Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
An Academy-Award winning actor known for playing the fast-talking, mini-Mafioso. Pesci was first nominated for an Oscar for his part in Raging Bull (1980). But it wasn't until 1990 that he won the award for his role in GoodFellas, which was the same year that appeared in the surprise blockbuster, Home Alone. Pesci's other film credits include, Casino (1994), A Bronx Tale (1992), My Cousin Vinny (1992), and the Lethal Weapon sequels (1989, 1992, 1998).