Nicholas Turturro

Nicholas Turturro

Birth name: Nicholas Turturro, Jr.
Born: January 29, 1962
Age: 56
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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Biography

Nicholas Turturro, Jr. (born January 29, 1962) is an American film, television and prolific on-stage character actor, known for his role as Detective James Martinez on the television series NYPD Blue. Nicholas is the younger brother of John Turturro and the cousin of Aida Turturro.

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Early life

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Katherine Florence (Incerella), was an amateur jazz singer, who worked in a Navy yard during World War II, and was born in the U.S., to Italian parents, with roots in Sicily. His father, Nicholas Turturro, Sr., was a carpenter and shoemaker who emigrated from Giovinazzo, Italy at the age of six and fought as a Navy serviceman on D-Day. In 1983, Turturro, then a struggling actor, was employed as a doorman for the apartment building where Billy Joel resided at the time. Turturro would rank all the women Joel brought home by holding up his fingers; Joel's soon-to-be wife, Christie Brinkley, was the only one to get ten fingers twice.

Career

He garnered an Emmy Award nomination for playing Officer/Det./Sgt. James Martinez on the television series NYPD Blue and was on the series for its first seven seasons. He also was a guest ring announcer at Wrestlemania XI for the main event of Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel. His list of credits include portraying Al Capone on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and playing the role of Brucie in The Longest Yard and Renaldo in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. In July 2009, Turturro began co-starring in the comedy web series Dusty Peacock on Crackle.

Filmography

  • Kevin Can Wait (2017) - Vinnie (Episode: "Kevin Goes Nuts")
  • Justice League Dark (2017) (voice) - Boston Brand / Deadman
  • The Eyes (2016) - Charlie
  • Subterranea (2015) - Remy
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
  • Here Comes the Boom (2012) - Referee
  • Nurse 3D (2012) Tall Hot Blond (2012)- Un Credited
  • Super Cyclone (2012) - Travis Verdon
  • Fancypants (2011) - Randy
  • Zookeeper (2011) - Manny
  • Blue Bloods (2010-present) (TV series) - Sergeant Anthony Renzulli
  • Takers (2010) - Franco Dalia
  • Burn Notice (2009) (TV series) - Tommy
  • Street Boss (2009) - Jimmy Calone
  • Remembering Phil (2008) - Phil Winters
  • Phantom Punch (2008) - Caesar Novak
  • First Sunday (2008) - Officer D'Agostino
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) - Renaldo Pinera
  • The King of Queens (2007) (TV series) - Vince Dinelli
  • McBride: Semper Fi (2007) (TV film) - Officer Pierce
  • World Trade Center (2006) - Officer Colovito
  • Trapped! (2006) (TV film) - Travis
  • Three Wise Guys (2005) (TV film) (as Nick Turturro) - Vincent
  • The Longest Yard (2005) - Brucie
  • The Hollow (2004) (TV film) - Sheriff Duncan
  • The Hillside Strangler (2004) - Angelo Buono
  • Third Watch (2003-2004) (TV series) - Aloysius "Allie" Nardo
  • Purgatory Flats (2003) - Johnny Ramos
  • Tremors (2003) (TV series) - Frank
  • The Twilight Zone (2002) (TV series) - Speed (Episode: "Chosen")
  • Touched by an Angel (2002) (TV series) - Rolando
  • Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002) (TV film) (as Nick Turturro) - Joe Jr.
  • Monday Night Mayhem (2002) (TV film) - Chet Forte
  • The Biz (2002) - Anthony
  • The District (2001) (TV series) - Officer Robert Turner
  • The Shipment (2001) - Eddie Colucci
  • Recess: School's Out (2001) (voice) (as Nick Turturro) - Cop #1
  • Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) (direct-to-DVD film) - Det. Tony Nenonen
  • NYPD Blue (1993-2000) (TV series) - Detective James Martinez
  • Mr. Life (1999) (TV film)
  • Witness to the Mob (1998) (TV film) - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
  • Excess Baggage (1997) - Stick
  • Oddville, MTV (1997)
  • The Drew Carey Show (1997) (TV series) - Detective James Martinez
  • Shadow Conspiracy (1997) - Grasso
  • Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1997) (TV film) - Major Ray Domino
  • Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (1995) (TV film) - Al Williams
  • In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (1995) (TV film) - Mike Garret
  • Federal Hill (1994) - Ralph
  • The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994) - Junior
  • Men Lie (1994)
  • Cosmic Slop (1994) (TV film) - Father Carlos (segment "The First Commandment")
  • L.A. Law (1993) (TV series) - Anthony
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993) (TV series) - Al Capone
  • Malcolm X (1992) (as Nick Turturro) - Boston Cop
  • Mac (1992) - Tony Gloves
  • Law & Order (1992) (TV series) - Poletti
  • Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991) (TV film) - Danny D'Arcangelo
  • Jungle Fever (1991) - Vinny
  • Men of Respect (1991) - Bingo
  • Mo' Better Blues (1990) - Josh Flatbush
  • Do the Right Thing (1989) (uncredited) - Extra

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