Ferrara in Entourage
November 25, 1979 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Life and career
Jerry Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King Of Queens. Other television parts soon followed. Jerry was then cast in the independent feature Cross Bronx, which premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
In an interview about his breakout role on the show, Ferrara revealed that when he told his friends he had landed a major part in a television pilot, they asked, "What's a pilot?" Kevin Connolly has said of his Entourage co-star that "Jerry’s very domesticated. He’s probably the most different from his character. He’s like 180 degrees in the opposite direction."
Ferrara once made an appearance in character as Turtle for a DirecTV commercial. His dialogue was mixed with a clip from an Entourage episode for humorous effect.
Ferrara is also co-founder of Fat Sal's deli in Westwood, Los Angeles. In 2009-2010 Ferrara dropped weight with a new outlook on health and fitness. Ferrara is said to have lost weight by trading "burgers and fries for tofu, fresh organic fruit and vegetables."
|2007||Where God Left His Shoes||Vinny|
|Brooklyn Rules||Bobby Canzoneri|
|Gardener of Eden||Greek|
|2008||Eagle Eye||Poker Player|
|2011||Seven Days in Utopia||Joe Buckner|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Jeremy|
|Battleship||Sampson JOOD Strodell|
|2014||Lone Survivor||Sgt. Hasslert|
|Think Like a Man Too||Jeremy||Post-production|
|2015||The Entourage Movie||Turtle||Filming|
|2000||The King of Queens||Joey||Episode: "Strike Too"|
|That's Life||Student #2||Episode: "The Tutor"|
|City Guys||Delivery boy||Episode: "El-Brain"|
|2001||Maybe it's Me||Episode: "The Magic CD Episode"|
|2001–2002||Grounded for Life||Drew||2 episodes|
|2002||Leap of Faith||Kid||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2004||NYPD Blue||Danny Puglisi||Episode: "Chatty Chatty Bang Bang"|
|2004–2011||Entourage||Turtle||Main Cast; 96 episodes
Co-wrote episodes: "Whiz Kid" and "The Big Bang"
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2009)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2008)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Sidekick (2007)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award TV Choice Chemistry (shared w/ Adrien Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, and Kevin Connolly) (2006)
|2011||Vietnam in HD||Raymond Torres||6 episodes|
|2006||Scarface: The World Is Yours||Hotel manager||Voice|
- , imdb.com. Accessed September 22, 2009.
- Q&A with Jerry Ferrara: Bringing Turtle Out of His 'Entourage' Shell. Accessed October 7, 2009
- OK!: Jerry Ferrara Interview with Staff (July 7, 2008)
- PR.com: Jerry Ferrara Interview with Allison Kugel (July 7, 2011)