Feb. 28th, 1957
Brooklyn, New York, USA
6' 0 1/2
John Turturro's Main TV Roles
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John Turturro is a highly talented, lightly built Italian American actorand director who always looks unsettled and jumpy. He has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances. The latest movies in which John Turturro has acted are The Batman, The Color Of Money, Going Places, You Don't Mess With The Zohan and O Brother.
His latest television credits include The Night Of, The Name of the Rose, Green Eggs and Ham, and the HBO mini series The Plot Against America.
Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (Incerella), a jazz singer, and Nicholas Turturro, a construction worker and carpenter, who was born in Giovinazzo. His brother, also named Nicholas Turturro, is an actor.
Turturro has continued to appeal to audiences despite his unconventional looks and the often annoying onscreen mannerisms of his characters, and he remains in strong demand for his high calibre thespian talents.
- Brother of 'Nicholas Turturro' (qv) and 'Ralph Turturro' (qv).
- Is the second of three brothers.
- Had himself diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder after seeing the independent film "Billy The Kid.".
- Sicilian mother was a professional singer.
- Graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
- Graduated from Yale Drama School.
- Does an accurate impression of 'Burt Lancaster' (qv).
- Cousin of 'Aida Turturro' (qv).