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Joe Pesci
Date of Birth: February 9, 1943
Time on SNL: As Host:
October 10, 1992
Cameos:
April 12, 1997 (also impersonated)
Impersonated:
December 2, 1995
January 20, 1996
March 16, 1996
May 18, 1996
November 23, 1996
January 11, 1997
April 12, 1997 (also made a cameo himself)
September 27, 1997
November 22, 1997

Joe Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and musician, known for his collaborations with Robert De Niro. He is known for playing a variety of different roles, from violent mobsters to comedic leads to quirky sidekicks. Pesci has starred in a number of high profile films including Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, My Cousin Vinny, JFK, Home Alone, and the Lethal Weapon series. He took a six-year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005 before returning for a cameo in The Good Shepherd (2006). In 1990, Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic mobster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, ten years after receiving a nomination in the same category for Raging Bull.

He was also impersonated mostly by Jim Breuer about 9 times. He mostly appeared on The Joe Pesci Show and in the September 27, 1997 episode, Pesci did not appear in his usual sketch, he appeared just at the start before Jamiroquai performed the song "Alright" with Sylvester Stallone. They were talking about how Stallone was in his film and Pesci would be interested if he was in the film.

Jim Breuer as Joe Pesci

Jim Breuer as Joe Pesci on the January 11, 1997 episode during the Joe Pesci show.

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