Joe Pesci found success early as an actor in New York City. As early as the age of 5, he was performing in plays throughout the city. By age 10, he was already on television, performing alongside Connie Francis in the Startime Kids.
Both of Pesci's parents have origins in Italian hometowns. Pesci's mother has origins in Turin, while his father Angelo Pesci has origins in Aquilonia in the province of Avellino. Here are some facts about the town of Aquilonia:
Check out the video below for an exclusive tour of Joe Pesci’s ancestral hometown of Aquilonia, Campania.