Jerry Charles Ferrara (born November 25, 1979) is an American actor, known for his work as Turtle on the HBO comedy series Entourage, and currently starring on the STARZ drama series Power as Joe Proctor.
November 25, 1979|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Breanne Racano (m. 2017)|
Life and careerEdit
Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King of Queens. Other television parts soon followed. Jerry was then cast in the independent feature Cross Bronx, which premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
In an interview about his breakout role on Entourage, Ferrara revealed that when he told his friends he had landed a major part in a television pilot, they asked, "What's a pilot?" Kevin Connolly has said of his Entourage co-star that "Jerry’s very domesticated. He’s probably the most different from his character. He’s like 180 degrees in the opposite direction."
Ferrara once made an appearance in character as Turtle for a DirecTV commercial. His dialogue was mixed with a clip from an Entourage episode for humorous effect.
|2007||Where God Left His Shoes||Vinny|
|2007||Brooklyn Rules||Bobby Canzoneri|
|2007||Gardener of Eden||Greek|
|2008||Eagle Eye||Poker Player|
|2011||Seven Days in Utopia||Joe Buckner|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Jeremy Kern|
|2012||Battleship||Sampson JOOD Strodell|
|2013||Lone Survivor||Sergeant Hasslert|
|2014||Think Like a Man Too||Jeremy Kern|
|2015||Club Life||Johnny D|
|2015||Entourage||Salvatore "Turtle" Assante|
|2000||The King of Queens||Joey||Episode: "Strike Too"|
|2000||That's Life||Student #2||Episode: "The Tutor"|
|2000||City Guys||Delivery boy||Episode: "El-Brain"|
|2001||Maybe it's Me||Episode: "The Magic CD Episode"|
|2001–2002||Grounded for Life||Drew||2 episodes|
|2002||Leap of Faith||Kid||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2004||NYPD Blue||Danny Fatty Puglisi||Episode: "Chatty Chatty Bang Bang"|
|2004–2011||Entourage||Salvatore "Turtle" Assante||Series regular; 96 episodes|
Co-wrote episodes: "Whiz Kid" and "The Big Bang"
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2009)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2008)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Sidekick (2007)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award TV Choice Chemistry (shared w/ Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, and Kevin Connolly) (2006)
|2011||Vietnam in HD||Raymond Torres||6 episodes|
|2015–18||Power||Joe Proctor||Recurring (season 2)|
Series regular (season 3–present)
|2017–present||Shooter||Kirk Zehnder||Recurring (season 2–present)|
|2006||Scarface: The World is Yours||Hotel Manager|
- , imdb.com. Accessed September 22, 2009.
- Q&A with Jerry Ferrara: Bringing Turtle Out of His 'Entourage' Shell. Accessed October 7, 2009
- "Jerry Ferrara". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2008-11-07.
- "E is for Entourage: Kevin Connolly speaks". CraveOnline.
- "Entourage's Jerry Ferrara Sheds His Shell". Men's Fitness.