NY-born 'Entourage' star reflects on 9/11
September 11th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

NY-born 'Entourage' star reflects on 9/11

For actor Jerry Ferrara, today’s a time to reflect. Not only does “Entourage's” series finale air tonight, but it's also the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Ten years ago, the Brooklyn-born actor, now known for his role as Turtle on the hit HBO series, was a young 20-something about to turn his love of acting into the job of a lifetime.

But like so many New Yorkers and others affected by that day, he finds it difficult to deal with how time seems to have flown by.

“Just hearing that out loud that it’s been 10 years is astonishing to me,” Ferrara told CNN from Manhattan ahead of “Entourage’s” finale.

“One of the results of 9/11, besides the obvious tragedy, is a lot of people did come to together,” he said. “America kind of banded together and we were one.”

Putting that sentiment into motion, Ferrara partnered with Action America, a non-profit with the goal of keeping the memory of those who perished alive and offering support to their surviving families.

“I just remember where I was [that day] and what I was feeling and just wanting to help and do anything I possibly could to make someone’s life who was affected by it better, even if it’s just one percent easier,” he said.

Ferrara’s also been championing Action America’s cause on Twitter, encouraging followers to show their “High 11,” which means to point both arms in the air in remembrance of 9/11 and to show that you support positive action.

“You’ve just got to honor and remember what happened. Making it a holiday for picnics and sales would be the wrong move,” he said. “I think everybody has a real grounded approach to how it should be treated, how it should be remembered and how it should be thought of.”


soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Elefant

    The year 2001 should not be repeated

    June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SKY

    I'M STAYING- BECAUSE IN MY HEART, I THINK THERE IS GOOD IN US ALL
    AND –I PLAN TO TELL THE TRUTH – NO MORE LIES.
    OBAMA GOT OSAMA AND HE GOT HIM FOR US....
    ALL THOSE YEARS, A MAN LIVING, EATING, ENJOYING LIFE AND
    I JUST CAN'T SAY ANY MORE.....NO ONE SAID THANK YOU OBAMA
    NOT ONE PERSON..AND THIS IS THE TRUTH!

    September 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SKY

    FACT: NOT ONE PERSON THANKED "OBAMA" HE GOT OSAMA BIN LADEN
    THIS IS THE TRUTH – NO MORE LIES.....
    HE GOT THE MAN THAT TOOK SO MUCH FROM THE U.S.A.
    OBAMA GOT HIM...AND HE GOT HIM FOR YOU!
    THINK PEOPLE, JUST REMEMBER...LET NOT HIDE THE
    TRUTH.

    September 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stinky McMillan

    FLame-ON!! Another hollywood poser who has a head full of horse apples.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. madhater

    Celebrities are sh!t

    September 12, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jim DeRosa

    I think it's nice to hear what prominent celebrities have to say about such a tragedy. It shows they have real emotions and are real people. Nice article.

    Jim DeRosa

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    September 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dino

    Hollywood is full of money, drugs and empty gestures.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kay Randles

    ✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ If You're Proud To Be An American Wave ✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ This Flag In Honor Of The Fallen Men ✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And Women Who Served Our Country ✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ For those who have served in the past ☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ For those who are serving now
    ☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And For Those Who Are Still Fighting
    ☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ THANK YOU AMERICAN HEROES. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR GREAT NATION UNDER GOD THIS ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

    September 11, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rebecca

    Do us all a favor and leave America on the first flight out. You disrespectful low life piece of garbage!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

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