Joe Pesci

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Joseph Frank Pesci
  • Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/09/1943, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; singer; comic
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Joe Pesci Fast Facts:
  • As a child, he appeared in plays and the TV variety show Startime Kids.
  • Recorded an album in the '60s called Little Joe Sure Can Sing under the name Joe Ritchie.
  • Played guitar and sang in the band Joey Dee and the Starliters.
  • Landed the role of Joey LaMotta in Raging Bull (1980) after Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro saw him in the 1976 cheapie The Death Collector.
  • Provided the voice of the Brooklyn Bridge in a Lexus commercial.
  • Friendly with the members of The Four Seasons and appeared as a character in the group's Tony-winning bio-musical Jersey Boys.
  • Sued producers of Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father in 2011, claiming he gained 30 lbs. for a promised lead role in the film, only to then be offered a smaller part.
  • Joe Pesci Relationships:
  • Mary Pesci - Mother
  • Claudia Haro - Ex-wife
  • Angelo Pesci - Father
  • Tiffany Pesci - Daughter
  • Joe Pesci Awards:
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1981 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Winner
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner

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