Nick Turturro

Actor, Producer, Doorman
Italian-American actor Nicholas Turturro broke into the business in the late-1980s, riding the coattails of his older brother, actor John Turturro, but he ultimately built a lasting career on his own merits. Starting ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1962 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

Nick Manero (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fight or Flight 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hit the Floor 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Street Boss 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy Calone (Actor)

The Biz 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hillside Strangler 2014 (Movie)

Anthony Buono (Actor)

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

Ref At Pier (Actor)

Tall Hot Blonde 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

White Collar 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Franco Dalia (Actor)

Burn Notice 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Sunday 2008 (Movie)

Officer D'Agostino (Actor)

Just Jordan 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phantom Punch 2008 (Movie)

Cesar Novak (Actor)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Renaldo Pinera (Actor)

The Bronx Is Burning 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fit Club 1993 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1993 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1993 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Officer Colovito (Actor)

NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Brucie (Actor)

The Hillside Strangler 2004 (Movie)

Angelo Buono (Actor)

Third Watch 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

of Cop No 1 (Voice)

The District 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shipment 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

NYPD Blue 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hellraiser 5: Inferno 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Stick (Actor)

Heist 1997 (Movie)

Wacky Jack (Actor)

Men Lie 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mercenary 2: Thick and Thin 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shadow Conspiracy 1997 (Movie)

Grasso (Actor)

The Search For One-Eye Jimmy 1996 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Mac 1993 (Movie)

Tony Gloves (Actor)

Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Boston Cop (Actor)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Vinny (Actor)

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

Josh Flatbush (Actor)

Cosmic Slop (TV Show)

Actor

Freefall: Flight 174 (TV Show)

Actor

McBride: Semper Fi (TV Show)

Actor

Monday Night Mayhem (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollow (TV Show)

Actor

Three Wise Guys (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Italian-American actor Nicholas Turturro broke into the business in the late-1980s, riding the coattails of his older brother, actor John Turturro, but he ultimately built a lasting career on his own merits. Starting out as an extra on the set of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" (1989), Turturro eventually became part of the director's informal repertory company of actors. Despite being largely overshadowed by his older brother for most of his career, the younger Turturro gradually managed to carve out a career of his own, most notably in television. A two-time Emmy nominee for his portrayal of good-guy cop Detective James Martinez on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005), Turturro stuck with the venerated cop show for seven seasons before leaving in 2000 to pursue other projects, like the crime comedy "The Shipment" (2001) and the serial killer docudrama "The Hillside Strangler" (2004). Other work included a supporting role in the Oliver Stone directed "World Trade Center" (2006), frequent cameos in Adam Sandler projects like "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007) and a recurring character on the police-drama series "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ). Turturro's combination of average Joe appeal and volatile intensity kept him on screens as one of the more dependable character actors in the industry.

Relationships

Jami Biunno

Wife
Filed for divorce December 1995; asked to resume maiden name

Lissa Espinosa

Wife
Separated

Nicholas Turturro

Father
died in 1988

Katherine Turturro

Mother

Appolonia Turturro

Daughter
mother, Lisa Turturro

Erica Turturro

Daughter
born c. 1985 mother, Jami Turturro

John Turturro

Brother
appeared with his brother in "Mo' Better Blues" (1990), "Jungle Fever" (1991) and "Mac" (1992) older

Ralph Turturro

Brother

Aida Turturro

Cousin
played Grace in "True Love" (1989) and Eunice in the 1992 Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

EDUCATION

Adelphi University

Garden City , New York
attended for two years

studied drama with Robert X. Modica

attended Catholic elementary and high schools

Milestones

2011

Acted opposite Nick Swardson in the comedy feature "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star"

2010

Landed a supporting role in the ensemble action drama "Takers"

2008

Guest-starred on NBC daytime series "Days of Our Lives"

2007

Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Kevin James in the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

2006

Played an officer in Oliver Stone's historical drama "World Trade Center"

2005

Cast in the remake of "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock

2003

Joined the cast of NBC's "Third Watch" for four episodes playing Alie Nardo, the son of a mob boss

2002

Acted in the TNT movie "Monday Night Mayhem," starring brother John Turturro as Howard Cosell

1994

Co-produced and starred in the independent feature "The Search for One-Eyed Jimmy"

1993

Played first feature lead in "Federal Hill"

1993

Appeared as Detective James Martinez on the ABC police drama series "NYPD Blue"

1991

Made his TV-movie debut in "Dead and Alive – The Race for Gus Farace"

1990

Made feature acting debut in Lee's "Mo' Better Blues"

1989

Provided voice-over work for Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing"

Appeared in the plays "Siddown: Conversations with the Mob," "Wild Goose," and "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui"

Worked as a doorman at the St Moritz Hotel in New York, NY

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