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  1. www.imdb.com › name › nm0000582Joe Pesci - IMDb

    Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids".

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    He is also a musician who has recorded three studio albums, Little Joe Sure Can Sing! (1968), Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You (1998), and Pesci... Still Singing (2019). Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Early career 2.2 Acting career 2.3 Musical career 2.4 Retirement from acting 2.5 Reprise for The Irishman 3 Personal life

    • Early years
    • Acting career
    • Later career

    Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series \\"Star Time Kids\\". In the mid-1960s, he released a record under the...

    Pesci's first film role was as an uncredited dancer in Hey, Let's Twist! (1961) and then he had to wait another 15 years for a minor role in The Death Collector (1976). His work in the second film was seen by Robert De Niro, who convinced director Martin Scorsese to cast him as Joey LaMotta in the epic boxing film Raging Bull (1980), which really g...

    His comedic talents shone again in the mega-popular Home Alone (1990), and he put in a terrific performance as co-conspirator David Ferrie in JFK (1991). Pesci was back again as Leo Getz for Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), and was still a bumbling crook in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), and had a minor role in the Robert De Niro-directed A Bronx Ta...

  3. www.biography.com › actor › joe-pesciJoe Pesci - - Biography

    • Early Years and Musical Career
    • Films
    • Retirement and Later screen Appearances

    Born Joseph Pesci on February 9, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey, Joe Pesci began his acting career at the age of four on a radio program. By 1953, he was a regular on the television variety show Star Time Kids. In the mid-1960s, he launched a musical career under the name Joe Ritchie, recording an LP titled Little Joe Sure Can Sing, and later played g...

    Big Break: 'Raging Bull'

    However, after Robert De Niro saw Pesci's performance in The Death Collector, he was so impressed that he brought the film to the attention of director Martin Scorsese, who cast Pesci in his 1980 masterpiece Raging Bull. This was the beginning of a long line of supporting roles for Pesci, whose performance as a menacing tough guy earned him nominations for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

    'Easy Money' to 'Lethal Weapon'

    He soon became one of the busiest character actors in the business, appearing the 1983 Rodney Dangerfield comedy Easy Money and the 1984 Sergio Leone epic Once Upon a Time in America. After starring in the failed 1985 sitcom Half Nelson, Pesci's onscreen visibility diminished, and over the next three years he appeared in only a few films, among them Man on Fire (1987), and Moonraker(1988). In 1989, however, Pesci co-starred opposite Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the hit Lethal Weapon 2, and...

    'Home Alone,' Oscar Win for 'Goodfellas'

    In 1990, Pesci found himself having a star-turning year, as he took a lead role in the family comedy blockbuster Home Alone and put forth an Oscar-winning performance in Scorsese's GoodFellas. His menacing, and often darkly humorous, turn as Tommy DeVito earned him widespread acclaim, and, besides his first Oscar, he picked up several film society and critic awards

    After devoting time to an album, the lounge-singer parody Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You (1998), Pesci announced his retirement from acting in 1999. Still, he occasionally surfaced on the big screen, appearing in the De Niro-directed The Good Shepherd in 2006 and nabbing a co-starring role, with Helen Mirren, in 2010's The Love Ranch.

  4. Joe Pesci, in full Joseph Frank Pesci, (born February 9, 1943, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.), American character actor who was equally adept at comic roles and at playing menacing characters. Pesci grew up in a blue-collar family and took acting, dancing, and music classes from an early age.

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