Joe Pesci Bio
Joseph Frank “Joe” Pesci, born on 9 February 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, is an Italian-American actor, comedian, rapper and musician. He was raised in Belleville, New Jersey, where he attended Belleville High School.
His acting career began at the early age of 5 years old, when made his appearance in plays in New York. His music career began in the sixties as a guitarist for several bands. In 1968, he released his own album called Little Joe Sure Can Sing! (under the name Joe Ritchie), on which he sang covers of contemporary pop hits.
Joe Pesci’s first film role came in 1961 – as an uncredited dancer in Hey, Let’s Twist! In 1976, he scored a minor part in the movie The Death Collector. His performance impressed director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, who casted him in the movies he is best known for today: Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995).
Joe Pesci Personal Details
- Born Name: Joseph Frank Pesci
- Age (in 2017): 74
- Date of Birth: February 9, 1943
- Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Actor, Singer, Comedian, Musician
- Net worth: 50 Million
- Official Website: –
- Official Twitter: –
Joe Pesci Family Tree
- Wife name: Unknown (Divorced)
- Wife name: Unknown (Divorced)
- Wife name: Claudia Haro (Divorced)
- Daughter: Tiffany Pesci
- Father name: Angelo Pesci
- Mother name: Mary (née Mesce)
Joe Pesci Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Joe Pesci with his past and current girlfriend details.
Joe Pesci dated:
- Unknown (1964) – Joe Pesci married and divorced his first wife.
- Claudia Haro (1987-1992) – Model and actress Claudia Haro and Joe Pesci dated for a year before getting married on 7 September 1988. They had a daughter together, then divorced in 1992.
- Leighanne Littrell (1995-1997) – Leighanne Littrell is an American Actress
- Angie Everhart (April 2000-April 2008) – Joe Pesci and American model Angie Everhart were engaged in July 2007, but later separated in April 2008.
- Allison Giannini (2009) – Allison Giannini is an American actress.
Joe Pesci Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Joe Pesci Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 5′ 4″
- Height in Centimeters: 163 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 132 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 60 kg
According to the book 17 Hollywood Diets, by Eris Hill, Joe Pesci is a fan of the Macrobiotic Diet, which entails that you eat only when you are hungry, chew slowly and divide your daily portions as follows:
- 10% brothy soup
- 30% veggies
- 10% beans and sea vegetables
- 50% whole grains
Furthermore, you must eat a bit of seafood, nuts and fruit, and drink a lot of twig tea. Foods to avoid are dairy, meat, caffeine and artificially or chemically treated foods.
On 27 July 2011, Joe Pesci sued Fiore Films, the makers of the film Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, for gaining weight. He was initially offered the major role of Angelo Ruggiero, a real-life mobster, who is known for his heavier build. In preparation for the role, Joe Pesci dropped his strict diet and 30 pounds. The offer was rescinded, and Joe Pesci was offered a smaller part with a two million dollar difference in salary.
Joe Pesci Fun Facts
Joe Pesci Quotes
“Scorsese and De Niro taught me to bring out the natural side of myself. And they taught me to think of myself as the average guy. Sometimes the average guy belongs in a role more than your matinee idol-type of person. We have to have people we can relate to.”
“I’ve been married three times, but I’ll never forget my first trip as a young man, on my honeymoon, with my new wife.”