Jerry Ferrara is an American actor commonly known for his character role as a Turtle in the HBO series Entourage. Born on 25th November 1979, this actor of Italian descent started working as an actor in 2000. His successful weight loss in 2011 took everyone by surprise and was quite a matter of discussion.
Having studied theatre in college, inspiration and motivation to take up acting came in the form of a teacher. He was encouraged to move to Los Angeles, the city where Hollywood thrives, by an agent he met at a talent showcase. On moving to Los Angeles, he landed a role in the American Sitcom The King of Queens in no time. After getting this role, he soon got offered many others too. Cross Bronx was the movie in which he played a role, got premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. Battleship,
Last Vegas, and
Lone Survivor are some well-known movies in which he showcased his acting talent.
TV audience also remembers him for his appearance as ’Turtle,’ his character in the TV series Entourage in one of DirecTV’s commercials. Fat Sal’s Deli, an eatery in Westwood, Los Angeles was co-founded by him too.
Earlier cast as Vincent chase’s plump friend in Entourage, he underwent a weight -loss regime and came out successful. Following his weight loss plan in between seasons, he lost a total of 55 pounds eventually. He credits sheer dedication and consistency in helping him lose fat. In an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine, he says that people shouldn’t give up when results are not visible immediately. According to him, progress is shown after a few months, before which it is unwise to quit.
Jerry Ferrara got nominated thrice in a row by Guild Awards in the category ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ for his role in Entourage. His success in the acting field as well as in real life, in the form of weight-loss, is noteworthy.