Joe Pesci is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is popularly known for portraying volatile and tough characters in various genres. He started his acting career as a child artist in the mid-1950s. At just the age of 5, he had an intrinsic passion for entertainment and begun appearing for plays where his first-ever screen performance was Startime Kids.
Lavallette, New Jersey, U.S.
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Pop-rock, pop, disco, soul, doo-wop
He himself is unsigned. But, his band The Four Seasons has released the music via several music labels such as Gone, Vee-Jay, Philips, Mowest, Warner Bros., MCA, and Curb Records.
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joe Pesci has dated –
- When he was 21 years old, he married his first wife in 1964.
- Claudia Haro (1988-1992) – She is an American actress and a model. Pesci has a daughter with Claudia named Tiffany. He married Claudia in 1988 and got divorced in 1992. This was Joe’s third marriage.
- Leighanne Littrell (1995-1997) – She is an actress and producer. He was in a relationship with Leighanne for 2 years.
- (2000-2008) – She is an American actress and former model. In 2007, they were engaged but they broke up in 2008.
- Allison Giannini (2009) – She is an American actress. Their relationship lasted for only one year.
- Short Stature
- High pitched voice
Pesci has given his voice in these TV commercials –
- Lexus (1997) (Voice of Brooklyn Bridge)
- Pepsi (1998)
- Canon cameras (1999)
He has appeared in the following TV commercials –
- SBC Directory Services (2004)
- SBC Yahoo! DSL Internet Service (2004)
- Snickers bar (2011)
Joe Pesci Facts
- He can converse in Italian and Spanish languages.
- He often works with film director and his longtime friend .
- Pesci often plays obscene and criminal character roles in the films. Some of them are Goodfellas (1990), Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), and Casino (1995).
- In 1999, he announced retirement from his acting career to learn music and also to spend his life away from the camera. Again, he returned to the film industry by doing a cameo in De Niro’s film The Good Shepherd in 2006.
- His co-actors have often referred to him as humble and soft-spoken.
- In 2011, he took legal action against the producers of Gotti (2018), claiming that they failed to offer him the payment ($3 million) and also for providing him a minor role in the film.
- He received the ‘Best-Supporting Actor’ award for his role in the 1990 film Goodfellas in the Academy Awards.
- He is an avid golfer and also played judo during his teenage years.
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Facts of Joseph Frank Pesci
- Gender Male
- full nameJoseph Frank Pesci
- middle nameFrank
- nicknamesJoe Pesci
- birthplaceNewark, New Jersey, U.S.
- Date of Birth February 09, 1943
- Age 80 years 4 months
- Horoscope Aquarius
- Lucky Number 10
- Lucky Stone Amethyst
- Lucky Color Turquoise
- Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
- ethnicity / ethnic backgroundItalian
- net worth$50 million
- professionActor, Comedian, Singer
- weight63 kg or 139 pounds
- height5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorBlue with a hint of brown
- body type / buildSlim
- high schoolBelleville High School
- motherMaria Mesce
- fatherAngelo Pesci