Nicholas Turturro Jr. (born January 29, 1962) is an American actor, known for his roles in New York City based films and on the television series Blue Bloods and NYPD Blue. He has collaborated with director Spike Lee since the late 1980s, starting with voice work for Do the Right Thing, and playing a supporting role in BlacKkKlansman. Nicholas is the younger brother of John Turturro and the cousin of Aida Turturro.
Nicholas Turturro Jr.
January 29, 1962
(m. 1984; div. 1995)
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, Apulia, Italy, at the age of six and later fought as a US Navy serviceman on D-Day. In 1983, Turturro, then a struggling actor, was employed as a doorman for the Manhattan 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.
He received an Emmy Award nomination for playing James Martinez on the television series NYPD Blue and was on the series for its first seven seasons. He 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. He played Sgt. Anthony Renzulli on Blue Bloods from 2010 to 2016.
Turturro is an avid New York Yankees fan and is known for his passionate videos on social media supporting the team.
|1989||Do the Right Thing||Policeman|
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Josh Flatbush|
|1991||Men of Respect||Bingo|
|Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace||Danny D'Arcangelo||TV Movie|
|Malcolm X||Boston Cop|
|Cosmic Slop||Father Carlos||TV Movie|
|The Search for One-eye Jimmy||Junior|
|1995||Falling from the Sky: Flight 174||Al Williams||TV Movie|
|In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice||Mike Garret||TV Movie|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Sammy "The Bull" Gravano||TV Movie|
|Mercenary II: Thick & Thin||Major Ray Domino||TV Movie|
|2000||Hellraiser: Inferno||Det. Tony Nenonen||Video|
|2001||Recess: School's Out||Cop #1 (voice)|
|The Shipment||Eddie Colucci|
|2002||Monday Night Mayhem||Chet Forte||TV Movie|
|Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie||Joe Jr.||TV Movie|
|2003||Purgatory Flats||Johnny Ramos|
|2004||The Hollow||Sheriff Duncan||TV Movie|
|The Hillside Strangler||Angelo Buono|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Brucie|
|Three Wise Guys||Vincent||TV Movie|
|2006||World Trade Center||Officer Colovito|
|2007||McBride: Semper Fi||Officer Pierce||TV Movie|
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Renaldo Pinera|
|2008||First Sunday||Officer D'Agostino|
|Remembering Phil||Phil Winters|
|Phantom Punch||Caesar Novak|
|2009||Street Boss||Jimmy Calone|
|The Deported||Gianni de Carlo|
|2010||Shoot the Hero!||Grant|
|Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||Antonio|
|2012||Nick the Doorman||Nick||TV Movie|
|TalhotBlond||Detective Moretti||TV Movie|
|Super Cyclone||Travis Verdon||Video|
|Here Comes the Boom||Referee|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Nick Panero|
|2017||Justice League Dark||Boston Brand / Deadman (voice)|
|A Chance in the World||Mike Silvia|
|2018||Honor Up||Detective Kean|
|2019||Las Vegas Vietnam: The Movie||The Governor|
|Dear Frank||Father Quinn|
|Shooting Heroin||Reverend John|
|Escape: Puzzle of Fear||Keith|
|2021||The Penthouse||Detective Martinez|
|1991||Another World||Bartender||Episode: "Episode #1.6982"|
|1992||Law & Order||Poletti||Episode: "Blood Is Thicker..."|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Big Al Brown||Episode: "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues"|
|L.A. Law||Anthony||Episode: "Book of Renovation, Chapter 1"|
|1993–2000||NYPD Blue||Detective James Martinez||Main Cast: Season 1-7|
|1997||The Drew Carey Show||Detective James Martinez||Episode: "New York and Queens"|
|1998||Hercules||Meleager (voice)||2 Episodes|
|2001||The District||Officer Robert Turner||Episode: "Thursday"|
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Rolando||Episode: "The Word"|
|The Twilight Zone||Speed||Episode: "Chosen"|
|2003–04||Third Watch||Aloysius "Allie" Nardo||Recurring Cast: Season 5|
|2005||Sex, Love & Secrets||Detective||Episode: "Protection"|
|2006||Celebrity Fit Club||Himself||Cast Member: Season 4|
|2007||The King of Queens||Vince Dinelli||Episode: "Single Spaced"|
|2008||Just Jordan||Big G||Episode: "Boogie Toasties"|
|Days of Our Lives||Officer Darrell||Episode: "Episode #1.10941 & #1.10943"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Goya||Episode: "Let It Bleed"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Tommy D'Antonio||Episode: "Fearless Leader"|
|2010-16||Blue Bloods||Sergeant Anthony Renzulli||Recurring; Seasons 1-3, guest; Seasons 4-6|
|2011||The Protector||Episode: "Beef"|
|2012||White Collar||Delancy||Episode: "Compromising Positions"|
|2014||Hit the Floor||Episode: "Winner Takes All"|
|2016||The Crossroads of History||Francesco del Giocondo||Episode: "Mona Lisa"|
|The Night Of||Detective||Episode: "Subtle Beast"|
|2017||Doubt||Art Camston||Episode: "I'm In If You Are"|
|Kevin Can Wait||Vinnie||Episode: "Kevin Goes Nuts"|
|2018||The Family Business||Councilman Ronald Sims||2 Episodes|
|I Feel Bad||Kevin||2 Episodes|
|The Neighborhood||Ray Scas||Episode: "The Mezuzah"|
|2019||The Name of the Rose||Pedro Lopez de Luna||Supporting Cast|
|2019-2020||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Detective Frank Bucci||Guest: Season 20, Recurring Cast: Season 21|
|2020||Gravesend||Ray Scars||2 Episodes|
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- Martone, Eric (2016). Italian Americans: The History and Culture of a People. p. 431.
- Stated on Finding Your Roots, October 31, 2017
- "John Turturro Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Retrieved Apr 2, 2021.
- "Actor and director John Turturro's Dirty Dozen: 12 movie favorites that have a special place in his heart. - Review - movie review". Film Comment. 2001. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Callahan, Maureen (October 26, 2014). "How Billy Joel's three wives stole his heart and his money". Page Six. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
- "Crackle.com to Premiere New Comedy Web Series 'Dusty Peacock' on Monday, July 13th". StreetInsider.com. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-08-24.