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Nicholas Turturro

Biography

Performed the role of James Martinez on the tv screen series, NYPD Blue and later on made an appearance in The Longest Yard and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He previously one of is own first encounters on Television when he made an appearance in an bout of Regulation & Purchase. He was on NYPD Blue alongside Jimmy Smits, Rick Schroder, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. He was wedded double and his second wife was Lissa Espinosa. His cousin is definitely Aida Turturro, who starred as Tony’s sister within the series, The Sopranos.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nicholas Turturro
Date Of Birth January 29, 1962
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.73 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Adelphi University
Nationality American
Spouse Lissa Espinosa, Jami Biunno
Children Erica Turturro, Nicholas Turturro III
Parents Katherine Turturro, Nicholas Turturro, Sr.
Siblings John Turturro, Ralph Turturro
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor
Movies The Longest Yard, Justice League Dark, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Hellraiser: Inferno, Mo' Better Blues, Excess Baggage, First Sunday, Witness to the Mob, The Hillside Strangler, The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Monday Night Mayhem, Phantom Punch, Federal Hill, Men of Respect, Zookeeper, Shadow Conspiracy, World Trade Center, Super Cyclone, Malcolm X, The Shipment, Recess: School's Out, Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, The Hollow, Here Comes the Boom, Takers, Three Wise Guys, Street Boss, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Purgatory Flats, Falling from the Sky: Flight 174, Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace, The Deported, Mac, Remembering Phil, Shoot the Hero, Fancypants, Trapped!, The Eyes, Talhotblond, Subterranea, Men Lie, Mercenary 2: Thick and Thin, In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice, The Biz, McBride: Semper Fi, Cosmic Slop
TV Shows Celebrity Fit Club, NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1He is of Italian descent.
2His acting mentor was Dennis Franz.
3Best known by the public for his role as Sgt. James Martinez on NYPD Blue (1993).
4Older brother, Ralph Turturro, is a musician.
5Uncle of Amedeo Turturro and Diego Z. Turturro.
6Brother-in-law of Katherine Borowitz.
7Daughter Erica by first wife Jami Biunno.
8Cousin of Aida Turturro.
9Younger brother of John Turturro and Ralph Turturro.
10Met second wife on a plane ride. She was a flight attendant on the flight.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Takers2010Franco Dalia (as Nick Turturro)
Shoot the Hero2010Grant
The Deported2009Gianni de Carlo
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesTommy
Street Boss2009Jimmy Calone
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesGoya
Days of Our Lives2008TV SeriesOfficer Darrell
Phantom Punch2008Ceasar Novak
Remembering Phil2008Phil Winters
Just Jordan2008TV SeriesBig G
First Sunday2008Officer D'Agostino
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Renaldo Pinera
The King of Queens2007TV SeriesVince Dinelli
McBride: Semper Fi2007TV MovieOfficer Colin Pierce
World Trade Center2006Officer Colovito
Trapped!2006TV MovieTravis
Three Wise Guys2005TV MovieVincent (as Nick Turturro)
Sex, Love & Secrets2005TV SeriesDetective
The Longest Yard2005Brucie
The Hillside Strangler2004Angelo Buono
The Hollow2004VideoSheriff Duncan
Third Watch2003-2004TV SeriesAloysius 'Allie' Nardo
Purgatory Flats2003Johnny Ramos
Tremors2003TV SeriesFrank
The Biz2002Anthony
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesSpeed
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesRolando Wells
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie2002TV MovieJoe Jr. (as Nick Turturro)
Monday Night Mayhem2002TV MovieChet Forte
The District2001TV SeriesOfficer Robert Turner
The Shipment2001Eddie Colucci
Recess: School's Out2001Cop #1 (voice, as Nick Turturro)
Mr. Life2001TV Movie
Hellraiser: Inferno2000VideoDet. Tony Nenonen
NYPD Blue1993-2000TV SeriesDet. James Martinez
Mercenary II: Thick & Thin1999TV MovieMaj. Ray Domino
Hercules1998TV SeriesMeleager
Witness to the Mob1998TV MovieSammy 'The Bull' Gravano
Excess Baggage1997Stick
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesDet. James Martinez
Shadow Conspiracy1997Grasso
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV Series
In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice1995TV MovieMike Garret
Falling from the Sky: Flight 1741995TV MovieAl Williams
Cosmic Slop1994TV MovieFather Carlos (segment "The First Commandment")
The Search for One-eye Jimmy1994Junior
Federal Hill1994Ralph
Men Lie1994
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesAnthony
Young Indiana Jones1993TV SeriesBig Al Brown
Malcolm X1992Boston Cop (as Nick Turturro)
Mac1992Tony Gloves
Law & Order1992TV SeriesPoletti
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace1991TV MovieDanny D'Arcangelo
Jungle Fever1991Vinny
Men of Respect1990Bingo
Mo' Better Blues1990Josh Flatbush
Do the Right Thing1989Extra (uncredited)
A Chance in the World2017post-productionMike Silvia
The Eyes2017Charlie
Justice League Dark2017VideoBoston Brand Deadman (voice)
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesDetective
The Crossroads of History2016TV SeriesFrancesco del Giocondo
Blue Bloods2010-2016TV SeriesSgt. Anthony Renzulli
Subterranea2015Remy
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 22015Nick Panero
Hit the Floor2014TV Series
Here Comes the Boom2012Ref at Pier (as Nick Turturro)
Super Cyclone2012VideoTravis Verdon
White Collar2012TV SeriesDelancy
TalhotBlond2012TV MovieDetective Moretti
Nick the Doorman2012TV MovieNick
The Protector2011TV Series
Zookeeper2011Manny (as Nick Turturro)
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011Antonio (as Nick Turturro)
Fancypants2011Randy

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie
The Deported2009writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie producer
The Deported2009producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHimself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Det. James Martinez
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2000TV SeriesHimself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1997TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
WWE Raw1995TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania XI1995TV SpecialHimself
WWF Superstars1995TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shawn Michaels: Mr Wrestlemania2014Video documentaryHimself
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart2011VideoHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Hillside Strangler (2004)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Bill Brochtrup
· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· James McDaniel
· Ricky Schroder
· Andrea Thompson
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Jimmy Smits
· Andrea Thompson
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· James McDaniel
· Jimmy Smits
· Andrea Thompson
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleFederal Hill (1994)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)


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