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Comment: Is it true that Joe Pesci was Robert DeNiro's babrber and got
into acting when DeNiro suggested Pesci as his brother in the movie Raging
Bull? I've heard this one awhile and it recently came up.

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Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Is it true that Joe Pesci was Robert DeNiro's babrber and got
into acting when DeNiro suggested Pesci as his brother in the movie Raging
Bull? I've heard this one awhile and it recently came up.

From IMDB

Raging Bull (1980)

Death Collector, The (1975) .... Joe
Hey, Let's Twist (1961) Starliters Guita

[SNL Mistake deleted]

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Originally posted by Van Couver:
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Is it true that Joe Pesci was Robert DeNiro's babrber and got
into acting when DeNiro suggested Pesci as his brother in the movie Raging
Bull? I've heard this one awhile and it recently came up.

From IMDB

Raging Bull (1980)

Death Collector, The (1975) .... Joe
Hey, Let's Twist (1961) Starliters Guita

and

"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Himself" (episode # 22.17) 12 April 1997
"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 18.3) 10 October 1992

Well, "Hey, Let's Twist" wasn't really an acting gig. He just happened to be the guitarist for Joey D and the Starliters who were featured in that film. The SNL appearences are from the '90s (1975 is just the year SNL debuted).

Pesci's only real acting job before Raging Bull was in The Death Collector which is the film that brought him to the attention of Scorsese and De Niro.

ETA: The above should read "...only real film acting job.." Apparently, he had an up and down radio and TV career as a child actor between the ages of 4 and 10.

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Originally posted by Ursa Major:
The SNL appearences are from the '90s (1975 is just the year SNL debuted).


~blush~ I was wondering! Well will teach me to actually read it more thoroughly before I post.

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