Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician.

Usually known for playing violent mafia mobsters or grouchy but lovable funnymen, Pesci has starred in a number of high-profile films such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, My Cousin Vinny, JFK, Home Alone and its first sequel, the first three Lethal Weapon sequels, and Casino.

In 1990, ten years after receiving a nomination in the same category for Raging Bull, Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as mobster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas.

A scene in "There's Something About Paulie", showing “the mob in the movies” parodies the infamous scene in Goodfellas in which Joe Pesci harasses Ray Liotta for calling him “funny.” In this version, he asks “Am I George Carlin funny or Spin City funny or Rita Rudner funny?”. They reply with him being Rita Rudner funny, and he's thankful.

He also appears as Chief Oleki's "cousin" Vincent Gambini in "Jungle Love".

After Joe comes charging out of the restroom at The Drunken Clam to scream at the patrons in "Brian's a Bad Father", Peter stops to explain that Joe was considered a tough guy in the 1990s. In this appearance, Joe is voiced by Jim Breuer.