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John Turturro

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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John Turturro is an American actor, writer, and filmmaker known for his versatile range of roles in film, television, and on stage. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957, Turturro grew up in a working-class Italian-American family and attended the State University of New York at New Paltz before pursuing his acting career.

Turturro made his Broadway debut in 1985 in the play "Death of a Salesman" directed by Yale Repertory Theatre's artistic director, Robert Woodruff. He played the role of Happy Loman, the younger son of the protagonist Willy Loman, and received critical acclaim for his performance. Turturro's stage work continued with roles in "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" and "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" before he transitioned to film and television.

Turturro's breakthrough film role came in 1989 when he played the eccentric bowling champion Jesus Quintana in the Coen Brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski". He went on to collaborate with the Coen Brothers on several other films, including "Miller's Crossing", "Barton Fink", and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Turturro's film work also includes roles in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing", Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money", and Robert Redford's "Quiz Show".

In addition to his film work, Turturro has also had a successful television career. He received critical acclaim for his role as John Stone in the HBO miniseries "The Night Of" in 2016, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Turturro has also appeared in several episodes of the hit television series "The Sopranos", and lent his voice to the animated series "The Simpsons" and "American Dad!".

Turturro's stage work has continued throughout his career, and he has returned to Broadway several times. In 2011, he starred in the play "Relatively Speaking", which was a collection of three one-act plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen. Turturro also appeared in the Broadway revival of "The Cherry Orchard" in 2016, playing the role of Lopakhin alongside Diane Lane and Joel Grey.

In addition to his acting career, Turturro has also directed several films, including "Mac", "Illuminata", and "Romance & Cigarettes". He has also written and directed several plays, including "Italian-American Reconciliation" and "The Bald Soprano".

Turturro's most recent work includes his role as Carmine Falcone in the 2021 film "The Batman", directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as the titular character. He also starred in the film "The Jesus Rolls", a spin-off of "The Big Lebowski" that he wrote and directed.

Throughout his career, John Turturro has established himself as a versatile and talented actor, writer, and filmmaker. His work on stage, screen, and television has earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fan base.

John Turturro Photos


New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2023
Mickey Sabbath

[New York]
Encores Concert Revival, 2015

Classic Stage Company Production, 2011

Pasquale Lojacono

Original Broadway Production, 2003

Arturo Ui

Aldo Scalicki



Danny (Understudy) [Replacement]

John Turturro Productions

[Broadway, 2011]
[Off-Broadway, 2007]



John Turturro Movies

Exterminator 2
[ 1984 ] Guy #1
The Flamingo Kid
[ 1984 ] Ted from Pinky's
To Live and Die in L.A.
[ 1985 ] Carl Cody
Desperately Seeking Susan
[ 1985 ] Ray
Off Beat
[ 1986 ] Neil Pepper
Gung Ho
[ 1986 ] Willie
Hannah and Her Sisters
[ 1986 ] Writer
The Color of Money
[ 1986 ] Julian
The Sicilian
[ 1987 ] Aspanu Pisciotta
Five Corners
[ 1987 ] Heinz
Do the Right Thing
[ 1989 ] Pino
[ 1990 ] Pinella
Miller's Crossing
[ 1990 ] Bernie Bernbaum
Men of Respect
[ 1990 ] Mike Battaglia
Mo' Better Blues
[ 1990 ] Moe Flatbush
State of Grace
[ 1990 ] Nick
Jungle Fever
[ 1991 ] Paulie Carbone
Barton Fink
[ 1991 ] Barton Fink
[ 1992 ] Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
Brain Donors
[ 1992 ] Roland T. Flakfizer
[ 1993 ] Dr. Bill Perlman
Being Human
[ 1994 ] Lucinnius
The Search for One-eye Jimmy
[ 1994 ] Disco Bean
Quiz Show
[ 1994 ] Herbie Stempel
Search and Destroy
[ 1995 ] Ron
[ 1995 ] Sam Giancana
[ 1995 ] Larry Mazilli
Unstrung Heroes
[ 1995 ] Sid Lidz
Box of Moonlight
[ 1996 ] Al Fountain
Grace of My Heart
[ 1996 ] Joel Millner
Girl 6
[ 1996 ] Murray - the Agent
The Truce
[ 1997 ] Primo Levi
Lesser Prophets
[ 1997 ] Leon
The Big Lebowski
[ 1998 ] Jesus Quintana
[ 1998 ] Joey Knish
[ 1998 ] Tuccio
O.K. Garage
[ 1998 ] Johnny Candellano
He Got Game
[ 1998 ] Coach Billy Sunday
Animals with the Tollkeeper
[ 1998 ] Tuxedo Man
Summer of Sam
[ 1999 ] Harvey the Black Dog - Voice
Cradle Will Rock
[ 1999 ] Aldo Silvano
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
[ 2000 ] Pete Hogwallop
Two Thousand and None
[ 2000 ] Benjamin Kasparian
Company Man
[ 2000 ] Crocker Johnson
The Luzhin Defence
[ 2000 ] Luzhin
The Man Who Cried
[ 2000 ] Dante Dominio
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
[ 2001 ] Walker
[ 2001 ] Voice of Monkeybone - Voice
Collateral Damage
[ 2002 ] Sean Armstrong
Mr. Deeds
[ 2002 ] Emilio Lopez
Monday Night Mayhem
[ 2002 ] Howard Cosell
Heart of the Festival
[ 2002 ]
Fear X
[ 2003 ] Harry
[ 2003 ] Voice
Anger Management
[ 2003 ] Chuck
Secret Window
[ 2004 ] John Shooter
Secret Passage
[ 2004 ] Paolo Zane
She Hate Me
[ 2004 ] Don Angelo Bonasera
[ 2004 ] Sal / Roberto
Romance & Cigarettes
[ 2005 ] Male Dancer & Singer
The Good Shepherd
[ 2006 ] Ray Brocco
A Few Days in September
[ 2006 ] William Pound
[ 2007 ] Harvey Brickman
[ 2007 ] Agent Simmons
Margot at the Wedding
[ 2007 ] Jim
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
[ 2008 ] Phantom
What Just Happened
[ 2008 ] Dick Bell
Miracle at St. Anna
[ 2008 ] Detective Antonio 'Tony' Ricci
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
[ 2009 ] Simmons
The Taking of Pelham 123
[ 2009 ] Camonetti
The Nutcracker: The Untold Story
[ 2010 ] The Rat King
The Clock
[ 2010 ]
Cars 2
[ 2011 ] Francesco Bernoulli - Voice
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
[ 2011 ] Simmons
Somewhere Tonight
[ 2011 ] Leroy
In the Shadow of No Towers
[ 2011 ] Narrator - Voice
Nick the Doorman
[ 2012 ]
Gods Behaving Badly
[ 2013 ] Hades
Fading Gigolo
[ 2013 ]
Fading Gigolo
[ 2013 ] Fioravante
Rio, I Love You
[ 2014 ] Homem
God's Pocket
[ 2014 ] Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
Exodus: Gods and Kings
[ 2014 ] Seti
The Ridiculous 6
[ 2015 ] Abner Doubleday
Mia Madre
[ 2015 ] Barry Huggins
Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells
[ 2015 ] Ingegner Lombelli
Hands of Stone
[ 2016 ] Frankie Carbo
[ 2017 ] Alan
Transformers: The Last Knight
[ 2017 ] Agent Simmons
Gloria Bell
[ 2018 ] Arnold
The True Adventures of Wolfboy
[ 2019 ] Mr. Silk
The Jesus Rolls
[ 2019 ] Jesus
[ 2022 ] Dottore - Voice
Forty Winks
[ 2022 ] Milo
The Batman
[ 2022 ] Carmine Falcone

John Turturro TV Shows

Miami Vice
David Traynor
The Fortunate Pilgrim
Banda sonora
Barton Fink
Flight of the Conchords
Credits Cop
The Bronx Is Burning
Billy Martin
[ 2004-2008 ] Ambrose Monk
Ambrose Monk
The Night Of
John Stone
Difficult People
Green Eggs and Ham
The Name of the Rose
Guglielmo da Baskerville
The Plot Against America
Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf
Can't Go Home
Paulo Santana

John Turturro Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 1985 - Performance

John Turturro, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Theatre World Awards - 1985 - Performance

John Turturro, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

John Turturro Videos

John Turturro News

Exclusive: André De Shields Reprising Hermes Role For Rachel Chavkin-Directed Podcast

Starring André De Shields (Hadestown, the Wiz) and Ato Blankson-Wood (Cabaret, Hamlet, Slave Play), the podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Lempicka, Hadestown), Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicken & Biscuits), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Hadestown, The Broken Ear Set-list). Watch the video trailer now!

Spotlight: ALAN RUCK at Patchogue Theatre

An Evening with Alan Ruck at Patchogue Theatre

Maggie Siff, Julie Halston & More to Star in BREAKING THE STORY at Second Stage

Second Stage Theater has revealed the complete cast for the world premiere production of a new play by Alexis Scheer, BREAKING THE STORY. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR Starring Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch Extends

The New Group will present an additional week for The Seven Year Disappear by Jordan Seavey, featuring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch.

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM US Premiere Extends At Connelly Theater Upstairs

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, a quietly galvanizing play produced and directed by Jack Serio, extends its run at Connelly Theater Upstairs. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Second Stage to Present the World Premiere of Alexis Scheer's BREAKING THE STORY

Second Stage Theater will present the world premiere production of a new play by Alexis Scheer, BREAKING THE STORY.

The New Group Off Stage to Stream LYPSINKA: TOXIC FEMININITY Directed by Chloë Sevigny

THE NEW GROUP OFF STAGE presents 'Lypsinka: Toxic Femininity,' a new short film written and performed by John Epperson and directed by Chloë Sevigny.

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Recoups Investment Off-Broadway

The hit off-Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott, has recouped its initial investment.

Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott Out of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Performances This Week

Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott will be out of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Dec 12-14 due to sickness. 

Tickets on Sale Now for THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR Starring Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch

Tickets are on sale now for the world premiere production of The Seven Year Disappear by Jordan Seavey. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Anthony Boyle Will Join The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; Plus Full Creative Team Revealed

Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) will join the cast of Long Day's Journey into Night, playing the role of Edmund Tyrone. He will be replacing Alex Lawther who has reluctantly withdrawn from the production due to a scheduling conflict. 

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Extends at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

The completely sold-out Off-Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, starring Aubrey Plaza – in her stage debut – and Christopher Abbott, has extended by popular demand. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea must end on Saturday, January 13, 2024.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Check out photos from inside opening night of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott.

Photos: Get a First Look at Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Get a First Look at Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea!

Review Roundup: SABBATH'S THEATER Opens at The New Group

See what the critics are saying about Sabbath's Theater at The New Group.

Photos: Go Inside The New Group's SABBATH'S THEATER Opening Night Celebration

See photos from opening night of The New Group's Sabbath's Theater!

SABBATH'S THEATER Extended Through Mid December

Due to demand, The New Group has added two weeks for Sabbath’s Theater, adapted from the novel by Philip Roth by Ariel Levy and John Turturro.

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott Will Offer $20 Lottery Tickets

A limited number of $20 tickets will be available via a weekly TodayTix Lottery for all performances of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott beginning on the first performance on Monday, October 30.

Tracee Chimo Pallero, Santino Fontana, Morgan Spector and Jason Butler Harner Join Roundabout's FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced additional casting for the special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis. Check out who will join previously announced Kelli O'Hara and Rose Byrne.

The New Group Reveals 2023-24 Season, Featuring Cynthia Nixon, Taylor Trensch and More

The New Group has announced its complete 2023-2024 Season.  As previously announced, the season launches with Sabbath’s Theater. Learn more about the full season lineup here!


How many Broadway shows has John Turturro been in?

John Turturro has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has John Turturro been in?

John Turturro has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has John Turturro been nominated for?

John Turturro has been nominated for the Performance award at the Obie Awards for "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" and the Theatre World Awards for the same production.

What awards has John Turturro won?

John Turturro has won the Obie Awards for his performance in "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" and the Theatre World Awards for the same performance.

What is John Turturro next theatre project?

John Turturro's next show will be Sabbath's Theater which opens on 11/1/2023 on Off-Broadway.

How many shows has John Turturro written?

John Turturro has written 1 shows including Sabbath's Theater (Co-Playwright).

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