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Nicholas Whitney Tucci

1981 ~ 2020 (age 38)


Nicholas Whitney Tucci of Middletown, Connecticut and Ridgewood, New York died on March 3, 2020 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Born on April 3, 1981 in Middletown, he attended Middletown public schools and graduated from Middletown High School in 1999. He attended Yale University and graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Theater Arts. At Yale, Nicholas was a member of Saybrook College, the Suite 13 improvisational comedy troupe, and the 1999 Ivy League champion Yale Football team. He was active in undergraduate theater, appearing in over thirty Yale student stage productions with notable leading roles in A Streetcar Named Desire and Angels in America.

A professional actor based first in Los Angeles and more recently in New York, Nicholas had 41 screen credits that included feature and short films and network television programs.  Best known for his roles in You’re Next, Choose, and Long Lost, he appeared in a total of 16 feature films.  Noteworthy television appearances include Homeland, Quantico, Person of Interest, Blacklist, Daredevil, Pose, Ramy, and Channel Zero.  Nicholas also appeared in a variety of off-off Broadway and regional theater stage productions in New York and Connecticut.

He is survived by his parents Alexander and Marjorie Allison Tucci of Middletown, his sister Natalie Tucci Shoff, her husband Harrison of Brooklyn, NY and their son Theodore Whitney Shoff.  Additionally, he is survived by his paternal grandmother Flora Tucci of Chester, Connecticut, his uncles Richard, Theodore, Michael, and John Tucci, uncles Thomas M. and Gerard Allison, and aunts Linda Tucci Lichtman, Christine Bednarz, Suzanne O’Shea, Lorolie Wishart and their respective families.

A gathering to remember and honor Nicholas’s life will take place on a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nicholas’s memory may be made to the Beat the Streets Boxing Club and Community Center at 121 South Colony Street in Meriden, Connecticut 06450.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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