In April 2007, Robbie Williams was threatened by neighbour, Joe, after he invited friends over to play soccer and blocked Joe's driveway with their cars. Joe stormed out brandishing a golf club, threatening to smash the offending car's windscreen. Robbie initially thought Joe was joking, but told his friends to move their cars after he realised he was serious.
Each of Joe's eyes is a different colour.
Joe shares a birthday with Mia Farrow.
Joe and his wife, Martha Haro, have one child together - daughter, Tiffany.
Director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro tracked down Joe after seeing his role in the 1976 movie The Death Collector, as they felt he was perfect for the role of Joey La Motta in Raging Bull. When De Niro first called Joe to ask him to play the role, Joe was convinced that it was a prank call and almost hung up the phone.
Joe's good friend, George Carlin, mentions him in his bit There is no God, in which Carlin says that he prays to Joe Pesci because, "unlike God, Pesci can get things done... especially with a baseball bat!"
Joe won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Goodfellas.
Joe worked as a barber and a waiter in the 1960s, while he tried to crack the music industry.
After winning the Oscar for his role as Tom DeVito in the 1990 movie Goodfellas Joe's entire acceptance speech was "This is an honor and privilege, thank you." When asked why he didn't say more, he said "I really didn't think I was going to win."
Joe has a holiday house in Lavalette, New Jersey, where he established a reputation as a community Little League Baseball Coach.
Joe is not a smoker, which is why he is often seen chewing toothpicks in his roles.
Joe is well known for answering his fan mail personally.
Coincidently, Joe recorded the song My Cousin Vinny, but it was not related to the movie of the same name.
In the 60s, Joe recorded an album under the name Joe Ritchie. It was named Little Joe Sure Can Sing and was a huge hit in Europe.
The word Pesci in Italian means the plural of "fish".
As a teenager, Joe learnt Judo.
Joe started out his musical career with Joey D and the Starliters, playing guitar in local pubs when they could get a gig.
Joe is an avid golfer.
Joe was ranked #96 on Premiere Magazine's '100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time' for his performance as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas.
In 2006, a prostitute, using only the name of Olivia, released a tell-all book, claiming Joe to be a repeat visitor.
Joe: (on the late Fred Gwynne) It takes somebody who's very serious to pull off a character like 'Herman Munster.' It's not simple to play the goof. Fred was not Herman. He was an intelligent, quiet gentleman.