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John Turturro

Highly talented, lightly built 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. Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (Incerella), a jazz singer, and Nicholas Turturro, a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2019 Going Places (completed)
Jesus Quintana
 2019 The Name of the Rose (TV Series) (completed)
William of Baskerville
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... William of Baskerville
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... William of Baskerville
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... William of Baskerville
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... William of Baskerville
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... William of Baskerville
 2018 Gloria Bell
 2017 A Magical Holiday (Short)
 2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
- Bernie and Blythe (2017) ... Dusty
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Agent Simmons
 2017 Hair (Short)
 2017/I Landline
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
John Stone
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... John Stone
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... John Stone
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... John Stone
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... John Stone
- The Art of War (2016) ... John Stone
 2016 Hands of Stone
Frankie Carbo
 2015 The Ridiculous 6
Abner Doubleday
 2015 Mia madre
Barry Huggins
 2015 Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite
Ingegner Lombelli
 2014 Rio, I Love You
Homem (segment "Quando não há Mais Amor")
 2014 God's Pocket
Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
 2013 Gods Behaving Badly
 2013 Fading Gigolo
 2011 In the Shadow of No Towers
Narrator (voice)
 2011 Der3k Jeter: A Yankee First (Short)
 2011 Somewhere Tonight
 2011 Cars 2: The Video Game (Video Game)
Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
 2011 Cars 2
Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
 2010 The Nutcracker in 3D
The Rat King
 2009 The Taking of Pelham 123
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Detective Antonio 'Tony' Ricci
 2004-2008 Monk (TV Series)
Ambrose Monk
- Mr. Monk's 100th Case (2008) ... Ambrose Monk
- Mr. Monk Goes Home Again (2005) ... Ambrose Monk
- Mr. Monk and the Three Pies (2004) ... Ambrose Monk
 2008 What Just Happened
Dick Bell
 2007 Christmas Story
Iisakki (English version, voice)
 2007 The Bronx Is Burning (TV Mini-Series)
Billy Martin
- Mr. October (2007) ... Billy Martin
- Caught! (2007) ... Billy Martin
- Past Combatants (2007) ... Billy Martin
- Time for a Change? (2007) ... Billy Martin
- The Seven Commandments (2007) ... Billy Martin
 2007 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
Credits Cop
- The Actor (2007) ... Credits Cop
 2007 Transformers
Agent Simmons
 2007 Slipstream
Harvey Brickman
 2006 The Good Shepherd
Ray Brocco
 2006 Quelques jours en septembre
William Pound
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes
Male Dancer & Singer
 2004 Secret Passage
Paolo Zane
 2004 She Hate Me
Don Angelo Bonasera
 2004 2BPerfectlyHonest
Sal / Roberto
 2004 Secret Window
John Shooter
 2003 Opopomoz (English version, voice)
 2003 Ore 2: Calma piatta (Short)
 2003 Anger Management
 2003 Fear X
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2002) ... Grant (voice)
 2002 Mr. Deeds
Emilio Lopez
 2002 Collateral Damage
Sean Armstrong
 2002 Monday Night Mayhem (TV Movie)
Howard Cosell
 2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Leiber & Stoller: Words & Music (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
- Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 Monkeybone
Voice of Monkeybone (voice)
 2000 The Man Who Cried
Dante Dominio
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
 2000 Two Thousand and None
Benjamin Kasparian
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Pete Hogwallop
 2000 Company Man
Crocker Johnson
 1999 Summer of Sam
Harvey the Black Dog (voice)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Aldo Silvano
 1998 Rounders
Joey Knish
 1998 Illuminata
 1998 He Got Game
Coach Billy Sunday
 1998 O.K. Garage
Johnny Candellano
 1998 The Big Lebowski
Jesus Quintana
 1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper
Tuxedo Man
 1997 Lesser Prophets
 1997 The Truce
Primo Levi
 1996 Grace of My Heart
Joel Millner
 1996 Box of Moonlight
Al Fountain
 1996 Girl 6
Murray - the Agent
 1995 Sugartime (TV Movie)
Sam Giancana
 1995 Clockers
Det. Larry Mazilli
 1995 Unstrung Heroes
Sid Lidz
 1995 Search and Destroy
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
Disco Bean
 1994 Quiz Show
Herbie Stempel
 1994 Being Human
 1993 Fearless
Dr. Bill Perlman
 1992 Mac
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
 1992 Brain Donors
Roland T. Flakfizer
 1991 Barton Fink
Barton Fink
 1991 Jungle Fever
Paulie Carbone
 1990 Men of Respect
Mike Battaglia
 1990 Miller's Crossing
Bernie Bernbaum
 1990 State of Grace
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Moe Flatbush
 1990 Catchfire
 1989 Do the Right Thing
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Larry
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... Larry
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... Larry
 1987 The Sicilian
 1987 Five Corners
 1986 The Color of Money
 1986 Off Beat
Neil Pepper
 1986 Gung Ho
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Carl Cody
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
David Traynor
- Rites of Passage (1985) ... David Traynor
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Ted from Pinky's
 1984 Exterminator 2
Guy #1
 1980 Raging Bull
Man at Webster Hall Table (uncredited)
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Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (84 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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(February 22 to April 1, 1984) He played Danny in John Patrick Shanley's play, "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with June Stein (Roberta) in the cast. Barnet Kellman was director. See more »

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[2011, on working with Robert Redford on Quiz Show (1994)] Excellent. Excellent. Very good with physical behavior. We got along because I was cast way before anybody, and we worked really well together. He's a funny man. He's eccentric in his own way. Nobody knows that. But I do. He's got his own kind of off-humor. I really like him a lot. That's another person I wish I could work with again. See more »


Graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz. See more »


Frequently works with Spike Lee, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

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