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Nicholas Turturro


Date of birth: 29 January 1962
Location: Queens, New York
Height: 5' 8"
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Spouse: Jami Biunno (1984 - 1995)
Spouse: Lissa Espinosa (1986 - present)
Kids: Two daughters


The youngest of three boys, Nicholas Turturro was born and raised in the Rosedale section of Queens, New York. After attending Catholic elementary and high schools, he majored in theater at Adelphi University for two years, but left to get married and raise a family.

While working as a doorman at a New York City hotel, Nick took a job as an extra in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing." Convinced of Nick's talent, Lee wrote a part for him in his next film, "Mo' Better Blues," and, in a case of art imitating life, Nick's real-life brother, John Turturro ("Quiz Show"), played his brother in that film. The pair again appeared together in Lee's "Jungle Fever."

Turturro had a featured role in "Malcolm X" and also appeared in "Metropolitan," "Love Anyone," "Federal Hill" and "Mac," the latter written and directed by brother John as a tribute to their late father. Nick's most recent films include "The Search for One-Eye Jimmy," which he also co-produced, and the upcoming "Excess Baggage," starring Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Walken.

Among his television credits are guest-starring roles in "Law and Order"; "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," in which he played a young Al Capone; and the telefilm, "Dead and Alive." Nick also had a leading role in the Witt/Thomas pilot, "Better Days."

On stage, he has appeared in "Wild Goose," "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," "Lusting After Popino's Wife" and "Siddown: Conversations With the Mob."


1998 | Hercules (Meleager)
1998 | Witness to the Mob (Sammy The Bull)
1997 | Excess Baggage (Stick)
1997 | Shadow Conspiracy (Grasso)
1997 | Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (Major Ray Domino)
1996 | The Search for One-eye Jimmy (Junior)
1995 | Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (Al Williams)
1995 | Drew Carey Show: New York and Queens ep #2.24 (Det. James Martinez) [5/14/957]
1995 | In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice
1995 | Mob Justice (Danny D'Arcangelo)
1994 | Cosmic Slop (Father Carlos)
1994 | Federal Hill (Ralph)
1994 | Men Lie
1993 | NYPD Blue (Det. James Martinez) to present
1992 | Malcolm X (Boston Cop)
1992 | Mac (Tony Gloves)
1991 | Jungle Fever (Vinny)
1991 | Men of Respect (Bingo)
1990 | Law & Order: Blood is Thicker ep #2.14 (Poletti) [2/14/92]
1990 | Mo' Better Blues (Josh Flatbush)
1986 | L.A. Law: Book of Renovation, Chapter 1 ep #8.1 [10/7/93}


c h a r a c t e r s

Lt. Arthur Fancy
PAA John Irvin
Det. Jill Kirkendall
Det. James Martinez
Det. Greg Medavoy
Det. Diane Russell
Det. Andy Sipowicz
Det. Danny Sorenson

ADA Sylvia Costas RIP
Det. Bobby Simone
Det. John Kelly
PAA Donna Abandando
Det. Adrienne Lesniak
PW Janice Licalsi
ADA Laura Michaels

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