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Encyclopedia > Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Born Joseph Frank Pesci
February 9, 1943 (1943-02-09) (age 65)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active 1961 - present

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Biography

Early life

Pesci, an Italian American, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Mary, who worked part-time as a barber, and Angelo Pesci, a forklift driver for General Motors and bartender.[1][2] By the time Pesci was 5, he was appearing in plays in New York.[2] A few years later, at 10, he was a regular on a television variety show called "Startime Kids," which also featured Connie Francis.[2] An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... US airman operates forklift at a truck A forklift is a powered industrial truck used to hoist and transport materials by means of steel forks inserted under the load. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds most dominant automaker since 1931. ... Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. She is known to have one of the most distinct voices in the...


Pesci started out working as a barber in the 1960s, following in his mother's footsteps. He released an album entitled Little Joe Sure Can Sing under the pseudonym Joseph Richie, accompanied by a band that included good friend and future fellow actor Frank Vincent.[2] Pesci played guitar for Joey Dee and the Starliters, and was an extra in Dee's film "Hey, Let's Twist!", where he made his film debut.[2] Frank Vincent (born Frank Vincent Gattuso on August 4, 1939) is an Italian-American actor. ...


Career

His breakthrough as an actor came in 1980 when he co-starred alongside Robert De Niro who plays the lead role of boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1981[3]. Subsequently, he performed with De Niro in the films Once Upon A Time In America (in which he was cast at the behest of his friend De Niro), Goodfellas (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1990[4]), and Casino. The pairing became famous enough to inspire a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live, called "The Joe Pesci Show". (The real Pesci and De Niro would eventually make a surprise appearance in one episode). Pesci hosted Saturday Night Live on October 10, 1992. During the monologue, he restored a picture of Pope John Paul II, which was torn by Sinead O'Connor on the previous broadcast. Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Giacobbe La Motta (born July 10, 1921), better known as Jake LaMotta, nicknamed The Bronx Bull and The Raging Bull, is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life has been as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... 2006 - Red Road - Andrea Arnold Black Sun – Gary Tarn The Last Hangman – Christine Langan London to Brighton – Paul Andrew Williams Rollin with the Nines – Julian Gilbey 2005 - Pride & Prejudice - Joe Wright Everything – Richard Hawkins Festival – Annie Griffin Shooting Dogs – David Belton Tsotsi – Peter Fudakowski 2004 - A Way of Life - Amma... Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title Cera una volta in America) is a 1984 crime film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Casino is a 1995 movie directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Since the beginning of Saturday Night Live, the show has been something of an anti-television show, turning the medium on its head with endless fake commercials and parodies of TV shows themselves. ... This article is about the American television series. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Sinéad OConnor (born December 8, 1966) is an Irish pop singer and songwriter. ...


He co-starred in Home Alone (1990), playing one of two bumbling burglars (along with good friend, Daniel Stern) who attempt to rob the house of the character played by Macaulay Culkin. In 1992, he appeared in Home Alone 2. Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Daniel Stern (born August 28, 1957), is an American television and film actor. ... Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... DVD cover Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ...


He also played David Ferrie in JFK and My Cousin Vinny released in 1991 and 1992 respectively. He appeared in three Lethal Weapon films as Leo Getz. Mugshot of David Ferrie, August 8, 1961. ... JFK is an American film directed by Oliver Stone, first released on December 20, 1991. ... My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American movie, released on Friday, 13 March, starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1998 he released an album called Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You which spawned the single "Wise Guy". In 1999, Pesci announced his retirement from acting to pursue a musical career and to enjoy life away from the camera. Pesci returned to acting when he did a cameo in De Niro's 2006 film The Good Shepherd. He is slated to star in the 2009 drama Love Ranch, alongside Dame Helen Mirren. The cover photo for the album. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... This article is about the 2006 film. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ...


He is one of the producers of the hit Broadway Musical "Jersey Boys". The musical is based on the lives of the musical group, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Pesci claims to have been present during the formation of the group as a young man and is portrayed as a character in the play. Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1937 in the Italian First Ward of Newark, New Jersey as Francis Stephen Castelluccio) is best known as lead singer of The Four Seasons, one of the biggest music acts of the 1960s, which continued from then to the 1970s disco scene to the present...


Personal life

He previously dated Leighanne Wallace Littrell, who is now married to singer Brian Littrell. He has been married three times, the first to Claudia Martha (Marty) Haro,[5] with whom he has a daughter, Tiffany.[6] Pesci has been linked with companion Angie Everhart,[5] but rumours that they are engaged have so far yet to be confirmed. Leighanne Wallace Littrell (born 20 July 1969 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American actress and the wife of Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell, whom she married in 2000. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Angie Everhart (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... “Engaged” redirects here. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1961 Hey, Let's Twist Dancer at the Peppermint Club uncredited
1969 Out Of It[citation needed] Michael
1976 The Death Collector Joe Salvino
1980 Raging Bull Joey LaMotta BAFTA Award; Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor;
Nominated - Golden Globe
1982 Dear Mr. Wonderful Ruby Dennis
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Roger
1983 Easy Money Nicky Cerone
1984 Once Upon A Time In America Franky Minaldi
Tutti dentro Corrado Parrisi
Eureka Mayakofsky
1987 Man on Fire David Coolidge
1988 Moonwalker Mr. Big
The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Leo Getz
1990 Betsy's Wedding Oscar Henner
Goodfellas Tommy DeVito Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Nominated - Golden Globe
Home Alone Harry Lime
Catchfire Leo Carelli (uncredited) aka Backtrack
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 Lime
1993 A Bronx Tale Carmine
1994 Jimmy Hollywood Jimmy Alto
With Honors Simon Wilder
1995 Casino Nicky Santoro
1997 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag Tommy Big Balls
Gone Fishin' Joe Waters
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Leo Getz
2006 The Good Shepherd Joseph Palmi
2009 Love Ranch Charlie Botempo
Awards
Preceded by
Denzel Washington
for Glory
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1990
for Goodfellas
Succeeded by
Jack Palance
for City Slickers

The Death Collector The Death Collector was a low budget crime film made in 1976 by Ralph De Vito. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Easy Money is a 1983 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Jennifer Jason Leigh. ... Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title Cera una volta in America) is a 1984 crime film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. ... Eureka DVD cover Eureka is a film directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1984, starring Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Mickey Rourke, and Joe Pesci. ... Man on Fire is a 1987 film directed by Elie Chouraqui, starring Scott Glenn, Joe Pesci and Jonathan Pryce. ... For other uses, see moonwalk. ... Lethal Weapon 2 is the second movie in the Lethal Weapon series, released in 1989. ... Betsys Wedding (1990) is a movie comedy, written and directed by Alan Alda (who also plays Betsys father). ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Thomas Anthony Two-Gun Tommy DeSimone (May 24, 1950 – January 14, 1979[1]) was a gangster and associate of the Lucchese crime family in New York. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... ... The backtrack is a footpath in Whitley Bay, from Monkseaton towards Beaumont Park and later Holywell and New Hartley. ... The Super is a 1991 motion picture Starring Joe Pesci as a New York slum landlord sentenced to live in one of his own buildings until it is brought up to code. ... JFK is an American film directed by Oliver Stone, first released on December 20, 1991. ... My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American movie, released on Friday, 13 March, starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. ... Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. ... The Public Eye is a neo-noir film directed by Howard Franklin. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... This article is about the 1993 film. ... Released on Wednesday, March 30, 1994, Jimmy Hollywood is the American comedy film starting Joe Pesci and Christian Slater. ... With Honors (1994) is a comedy-drama starring Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser. ... Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Anthony Tony the Ant Spilotro (May 19, 1938 – June 14, 1986) was a small, infamous, Italian-American mobster and enforcer for the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas during the 1970s and 1980s. ... 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag is a 1997 American black comedy film starring Joe Pesci and David Spade. ... Gone Fishin is a 1997 comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. ... Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 2006 film. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Jack Palance (February 18, 1919 - November 10, 2006) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ...

References

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Joe Pesci
  1. ^ Joe Pesci biography. Film Reference.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e Harrison, Nancy. FILM; Joe Pesci? That Guy Is Some Kind of Character. New York Times. 8 March 1992.
  3. ^ [BAFTA official site], last accessed March 8, 2008
  4. ^ Academy Awards official site, last accessed March 8, 2008
  5. ^ a b Joe Pesci Biography. TV-Now.
  6. ^ Joe Pesci Profile. EOnline.com.

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Joe Pesci (379 words)
Joe Pesci was a short, stocky, weary-faced character actor and unlikely leading man of the 1980s and 90s, usually playing Italian-American hoods and generic losers.
As a child, Pesci was an actor on local radio dramas, and at ten he was singing and dancing on the live TV variety show Star Time Kids.
Adolescence, though, dealt him the face and frame of Joe Pesci, and his showbiz career came to a halt.
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Born in New Jersey in 1943, Joe Pesci has been acting ever since he was a kid.
Pesci quickly followed on the heels of this success with an impressive string of hits--both critical and commercial.
Pesci would endear a new legion of fans with his inimitable performance as My Cousin Vinny (1992), and his onscreen banter with Marisa Tomei helped make the film a surprise hit with film critics and audiences alike.
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