Jerry was nominated in 2008 for a SAG Award along with his Entourage castmates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
His career started when he got a role on the show Kings of Queens.
His character on Entourage was inspired by Mark Wahlberg's assistant who died of an asthma attack in 2005. His character's nickname "Turtle" is based on the real assitant's nickname "Donkey."
The Sundance Kids is his favorite episode of Entourage.
He attended the wedding of co-star Kevin Dillon.
He's been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and Teen Choice Award for his role on Entourage.
Ferrara's character on Entourage is Turtle, the entourage's unofficial driver and resident gopher/tag-along who smokes marijuana.
He appeared in his Turtle character for a DirecTV commercial.
An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles.
He was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting.
Jerry Ferrara studied theater in college.
He got recognized by Mark Wahlberg, when he saw Jerry in a independent film.
He graduated from Abraham Lincoln, H.S.
Jerry Ferrara is good friend with his Entourage co-stars Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, and Adrian Grenier, and they hang out together quite frequently off the set.
Despite his intense fear of flying, Jerry Ferrara goes back to Brooklyn an average of three or four times a year. His family and friends still live in Brooklyn and he feels a strong sense of attachment to his old neighborhood.
Jerry Ferrara is terrified of flying and says he is out of whack the few days following his flights from Los Angeles to New York.
Ferrara is a New York Yankees baseball fan.
Ferrara remembers owning a blue Hulkamania dumbell set when he was 4 years old.
In an interview, Ferrara revealed that when he had the pilot episode for the HBO series Entourage and called his friends to tell them about it, they asked, "What's a pilot?"
Jerry Ferrara is said to have the nickname 'Nuggets and Pesda.'
Ferrara is a New York Knicks basketball fan.
Jerry: You know, I gotta say, and this is a truthful answer, never once did I ever think about packing my stuff up and going home. That just wasn't an option for me, because I wouldn't be satisfied until I was working. This is the only thing that I think would make me ultimately happy. I'm sure that I could do a lot of other things that I would be satisfied with. But this really gives me such a fulfillment that seems like nothing I've ever had before. I'm a huge sports fan, and I always equate everything in my life to sports. I equate working on this show to playing shortstop for the Yankees. That's how good it is for me.
Jerry: I stole all my clothes from wardrobe and I'm good.
Jerry: Well, I wouldn't say that I'm living the Hollywood lifestyle. It's just not really my style at all. I'm kind of a homebody. I'm good with staying home and watching movies and just hanging out. But definitely it's a lot easier to get into clubs, let's just say that.
Jerry: It's strange. VH1 hosted the Hip-Hop Honor Awards and I was pretty much the only non-rapper there. I'm backstage with Kanye West and LL Cool J, and I'm standing in the corner just trying to not make eye contact because I have no idea why I'm there. But they all came up to me and some had really nice things to say. And then when I came out— I was actually introducing Kanye West—I was like, 'None of this hip-hop crowd's going to know who I am. They're going to be like, 'Who the hell is this kid?' But I walked out and people went crazy! They were screaming, 'Turtle!'
Jerry: Mark Wahlberg is a force to be reckoned with.
Jerry: I'm actually paid to be overweight.
Jerry Ferrara: (On how Vincent Chase from the HBO series "Entourage" pays for his four close friends to live with him and experience the Hollywood high life)
I think it's kind of a noble thing. Vince made it big and he's taking his friends along for the ride. I would do the same thing for my good friends, you know?
Jerry Ferrara: (On how he would compare himself to his character Turtle on the HBO series "Entourage") I am not nearly as horny as Turtle is... I'm eleven and a half percent less horny. Friday night, maybe twelve percent.
Jerry Ferrara: I'm obsessed with room service. I just think room service is the coolest thing ever. It's just a good feeling to sit down on a bed in a nice hotel and just be like, 'I'm gonna order ice cream and pancakes and chicken fingers and just go nuts.' And I don't have to pay for it [when on a trip promoting the HBO show "Entourage"]. So to me, you put me in a nice hotel, I'm happy. I just love the whole process of hotels and room service.
Jerry Ferrara: [On how he chooses his acting jobs] I'm looking for something that, after I read the script, I'm just talking about it to everybody. That's how I know I'm really into something. And it hasn't really happened yet.
Jerry Ferrara: [On how he compares to his character Turtle on the HBO series "Entourage"] I am very much like that guy in the sense that that I'm from New York, I have the same group of friends from when I was a kid, and if you're my good friend, there's nothing that I won't do for you. I'll do anything in the world. I'll die for you. But I'm different in that I'm not as outgoing or as outspoken as Turtle. I'm definitely way more shy than he is, especially with women. If I'm first meeting you, you'll think I'm just this shy, quiet kid. But once you get to know me, then the Turtle comes out.
Jerry Ferrara: "I wouldn't be satisfied until I was working. This [acting with a steady job] is the only thing that I think would make me ultimately happy."
Jerry Ferrara: [On Jimmy Kimmel] "Who isn't a Hulkamaniac?"