John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American actor, writer, and director known for his roles in the films Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has appeared in over sixty films, and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler, and Spike Lee.

John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American actor, writer, and director known for his roles in the films Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has appeared in over sixty films, and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler, and Spike Lee.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1957-02-28

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • John Michael Turturro
  • 约翰·特托罗

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The True Adventures of Wolfboy as Mr. Silk
Going Places as Jesus Quintana
Bergman Island
2019 Gloria Bell as Arnold
2019 The Name of the Rose(1 episode) as Guillaume de Baskerville
2017 Frank Serpico as Himself
2017 Landline as Alan Jacobs
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight as Seymour Simmons
2016 Hands of Stone as Frankie Carbo
2016 The Night Of(8 episodes) as Jack Stone
2015 The Ridiculous 6 as Abner Doubleday
2015 Mia Madre as Barry Huggins
2015 Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite
2015 Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings as Himself
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings as Sethos I
2014 Rio, I Love You as Homem (segment "Quando não há Mais Amor")
2014 God's Pocket as Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
2013 Gods Behaving Badly as Hades
2013 Fading Gigolo as Fioravante
2013 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me as Himself
2011 1-900-TONIGHT (Somewhere Tonight) as Leroy
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Simmons
2011 Cars 2 as Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
2010 The Nutcracker in 3D as The Rat King
2009 Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as Agent Simmons
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 as Lt. Camonetti
2008 What Just Happened as Dick Bell
2008 Miracle at St. Anna as Detective Antonio Ri
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan as The Phantom
2008 Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies
2007 Christmas Story as Iisakki (English version, voice)
2007 Margot at the Wedding as Jim
2007 The Bronx Is Burning(25 episodes)
2007 Transformers as Agent Simmons
2007 Flight of the Conchords(1 episode)
2007 Brando as Himself
2007 Slipstream as Harvey Brickman
2006 The Good Shepherd as Raymond Brocco
2006 A Few Days in September as William Pound
2006 Sacco and Vanzetti as Vanzetti (Voice)
2005 Romance & Cigarettes as Male Dancer & Singer
2005 The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation as Son
2004 She Hate Me as Don Angelo Bonasera
2004 The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth as Himself
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest as Sal / Roberto
2004 Secret Window as John Shooter
2004 Secret Passage as Paolo Zane
2003 Opopomoz as Voice
2003 Anger Management as Chuck
2003 Fear X as Harry
2002 Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick as Himself
2002 Monk(4 episodes) as Ambrose Monk
2002 Mr. Deeds as Emilio Lopez
2002 Collateral Damage as Sean Amstrong
2002 Monday Night Mayhem as Howard Cosell
2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing as Walker
2001 Monkeybone as Monkeybone (voice)
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? as Pete Hogwallop
2000 The Man Who Cried as Dante Dominio
2000 The Luzhin Defence as Aleksandr Ivanovich 'Sascha' Luzhin
2000 Company Man as Crocker Johnson
2000 Two Thousand and None as Benjamin Kasparian
1999 Cradle Will Rock as Aldo Silvano
1999 Summer of Sam as Harvey the Black Dog (voice)
1999 The Source as Allen Ginsberg
1998 Rounders as Joey Knish
1998 Illuminata as Tuccio
1998 He Got Game as Coach Billy Sunday
1998 All Revved Up as Johnny Candellano
1998 The Big Lebowski as Jesus Quintana
1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper as Tuxedo Man
1997 Lesser Prophets as Leon
1997 The Truce as Primo Levi
1996 Grace of My Heart as Joel Millner
1996 Box of Moonlight as Al Fountain
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1996 Girl 6 as Murray - the Agent
1995 Sugartime as Sam Giancana
1995 Unstrung Heroes as Sid Lidz
1995 Clockers as Det. Larry Mazilli
1995 At Sundance as Himself
1995 Search and Destroy as Ron
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy as Disco Bean
1994 Baseball(18 episodes) as Voice
1994 Quiz Show as Herbie Stempel
1994 Being Human as Lucinnius
1993 Fearless as Dr. Bill Perlman
1993 Frasier(1 episode) as Guest Caller - Grant
1992 Mac as Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
1992 Brain Donors as Roland T. Flakfizer
1991 Barton Fink as Barton Fink
1991 Jungle Fever as Pauline Carbone
1990 Miller's Crossing as Bernie Bernbaum
1990 State of Grace as Nick
1990 Mo' Better Blues as Moe Flatbush
1990 Catchfire as Pinella
1990 Men of Respect as Mike Battaglia
1989 Making 'Do the Right Thing' as Himself
1989 Do the Right Thing as Pino
1987 The Sicilian as Pisciotta
1987 Five Corners as Heinz Sabatino
1986 The Color of Money as Julian
1986 Off Beat as Neil Pepper
1986 Gung Ho as Willie
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters as TV Writer
1985 To Live and Die in L.A. as Carl Cody
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan as Ray
1984 The Flamingo Kid as Ted from Pinky's
1984 Exterminator 2 as Guy #1
1980 Raging Bull as Man at Webster Hall Table (uncredited)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)


Going PlacesDirector
2014 Rio, I Love YouDirector
2013 Fading GigoloDirector
2010 PassioneDirector
2005 Romance & CigarettesDirector
1998 IlluminataDirector
1992 MacDirector


Going PlacesScreenplay
2013 Fading GigoloScreenplay
2009 Rehearsal for a Sicilian TragedyWriter
2005 Romance & CigarettesWriter
1998 IlluminataScreenplay
1992 MacWriter


2005 Romance & CigarettesProducer
1998 IlluminataProducer

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