Nicholas Turturro, Jr.
January 29, 1962
Nicholas Turturro (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.
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||Extra||Uncredited|
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Josh Flatbush|
|1991||Men of Respect||Bingo|
|Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace||Danny D'Arcangelo||TV film|
|1992||Law & Order||Poletti||TV series|
|Malcolm X||Nick Turturro||Boston Cop|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Al Capone|
|L.A. Law||Anthony||TV series|
|1993–2000||NYPD Blue||Detective James Martinez||TV series|
|1994||Cosmic Slop||Father Carlos||Segment "The First Commandment"|
|The Search for One-eye Jimmy||Junior|
|1995||In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice||Mike Garret||TV film|
|Falling from the Sky: Flight 174||Al Williams||TV film|
|1997||Mercenary II: Thick & Thin||Major Ray Domino|
|The Drew Carey Show||Detective James Martinez|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Sammy "The Bull" Gravano||TV film|
|1999||Mr. Life||TV film|
|2000||Hellraiser: Inferno||Det. Tony Nenonen||direct-to-DVD film|
|2001||Recess: School's Out||Nick Turturro||Cop #1 (voice)|
|The Shipment||Eddie Colucci|
|The District||Officer Robert Turner||TV series|
|Monday Night Mayhem||Chet Forte||TV film|
|Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie||Joe Jr.||(as Nick Turturro) TV film|
|Touched by an Angel||Rolando||TV series|
|The Twilight Zone||Speed||Episode: "Chosen"|
|Purgatory Flats||Johnny Ramos|
|2003–2004||Third Watch||Aloysius "Allie" Nardo||TV series|
|2004||The Hillside Strangler||Angelo Buono|
|The Hollow||Sheriff Duncan||TV film|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Brucie|
|Three Wise Guys||Vincent||(as Nick Turturro) TV film|
|World Trade Center||Officer Colovito|
|2007||McBride: Semper Fi||Officer Pierce||TV film|
|The King of Queens||Vince Dinelli||TV series|
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Renaldo Pinera|
|2008||First Sunday||Officer D'Agostino|
|Phantom Punch||Caesar Novak|
|Remembering Phil||Phil Winters|
|2009||Street Boss||Jimmy Calone|
|Burn Notice||Tommy D'Antonio||TV series|
|2010-2016||Blue Bloods||Sergeant Anthony Renzulli||TV series|
|2012||Super Cyclone||Travis Verdon|
|Here Comes the Boom||Referee|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Nick Panero|
|2017||Justice League Dark||Boston Brand / Deadman||voice|
|Kevin Can Wait||Vinnie||Episode: "Kevin Goes Nuts"|
|2018||Honor Up||Detective Kean|
|2019||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Detective Frank Bucci||Episodes: "Can't Be Held Accountable" & "Must Be Held Accountable"|
|2020||Shooting Heroin||Reverend John|
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