Pesci Was Born In Newark New Jersey

Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci


Pesci was born in Newark, New Jersey. His mother, Mary (née Mesce), worked part-time as a barber, and his father, Angelo Pesci, was a forklift driver for General Motors and bartender. A few years later, at age ten, he was a regular on a television variety show called Startime Kids, which also featured Connie Francis. Pesci won the BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1981 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The pairing became famous enough to inspire a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live (SNL) called “The Joe Pesci Show”. (The real Pesci and De Niro made a surprise appearance in one episode.) Pesci hosted SNL on October 10, 1992. Two years later, he reprised his role in the sequel, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” Pesci also played David Ferrie in 1991′s JFK and the title character in the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny.

Pesci Also Played David Ferrie In 1991s JFK And The Title Character

Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci


Pesci has starred in a number of high profile films including Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, My Cousin Vinny, JFK, Home Alone, and the Lethal Weapon series. He took a six year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005 before returning for a cameo in The Good Shepherd (2006). Pesci was raised in Belleville, New Jersey and attended Belleville High School. The first film he starred in was the 1975 low budget crime film The Death Collector with Frank Vincent. Pesci also played David Ferrie in 1991′s JFK and the title character in the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny.

In 1990 Pesci Won The Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor For

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Pesci has starred in a number of high profile films including Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, My Cousin Vinny, JFK, Home Alone, and the Lethal Weapon series. in 1990, Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic mobster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, ten years after receiving a nomination in the same category for Raging Bull. Pesci was raised in Belleville, New Jersey and attended Belleville High School. By the time Pesci was five years old, he was appearing in plays in New York. He also had small role in 1993′s A Bronx Tale and 2007′s The Good Shepherd, which were both directed by and starred De Niro. in the film, Pesci was featured in the fifth and final segment, a short movie called Smooth Criminal, which was based on Michael Jackson’s song of the same name.