Nicholas Turturro Jr.: Beyond Acting to Producing ‘The Crusades’

Join Nicholas Turturro Jr. with a Beyond the Mic Short Cut as he discusses his latest film “The Crusades”. Learn why his role as Coach Krieger was a refreshing change and catch some candid moments about his life in Queens as well as his favorite pizza spot and more. Don’t miss insights on family, including his grandson Santino and more. Tune in for a slice of New York and a taste of “The Crusades” with Nicholas Turturro Jr. as we go Beyond the Mic.

Welcome Nicholas:

We’re joined on the Starline by an Emmy nominated actor and producer. You’ve seen him in Blue Bloods, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit among other projects. One of the more than 11 projects he is working now on is the role of Coach Krieger in “The Crusades”. We welcome Nicholas Tuturro Jr.

Nick, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Why was it important to take “School for Boys” and turn it into “The Crusades”?

You’re normally the cop. You’re a ballbuster in a different way. What made Coach such a fun role for you?  

Which of these young stars could have been you growing up in Queens?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Best pizza in New York, where is it and what’s on it?

2. Favorite Cigar?

3. Favorite course as a Panther at Adelphi?

4. Key ingredient in mama’s sauce…

5. Which role of yours did you feel you didn’t get the credit you deserved?

6. Best thing about your grandson Santino?

7. Favorite non New York Yankees hat you own?

8. Worst thing your brother did to you growing up?

Sneaking in One More:

First CLEAN words that came out of your mouth as a Yankees fan after the perfecto from Domingo?

One Big Question:

In The Crusades, I noticed NTIII in the movie. What were your emotions as your son joins you on screen for this project and the new generation of your family on the screen?

What the best thing about your family?

The Wrap:

He loves a simple slice of pizza, don’t forget to put in the olive oil when you’re making sauce and he wants you to watch “The Crusades.” Nicholas Turturro Jr thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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