Nicholas Turturro Net Worth

Nicholas Turturro Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Nicholas Turturro III net worth is
$5 Million

Nicholas Turturro III Wiki Biography

Nicholas Turturro Jr. was born on the 29th January 1962 in Brooklyn, New York USA, and is a film, television and theatre actor, perhaps best known for portraying Detective James Ramirez in “NYPD Blue” (1993-2000). His career started in 1989, when Spike Lee hired him to do the voice-over in “Do The Right Thing”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Nicholas Turturro is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Turturro’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in acting.

Nicholas Turturro Net Worth $5 Million

Nicholas Turturro was the youngest son of a jazz musician, Katherine, and a construction worker and carpenter, Nicholas Turturro Sr. He has two older brothers, John Turturro who is also a famous actor, and Ralph Turturro who is a musician. The family has Italian-American ancestry, as his father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother descended from Sicilians. The creative streak which runs in the family also extends to his cousin, Aida Turturro, as well as his nephews, Amedeo and Diego. Nicholas received his primary and secondary education in Catholic schools, after which he attended Adelphi University for two years, where he studied theatre. Having left school for family, he worked for a time as a doorman at the St. Moritz Hotel, where he got acquainted with several famous people, including musician Billy Joel.

Nicholas’s acting career took off in 1989 with some voice work, and appearing as an extra in Spike Lee’s comedy-drama film “Do The Right Thing”, on the recommendation of his brother, John. He would continue to work frequently with Lee, starting with the 1990 musical drama film “Mo’ Better Blues”, with co-stars were Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes. Their other collaborations include the romantic drama “Jungle Fever” (1991), and epic biographical drama film “Malcolm X” (1992), portraying the life of the African-American activist.

Due to his dark complexion and robust looks, Nicholas was often hired to play mobsters and other criminal characters, as in the crime comedy film “Excess Baggage” (1997) with Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Torro and Christopher Walken, and the television film “Witness to the Mob” (1998). However, he also appeared in critically acclaimed features, such as his brother’s directorial debut, “Mac” (1992), which won the Caméra d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

However, Nicholas achieved his greatest success on television, playing the role of Detective James Ramirez in the police procedural drama “NYPD Blue” (1993-2000) in the first seven out of the show’s twelve seasons. For this role, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award, besides being nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. He went on to have a rich film and television career after his departure from the show, starring in the 2001 crime film “The Shipment”, alongside Matthew Modine and Elizabeth Berkley, and appearing in numerous television films, such as “Monday Night Mayham” (2002) with his brother John, and “Three Wise Guys” (2005) with Tom Arnold and Judd Nelson. That same year, he played one of the convicts in the remake of the 1974 sports comedy “The Longest Yard” (2005).

Nicholas continued to act in television series as well, guest-starring in the spy action show “Burn Notice” (2009), and securing a recurring spot in the police procedural drama “Blue Bloods” (2010-2017).

Apart from his on-screen work, he has been very prolific on stage as well, taking part in productions such as “Wild Goose” and “Lusting After Popino’s Wife”, among others, which also improved his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Nicholas has been married to Lissa Espinosa since 1996; the couple has two children together. Previously, he was married to Jami Bruno, from 1984 to 1995, with whom he has one child.

Full NameNicholas Turturro
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 29, 1962
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.73 m
EducationAdelphi University
SpouseLissa Espinosa (m. 1996), Jami Biunno (m. 1984–1995)
ChildrenErica Turturro, Nicholas Turturro III
ParentsKatherine Turturro, Nicholas Turturro, Sr.
SiblingsJohn Turturro, Ralph Turturro
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor
Movies“Do The Right Thing” (1989), “Mo’ Better Blues”, “Jungle Fever” (1991), “Malcolm X” (1992)
TV Shows“Monday Night Mayham” (2002), “Three Wise Guys” (2005), “The Longest Yard” (2005), “Burn Notice” (2009), “Blue Bloods” (2010-2017)
1He is of Italian descent.
2His acting mentor was Dennis Franz.
3Best known by the public for his role as Sgt. James Martinez on NYPD Blue (1993).
4Older brother, Ralph Turturro, is a musician.
5Uncle of Amedeo Turturro and Diego Z. Turturro.
6Brother-in-law of Katherine Borowitz.
7Daughter Erica by first wife Jami Biunno.
8Cousin of Aida Turturro.
9Younger brother of John Turturro and Ralph Turturro.
10Met second wife on a plane ride. She was a flight attendant on the flight.


Takers2010Franco Dalia (as Nick Turturro)
Shoot the Hero2010Grant
The Deported2009Gianni de Carlo
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesTommy
Street Boss2009Jimmy Calone
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesGoya
Days of Our Lives2008TV SeriesOfficer Darrell
Phantom Punch2008Ceasar Novak
Remembering Phil2008Phil Winters
Just Jordan2008TV SeriesBig G
First Sunday2008Officer D'Agostino
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Renaldo Pinera
The King of Queens2007TV SeriesVince Dinelli
McBride: Semper Fi2007TV MovieOfficer Colin Pierce
World Trade Center2006Officer Colovito
Trapped!2006TV MovieTravis
Three Wise Guys2005TV MovieVincent (as Nick Turturro)
Sex, Love & Secrets2005TV SeriesDetective
The Longest Yard2005Brucie
The Hillside Strangler2004Angelo Buono
The Hollow2004VideoSheriff Duncan
Third Watch2003-2004TV SeriesAloysius 'Allie' Nardo
Purgatory Flats2003Johnny Ramos
Tremors2003TV SeriesFrank
The Biz2002Anthony
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesSpeed
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesRolando Wells
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie2002TV MovieJoe Jr. (as Nick Turturro)
Monday Night Mayhem2002TV MovieChet Forte
The District2001TV SeriesOfficer Robert Turner
The Shipment2001Eddie Colucci
Recess: School's Out2001Cop #1 (voice, as Nick Turturro)
Mr. Life2001TV Movie
Hellraiser: Inferno2000VideoDet. Tony Nenonen
NYPD Blue1993-2000TV SeriesDet. James Martinez
Mercenary II: Thick & Thin1999TV MovieMaj. Ray Domino
Hercules1998TV SeriesMeleager
Witness to the Mob1998TV MovieSammy 'The Bull' Gravano
Excess Baggage1997Stick
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesDet. James Martinez
Shadow Conspiracy1997Grasso
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV Series
In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice1995TV MovieMike Garret
Falling from the Sky: Flight 1741995TV MovieAl Williams
Cosmic Slop1994TV MovieFather Carlos (segment "The First Commandment")
The Search for One-eye Jimmy1994Junior
Federal Hill1994Ralph
Men Lie1994
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesAnthony
Young Indiana Jones1993TV SeriesBig Al Brown
Malcolm X1992Boston Cop (as Nick Turturro)
Mac1992Tony Gloves
Law & Order1992TV SeriesPoletti
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace1991TV MovieDanny D'Arcangelo
Jungle Fever1991Vinny
Men of Respect1990Bingo
Mo' Better Blues1990Josh Flatbush
Do the Right Thing1989Extra (uncredited)
A Chance in the World2017post-productionMike Silvia
The Eyes2017Charlie
Justice League Dark2017VideoBoston Brand Deadman (voice)
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesDetective
The Crossroads of History2016TV SeriesFrancesco del Giocondo
Blue Bloods2010-2016TV SeriesSgt. Anthony Renzulli
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 22015Nick Panero
Hit the Floor2014TV Series
Here Comes the Boom2012Ref at Pier (as Nick Turturro)
Super Cyclone2012VideoTravis Verdon
White Collar2012TV SeriesDelancy
TalhotBlond2012TV MovieDetective Moretti
Nick the Doorman2012TV MovieNick
The Protector2011TV Series
Zookeeper2011Manny (as Nick Turturro)
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011Antonio (as Nick Turturro)


Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie
The Deported2009writer


Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie producer
The Deported2009producer


Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie


Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie


Nick the Doorman2012TV Movie


'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks


Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHimself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Det. James Martinez
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2000TV SeriesHimself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1997TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
WWE Raw1995TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania XI1995TV SpecialHimself
WWF Superstars1995TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

Shawn Michaels: Mr Wrestlemania2014Video documentaryHimself
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart2011VideoHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoHimself

Won Awards

1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)

Nominated Awards

2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Hillside Strangler (2004)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleFederal Hill (1994)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)

Known for movies

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