How tall is Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci's Height

5ft 3in (160 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Home Alone, Casino and My Cousin Vinny. In The FreeLance Star, Oct 1992 he said "I'm not tall, only 5-feet-5".

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Shredder said on 21/Jul/16
This guy has always looked short , 5'5 is short but it's nothing that stands out, Joe always stands out. Below 5'4 , even at his peak
ShortRussianDude said on 20/Jul/16
Normal. Tall guy, You're a moron and everything that is wrong with the world. also, some of the most notorious and feared gangsters have been short, just saying.

Always looked around 5'3, would not surprise me if he was a bit under it.
Normal. Tall guy said on 19/Jul/16
Ill go along with that , looks like a midget, i bet he has bad hips like most little people, just silly to think of someone that puny being a tough guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, also appeared in Home Alone movies and Casino
james said on 10/Feb/16
He looked about 5'3 in raging bull
Magic said on 22/Nov/15
I'd say that he was 5'2" (peak) and today he could be 5'1", in "home alone 2" Daniel Stern seemed 2 mt compared to Joe Pesci.
@5'3andchange loose about 1 cm every decade after 40 years , no 1 inch, 1 inch is too much.
5'3andchange said on 16/Oct/15
I'd say peak was 5'4. You lose an inch or so of height every 10 years after 40,I read on an orthopedic website. So while 5'3 may be right now,5'4 could be very accurate.
mande2013 said on 6/Aug/15
I don't know. I always assumed he was 5'4 range peak but nothing over. 5'3 peak seems a tad low. In Raging Bull he looks to be 5'4 frankly. I don't think he's quite as small as Marty.
skozi said on 19/Feb/15
I find short men very sexy.
Clay said on 16/Dec/14
Sam says on 24/Mar/14
Joe Pesci may just edge out Martin Scorsese in height, although they're definitely similar range. Robert De Niro can pull off looking a solid 6 or 7 inches taller than both guys.
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They make Bobby D look like a strapping 6'0+.
the shredder said on 28/Nov/14
Rob , do you think 5'3 is peak ?
Dingus said on 28/Oct/14
Peak height 5'04.00"
Current is 5'03.75"
James said on 14/Jul/14
In Scorsese films raging bull, good fellas and casino his characters always have this short man complex .quick to get into fights and kill taller guys .
the shredder said on 26/Mar/14
Hey rob , this is Pesci and Scneider on SNL.

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Do you see much of a difference?
[Editor Rob: Rob could edge him out there I think]
Sam said on 24/Mar/14
Joe Pesci may just edge out Martin Scorsese in height, although they're definitely similar range. Robert De Niro can pull off looking a solid 6 or 7 inches taller than both guys.
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the shredder said on 10/Mar/14
5'5 is laughable , Mel Gibson would be 5'11
the shredder said on 10/Dec/13
Rob , do you think he wears lifts? He looked near Jet Li in their pics.
[Editor Rob: I'm sure sometimes he might have had them]
Arch Stanton said on 27/Nov/13
He can look close to 5'4" at times in some of his films, but today I really think he's 5'2" range.
Markus from Italy said on 14/Nov/13
Well, watching him in Lethal Weapon 2 next to Mel Gibson who wears cowboy boots he looks 160 but reaches Mel's eyes especially in the scene before Riggs falls down in the pool beneath the hotel. I don't know how many inches there could be between the two but Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon looks short, maybe 173 in boots and 168 flat (this is only my opinion). There are few scenes in the Lethal Weapon saga in which his barefoot (Gibson) and the cam always films him form below to make him look taller. In that scene I mentioned before Joe Pesci's barefoot while Danny Glover and Mel Gibson wear shoes, lifted shoes in the case of Mel. I'm not an expert of height comparisons though so cannot judge with extreme certainty.
cd said on 13/Nov/13
Nowadays he's clearly around 5ft 2.5-3. When he was younger he would have been nearly 5ft 4.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/13
Hehe if Pesci ever had a birthday cake it would read "**** you you ******* ******" and even the candles would spell out "You mother ******!!" I wonder if Pesci's mother ever had a swear box. You'd be as rich as a casino in no time with him around for every time he swears! Looks 5'3" range in Casino I think.He often looks 6 inches shorter than De Niro, other times can seem more like 5.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Oct/13
Funny but him and Scorsese look an awful lot like the tiny little old fellas I saw talking on the streets of southern Italy in that photo and I swear a lot of those fellas would be lucky to have ever seen 5 ft 4. 5'2"-5'6" is very common for old men in southern Italy.Some of the shortest ones I saw with back trouble though granted I doubt were much over 5 ft but certainly 5 ft 3-4 is a very common height for old guys in southern Italy and Pesci and Scorsese would fit it right away. I don't know if you've ever been Rob but if you ever do go walk through some of the villages in the south and you'll be amazed at the height of the old men who congregate in the village centres outside shops!! Not all are that short and some are 5'6-5'9" but it is rare to see an older guy over 5'10" in southern Italy! Some of the 6'4"-6'5" Italian footballers like Luca Toni must feel like Bill Walton in the south!
Arch Stanton said on 15/Oct/13
Rob do you think he looks shorter than Scorsese in Parker photo? He looks crazy short in it and look at his footwear, looks rather clumpy and suspicious, although Scorsese also looks like he could be packing Simon Cowell like stacks into his shoes and resorting to the old bootleg Cowell tricks to cover them up in that photo. Pesci looks even shorter than this in that photo.He does look 5'3" in Goodfellas. been a while since I saw Casino but I'll give it a run tomorrow and see what I think.
[Editor Rob: I think he is a bit taller, but he could very well be a guy at times wearing elevator shoes...I'd be surprised if he didn't.]
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/13
Does look as low as 5'3" in Goodfellas. His personality in that film reminds me of a couple of short guys I've met in clubs!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Sep/13
De Niro looks 5-5.5 inches taller in Raging Bull. I think he looks more 5 ft 4 than 5 ft 3 in comparison.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Sep/13
Rob can you add Raging Bull, its without a doubt his most acclaimed film.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Sep/13
Looks 5'4" ish in Raging Bull.
cd said on 7/Jul/13
Could Pesci have been 5'2.75" (159 cm), Schneider 5'3.5" (in comparison to 5'7 Martin Lawrence)? Also Pesci did look a little more than a foot shorter than Daniel Stern in Home Alone.

Obviously Pesci will have lost at least a bit at his age, so he could easily be closer to 5'2 now, but no need for a peak height listing since he isn't all that active now and is more one of those legendary actors.
cd said on 27/May/13
I'm thinking 161-162cm peak, 159-160cm now.
mikec33 said on 23/Dec/12
hes def 5'4"
Parker said on 26/Aug/12
Not much between Scorcese, Pesci and Michael J Fox. 5'3-5'4 listings are correct.

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the shredder said on 9/Aug/12
Rob , you thought Mickey rooney was under 5 ft now so where do you think Pesci is ?


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[Editor Rob: back in 97 maybe he looks 5ft 3 if mickey had lost an inch or so since 97]
the shredder said on 1/Aug/12
Rob , can he be 5'3 peak ?
[Editor Rob: not an impossibility ]
the shredder said on 8/Feb/12
Rob watch lethal weapon ... 5'3
the shredder said on 7/Dec/11
Maybe 5'4 peak , I can see 5'2.5 now .
Danimal said on 6/Dec/11
Will never forget the time he was on Saturday Night Live in 1992. There was a long sketch with him and Rob Schneider and you guessed it, Rob WAS TALLER than Joe. Joe would have been 48 or 49 at that time. Rob was not the 5'5" he claimed for himself either, so what did that make Joe Pesci? Short and even shorter now (20 years later).
guyfrommars said on 5/Dec/11
They cast them together with Daniel Stern in Home Alone exactly because of the comical effect. Stern is 6'4", a foot taller than Pesci. They together made a classic "short and tall" comic duo.
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
He is tiny in home alone 1 and 2. He was only up to that guy's shoulder. His partner in crime. That guy must be 194cm. Not even close to 5 foot 5. Great actor but he has to be one of the shortest actors in history not including mini me and tony cox. Has he ever done a movie with danny devito who is 4 foot 10? That would be interesting. No where near 5 foot 7 like someone below claimed. I can buy 160cm.
Physics Enemy said on 14/Nov/11
5' 3.5" peak, 5' 3" MAX now.
Zinzan said on 31/Oct/11
@bronson
Are you?
bronson said on 20/Sep/11
@ Spaniel
yeah lets take the word of someone who says "he's got to be 5'2" at least so he could be 5'1" " settle with your own height and stop making up stories pathetic idiot.
Spaniel said on 8/Sep/11
I met him in Milwaukee when I was buying some soup and some detergent and he wasn't anywhere near the middle shelf. That was up to my chest and my chest's gotta be at least 5'2'' so I reckon he might only be 5'1 2/3''. I even said you're a cool guy and he laughed and we almost kissed
Maximus Meridius said on 4/Sep/11
Rob is it possible he could in the 5ft 3in range he was defiantly 5ft 4in when he was younger he is 68 now he must have lost an inch in height by now.
nicky said on 12/Aug/11
Rob is 5 feet 4 joes height without shoes say circa late 80s.to mid 90s. Like in leathal weapon 2 to my cousin vinny.
[Editor Rob: yeah around that mark I think.]
Joe Bloggs said on 9/Jul/11
Since he's never been in a film where he played against someone we know for sure to be under 5ft4/1m62, it's difficult to gauge.
Bengall T said on 1/May/11
5'4 seems aite
Brad said on 10/Apr/11
Where's the Vegas pizza jernt Joe?, Frankie Vincent, Vinny P, Tommy D and da rest want some goombah Jersey pizza.
jake said on 10/Mar/11
5 ft 4.5 in (164 cm) peak, 162 cm if that now.
Asera said on 29/Jan/11
His role name in the movie was "Frankie Lideo" I think it's pretty obvious. And they are both short guys about the same size so...

And yes Michael FIRED Dileo in 1989. They had nothing to do with each other after that.Even though he suspiciously came back to Michael's life just 3 months before his death.

And I definitely think Joe Pesci is more like 5'2 or 5'3. And so do most people. In Moonwalker for example he wears these shoes with huge heels! Sure he looks a bit taller in them but I doubt he's as tall as 5'4 without those heels.
Seems like this place has everyones heigth with their shoes ON! I very much like to think of actual height wthout the shoes on thank you very much. For example I'm only 5'6(about 167 cm) but with the right kind of shoes I can easily look close to 5'9.
Allan said on 28/Jan/11
I think at his peak he was about 5'4

Asera - Are you sure the role was based on Frank Dileo? Frank like you said was his manager and Michael hired him before he died..
Dago Red said on 9/Jan/11
Watch closely at the end of the scene when he shoots Samuel L. Jackson (Stacks is his name in the film). When he exits the door, you can briefly see a massive 3" Cuban heel on his shoes. You can also see his heels when he leaves his mother's house to become a made man. Basically any master shot you can see his 3" heels.
Brad said on 27/Dec/10
5' 3". Hey Joe, when's your pizza jernt gonna open in Vegas, Tommy DeVito & I are hungry.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
Pretty sure he was listed at 5"5 here at one stage...
jtm said on 13/Dec/10
there was a magazine that had de niro at 5'11 and i remember he was once listed 5'11 in a couple of sites in the past but i don't think he has ever claimed 5'11 and if pesci said he was 5'7 then he was probably joking.
the shredder said on 12/Dec/10
Rob , what would you guess his weight doing Home Alone ?

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[Editor Rob: nearing 160, but maybe those clothes add bulk]
the shredder said on 12/Dec/10
Why would he claim 5'7 if he is claiming 5'5 ? Maybe doing Raging Bull , I heard that De Niro claims 5'11 , now thats funny lol !
Brad said on 11/Dec/10
5' 7" is as laughable as Sly saying he was 5' 10.75"!! Hahaha
Editor Rob said on 10/Dec/10
Found a quote by him from 1992, he said "I'm not tall, only 5 feet 5"
ACG said on 1/Dec/10
Anyone know how tall David Ferrie was(the guy Pesci played in Oliver Stone's JFK)?
Eric said on 19/Nov/10
Definitely in the 5'3 range. Maybe shorter today.
bill morrow said on 13/Nov/10
Joe Pesci has never looked more than 5'1" on screen plus in Home Alone that really tall something Daniel easily had 13-14 inches on him while walking in central park side by side he was barely up to his shoulders or something.
Dash RipRoc said on 11/Nov/10
Met him in NYC at a restaurant,in '02.He is about 5'6",in good shape for his size.Smart and talented,accomplished drummer and storyteller.If he isn't seen,its because he's sick of the celebrity BS,surrounding him.Likable guy,a mans man,he could date your sister,and you'd be alright with that.
ANITA RAIMO said on 21/Jun/07
I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH JOEY AND I LAST WAS WITH HIM IN NEW YORK FOR DINNER WITH A GROUP A PEOPLE ABOUT 1980,I THINK IT WAS SO LONG AGO, NEVER NOTICE HIS HEIGHT.HE LOOKED GREAT TO ME.
Will said on 5/May/07
Yea,he is about about Five feet Four. I just finished watching Casino,Robert
Deniro,who is about Five feet nine,towers over Pesci. Joe is to far away,from
being Devito's height.
Glenn said on 11/Feb/07
Yeah.he did.maybe Im wrong.I havnt seen him in 15,16 years.
the shredder said on 10/Feb/07
I think Glenn said he thought Pesci was 5'2 when he met him ??????????? I have seen movies where he does look that short ! Rob should change his height to 5'3 !!!
John R said on 9/Feb/07
...just saw him in person 2 days before his 64th birthday and the guy looks great for 64 but even in his 2 inch heels he's at least 2 inches shorter than me and I'm only 5'6"...
G-unit said on 29/Jan/07
coolest guy ever, 5'4 sounds correct. :D
Anthony said on 8/Dec/06
5'4 for his peak looks consistent, but deos anyone know if De Niro wore lifts in "Casino"? The difference between Robert & Joe seemed bigger to me than it did in "Goodfellas".
Aussie Bloke said on 23/Nov/06
Looks about 4ft11 in Home Alone, but its a pity he has given up acting coz he was a really funny and likeable actor
the shredder said on 6/Nov/06
padraig , what do you think is pesci and de niro's real height ? id say 5'2 for pesci and 5'8 for de niro !
D. Ray Morton said on 18/May/06
Unfortunately, it is not rubbish that people shrink. I wish it were.
TJ said on 17/May/06
Melissa. Why would Marisa need to be 3 inches taller if wearing 3 inch heels? Don't forget, Pesci would also be wearing shoes, so you can take off an inch or so for an average heel.
Joe said on 15/May/06
5'4 throughout his life till present. I reckon its rubbish that people shrink over the years. Only unless you're Hulk Hogan and your spine is curved from weight lifting or surgery, etc.
trueheight said on 14/Mar/06
well, if you think he's 5'4 now, could he not have been 5'5 20 years ago? not a stretch, is it?
leonari said on 13/Mar/06
trueheught: Pesci was never 5'5"...you are dreaming my friend. Not in his prime nor today. Rob got him down perfect. 5'4".
MeLiSsA said on 13/Mar/06
The thing is, if him and Marisa Tomei are the same height, then wouldn't she have been 3-4 inches taller than him w/ heels? not 2? I remember her being slightly taller (like 1.5-2 inches)and don't remember her shoes but TNTinCA says they are "good sized heels" so they have to be at least 3 inches. Who really wears 2 inch heels?
trueheight said on 13/Mar/06
He looks really small onscreen b/c there are virtually no 5'4 actors who have substiantial parts, not even 5'5. the 5'2 claims are utterly rediculous. May have been 5'5 in his prime, but certainly no lower than 5'4. Samething w/ seth green; "is a bloody dwarf??" no, he's just a 5'4ish actor, a range audiences are not accustomed to in the least
TNTinCA said on 17/Feb/06
If you watch My Cousin Vinny, Marissa Tomei has some good sized heels on and she is probably around 2 inches taller than Joe in most scenes. I think her flat footed height is around 5'4". That would seem to make Pesci right around the same height.
tgri said on 16/Feb/06
rob , do you know if pesci ever clamed a height?

[Editor Rob: I'm sure he has, but I've not found it...]
david 28/jan/06 said on 28/Jan/06
He lookes to me 5 feet tall I can't believe he's 5'4 inches .
Mario Nariano said on 10/Dec/05
I don't think that De Niro wores lifts in Casino.(but I can tell you that he wores lifts in Heat). Compare De Niro to Sharon Stone, Don Rickles and others and he looks to me 5 ft 9.

A better movie for comparing De Niro and Pesci is Raging Bull, there are scenes in wich De Niro is barefoot and there are scenes in wich both have shoes, Pesci comes to De Niro's eyes, so let's say De Niro head is 24 cm, pesci comes to his eyes so Pesci 12 cm shorter than Bobby.
Danimal said on 9/Dec/05
An interesting comparison to make is him standing next to Rob Schneider on an SNL skit in the mid-late 90's, whereby Rob was slightly taller than Pesci...Rob is also listed at 5'5"????
Mr. Klaus said on 7/Aug/05
Joe Pesci is in the most sites listed as 5 ft 5 because he comes to De Niro's nose. Sometimes Pesci can look short in his films, Pesci works a lot with Scorsese who likes to use 5 ft 8 + girls in his films like Loraine Bracco (5 ft 9), Sharon Stone (5 ft 8 + 3 inches of her big heels) and Cathy Moriarty (5 ft 9).
Z2 said on 31/Jul/05
Joe Pesci looks tiny on screen. My guess is 5'2"(ish).
Mr. Awsesome said on 30/Jun/05
Trust me CasperUK, as I'm sure every commenter on this site can confirm that I of all people ALWAYS take footwear into account when measuring a height. I'll try to explain as best I can without rambling... but peoples' heights are still directly proportionate when comparing 2 people in shoes. When they wear heels or lifts, that's when a variable is thrown in. That is why I always take this into account.

Also, I consider a person at their real height with or without shoes. I see a 6'1'' guy, but once he puts shoes on, I dont consider him to be nearly 6'3'' all of a sudden. I'm just over 5'7.5'', and I don't think that I magically transform into 5'9'' when I put on shoes...I'm still the same old short me haha.

That's why I paid close attention to footwaer at Pesci's. Pesci had normal shoes on, while my grandmother who still wears heels at age 73 had larger shoes on than Pesci. She's shrunk nearly 2 inches in her old age, and is now 5'3'' and pesci still looked a strong 5'4'' beside her even though he had a shoe disadvantage. I'm standing firmly by this height, Rob.
CasperUK said on 30/Jun/05
Mr Awesome you have to consider the shoes a person wears, the average shoe a man wears has a median height of 3.7cm, if Pesci is 5'4 (160cm), take that into account and he is just around 5'2.5". You have to consider the footwear a person is wearing, that is why i always like to go for the natural height of a person.
Mr. Awesome said on 16/Jun/05
Pesci lives a few houses down from my grandparents' shore house in New Jersey, so I've met him various times. Periodically he has an open house, one of which I've attended. Compared side-by side to my grandmother who was once just over 5'4'', but now is now 5'3'', Pesci did appear to be a full 5'4'', maybe even a fraction of an inch taller. I have no doubt that he was definitely 5'5'' when he was younger, but still gets listed at that height. Even at his age today, he is certainly not under 5'4''. I seriously think he's 5'4'' right on the dot.

[Editor Rob: yeah I would maybe give Pesci that height...]
CasperUK said on 18/Apr/05
If that! Watch Casino, DeNiro is a solid 5'9 in my opinion and Pesci struggles to make it below his nose. The height between the top of a mans head and top of the ear is around 12-13cm (ie 5") and a person's ear is around 3" so if Pesci is shorter than those then no way can he be 5'3 otherwise he'd be just skimming in the middle of the ears of DeNiro, which he doesnt BTW.

[Editor Rob: There's going to be some variation. In my own case from top of skull to tip of ear is 11cm measured side on ;) Head tilt can make it look different front on...]

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