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Joe Pesci

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Joe Pesci

American actor, comedian and musician, known for playing tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (22%), (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Martin Scorsese, Frank Vincent, Robert De Niro

Linked to: Utah Film Critics Association, Belleville High School, New York Times Company, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

 

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Joe Pesci was born in 1943 add something


1960

In the 1960s, Pesci began working as a barber, following in his mother's footsteps add something

 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Pesci teamed up with fellow actor Frank Vincent, performing in local clubs like the Arlington Lounge and other venues around Northern New Jersey as "Vincent and Pesci add something


1964

Pesci is single, having been divorced three times since his first marriage in 1964 add something


1975

In 1975, they appeared in the Broadway show "The New Vaudevillians", which only lasted one week add something

 

Joseph Cortese - He starred in the 1975 low budget crime film "The Death Collector", with Joe Pesci, Bobby_Alto, and Frank Vincent


1976

The first film Pesci starred in was the 1976 low-budget crime film "The Death Collector" alongside Frank Vincent add something

 

Frank Vincent - As an accomplished player of the drums, trumpet and piano, Vincent originally aspired to a career in music, but turned to acting in 1976, when he co-starred in the low-budget gangster movie "The Death Collector" along with Joe Pesci, where they were spotted by Robert De Niro


1979

In 1979, Pesci got a telephone call from Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, who were impressed with his performance in "The Death Collector" and asked him to co-star in a Scorsese's "Raging Bull" as Joey LaMotta add something


1980

Theresa Saldana - Major film roles include the part of 'Lenore La Motta', the wife of Joe Pesci's character, in the 1980 feature film "Raging Bull" and Robert Zemeckis's Beatle-mania ensemble "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"


 

Pesci won the BAFTA Film award for Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1981 and was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor add something


1984

In 1984, he was cast in "Once Upon a Time in America", again appearing alongside De Niro add something


1985

In 1985, he starred as private detective Rocky Nelson in the short-lived television comedy series "Half Nelson" add something


1988

From 1988 to 1992, Pesci was married to Claudia Haro, a model and actress add something

 

In 1988, Pesci co-starred with pop singer Michael Jackson in the musical-fantasy film "Moonwalker", appearing as the film's antagonist, Frankie "Mr. Big" LiDeo add something


1989

He appeared as Leo Getz in the "Lethal Weapon" sequels, released in 1989, 1992 and 1998 add something

 

Bruce Payne - The series ran from 1989 to 1996, won four *awards and featured guest appearances from Daniel Craig, Tim Curry, Timothy Dalton, Jane Horrocks, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Ewan McGregor, Demi Moore, Joe Pesci, Brad_Pitt, Tim Roth, David Warner and many other notable actors and actresses


1990

In 1990, he reunited with Scorsese and De Niro for "Goodfellas", where he played mobster Tommy DeVito, based on real-life mobster Thomas DeSimone add something

 

Pesci co-starred in the blockbuster "Home Alone" in 1990, playing Harry Lyme, one of two bumbling burglars who attempt to burglarize the house of the young character played by Macaulay Culkin add something

 

Frank DeSimone - Frank DeSimone's well-known nephew, Thomas DeSimone, was an enforcer for the Lucchese crime family and was portrayed by Joe Pesci's character, "Tommy DeVito," in the 1990 film, "Goodfellas"


1991

Pesci played David Ferrie in 1991's "JFK" add something


1992

In 1992 he appeared as the title character in the comedy "My Cousin Vinny" add something

 

"Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You" was an album that was both humorous and serious, exploring a variety of genres, though most of it was big band jazz, and which paid homage to his character name from the 1992 film "My Cousin Vinny", not only through its album title, but by its lead track "Yo Cousin Vinny" add something

 

Pesci hosted sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" on October 10, 1992, while doing publicity for "My Cousin Vinny" add something

 

Ralph Macchio - In 1992, he starred opposite Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei in the hit comedy "My Cousin Vinny", playing William Gambini, who was wrongly accused of murder while passing through a small Alabama town

 

Fred Gwynne - In his last film, Gwynne played Judge Chamberlain Haller in the 1992 film comedy "My Cousin Vinny", in which he used a Southern accent, and his verbal sparring with Joe Pesci's character, Vincent "Vinny" Gambini, over how to pronounce the word "youths" was prominently featured in the film's trailer

 

My Cousin Vinny - "'My Cousin Vinny"' is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer, directed by Jonathan Lynn, and starring Joe Pesci, Ralph_Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill and Fred Gwynne


1993

Pesci had a small role in 1993's "A Bronx Tale" add something


1995

In 1995, Pesci had his third and so far final collaboration with Scorsese and De Niro in the film "Casino", playing Nicky Santoro, based on real-life Mob enforcer Anthony Spilotro add something


1996

He was the original choice to play Myron Larabee, the stressed-out postman in "Jingle All the Way" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1996, but the part was ultimately given to Sinbad, whose physical size was more comparable to Schwarzenegger's add something


1998

In 1998, he released his second LP called "Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You", which spawned the single "Wise Guy," a rap tune that played on the gangsta theme by referencing Mafia gangsterism add something


1999

He announced his retirement from acting in 1999, and since he has appeared only sporadically in films add something

 

In 1999, Pesci announced his retirement from acting to pursue a musical career and to enjoy life away from the camera add something

 

The Good Shepherd (film) - This was Joe Pesci's first film appearance after his six-year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005


2005

Pesci is associated with the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys", which premiered there in 2005 add something


2006

He returned to acting when he did a cameo in De Niro's 2006 film "The Good Shepherd" add something


2010

He starred in the 2010 brothel drama "Love Ranch", alongside Helen Mirren add something

 

Love Ranch - "'Love Ranch"' is a 2010 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon and Bryan Cranston


2011

Pesci appeared with Don Rickles in a 2011 Snickers advertisement in which he portrays the alter-ego of a young man who attends a party and becomes agitated by two women add something

 

Snickers - A 2011 commercial featured actors Joe Pesci and Don Rickles

 

Don Rickles - In 2011, Rickles joined Joe Pesci in a Snickers advertisement highlighting the actors known for their "short fuses


2014

He is similarly a character in the musical's 2014 film adaptation add something


2015

In late 2015, Pesci was announced by Martin Scorsese as part of the intended cast for the upcoming crime drama "The Irishman" add something


2016

Pesci appears in the 2016 music documentary "Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home" in which he is filmed recording "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" from Scott's forthcoming posthumous album "I Go Back Home" add something


2017

In 2017 Joe Pesci was confirmed to be starring in "The Irishman" with long time collaborators Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese add something


2019

The film is planned for release in 2019 and will be distributed by Netflix add something

 

Martin Scorsese - Principal photography on Scorsese's film "The Irishman" began in August 2017, and will star Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino