Joe Pesci

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Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American character actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and is of Italian descent. He was raised in Belleville, New Jersey.

Joe Pesci
A head shot of Pesci, unshaven, wearing dark sunglasses, hat, shirt, and leather jacket
Pesci in 2009
Joseph Frank Pesci

(1943-02-09) February 9, 1943 (age 80)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • singer
Years active1961–present
Claudia Haro
(m. 1988; div. 1992)
Musical career
  • Jazz
  • soft rock
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Awards[change | change source]

  • Best Newcomer to Film British Academy Award, New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor, National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor, National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor, for Raging Bull, 1980
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor, National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor, for Goodfellas, 1990
  • Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) American Comedy Award, for My Cousin Vinny, 1992

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Hey, Let's Twist! Dancer at the Peppermint Lounge, NYC Uncredited
1976 The Death Collector Joe Salvino
1980 Raging Bull Joey LaMotta
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Roger
Dear Mr. Wonderful Ruby Dennis
1983 Eureka Mayakofsky
Easy Money Nicky Cerone
1984 Once Upon a Time in America Frankie Minaldi
Everybody in Jail Corrado Parisi
1987 Man on Fire David Coolidge
1988 Moonwalker Frankie Lideo
The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway John Dos Passos
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Leo Getz
1990 Catchfire Leo Carelli Uncredited cameo
Betsy's Wedding Oscar Henner
Goodfellas Tommy DeVito
Home Alone Harry Lyme
1991 The Super Louie Kritski
JFK David Ferrie
1992 My Cousin Vinny Vincent LaGuardia Gambini
Lethal Weapon 3 Leo Getz
The Public Eye Leon Bernstein
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Harry Lyme
1993 A Bronx Tale Carmine Cameo
1994 Jimmy Hollywood Jimmy Alto
With Honors Simon Wilder
1995 Casino Nicky Santoro
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Tommy Spinelli
Gone Fishin' Joe Waters
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Leo Getz
2006 The Good Shepherd Joseph Palmi Cameo
2010 Love Ranch Charlie Bontempo
2015 A Warrior's Tail Mosquito Voice
2019 The Irishman Russell Bufalino

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joe Pesci". Film Reference. 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.

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