Nicholas Pileggi

Writer, Producer

Writer, Producer


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...
Birth date
1933-02-22
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.

Known For


Goodfellas
Goodfellas
Writer (1990)
Casino
Casino
Writer (1995)
The Irishman
The Irishman
Producer (2019)
American Gangster
American Gangster
Producer (2007)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterScarpa
(written by) (announced)
WriterUntitled Nicholas Pileggi Project
(announced)
WriterThe Life
(pre-production)
WriterThe Meyer Lanksy Diaries
(TV Series)
2019
WriterVegas
(TV Series) (creator - 15 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (created by - 6 episodes, 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2012) - Sons of Nevada (2013) ... (creator) - Unfinished Business (2013) ... (creator) - Past Lives (2013) ... (creator) - Scoundrels (2013) ... (creator) - Hollywood Ending (2013) ... (creator) Show all 21 episodes
WriterKings of South Beach
(TV Movie) (written by - as Nick Pileggi)
2007
WriterMichael Hayes
(TV Series) (creator - 19 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (story - 1 episode, 1997) - Vaughn Mower (1998) ... (creator) - Faith (1998) ... (creator) - Devotion (1998) ... (creator) - Power Play (1998) ... (creator) - Gotterdammerung (1998) ... (creator) Show all 20 episodes
WriterCity Hall
(written by)
1996
WriterCasino
(book) / (screenplay)
1995
WriterLoyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob
(TV Movie documentary)
1994
WriterGoodfellas
(book "Wiseguy") / (screenplay)
1990
RoleTitleYear
ProducerUntitled Showtime/Mafia Project
(TV Series) (executive producer)
2021
ProducerThe Irishman
(executive producer)
2019
ProducerVegas
(TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes) - Sons of Nevada (2013) ... (executive producer) - Unfinished Business (2013) ... (executive producer) - Past Lives (2013) ... (executive producer) - Scoundrels (2013) ... (executive producer) - Hollywood Ending (2013) ... (executive producer) Show all 21 episodes
2012-2013
ProducerAmerican Gangster
(executive producer)
2007
ProducerKings of South Beach
(TV Movie) (producer)
2007
ProducerVendetta
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1999
ProducerMichael Hayes
(TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes) - Vaughn Mower (1998) ... (executive producer) - Faith (1998) ... (executive producer) - Devotion (1998) ... (executive producer) - Power Play (1998) ... (executive producer) - Gotterdammerung (1998) ... (executive producer) Show all 17 episodes
1997-1998
ProducerLoyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerFather Hood
(producer - produced by)
1993
RoleTitleYear
ThanksEverything Is Copy
(Documentary) (very special thanks - as Nick Pileggi)
2015
ThanksBroken Horses
(special thanks)
2015
ThanksMe and Earl and the Dying Girl
(special thanks)
2015
ThanksBuilding Vegas
(Video short) (special thanks)
2013
ThanksCasino: After the Filming
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksCasino: The Cast and Characters
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksCasino: The Look
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksCasino: The Story
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksGetting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2004
ThanksThe Workaday Gangster
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2004
RoleTitleYear
SelfMr. Undercover
(Documentary) (completed) Self
SelfBreslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfScorsese's Goodfellas
(Video documentary short) Self
2015
SelfBuilding Vegas
(Video short) Self
2013
SelfThe 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala
(TV Special) Self
2011
SelfHollywood Gangster
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfPublic Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as Nicholas Pellegi)
2008
SelfFallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster'
(Video documentary) Self
2008
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 November 2007 (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfAmerican Gangster
(TV Series documentary) Self - Frank Lucas (2007) ... Self (as Nick Pileggi)
2007
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - The Making of 'American Gangster' (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfGangsters: The Immigrant's Hero
(Video documentary short) Self
2006
SelfStool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films
(Video documentary short)
2006
SelfWelcome to the Big House
(Video documentary short)
2006
SelfMolls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films
(Video documentary short) Self
2006
SelfFilm Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light
(Video documentary) Self
2006
SelfToots
(Documentary) Self
2006
SelfAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) Self - Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 2 (2005) ... Self - Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfCasino: After the Filming
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfCasino: The Cast and Characters
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfCasino: The Story
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfGetting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'
(Video documentary short) Self - Co-Screenwriter
2004
SelfThe Workaday Gangster
(Video documentary short) Self - Author, 'Wiseguy'
2004
SelfTrue Crime Authors
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - author of 'Casino' - Casino (2003) ... Self - author of 'Casino'
2003
SelfI Love the 1990s
(TV Series documentary) Self - I Love 1990 (2001) ... Self (as Nick Pileggi)
2001
SelfThe Real Las Vegas
(TV Series documentary) Self
1996
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Loni Anderson/Nicholas Pileggi/UB40 (1995) ... Self - Guest
1995
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Martin Scorsese Directs (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfCBS Reports
(TV Series documentary) Self - Narrator - An Essay on the Mafia (1972) ... Self - Narrator
1972
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageChroma
(TV Series) Self - Les Affranchis (2017) ... Self
2017