Nicholas Turturro

Active - 1990 - Present  |   Born - Jan 29, 1962 in Queens, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance

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  • Appeared with his brother John Turturro in several Spike Lee films, including Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Jungle Fever (1991).
  • Auditioned for the role of NYPD Blue's Det. James Martinez during his lunch break while working as a hotel doorman.
  • Met wife Lissa Espinosa on a plane while she was working as a flight attendant.
  • Was a contestant on Celebrity Fit Club in 2006.
  • Starred on the Web series Dusty Peacock in 2009.
  • Years after making his breakthrough as a rookie detective on NYPD Blue, he took on the role of a veteran NYC beat cop mentoring a rookie on Blue Bloods in 2010.
  • Collects baseball memorabilia from all teams, though is a self-professed lifelong NY Yankees fan.
  • In fact, his passion for the game was celebrated in 2009 when he was featured on an MLB series, I Breathe Baseball. Focusing on his obsession with the Yankees, it featured former NY manager Joe Torre and then-NY outfielder Johnny Damon.