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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci

Birth Name: Joseph Frank Pesci
DOB: Feb. 9, 1943
Where: Newark, New Jersey
Occupation: actor, singer, comedian, musician
Years Active: 1961-1999, 2005-present

-Known for playing all sorts of roles, from violent, hair trigger mobsters to comedic leads, to odd sidekicks.
-Has starred in a variety of high profile films, such as:
1. Goodfellas
Goodfellas. Played Tommy DeVito
2. Casino
Casino. Played Nicky Santaro
3. Once Upon a Time in America
4. Raging Bull
5. My Cousin Vinny
Vincent Gambini in My Cousin Vinny
6. Home Alone
Home Alone. Played Harry Lyme
7. Lethal Weapon series
-Took a break from acting from 1999-2005
-Returned for a cameo role in the film The Good Shepherd in 2006

Early Life
-Son of Mary, who worked a barber part time and Angelo Pesci, a forklift driver for General Motors and as a bartender.
-By the time he was 5 years old, Joe was appearing in plays in New York.
-In the 1960s, he was following in his father's footsteps of being a barber

-First film role: 1975 low budget crime thriller The Death Collector with Frank Vincent
-In 1980, he was asked to play Joey, Jake LaMotta's childhood friend in Raging Bull opposite Robert De Niro
-Received an Academy Award for his role in the 1990 Mafia classic Goodfellas
-On Oct. 10, 1992, hosted Saturday Night Live. When he found out that Sinead O'Connor had torn apart a picture of Pope John Paul II, he got even by tearing a picture of her into pieces, with loud, happy applause from the audience

-Later in 1990, he starred as Harry Lyme, a bumbling burglar in Home Alone.
-In 1992, he played Brooklyn lawyer Vincent Gambini in My Cousin Vinny

Personal Life
-Married Claudia Haro from 1988-1992. Has a daughter named Tiffany from this marriage. In July 2007, Pesci, who was 64, became engaged to Angie Everhart, 37.
-Is an avid New York Yankees fan

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