Joe Pesci Net Worth: How Much Bank Balance Musician And Actor, Joe Pesci Holds?
Joe Pesci Net Worth
Joe Pesci is a well-known musician and actor in the United States who reportedly has a net worth of $50 million. Pesci is most known for his work with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese; nevertheless, during his career, he has appeared in a wide range of characters, including those of violent mobsters, humorous leads, and eccentric sidekicks.
In addition to the “Lethal Weapon” trilogy, some of his most well-known films include “Raging Bull” (1980), “Goodfellas” (1990), “My Cousin Vinny” (1992), “Casino” (1995), and “Home Alone” (1990). In the course of Joe’s career, he has been honoured with a multitude of honours and nominations, including the Academy Award and the BAFTA award, amongst others.
Joe Pesci Early Life
Joseph Frank Pesci was born on February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, and his birth name was Joe Pesci. Both of his parents worked in the service industry; Maria, his mother, was a barber, while Angelo, his father, was a bartender and forklift driver. Joe began his acting career when he was just 4 years old, appearing initially on radio broadcasts and subsequently in plays in New York City. Joe grew up in Belleville, which is located in New Jersey.
When Pesci was just ten years old, he was given a recurring role on the variety show “Star Time Kids.” In the 1960s, he was active in the music industry, performing under the stage name Joe Ritchie and releasing the album “Little Joe Sure Can Sing!” (1968).
He also played guitar for Joey Dee and the Starliters. Vincent and Pesci were a comedy duo that Pesci and Frank Vincent created in 1970 and continued to play as until 1976. During that time, they were also in a Broadway musical called “The New Vaudevillians” together, which did not have a long run.
Joe Pesci Career
Pesci made his debut in the film industry with “The Death Collector” in 1976. Robert De Niro, who was impressed by Joe’s performance, alerted director Martin Scorsese about the movie, and Scorsese placed Joe in the 1980 picture “Raging Bull” as a result of De Niro’s recommendation. Pesci suffered a broken rib during production, and he later suffered the same injury during filming Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” 15 years later.
Despite this, he was nominated for an Oscar and won a BAFTA for his performance. After “Raging Bull,” he starred in the films “Dear Mr. Wonderful” in 1982, “Easy Money” and “Eureka” in 1983, and “Once Upon a Time in America” in 1984, in which he once again collaborated with Robert De Niro.
In 1985, Joe starred as the main character in the comedic television series “Half Nelson,” which told the story of a private investigator. Pesci had a performance as a crime boss in the “Smooth Criminal” segment of Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker” in 1987.
In the film “Lethal Weapon 2,” released in 1989, Joe performed the part of Leo Getz, which he would later play again in the films “Lethal Weapon 3,” released in 1992, and “Lethal Weapon 4,” released in 1998.
Again collaborating with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, he won an Academy Award for his performance as the gangster Tommy DeVito in the 1990 film “Goodfellas.” Pesci played the part of thief Harry Lyme in both “Home Alone” and its sequel, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” both of which were released in 1990. In the first film, Pesci was outwitted by Macaulay Culkin, who was just 8 years old at the time.
Joe had an appearance in the political thriller “JFK” in 1991, and he gave performances that were praised by the critics in the films “My Cousin Vinny” and “The Public Eye” in 1992. In 1992, he served as the host of “Saturday Night Live,” and on an episode of “Tales from the Crypt,” he appeared as a con artist. Before acting in “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag” (1997) with David Spade and “Gone Fishin'” (1997) with Danny Glover, Pesci worked with De Niro again in “A Bronx Tale” (1993) and “Casino” (1995).
After releasing the CD “Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You” in 1998, Joe Gambini announced his retirement from the acting industry the following year.
Pesci emerged from retirement to make a cameo appearance in the film “The Good Shepherd,” which was directed by Robert De Niro and released in 2006. After that, he acted alongside Helen Mirren in the film “The Love Ranch” (2010), had an appearance in a commercial for Snickers in 2011, and provided the voice of a mosquito in the animated film “A Warrior’s Tail” (2015).
Joe was given a role in the 2017 production of “The Irishman,” a Martin Scorsese-directed criminal film that also starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Reportedly, Scorsese had to make the proposition to Pesci fifty times before he accepted it since Joe didn’t want to portray a mobster part again.
Pesci’s performance in “The Irishman” received a lot of praise from critics and led to his being nominated for a number of awards. “The Irishman” was shown in a select number of movie theatres in November 2019 and started streaming on Netflix later that same month. In November of 2019, Joe also released his third studio album, titled “Pesci… Still Singing.”
Joe Pesci Personal Life
There have been three different marriages for Joe. From his first marriage, he is the father of a girl named Tiffany. His first and second wives’ names are not known to the general public, but the name of his third wife, actress Claudia Haro, is well knowledge. Between the years 1988 and 1992, the pair was married.
Casino was Joe’s movie, and Claudia appeared in it in a supporting role. In 2012, Haro was found guilty of attempting to kill her second ex-husband, the stuntman Garrett Warren, and was sentenced to 12 years in jail for her crime. Pesci and model Angie Everhart had been together for seven years when they were engaged in 2007, but they called it quits on their engagement nine months later.
In 2011, Joe filed a lawsuit against Fiore Films for $3 million, claiming the company breached their contract by promising him a movie part that required him to gain 30 pounds (mobster Angelo Ruggiero in “Gotti”).
The directors decided not to cast him in that role and instead offered him a lesser part with a pay that was far lower than the $3 million they had originally promised him. The lawsuit was thrown out following an agreement reached outside of court in 2013, and Pruitt Taylor Vince was cast in the role of Ruggiero in the movie that was eventually filmed in 2016.
Joe Pesci Awards And Honour
In 1990, Pesci was awarded the Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film “Goodfellas.” In 1982, he was given the award for Best Film Newcomer for his performance in the film “Raging Bull” at the British Academy Film Awards.
Additionally, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the film “Raging Bull” in 1980 and “The Irishman” in 2019. In addition to the nominations for “The Irishman” and “Raging Bull” and “Goodfellas” that Joe received from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes, he was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “The Irishman.”
Pesci was honoured by film critics’ groups in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, and Dallas-Fort Worth, earning accolades for his work in “My Cousin Vinny” in 1993 and other films. The American Comedy Award was given to him in that year.
Joe Pesci Property
In 1994, Joe purchased a home on the Jersey Shore with 8 bedrooms for the price of $850,000; in 2019, he listed the property for sale for a price of $6.5 million. Glass walls, a spiral staircase, an elevator, and a terrace with a heated swimming pool are some of the features that come standard in the 7,200 square foot house. In October of 2021, he was finally able to sell the house for a sum that was kept confidential.