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Birthday: February 9, 1943
Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5' 4"
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| A consummate character actor, Joe Pesci rose to success on the strength of a series of Martin Scorsese films which took full advantage of his gift for outlandishly menacing supporting performances. Born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, Pesci was a child actor who began his radio career at the age of four. Broadway beckoned just a year later, and by 1953 he was a regular on the television variety program Star Time Kids. His acting career stalled during his teen years, however, and by the mid-'60s, he mounted a musical career under the name Joe Ritchie, recording an LP titled Little Joe Sure Can Sing and later playing guitar in the pop band Joey Dee & the Starliters. He also formed a vaudeville-style nightclub comedy act with Frank Vincent. Outside of 1961's Hey, Let's Twist!, Pesci did not appear in films prior to the little-seen 1975 feature The Death Collector; the film earned virtually no notice upon its release and he dropped out of acting, dejectedly returning to New York to run an Italian restaurant.While few people saw The Death Collector, one of those who did was actor Robert De Niro, who was so impressed by Pesci's performance that he brought the film to the attention of Scorsese, who cast Pesci in his 1980 masterpiece Raging Bull. The performance earned Pesci an Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category, and he became one of the busiest character actors in the business, steadily appearing in films ranging from the 1983 Rodney Dangerfield comedy Easy Money to the 1984 Sergio Leone epic Once Upon a Time in America. After starring in a failed 1985 sitcom, Half Nelson, Pesci's onscreen visibility diminished, and over the next four years he appeared in only one film, 1987's Man on Fire. In 1989, however, he co-starred opposite Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the hit Lethal Weapon 2, a performance which put his talent for comic relief to such fine use that he later reappeared in the third chapter of the franchise, issued in 1992.By that point, Pesci had already become a star; 1990 was his breakthrough year, as he appeared in the family comedy blockbuster Home Alone and Scorsese's brilliant GoodFellas, winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his vivid portrayal of a psychotic mobster. While his first major starring role in 1991's The Super proved disastrous, he won good notices for his supporting turn in Oliver Stone's JFK and in 1992 starred in the hit courtroom comedy My Cousin Vinny. While neither 1994's Jimmy Hollywood nor With Honors performed well, in 1995 he reunited with Scorsese and De Niro for the epic Casino, essaying a variation on his GoodFellas character. However, a pair of poorly received 1997 comedies — Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag and Gone Fishin' — again called Pesci's capabilities as a lead actor into question. He found more success reprising his supporting role in Lethal Weapon 4, released in 1998.
- His song My Cousin Vinny was a pretty big hit in some European countries (the song is not directly related to his movie My Cousin Vinny (1992)).
- He recorded an album in the 60s under the name Joe Ritchie. Titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing", it flopped.
- Started out with Joey D and the Starliters; working his way around as a waiter and singing and playing guitar in local nightclubs
- Director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro tracked down Pesci after seeing his role in The Death Collector (1976)because they felt he was perfect for the role of Joey La Motta in Raging Bull (1980)
- Eyes are different colors.
- Born at 11:45am-EWT
- The word Pesci in Italian means "fish" (plural).
- Close friend of George Carlin, and mentioned by Carlin in his bit "There is No God".
- After winning the oscar for his role as Tom DeVito in the movie Goodfellas (1990) his entire acceptance speech was "This is an honor and privilege, thank you." When asked why he didn't say more he said "I really didn't think I was going to win."
- Did Judo in his teens
- Is an avid golfer
- Very good friends with fellow actor and frequent co-star, Robert De Niro.
- Sang as Joe Doggs with jazz organ player Joey DeFrancesco. They recorded an album on Concord Records in 2003 titled, "Joey DeFrancesco featuring Joe Doggs, Falling in Love Again."
- He has a house in Lavalette, New Jersey. In the 1980s, he established a reputation as a community Little League Baseball Coach.
- Shares a birthday with Mia Farrow.Is, to the day, 2 years older than her.
- Was the original choice to play Fergie in Judge Dredd (1995) but turned it down. The part was given to Rob Schneider instead.
- His performance as Tommy DeVito in "GoodFellas" (1990) is ranked #96 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- Childhood friends with Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. Introduced them to Bob Gaudio. Valli, DeVito, Massi, and Gaudio became the rock group The Four Seasons.
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