Ritchie Pesci Biography (1943-)

Full name, Joseph Pesci; born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ; married thirdwife, Marti (an actress; divorced); children: (first marriage) Tiffany. Career: Actor. Joey D and the Starliters, performed as singer and guitarist; performed as voice of the Brooklyn Bridge in a television commercial for Lexus. Amici's (restaurant), Bronx, NY, worked as manager; also worked fora stone mason. Awards, Honors: New York Film Critics Award, American Society of Film Critics Award, National Board of Review Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, and Academy Award nomination, all best supporting actor, and Los Angeles Film Critics Award, Golden Globe Award nomination, and British Academy Award, best newcomer to film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all 1980, for Raging Bull; Academy Award, best supportingactor, Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor, National Boardof Review Award, best supporting actor, and D. W. Griffith Award, all 1990, for GoodFellas; MTV Movie Award nomination, best villain, 1995, for Casino; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in an action or adventure film, 1998, for Lethal Weapon 4. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804.

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February 9, 1943
Newark, New Jersey, United States

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