As a matter of fact, Joe started his career on a radio program when he was 4 years old. Later, he was given the chance to perform in the regular TV series – Star Time Kids. During the 1960s, he recorded his first song – Little Joe Sure Can Sing. Consecutively, he also played the guitar along with the Pop Band. Later, he made a breakthrough performance in the movie – The Death Collector. Due to his performance, he got recognized by the director Martin and selected him for his movie – Raging Bul. His other movies include Man on Fire, Lethal Weapon 2, and Moonraker.
He Oscar Winner, Joe performed in the super hit comedy movie Home Alone which hit the huge collections at the box office. Along with Oscar Award, he has bagged a plethora of Film society awards. In the year 1992, he performed the role of inept non-lawyer in the comedy based movie – My Cousin Vinny. At the end of 1999, Joe proclaimed that he was about to end his acting profession. After which, he made rare appearances such as cameo role in the thriller based movie – The Good Shepherd which was directed by De Niro in the year 2006.
Recently, in 2016, Pesci has appeared in the popular music documentary namely Jimmy Scott – I go Back Home by recording the song The Folks who live on the Hill.