About Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci is popularly known as an American actor and musician who had been seen working actively from 1961 to 1999 when he had made his announcement of retirement where he was backed from the year 2006.

Quick Info
Full NameJoseph Frank Pesci
Birth Date9 February 1943
Birth PlaceNew Jersey, the U.S
Parent(s)Mary Pesci(mother),
Angelo Pesci
Zodiac signAquarius
Occupation Actor and Musician.
Net Worth$50 million.

Personal Life and Relationship

Joe Pesci was born on 9 February 1943 in New Jersey, the U.S. as a mother, Mary Pesci, and father, Angelo Pesci. His mother used to do a part-time job as a hairdresser, where his father used to be a forklift driver for General Motors and work as a bartender. His real name is Joseph Frank Pesci, but he was popularly known for his name Joe Pesci.

In 1964, he got married to his first wife, where they gave birth to their daughter, but they decided to live separately and gave divorce. Later, he also married for the second time, but they also divorced, and then he married for the third time to a model and actress Claudia Haro where they were only married from the year 1988 to 1992. Further, he was seen living in a relationship with an actress and model Angie Everhart where they were engaged in 2007, but later in 2008, they broke up with each other.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Joe Pesci holds an American nationality and belongs to Italian ethnicity. He is currently 77 years old, with a height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm) and 58 kg. He had got brown hair with brown eyes. As he was born on 9 February, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Joe Pesci

Early Life and Education

In his early life, Joe Pesci was grown up in Belleville, New Jersey, and he attended Belleville High School for his high school study. Later, he graduated from Belleville High School. When Pesci was at his age 5, he was seen appearing in a play in New York. Later, he appeared regularly in a television variety show “Startime Kids” when he was 10 years old.


Early Career

In his early career, Joe Pesci used to work as a barber, and at that time, he also started to begin his music career where he had played guitar with several bands which were at the time of the 1960s. Later, in 1968, he had released his debuted album “Little Joe Sure Can Sing!” where he had been seen singing covers of contemporary pop hits.

Further, he was seen with Frank Vincent, where he had started to perform as Vincent and Pesci” as a comedy duo, which was from 1970 to 1976, which made their friendship more strong. They were seen in the Broadway show “The New Vaudevillians” in the year 1975.

Acting Career

Film Career

In the year 1961, Joe Pesci was cast into an uncredited role in an American musical movie, “Hey, Let’s Twist!” and then, he was seen playing the role of Joe Salvino in a low-budget crime movie “The Death Collector.” Further, he appeared as Joey LaMotta in an American biographical sports drama movie “Raging Bull” in the year 1980. From the movie, he had earned more popularity from his outstanding performance in the movie, and he also became able to win British Film Academy Awards for Best Film Newcomer. After that, he had been cast into the movies, including “I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can,” “Dear Mr. Wonderful,” “Eureka,” and “Easy Money.” 

Further, he was seen as Frankie Minaldi in an epic crime drama movie “Once Upon a Time in America” in 1984. In the same year, he was seen as Corrado Parisi in the movie “Everybody in Jail.” Likewise, he was seen as David Coolidge in an action thriller movie “Man on Fire.” He was seen as Frankie Video in an American experimental anthology musical movie “Moonwalker,” which helps to make him earn more fame and attention from the people. In 1988, he was cast as John Dos Passos in the movie “The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway. 

Joe PesciAlso, Joe Pesci was cast as Leo Getz is an American buddy cop action comedy movie “Lethal Weapon 2” in 1989. Later, in 1990, he was seen cast as Leo Carelli in the movie “Catchfire,” as Oscar Henner in “Betsy’s Wedding,” as Tommy DeVito in “Goodfellas,” as Harry Lyme in “Home Alone.”

In 1991, he appeared as Louie Kritski in an American comedy movie “The Super,” and as David Ferrie is an American political thriller movie “JFK.” He had also won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the movie “Goodfellas.”

Further, he was cast as Vincent LaGuardia Gambini is an American comedy movie, “My Cousin Vinny.” He was seen reprising his role as Leo Getz is an American action-comedy movie “Lethal Weapon 3”. Likewise, he had been cast into movies, including “The Public Eye,” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”, “A Bronx Tale,” “Jimmy Hollywood,” and “With Honors.”

Later, he was seen appearing as Nicky Santoro in an American epic crime movie “Casino” in the year 1995 where his performance received positive feedback. In 1997, he was seen in the movies like “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag”, “Gone Fishin’,” “Lethal Weapon 4”, “The Good Shepherd,” “Love Ranch,” and “Warrior’s Tail.” Later, in 2019, he was seen as Russell Bufalino in an American epic movie, “The Irishman” for which he received lots of positive response.

Television Career

In 1985, Joe Pesci was cast as Rocky Nelson in an American detective comedy-drama series “Half Nelson.” In 1992, he was seen as Vic or Jack in an American horror anthology television series “Tales from the Crypt.” In the same year, he was seen appearing in a show “Saturday Night Live.”

Joe PesciNet Worth

The estimated net worth of Joe Pesci is $50 million.