Who is Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci

[[File: JoePesci-2009.jpg | miniature | Joe Pesci (2009)]] '' 'Joseph "Joe" Francesco DeLores Eliot Pesci' '' (born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American Actor and Oscar winner. == Life == Already at the age of four, the son of an Italian-American family appeared on a radio show, at ten he was a member of the ensemble of the television series '' Star Time Kids '' alongside Connie Francis. As a teenager he appeared in various theater plays and also hired himself as a night club singer. In the mid-1960s, Pesci, who was interested in jazz all his life, released the unsuccessful record `` Little Joe Sure Can Sing '' under the name Joe Ritchie and played guitar in numerous bands. He made his film debut in 1976 in the film '' Bloody Payday '', but no other role offers were offered. From then on, Pesci worked as a bricklayer and opened an Italian restaurant. In 1980 his breakthrough came alongside Robert De Niro in '' Like a Wild Bull '', for which he was nominated for an Oscar like Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese. De Niro had seen Pesci's film debut and convinced Scorsese to cast the stranger. Pesci was now established in Hollywood. He won an Oscar for his portrayal of a Mafioso in '' Good Fellas - Three Decades in the Mafia ''. Other gangster films with Pesci in both leading and supporting roles followed, including '' Casino ''. He satirized his increased role as a gangster or mobster in numerous films, including in the `` Lethal Weapon '' series, `` Kevin - Alone at Home '' and `` My Cousin Winnie ''. Towards the end of the 1990s, Joe Pesci's film appearances became less and less because he wanted to devote more to his music career. The albums `` Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You '' and `` Joey DeFrancesco featuring Joe Doggs, Falling in Love Again '' with the jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco were released, but they were not very successful. In 2004 Pesci announced his involvement in the film '' The Good Shepherd '', which was released in 2006 with him in a supporting role. This film was the sixth work that brought him together with Robert De Niro, who directed the film for the second time (after `` In the Streets of the Bronx ''). In 2010, Pesci played the main character, a brothel owner and gangster, alongside Oscar winner Helen Mirren in Taylor Hackford's film `` Love Ranch ''. So he returned to his original genre. Pesci is notorious in the film world as a choleric: For example, at the premiere of "Wie ein Wilder Stier" he knocked down two cameramen out of anger over paparazzi; During the filming of '' Casino '' he hit Robert De Niro several times because he was dissatisfied with the script. While on vacation together, he broke Martin Scorsese's nose. Pesci has the rare anomaly of iris heterochromia, in which the rainbow skins of the eyes have different colors due to a disruption of the pigmentation. The German voice actor is Mogens von Gadow. == Private == Pesci was married to the actress Claudia Haro from 1989 to 1992 and has a daughter from this marriage.