Joe Pesci Height

"I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown?"

~ Joe Pesci

Great actor Joe Pesci was never meant to be an intimidating-looking man - he isn't built for it. He is small and has a high voice and yet he intimidated us all the same by terrifying us or by his amazing acting skills in movies such as Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), and The Irishman (2019), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), and many more.

About Joe Pesci's Real and Tough Height

If you have ever watched any of Joe Pesci's movies, you may have already noticed that he is not a big guy -- in fact, he was always the shortest man around, regularly towered by average-sized guys like Robert De Niro (5'9" in his prime) and Mel Gibson (5'9½" in his prime).

If Joe Pesci looked close to anyone's height that was the director of most of his movies -- Martin Scorsese, who we suspect was five feet three inches tall in his prime (shorter now).

Well in a way, Mr. Pesci was kind of average tall for an Italian guy of his generation -- but yes, in the United States, he could have been considered short even for a man of his generation.

There is no official figure for Mr. Pesci's height but being the professionals that we are, we couldn't stop ourselves from hazarding a guess based on what we have seen of him and by comparing him to other people.

The real height of Joe Pesci is

5'2½" or 159 cm

Height in his prime was 5'3½" or 161.5 cm

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese, and Jack Nicholson height comparison
Robert De Niro (5'7¼" from 5'9"), Al Pacino (5'5" from 5'6"), Joe Pesci (5'2½" from 5'3½"), Martin Scorsese (5'2" from 5'3"), and Jack Nicholson (5'8" from 5'9½") [The pink shadow denotes how much height they have lost since their prime]

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"You try too hard. Winners forget they're in a race. They just love to run."

~ Joe Pesci