also played the title character in 1992's My Cousin Vinny and the dimwitted burglar in the Home Alone films.
He began acting at age five and landed a role on the television variety show Startime Kids when he was ten years old.
He played the character Leo Getz in the Lethal Weapon film series.
He was married to Claudia Haro, with whom he had a daughter, from 1988 until 1992. He was previously married two other times. He was briefly engaged to model Angie Everhart in 2007.
He was Robert De Niro's sidekick in Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Casino.
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- Belleville High School (New Jersey) alumni
- Male actors from Newark, New Jersey
- Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winners
- Musicians from Newark, New Jersey
- Male actors from New Jersey