Joe Pesci (born February 09, 1943) is an American Actor, Singer, and Musical Artist from Newark, New Jersey. He is one of the most celebrated Hollywood stars who won the Academy Award in his successful career in the entertainment world.
The actor is best known for collaborating with his co-actors named Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Furthermore, they starred in films like Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and The Irishman (2019).
Pesci made his pictorial debut with a small part in the 1961 movie “Hey, Let’s Twist!”. He appeared as a dancer at the Peppermint Lounge. Joe first gained recognization after starring as Joe Salvino in the movie “The Death Collector” in 1976.
His third film “Raging Bull” proved a breakthrough in his career. The actor performed one of the supporting roles of Joey LaMotta. In fact, Pesci won various awards such as the National Board of Review Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, British Academy Film Award, etc.
He even got nominated for Academy Award in the category Best Supporting Actor in 1981. Later, the talented actor appeared in various movies like Once Upon a Time in America, Moonwalker, JFK, and much more.
Then, Pesci won Oscars for his performance as psychopathic gangster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas in 1990. Some of his other popular projects are A Bronx Tale, The Good Shepherd, Home Alone, My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the Lethal Weapon franchise, etc.
Early Life, Parents & Education
The actor whose real full birth name is Joseph Frank Pesci was born in 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, United States (Joe Pesci’s age is 76 years old, as of 2019). He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of February and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
The actors’ father “Angelo Pesci” used to work as a forklift driver for General Motors and a bartender. Joseph’s mother “Maria Mesce” worked as a barber part-time. He belongs to multiracial ethnicity as he is of Torinese and Italian descent.
In addition, his family moved to Belleville, New Jersey when the artist was very young. Later, Frank Pesci graduated from Belleville High School. During his childhood, he appeared in various plays. At the age of 5, he acted in a play in New York.
Personal Life, Spouse & Girlfriend
The 76-years-old actor married three times in his life. However, there is no much information about his two marriages and his former wives’ names. As per the source, he wedded to his first partner back in 1964.
Later, Joseph Frank then tied the knot with his third spouse “Claudia Haro” (American actress and model) in 1988 in a private ceremony. However, their love life ended soon and they took divorce in 1992.
Wikipedia states that Haro and Pesci’s marriage ended after Claudia charged with attempted murder-for-hire against her ex-husband and Garrett Warren (stunt-man). Later, from 2000 to 2008, the actor remained together with his girlfriend “Angie Everhart”.
She is an American former model best known for her work with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and Playboy. They even engaged with each other for a while. Earlier, she married Ashley Hamilton and dated Sylvester Stallone in the past.
|Real Full Birth Name||Joseph Frank Pesci.|
|Nick name||Joe Pesci.|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, and Musical Artist.|
|Famous for||his appearance in films like Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and The Irishman (2019).|
|Age (As of 2019)||76 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||February 09, 1943.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Newark, New Jersey, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aquarius.|
|House In||Lavallette, New Jersey, USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Debut||Film: Hey, Let's Twist! (1961, as Dancer at the Peppermint Lounge, NYC).
TV Show: Half Nelson (1985, as Rocky Nelson).
Web Series: The Wheel of Time (upcoming, as Mat Cauthon)
|List of Movies/TV Shows||1. Hey, Let's Twist!
2. Raging Bull.
5. The Irishman.
6. The Death Collector.
8. Dear Mr. Wonderful.
9. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can.
10. Easy Money.
11. Everybody in Jail.
12. Once Upon a Time in America.
13. Man on Fire.
16. The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway.
17. Betsy's Wedding.
19. Lethal Weapon 2.
21. Tales from the Crypt.
22. A Warrior's Tail, etc.
|Awards||1. New York Film Critics Circle Award.
2. National Board of Review Award.
3. Academy Award, (1991, for a movie Goodfellas, in the category Best Supporting Actor).
4. Boston Society of Film Critics Award.
5. American Comedy Award.
6. Berlin International Film Festival Award.
7. Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award.
8. British Academy Film Award, etc.
|Musical Work||1. Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You.
2. Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 4".
Centimeters: 163 cm.
Meters: 1.63 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 58 Kg.
Pounds: 127 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||40-28-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||5.|
|Parents||Father: Angelo Pesci.
Mother: Maria Mesce.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||had a long affair with his ex-girlfriend Angie Everhart (2000–2008).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Claudia Haro (m. 1988 - div. 1992).|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Belleville High School.|
|Alma Mater.||Not available.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Robert De Niro.
Actress: Monica Bellucci.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Australia.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$50 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Joe Pesci
- Joe has a child, a daughter named Tiffany Pesci but there is no information about her biological mother.
- At age 10, he became a regular cast member on a TV variety show “Startime Kids”.
- Furthermore, the calculated Net worth of Joe Pesci is $50 million US Dollars, as of 2019.
- Actor Joe Pesci stands a short height of 5 ft 4 in (163 cm tall) and his weight is around 127 lbs (58 Kg).
- As a musical artist, Joseph Frank Pesci released his albums like Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You and Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home.
- During the filming of Raging Bull and Casino, he broke the same rib twice.
- Moreover, in 2011, he filed a lawsuit against Fiore Films and claimed that their producers didn’t fulfill their promise to cast him in a film.