Joe Pesci is known as an American actor. He is most famous for his roles in Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Home Alone.
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Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey. Joe Pesci started his acting career at four years old on a radio program. By 1953, he was an ordinary part on the TV theatrical presentation Star Time Kids. In the mid-1960s, he propelled a melodic career under the name Joe Ritchie, recording a LP titled Little Joe Sure Can Sing, and later played guitar in the pop band Joey Dee and the Starliters. Except for the little-seen 1975 film The Death Collector, the actor was not able get his career off the ground. He chose to drop out of acting and head back to New York to run a café.
After Robert De Niro saw Pesci's performance in The Death Collector, De Niro carried the movie to the consideration of director Martin Scorsese, who cast Pesci in his 1980 perfect work of art Raging Bull. This was the start of a long queue of supporting roles for Pesci, who before long wound up one of the busiest character actors in the business, appearing the 1983 Rodney Dangerfield satire Easy Money and the 1984 Sergio Leone epic Once Upon a Time in America. He became a huge name to families when he played a house robber in Home Alone.
In a surprise move, Martin Scorsese revived his film partnership with Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro for the Netflix film The Irishman. The big budget film maxed out Netflix's account with production expenses of over $140 million dollars. The trailer for the film was released on July 2019.
Joe Pesci has been married and separated twice in his life. His first marriage was to an obscure lady in 1964 when he was 21 years of age. Some reports state that Pesci had a little girl born around 1967 with the mystery lady.
His first marriage to come to media light was to model and actress Claudia Haro. Their marriage kept going from 1988 to 1992. Their romantic association produced a girl named Tiffany Pesci. Pesci's ex Claudia hit the news in 2012 in reports connecting her with a homicide case. Pesci was locked engaged to former model and actress, Angie Everhart in 2007 but they severed their commitment in 2008 before they could make it down the wedding walkway.
Last Modified: Nov 12, 2020