What is the net worth of Nicholas Turturro?
Nicholas Turturro is a $5 million-dollar actor from the United States. His most well-known roles include “Blue Bloods” and “NYPD Blue.” Turturro is known for his works with Spike Lee, such as “Do the Right Thing” and “The Black Klansman.” Nicholas was born into an acting family. His younger brother is actor John Turturro. Aida Turturro (The Sopranos) is his cousin.
Early Life Of Nicholas Turturro
On the 29th of January, 1962, Nicholas Turturro was born in Queens, New York. His mother was an aspiring jazz singer, thus he grew up in a family steeped in the entertainment world. Nicholas grew up in a Sicilian-Italian family and attended a number of Catholic schools before enrolling at Adelphi University. During this time, he was a theatre major. To support his new family, he eventually had to drop out of school. Following his divorce, he worked as a doorman at the St. Moritz hotel, where he met Billy Joel, an artist.
Career Of Nicholas Turturro
Nicholas started his start as a voice actor and extra in Spike Lee’s film “Do the Right Thing.” Spike and Nicholas met on the set, and the director granted him a greater role in his next film, “Mo’ Better Blues,” which he directed. Nicholas and his brother John played Jewish nightclub owners in this film. Later, in films such as “Jungle Fever” and “Malcolm X,” the two Turturros collaborated. During this time, Nicholas appeared in films such as “Men of Respect” and “Mac.”
Throughout the 1990s, Turturro continued to work in films, starring in “Federal Hill,” “The Search for One-Eye Jimmy,” “Falling from the Sky: Flight 174,” “Shadow Conspiracy,” and “Excess Baggage.” In 1993, he landed the part of Detective James Martinez on “NYPD Blue.” Before this, Turturro was mostly seen as a guest star on shows like “L.A. Law,” “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” and “Law & Order.” His appearance on “NYPD Blue” launched his career, and he remained on the show for the next seven years, until 2000. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance.
During his time on “NYPD Blue,” Nicholas had guest appearances on “The Drew Carey Show” and had a voice role in the animated series “Hercules.” Around the turn of the 2000, he worked on shows such as “The Twilight Zone” and “The District.” He returned to acting after 2000, starring in “The Shipment” in 2001. During the next decade or so, he would appear in films such as “The Longest Yard,” “World Trade Center,” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”
Throughout the decade, Turturro made guest appearances on shows like “The King of Queens” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” as well as a recurrent role on “Third Watch” in season five. Turturro secured another recurring role with “Blue Bloods” in 2010, which he would play for the next six seasons. Nicholas was cast in the 2011 picture “Zookeeper,” which received mixed reviews but was a moderate box office success.
He was cast as Deadman in the animated film “Justice League Dark” in 2017. In the late 2010s, Turturro starred in movies including “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and “Black KkKlansman.” In 2019, he was cast in a series regular role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”