Nicholas Pileggi

BirthDay:

22 Feb 1933

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

BirthName:

Nicholas D. Pileggi

Bio:

Nicholas Pileggi was born and raised in New York, the son of a shoe store owner. He worked as a journalist for Associated Press in the 1950s where he specialized in crime reporting. Over the next 30 years he built up his contacts and reputation, covering stories for New York magazine and contributing to many others, as he became an expert on crime, most especially the organized crime world of the Mafia.

In 1986 he wrote "Wiseguy" which he subsequently developed into the Academy Award-winning screenplay for Goodfellas (1990) with Martin Scorsese. He followed that up with scripts for Casino (1995) (also with Scorsese) and City Hall (1996) as well as writing and producing several other crime-based movies and TV shows.
Filmography

Actor ( 9 credits )

Toots (2006) Himself
American Gangster (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
I Love 1990's (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Real Las Vegas (1996)  Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The American Experience (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)

Producer ( 5 credits )

Vegas (2012) executive producer (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
American Gangster (2007) executive producer
Michael Hayes (1997) executive producer (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Father Hood (1993) producer
The Godmother (0) executive producer / producer

Writer ( 7 credits )

Vegas (2012) (creator) (21 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Hayes (1997) (creator) (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
City Hall (1996) (written by) and
Casino (1995)
Goodfellas (1990)
Scarpa (0) (written by)
The Brothers (0) (screenplay)