Joe Pepsi, an Italian-American actor, first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s and starred on the series “Star Time Kids”.
Ten trivia facts according to imdb.com:
1) He recorded an album in the 60s under the name Joe Ritchie. Titled “Little Joe Sure Can Sing”, it flopped.
2) His eyes are different colors.
3) He did Judo in his teens.
4) They are very good friends with fellow actor and frequent co-star, Robert De Niro.
5) Was the original choice to play “Fergie” in Judge Dredd (1995) but turned it down. The part was given to Rob Schneider, instead.
6) He is an avid golfer.
7) Childhood friends with Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. Introduced them toBob Gaudio. Valli, DeVito, Massi, and Gaudio became the rock group The Four Seasons.
8) Was considered for the role of Owen in Throw Momma from the Train (1987).
9) He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Arts and Entertainment.
10) Despite being known for playing short-tempered and violent characters, his co-stars have always spoken fondly of him and described him as soft-spoken and humble.