Who is Joe Pesci?
Joe Pesci is a big name in the entertainment industry. He has gained a name from his brilliant acting skills. The professional American actor has been active in the industry since 1961. Since then he has appeared in numerous films and television, in addition to winning many awards. Joe is mostly famous for his role as Harry Lyme in the movie, “Home Alone,” and the sequel. Besides, he is notable films include, “Raging Bull,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “The Good Shepherd,” and “The Irishman,” among several others. Furthermore, he is also known for collaboration with famous actors like Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.
|Full Name||Joseph Frank Pesci|
|Birth Date||9th of February, 1943|
|Birth Place||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Wife||Claudia Haro (divorced)|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)|
|Weight||58 kg (127 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||40-28-35 inches|
Joe Pesci was born on the 9th of February, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He is the son of Angelo Pesci and Maria Mesce. His father was a forklift driver for General Motors whereas his mother was a part-time work as a barber. Joe is 77 years old as of 2020. He has the star sign of Aquarius.
Nationality and Physical Stats (Height & Weight)
Pesci holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to Italian. He is Christian by religion. Besides, standing at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) and weighing about 58 kg (127 lbs), he has maintained his body fit and healthy. His body measurements are 40-28-35 inches, chest, waist, and hips size, respectively. Additionally, his brown eye colour and brown hair colour reflects his fantastic personality.
Personal Life of Joe Pesci
Pesci married his first wife in 1964 but divorced. However, they had a daughter together. He then married his second wife, whose information is not disclosed. Later, he married Claudia Haro in 1988. Claudia is a model as well as an actress. The couple also did not go well and separated in 1992, having a divorce. After fifteen years of separation, the actor announced his engagement with an actress and model, Angie Everhart in 2007. The duo backed up from their engagement after a year.
Pesci studied high school at Belleville High School.
The Career of Joe Pesci
Joe started his career as a barber and also engaged in music at the same time. His debut movie appearance was in The Death Collector. The Death Collector was a low budget crime movie released in 1976. He appeared in Raging bull alongside Robert De Niro as Scorsese as the character Joey LaMotta in 1979. Joe again played in the Martin Scorsese directed the film, alongside partners Scorsese and Robert De Niro in the movie Goodfellas in 1990. In the film, he played the role of a mobster named Tommy DeVito.
He was the co-star in the blockbuster movie Home Alone in 1990. Joe was one of the favourite characters in the movie who played as the burglar. He was also in the sequel of the film. Furthermore, he was the host for the Saturday Night Live on the 10th of October, 1992. He released his second album in 1998 titled “Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You”. Joe Pesci announced his retirement from acting in 1999. He decided to pursue his musical career but returned to acting as a cameo in De Niro’s movie, “The Good Shepard,” in 2006.
Meanwhile, in 2010, he played the role of Charlie Bontempo, in the drama film, “Love Ranch,” alongside Helen Mirren, produced by Lou DiBella. In 2015, the actor voiceover in a Russian animated adventure film, “A Warrior’s Tall.” Eventually, in 2019, he featured in the epic crime film, “The Irishman,” as the role of Russell Bufalino. The film gained a huge critical as well as commercial success. In the movie, he starred alongside the stars like Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, and Stephen Graham among others.
The actor for his performances has received awards and nominations for many times. In 1982, he won his first award as the British Film Academy Awards for the Best Film Newcomer for his role in the film, “Raging Bull.” Next, he gained the Academy Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor for the film, “Goodfellas.”
Besides, Joe Pesci has been nominated for the awards for several times. In 1980, he had been nominated for the first time as Best Supporting Actor in “Raging Bull.” Furthermore, in 2019 and 2020, he became a nominee for the film, “The Irishman,” as the Best Supporting Actor.
Joe Pesci has earned massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with gaining name and fame, he has been able to make a handsome amount of money. He has an estimated net worth of about $50 million, as of 2020.