(born November 25, 1979) is an American actor
best known for his work as "Turtle
" aka Sal on the HBO
comedy series Entourage
, which revolves around a rich, young actor and his close circle of friends.
Born in Brooklyn
, New York
, Ferrara attended New Utrecht High School
. Accessed September 22, 2009. Ferrara is of Italian
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, CA
. In 2009-2010 Ferrara dropped weight in a new outlook on health and fitness. Ferrara is said to have lost weight by trading, “burgers and fries for tofu, fresh organic... Read More