How tall is Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci's Height

5ft 3 (160 cm)

American actor best known for films like Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Home Alone, Casino and My Cousin Vinny, The Irishman, A Bronx Tale and Lethal Weapon. In The FreeLance Star, Oct 1992 he said "I'm not tall, only 5-feet-5".

How tall is Joe Pesci
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Average Guess (107 Votes)
5ft 2.94in (159.9cm)
Gerald S said on 31/May/23
Rob, please add The Irishman and A Bronx Tale to Pesci’s credits.
Dimplesncheeks5feet3 said on 29/May/23
Rob,is there a chance Joe sometimes wears a thicker sole in some shoes,and if so,can he possibly be taller than 5feeet3 in some pics in the late 80s and 90s? I'm guessing 5feet3 would be his barefoot height.
Editor Rob
He might have done that on occasion.
Andrew Lawrence said on 18/Apr/23
He's hardly smaller than Pacino
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/23
Being short didn’t do Dudley Moore any harm, Nik, and he went out with some very tall model types, eg Susan Anton.
He was known as a ‘sex thimble’!
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/23
Another short actor who creeps me out is Robert Blake. His performance in Lost Highway made me feel like throwing up! He’s a little taller than Joe, just topping 5ft4, if I remember rightly.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/23
Too true, Arch! He was a raving lunatic, and the wrong look made him as mad as hell.

One of the creepiest short actors I’ve ever viewed…..!

RoyzDaBoi said on 27/Mar/23
5'3 huh? I'm funny? Do I amuse you? LOL. (Goodfellas).
Arch Stanton said on 25/Mar/23
Is Joe there with you Shoelifts watching you type hehe? Probably true Mike, he really did give the demeanour of a guy who could kill you just for looking at him the wrong way in films like Goodfellas and Casino!
Nik Ashton said on 25/Mar/23
@ shoelifts - It has plenty of merits!
shoelifts said on 23/Mar/23
5ft 3 for him
Still a decent height for a man
Good actor
Alanna said on 10/Feb/23
Happy 80th birthday Joe Pesci
Mike O said on 26/Jan/23
Scariest 5'3" guy ever. LOL
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/May/22
Joe didn’t need to be tall to be menacing in the movies Goodfellas, Casino and Home Alone, and he was much taller than the Culkin kid in the entertaining Christmassy comedy drama Home Alone!

5ft3. 😀
The Batman 97808 said on 5/May/22
5'3 sounds right, he's taller than Scorcese.

Off topic, but could you do Scorcese regular Frank Vincent? I've seen him be listed from 5'8 to 5'9 on different websites.
Editor Rob
maybe 5ft 8.5 to 7.5 today.
QM6'1.5"QM said on 4/May/22
5'3 men claims 5'5", 5'5 claims 5'7", 5'7 claims 5'9" ... The infinity field ;)
He was a good friend of George Carlin and he's legendary too!
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 18/Mar/22
He generally looked 6 inches shorter than Bobby de niro do 5'3 is fair. He's prob shrunk by now and is 5'2 range.
Shortwithdimples said on 29/Dec/21
Hi Rob,does Joe Pesci look 5feet3 in these pics I found?
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Editor Rob
5ft 3 or a bit over that
Toby Barrett said on 2/Dec/21
average guess it accurate for current height
Jtm said on 30/Oct/21
he's no taller than scorsese in that picture with stone and his footwear even looks suspicious!
5'10 Dude said on 27/Oct/21
Joe Pesci seems to usually be a tad taller than Martin Scorsese (who used to be about 5'3) in photos together. Maybe Pesci was a strong 5'3 while Scorsese could dip below 5'3 at times. Either way these two are very short. I think the average guess is a tad too low for Pesci.
Dimples53 said on 14/Oct/21
Rob,I love this site. It's my overall favorite site.....and I appreciate your work for this site and your YouTube channel.

Thanks for this great place for us height enthusiasts.
Editor Rob
I am glad some people enjoy the site and add their thoughts too 🖖

Every day at least a few pages get improved, be it adding new photos or finding some height related information.
Dimples53 said on 14/Oct/21
Hey Rob....I'm about 5feet3,and yet I still find shorter people than me when I'm shopping. Yet movies with Joe Pesci, almost everyone looks taller than him. I wonder if they are using all taller extras and background actors. I try and find where Joe pesci is the taller one,in a movie,especially with a female character,and he is either the same size as the female actress or shorter.

Yet at 5feet3,I see plenty of shorter people.
Just an observation.
Editor Rob
Maybe the next time I watch a film with Pesci I'll look out for that too, because you would expect to see a small proportion smaller.

I go to my town centre and see men 5ft 1-2, although granted they are generally of my parent's generation.
Dimples53 said on 7/Oct/21
Hey Rob I found this pic online. Mickey Rooney and Joe Pesci. I wonder if Joe is a solid 5feet3 there,or is just slouched.
Or if mickey is wearing higher shoes.
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Editor Rob
Rooney had shrunk by that point but I still think Pesci 5ft 3ish then
Dimples53 said on 6/Oct/21
Rob what would you say Joe's out of bed morning height may have been in the 1980s and early 90s?
Editor Rob
It's possible he could have been 5ft 4 range out of bed and strong 5ft 3 overall, now a bit shy of 5ft 3
Dimples53 said on 23/Sep/21
Rob,does Joe Pesci have a peak height...I saw Martin Scorsese has a peak height on his page.
Editor Rob
I think maybe half inch, whether a strong 5ft 3 to now a weak 5ft 3 is something I didn't decide on yet.
ChaosControl said on 27/Aug/21
Harry Sachs said on 27/Aug/21
ChaosControl There are weight classes in combat sports not height classes. The height stuff just started getting brought up recently when casual fans started talking about combat sports.

You think I’m a casual for believing it’s impressive that Daniel Cormier takes out guys 6+ inches taller than him with a foot more reach? I don’t know what you’re on but I want some of it
Harry Sachs said on 27/Aug/21
ChaosControl There are weight classes in combat sports not height classes. The height stuff just started getting brought up recently when casual fans started talking about combat sports.
ChaosControl 6'2.50 said on 10/Jul/21
MaskDeMasque said on 7/Jul/21
5'3. Looked around 6 inches smaller than de niro in films.


You can be very short and still a good fighter. I have an uncle that's 5'4.5-5'5 range and he used to be hard as nails back in the day. He could take down guys who were 6 foot and he wasn't a muscular fella either just a good scrapper lol.

I know he’s not really short by most standards, but Daniel Cormier fighting in the UFC heavyweight division at a strong 5’9 (when the guys there range from 6’2-6’6 mostly) will always impress me
MaskDeMasque said on 7/Jul/21
5'3. Looked around 6 inches smaller than de niro in films.


You can be very short and still a good fighter. I have an uncle that's 5'4.5-5'5 range and he used to be hard as nails back in the day. He could take down guys who were 6 foot and he wasn't a muscular fella either just a good scrapper lol.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/21
Not many people know, but Tommy Desimone was actually 6ft2+ (I've heard up to 6ft4) and built like brickhouse...could properly fight and could take it aswell as dish it out....Pesci's character seemed a little overprotected....not legitimately tough...
Average Heighted Male said on 8/Mar/21
He made both Danny Glover and Mel Gibson look gigantic in the Lethal Weapon films. Yes, Danny is a foot taller(6'4) and Gibson is at most near 5'10 but he barely scrapes 5ft3.
I'd say a flat 5ft3 based on him with average height and taller actors/actresses.
He could be under now due to age and posture.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Feb/21
🎂🎁🎉🎈 Happy Birthday Joe! 🎈🎉🎁🎂

Many Happy Returns to Joe Pesci, who celebrates his 78th Birthday today.

5ft3. 😄👌🎊 XX

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Feb/21
Good idea, Vincent! I fancy seeing 'Goodfellas' soon!

5ft3. 😁👍..☹️🔫😟🔫😣🔫
Vincent Caleb said on 30/Oct/20
“You think I’m funny? Like a clown?I’m here to amuse you?”
5-3.5 peak
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Oct/20
I've seen 'Casino' twice recently. Joe even speaks with a husky, 'little man's voice' but I don't think anyone would have the nerve to tell him....

Mind you, he didn't half come to a sticky end with his brother!


JustJohnny said on 25/Sep/20
As listed.

And I always laughed at how he was always the ‘tough guy’ in Scorcese films, despite being so much smaller than everyone.
Leesheff85 said on 19/Sep/20
No 5ft 3 peak and maybe 5ft 2 now
Sinclair said on 9/Aug/20
I honestly think Pesci just scraped 5’4” at his peak, but that is the absolute maximum. He could have been as low as 5’3” range at peak, but I would not believe anything lower. Anything within the parameters of 5’3”-5’4” could have been argued for. Pesci looks taller than Martin Scorsese in many of their photos together, in some photos they look the same height. I think Pesci was a shade taller than Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny.
Subham said on 29/Jul/20
Well, I'm 5'3". Guess I got motivated
Keith Bacchus said on 9/Jun/20
5 foot 4 seems right
Jtm said on 9/Jun/20
he was never over 5'3 and 5'1.5 at best now. he was clearly shorter than catherine o hara in home alone.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 7/Jun/20
He was 5ft4 peak , today 5ft2 1/2" I'd say
Spencer said on 3/Jun/20
I agree he needs a peak. He looked close to 5'4" in Goodfellas and Casino. My guess is 5'3.75" 5'4" peak.
Realist said on 21/May/20
He is like 5'2 and was maybe 5'3 at the most in the past.I can't believe anybody thinks he is 5'4 have you seen home alones? THis guy is dwarfed by anyone over 14.
Jtm said on 18/Jan/20
seems like the posters that are boosting his height don't even bother looking at all the older comments. btw he is at least 3 inches shorter than al pacino in Irishman. I would say that he is struggling with 5'2 now.
5feet3onehalf said on 12/Jan/20
What's joes peak height? Could you have it included in descriptions?
Peter175 said on 1/Jan/20
He looks at least as tall as an ~average height woman. He might be closer to 5'4" if De'Niro is a strong 5'9(which I think he is)
5feet3onehalf said on 12/Dec/19
Rob, at what time of day would you consider someone's true height?
5feet3onehalf said on 12/Dec/19
What do you say Mickey Rooney was,height wise,back in the 90's and 2000's? I saw a pic of how pesci standing next to Mickey Rooney. It was an interesting pic. But angle of camera was not level.
Editor Rob
Rooney was heading towards 5ft flat in his 70's
5feet3onehalf said on 10/Dec/19
Joe pesci claimed 5'5".....He doesn't strike me as a person insecure about height. Couldn't he have been near the 5'4 range in his 20's and he was using that and just adding an inch....Rob?

What if he was measured at 5'4,or near it in his younger days.
Editor Rob
5ft 3.5 peak is a figure I've not dismissed, but 5ft 4 I am not as convinced about.
Sonnecker said on 26/Nov/19
Rob, is it possible that Joe was a little more, like 5'3" 1/2, in his peak height?
Editor Rob
That would be the limit for me, 5ft 3.5.
Spencer Dobkin said on 22/Jun/19
5'4 ish peak
billionaireslayer said on 23/Mar/19
Fraction over 5'2 peak, like Pacino, seems to wear a lot of high heeled boots in his movies to stay somewhat in height comparison of fellow actors.
George Kaufman said on 21/Mar/19
5'3 now, 5'4.5 peak.
Under5'7"Claim5'7" said on 2/Mar/19
I don't think he can say 5'5" is "not tall". 5'5" and 5'6" are like the classic short heights for a man without being too short, but since he is actually 5'3" it makes him very short.
Greg99 said on 2/Mar/19
How can Joe Pesci be 5'3" when 5'2" Scorsese appears clearly to be taller (scroll down page for image of both of them talking)
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6feet heller said on 18/Jan/19
he would legit make a great accurate interpretation of wolverine mainly do to his height.
FrankR1 said on 13/Jan/19
Joe Pesci was probably all of 5’5” (peak).
Sonny Black said on 12/Jan/19
I got Pesci peak height at 5’4 or a tall 5’3. He always looks about an inch taller than Scorsese.
Michael, 5'10" 178 cm said on 27/Nov/18
He was 5’3” at peak and is probably 5’1”-5’2” now. I find Joe claiming 5’5” hilarious. He was never that tall especially when you saw him next to 5’9” Mel Gibson and 6’4” Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 2, 3, and 4. He was laughably short compared to those two, I think he actually looked shorter than 5’3” in that movie, like barely 5’0”. In Home Alone, he looked more than a foot shorter than Daniel Stern and he didn’t even reach his shoulders. He looked at least half a foot shorter than 5’9” Robert De Niro who isn’t very tall, but he towered over Pesci when they were together in Goodfellas and Casino. He made 6’0” or so Ray Liotta look like a giant in comparison. Joe Pesci was 5’3” max in the old days and is probably no taller than 5’2” now.
Anonim said on 14/Aug/18
Rob, 5'3 is its peak height, or today?
Editor Rob
I'd say peak range 5ft 3, today he might be half to 1 inch shorter.

Obviously the shorter someone is, the less on average they might shrink compared to a taller person.
Ethan-5'7.25 said on 25/Jul/18
5’3, good listing Rob
Taxi Driver 101 said on 21/Jul/18
I think he wore lifts in Goodfellas, cause in Casino he looked way way shorter next to De Niro and Vincent than he did in goodfellas.
Rami said on 9/Apr/18
It seems to me that at his peak years Jo Pesci was 5’3”.
But now at age 75 he must be around 5’1.5”
Leo justice said on 30/Dec/17
5’2” now maybe 5’3” when he was younger
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/17
Pesci looks 5'1" now.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Dec/17
@ James - That sounds 100% spot on for Joe, but now I don't know whether to put 5ft2 or 5ft3, because there's just the one box!
I'll have to go with 5ft2.5, but I wouldn't be very pleased if someone didn't put my optimum height if I was small (ha ha!) and only had the one box, so for that reason, I shall change it over to 5ft3!

It's only fair! 😉🌞🌅🌞😃
James said on 13/Dec/17
He was only 5'5" with lifts. He was 5'3" at his peak, and 5'2" today at 74.
Mister lennon said on 13/Dec/17
Pesci was about 5'3 at peak. But he is taller than scorsese.
Those coments from james are just trolling.
Please, rob or somebody, why do you let james, richard or whatever the nickname of this guy trolling and silly coments and non sense downgrading and lifts tales on every people???
I dont get it.
Editor Rob
I'd have hoped james would have cooled down and been a bit more reasonable. There's still hope!
Anonymous said on 13/Dec/17
Joe always seemed barley above 5'0.
Also Actors like Bob Hoskins and David Patrick Kelly seemed smaller than 5'6
ReallyShortRussianDude said on 6/Dec/17
So Short guys can't be tough or having an intimidating presence about them in reality Richard? of course, they can, don't be a silly & asinine troll.
Brad said on 5/Dec/17
Possibly 5-2 1/2 now. No, he hung with some wild Jersey guys in the 60's, not miscast.
The Shredder said on 23/Nov/17
Bruno Mars is about 5'3 himself.
Tallish89 said on 22/Nov/17
He's short yes but 5'2/3 noway, more like a Bruno Mars kind of listing of 5'4.5

Infact he looks longer than Bruno onscreen to me

A strong 5'4
The Shredder said on 15/Nov/17
5'5 is short , but Joe has always seemed just tiny on screen , under 5'3 wouldn't surprise me
Kris said on 7/Sep/17
I ran into Joe Pesci once on the street and he is maybe 5'2
bonifacio said on 8/Aug/17
5'-2'absolute tops. Even the sawed-off Robert DeNiro, looks tall beside
the diminutive Joe Pesci. Mind you, Pesci would look like a NBA player if he
stood next to the dwarf, Danny Devito, who cannot be higher than 4'-6"despite
his absurd claim to be a lofty 5'.
Richardspain said on 4/Jul/17
He seems 165cm face to face with Harrison Ford in Jimmy in Hollywood.

Ford was 183 in that movie

To me Pesci was around 165

Today 162
RisingForce said on 2/Jul/17
That's pretty cool to see a stand-in use this site for his work. This site has certainly grown in recognition.

And there's many reasons to find height interesting, including all of the things that go into projecting a certain image on the screen. For instance, it's interesting to see that Boris Karloff, who played the original Frankenstein, was under 6 feet tall. And I know that I have many other things to occupy my mind, height is just one of many interests. I assume most others on the site are the same way. If you don't like it then how did you find your way to this site and why post a comment?
Anon said on 2/Jul/17
Good response, Rob. I have been a regular here for what feels like close to a decade, not too far off. Congratulations on being recognised for your efforts. As for Pesci, I find it hard to judge smaller men. He certainly always gave the impression of someone about 5'4'' or something.
James said on 2/Jul/17
Why are their heights so important to you people? You really have nothing else to occupy your minds?
Editor Rob
some people have an interest in height. One thing people notice about other humans is how tall they look.

And as this site shows, actors and famous people - like ourselves - come in all sorts of heights.

Actors have their height (and weight) often listed on their resumes. If it's not important, why is it there? Do you put your height/weight on your own resume? No, unless you are an actor, because it helps with the type of roles you might get, and of course Casting director's look at height stats when casting for tv/film.

If you scroll down this interview With a stand-in, you will also see that people use this site for those type of reasons, discovering what are the real heights.

As the stand-in says "When I learn about a certain actor who will be doing a project, I often go to a website called It is fantastic."
RisingForce said on 18/Jun/17
Perfect example of why nobody should read too much into photos where we can't see their feet. Of course, the other possibility is that Joe Pesci is an even better actor than we thought. Not just adept at drama and comedy, but also playing short guys - he's actually six feet tall in real life!
MJKoP said on 15/Jun/17
Uhhhh....does anyone else think Pesci is standing on a step(or two) in this recent picture of a reunion with his on-screen partner in crime? Daniel Stern is still listed at his peak height of 6'4", so I really don't see any other possibilities.
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Shredder said on 15/Jun/17
He has one of the worst claims ever , nowhere near it.
Realist said on 25/May/17
Only 5'5 in very strong lifts :)
RisingForce said on 8/May/17
Pesci definitely wears lifts, so he's tough to guess. You can see that here with Scorsese: Click Here Not only are his shoes thick, but it looks like he's standing on something and you can imagine him standing on his toes there. Lifts don't really work as well with really short men. Proportions look way off, but I can't fault anyone for wanting a boost. Btw, Sharon Stone looks like an Amazonian compared to them at about 5'8"! And Pesci had pretty bulky shoes at the Lethal Weapon premiere, but more importantly, didn't look much shorter than Jet Li and looked at least 5'4" with a roughly 5'9" Mel Gibson: Click Here This height seems about right, I wouldn't try arguing any taller than 5'3.5".
Editor Rob
those shoes Pesci is wearing certainly seem a bit thicker than normal.
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
Met him in person and didn't look any more than 5'3/5'4. Of course being over a foot taller it's hard to tell exactly
James said on 2/Feb/17
He never looked any taller than 5'2".
Arch Stanton said on 2/Dec/16
Shredder said on 1/Dec/16
Yeah 5'3.75 peak I wouldn't rule out

I would. There is a scene in My Cousin Vinny where I think him and Marisa are barefoot and if anything she edged him out I think. And if you really look at her with Gena Rowlands in another film, Tomei was more 5 ft 3 range than 5 ft 4.
Shredder said on 1/Dec/16
Yeah 5'3.75 peak I wouldn't rule out
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/16
I have 'Goodfellas' and 'Casino', both excellent films and I've seen Joe playing a more comical part in 'Home Alone'. Of course, he looks tiny in all these films - certainly not a full 5ft5, as he claims! I'd say 5ft3.5 - 5ft4 at most. Nowadays he'll probably be even smaller!
Last night I ordered a copy of 'My Cousin Vinny' because it sounds hilarious in the write-up and I will receive it at some stage today.
When I've seen it and been able to peruse his height, I might revise my ideas, but until then
I'm going for 5ft3.5!
One last little thought: his high-pitched voice makes him 'sound' like a short person!!!
Arch Stanton said on 30/Nov/16
Dead short yeah but he's not a guy you'd want to mess with even if you're 6'5 and 250 pounds, he looks pretty vicious and volatile, much like his characters. The 6'5 250 pound guy might find himself shot in the carpark or something haha. Part of his appeal is that he was very believable in those roles of his.
Shredder said on 30/Nov/16
Yep , he was not even 50 in 1992 and looked 5'3 ".
Danimal said on 17/Nov/16
Joe Pesci and Rob Schneider who is edging him out in the 1990's on SNL.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Sep/16
If he's 5ft5 then Daniel Stern was 6ft7!
Christian-196cm (6ft5.25in) said on 20/Aug/16
He came up to Daniel Stern's shoulder level in Home Alone. So 5ft3-5ft3.5 is best for him.
NX said on 3/Aug/16
In Casino he comes up just past De Niro's shoulder so there I reckon 5'3 is accurate, looked a solid 6 inches shorter than De Niro.
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
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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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.
the shredder said on 29/Nov/11
Rob , he is shorter now , you have Martin at 5'3 and said he can be 5'2.5 and Pesci is the same height as him .
Physics Enemy said on 14/Nov/11
5' 3.5" peak, 5' 3" MAX now.
Zinzan said on 31/Oct/11
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 mid 90s. Like in leathal weapon 2 to my cousin vinny.
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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..
bellman3000 said on 27/Jan/11
i was stunned to see him at a hotel after a golf tournament wearing lifts in his shoes. i am 5'7" at best and was dissapointed to see such an accomplished actor at this stage in his life walking around awkwardly, fooling nobody. with lifts,he may have been 5'6".
Asera said on 27/Jan/11
Under 5'3...He played the bad guy in MJ's Moonwalker film, a role clearly based on Michael's old manager Frank Dileo. Dileo has to be under 5'3 too, he always looked so tiny with Michael and we ALL know MJ isn't any more than 5'7 at MOST himself! So I think Joe Pesci must be only 5'2 or something. He can be pretty intimidating for such a short guy though! Hmmm...short man syndrome anyone! Definitely NOT 5'4!
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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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.
Clay said on 28/Jun/09
He looked his tallest in lifts in Goodfellas and still only looked 5'5-5'6.
Joe257 said on 10/May/09
I believe Joe Pesci is 5'4". What makes him look super short in his movies is that people compare Pesci to the average man (5'10"), and of course he looks much shorter, but if you look at Joe next to the average woman (5'5") he will look about the same height (ignore heels though). Look at his movies, Pesci is much shorter than the men but about the same height as the women, thus making him around 5'4" (give or take an inch).
Big King said on 31/Mar/09
Beside Daniel Stern in Home Alone, he looked exactly a foot shorter.
TELLEM said on 14/Jan/09
hes 5'3, the same height as martin scorsese: Click Here
Lmeister said on 14/Jan/09
I agree with gcm. He seems like a smart guy, but not 5ft4. He looks maybe 5ft3...
gcm said on 13/Jan/09
Yes, people agree movies are no indication of true height but still site comparative height in movies as evidence. Pesci is particularly short - shorter than Spade / and schneider too I think. I can't buy more than 5'2" - 5'3" absolute max. I think Pesci owns every scene he's ever in. He is reported to be incredibly quick witted and highly intelligent. He's in Dudley Moore territory I think. I actually think all 4 I mentioned are scene stealers and likely all pretty intelligent too.
lg69 said on 5/Jan/09
I watched Joe Pesci on the golf channel,when he played a round with Christie Kerr of the LPGA. They were nearly identical in height. On Christie's website, she is listed as 5'3 1/2", so Joe could be 5'4".
Seth said on 2/Jan/09
i saw him in JFK and, compared to kevin costner, he looked very short. i'd say about 5'2
Donatello said on 2/Jan/09
5'5" is out of the question for this guy. I have a hard time even buying 5'4" for his morning height in his prime. Probably around 5'3" in his prime 5'2" now.
mike said on 20/Jun/08
you cant really trust te hieght of him in movies, as they can add height to actors also hes been known to wear high heeled shoes on occasion, but im sure hes around 5,4
bridty allen said on 19/Jun/08
I met him yesterday and had my picture taken with him I am 5'9" he is clearly about 5'5".
david Melton said on 26/Mar/08
Fred Gwynne is 6'5" and the movie about him said he was a foot taller than Joe Pesci.
runt said on 6/Mar/08
He was too close to Marisa Tomei's height in bedroom scenes in My Cousin Vinny to be only 5-2
Susanne said on 12/Nov/07
My husband who is 5'9" met DeNiro while working on his Hotel Project in Tribeca a few years ago. I asked him, what's he like? My husband said, "he's small," so I guess DeNiro really is around 5'9" tall. My husband looks a little bit shorter than the average guy walking around so I guess DeNiro is around 5
feet 9 inches. Pesci appears to be quite a bit shorter, but we've never met him.
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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
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" 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?

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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"????
Maybe said on 5/Dec/05
He looks about 6 inches shorter than De Niro IMO.
CoolJ said on 7/Aug/05

I'd say 5'2-5'3" at the most.
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.

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