John Turturro

John Turturro

Feb. 28th, 1957
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
6' 0 1/2"

John Turturro's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Night Of TV Show
The Night Of
The Bronx is Burning TV Show
The Bronx is Burning

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Exodus: Gods and Kings
2014 - God's Pocket
2014 - Fading Gigolo
2013 - Gods Behaving Badly
2011 - Cars 2
2011 - Passione
2010 - The Nutcracker
2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2008 - Miracle at St. Anna
2008 - What Just Happened
2007 - Transformers
2007 - Slipstream
2006 - Sacco and Vanzetti
2006 - The Good Shepherd
2005 - Romance & Cigarettes
2005 - The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
2004 - Secret Window
2004 - She Hate Me
2004 - Secret Passage
2003 - Anger Management
2003 - Fear X
2002 - Mr. Deeds
2002 - Collateral Damage
2001 - Monkeybone
2001 - The Luzhin Defence
2000 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000 - The Man Who Cried
1999 - Summer of Sam
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1998 - He Got Game
1998 - Rounders
1997 - La tregua
1997 - Lesser Prophets
1995 - Search and Destroy
1995 - Clockers
1994 - Quiz Show
1993 - Fearless
1992 - Brain Donors
1991 - Jungle Fever
1991 - Barton Fink
1990 - Catchfire
1990 - State of Grace
1990 - Mo' Better Blues
1990 - Miller's Crossing
1989 - Do the Right Thing
1988 - Five Corners
1987 - The Sicilian
1986 - Off Beat
1986 - The Color of Money
1986 - Gung Ho
1985 - Desperately Seeking Susan
1985 - To Live and Die in L.A.
1980 - Raging Bull

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself (Voiced)
Ambrose Monk
Grant (Voiced)
David Traynor
Himself - Host
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
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Highly talented, lightly built Italian American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles. Has become a regular in the thought provoking films of Spike Lee and the off the wall comedies of Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. His wonderful performances include as the highly agitated "Pino" in Do the Right Thing (1989), as an intellectual playwright in Barton Fink (1991), a pedophile tenpin bowler in The Big Lebowski (1998), a confused boyfriend in Jungle Fever (1991) and as the voice of Harvey the dog in Summer of Sam (1999).

Turturro has continued to appeal to audiences despite his unconventional looks and the often annoying onscreen mannerisms of his characters which he used to great effect in films such as his blue collar tale of warring brothers in the construction business, Mac (1992), as the irate, dumped game show contestant, Herbie Stempel, in Robert Redford (I)'s dynamic Quiz Show (1994). One of modern American cinema's gems of acting, Turturro remains in strong demand for his high calibre thespian talents.

  • Brother of 'Nicholas Turturro' (qv) and 'Ralph Turturro' (qv).
  • Cousin of 'Aida Turturro' (qv).
  • Based his character Bernie Bernbaum in _Miller's Crossing (1990)_ (qv) on the real- life personae of Director 'Barry Sonnenfeld' (qv) (_Get Shorty (1995)_ (qv), _Men in Black (1997)_ (qv)), the film's cinematographer.
  • The Turturro family originates from Sicily, Italy.
  • Graduated from Yale Drama School.
  • Graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
  • Son, 'Amedeo Turturro' (qv), was born in 1990.
  • Has starred in six movies with his former acting professor from SUNY New Paltz, 'Joe Paparone' (qv). In the film _Mac (1992)_ (qv), he plays his deceased father.

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