My Best Turkish Actors (En İyi Türk Aktörlerim)by muratoral_gs | created - 31 Jan 2014 | updated - 06 Nov 2017 | Public
1. Kemal Sunal
Actor | Tosun Pasa
Born in 1944 Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Vefa High School, Fatih, Istanbul. Sunal acted in many popular films, although he began his artistic career in the theater. His first play was called, "Unwilling Doctor" and he later worked at the Devekusu Kabare Theatre with Ulvi Uraz. Although Sunal ...
2. Yilmaz Güney
Writer | Yol
Güney and his work were almost entirely unknown outside of his homeland Turkey until his 1981 escape from imprisonment in Turkey and his "discovery" the following year at the Cannes Film Festival for his autobiographical screenplay for Yol (1982), the festival's grand prize winner. Born in 1937 in ...
3. Sener Sen
Actor | Kabadayi
Early in his career, he mainly acted in comedy movies with Kemal Sunal such as "Hababam Sinifi", "Tosun Pasa", "Davaro" etc. Later, he had roles in movies criticizing Turkish society for its moral weaknesses as in "Milyarder", " Çiplak Vatandas" and the ones that reflected the contemporary social ...
4. Münir Özkul
Actor | Hababam Sinifi Tatilde
He was born and grew up in Istanbul. He started his career at Bakirkoy Community Center Theatre. Later he worked at Ankara State Theatre, Istanbul State Theatre and Istanbul City Theatre. He also worked in small play houses with today's famous actors and actresses. He made his place in the theatre ...
5. Sadri Alisik
Actor | Afacan küçük serseri
Sadri Alisik, born Mehmet Sadrettin Alisik, was a stage and movie actor. Also, he was one of the best comedians in Turkey. He was the husband of Çolpan Ilhan.
He was a prolific actor. His movies that depicted poor, uneducated people of the society, who were happy and believed in love, the most were ...
Actor | Kis Uykusu
Haluk Bilginer is a Turkish actor. In addition to his acting career in Turkey, he has also worked in the United Kingdom and remains known for his role as Mehmet Osman in the television soap opera EastEnders (1985) during the 1980s. He has also starred in Hollywood movies as a minor actor. He played...
8. Nejat Isler
Actor | Yumurta
Born in Istanbul in 1972, Nejat Isler graduated from Mimar Sinan State Conservatory's Theater Deparment in 1995. He made his first professional TV debut in 1994 in the TV series "Gurur". He continued his professional acting career and took leading roles in a number of TV series and movies. In 2008 ...
11. Nejat Uygur
Actor | Ne hakla otuzbese bakla
Nejat Uygur was a Turkish actor and comedian. Nejat Uygur was born as the second of three children to an officer father and teacher mother. He acted on stage already in his school years. Uygur attended Academy of Fine Arts (today: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) to study sculpture, however, ...
12. Tarik Akan
Actor | Üçüncü göz
Tarik Akan's real name is Tarik Üregül and he was born in Istanbul in 1949 and grew up in the other parts of Turkey because of his father's job. His father was a colonel. Before he started his acting career he worked as a lifeguard on the beaches, rented boats to people... He also went on going to ...
14. Halit Ergenç
Actor | Binbir Gece
Halit Ergenç (born 30 April 1970) is a Turkish actor actor.
Halit Ergenç was born as the son of Yesilçam-era actor Sait Ergenç on 30 April 1970 in Istanbul. He completed his secondary education at Besiktas Atatürk High School in 1989 and entered Istanbul Technical University to study Marine ...
Actor | Behzat Ç.: Seni Kalbime Gömdüm
Erdal Besikçioglu born 5 January 1970 in Ankara is a Turkish actor. Erdal Besikçioglu attended Izmir Private Turkish College and Mehmet Seyfi Eraltay High School after which he studied at the Hacettepe University State Conservatory. He participated in creative workshops with William Gaskill among ...
Actor | Cingöz Recai
Kenan Imirzalioglu was born at Ucem Village, Bala, Ankara on June 17th, 1974. He is the third kid of Yildiz and Mustafa Imirzalioglu. His brother's name is Dervis and sister is Zubeyde. Imirzalioglu finished elementary school in his village Ucem. Kenan Imirzaliogul moved to Ankara, capitol of ...
17. Erol Günaydin
Actor | Güzel Bir Gün Için
Erol Günaydin was born on April 16, 1933 in Akçaabat, Trabzon, Turkey. He was an actor and writer, known for Güzel Bir Gün Için (1965), The Deathless Devil (1972) and Ilk Ask (2006). He was married to Günes. He died on October 15, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
18. Yilmaz Erdogan
Actor | The Water Diviner
He spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University and joined the On Duty Theater Staff (Turkish: Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu) managed by Ferhan Sensoy. ...
20. Engin Günaydin
Actor | Vavien
Engin Günaydin (born 29 January 1972) is a Turkish actor and comedian.
Günaydin was born in Erbaa, Tokat Province. He began his university studies at Hacettepe University Conservatory, but in his second year he switched to Mimar Sinan University from where he graduated in theatre.
In 1997, he had a ...
22. Halit Akçatepe
Actor | Süt Kardesler
Halit Akcatepe was a Turkish actor. Akcatepe was born in Üsküdar in 1938, the son of Sitki Akcatepe. In 1943, he made his debut in the film "Dertli Pinar" at the age of 5 and made more appearances in other films in some child roles. Akcatepe completed his studies in Saint Benoit French High School....
25. Süleyman Turan
Actor | Yarin son gundur
Süleyman Turan was born on November 19, 1936 in Istanbul, Turkey. He was an actor and writer, known for Yarin son gundur (1971), Güllü (1971) and Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009). He was married to Candan Öncü. He died on September 10, 2019 in Istanbul.
26. Sevket Çoruh
Actor | Insaat
Sevket Çoruh was born in Istanbul in 1973 and graduated from the Drama Department of the Müjdat Gezen College of Fine Arts. He began acting for the stage in 1989, since when he has performed in several productions. A newcomer to cinema, his screen debut came in 2003, when he starred as one of the ...
27. Ugur Yücel
Director | Yazi Tura
Ugur Yücel studied acting at the Istanbul conservatory and launched a career of one-man shows in 1977. Six years later, he began acting in feature films, and he made his own directorial debut with a short film in 1987. He projected it in silence on a big screen and accompanied it himself with ...
28. Çetin Tekindor
Actor | Babam ve Oglum
Çetin Tekindor is considered to be one of Turkey's best actors and most respected artists today. He was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1945. He graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1970, and his stage career started with the play "Murat IV". He is one of the most impressive performers in Turkish ...
29. Olgun Simsek
Actor | Yazi Tura
Olgun Simsek (born 1971), Turkish actor
Olgun Simsek was born in the village of Yenice in Büyükorhan, Bursa. His father was a primary school teacher and his mother was a housewife. He graduated in theatre from the Istanbul University State Conservatory and began acting professionally in 1993.
30. Cüneyt Arkin
Actor | Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam
Fahrettin Cüreklibatir (born 7 September 1937), better known by his stage name Cüneyt Arkin, is a Turkish film actor, director, and producer. Having starred in somewhere around 250 movies and also TV series, he is widely considered as one of the most prominent Turkish actors of all time. His films ...
31. Zeki Alasya
Actor | Sivri Akillilar
Zeki Alasya (18 April 1943 - 8 May 2015) was a Turkish actor and film director. Alasya was of Turkish Cypriot descent and was related to Kibrisli Mehmed Kamil Pasha.
Alasya was born in Istanbul. After studying at Robert College, he joined MTTB Theatre as an amateur actor. For a short time, he worked...
32. Oktay Kaynarca
Actor | Eskiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz
Oktay Kaynarca (b. 27 January 1965 in Malatya) Turkish actor. He is better known for his role in the popular TV series, Kurtlar Vadisi (2003) (Valley of the Wolves). He currently plays in also high popular TV series called "Eskiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz (2015)". He is one of the main...
33. Levent Kirca
Actor | Olacak O Kadar
Levent Kirca was born on September 28, 1950 in Samsun, Turkey as Zeki Levent Kirca. He was an actor and director, known for Olacak O Kadar (1986), Ne Olacak Simdi (1979) and Son (2002). He was married to Oya Basar and Nur Diner. He died on October 12, 2015 in Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey.
34. Tuncel Kurtiz
Actor | Auf der anderen Seite
Tuncel Kurtiz was born in 1936, Izmit-Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature and started acting in 1956 with Dormen Theatre. With the movie 'Suru', he reached the peak of his acting career. Kurtiz received many awards in Turkey and also abroad. He also known ...
37. Mehmet Günsür
Actor | Ask Tesadüfleri Sever
Mehmet Günsür was born on May 8, 1975 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor and producer, known for Love Likes Coincidences (2011), O simdi asker (2003) and Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997). He has been married to Caterina Mongiò since July 17, 2006. They have two children.
38. Ediz Hun
Actor | Arif V 216
Ediz Hun (born 20 November 1940 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish film actor and politician. Hun was born in 1940 to a Circassian father and a Turkish mother.
After studying at the St. George's Austrian High School in Istanbul, he graduated in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of...
40. Kivanç Tatlitug
Actor | Kelebegin Rüyasi
Kivanc Tatlitug was born on October 27, 1983 in Adana, Turkey. His mother is from Edirne, Turkey. His father was born in Adana, who came from Yugoslav immigrant family. His paternal grandfather is Albanian from Pristina. His paternal grandmother is Bosnian from Sarajevo.
His professional career ...
41. Okan Bayülgen
Actor | Agir Roman
Okan Bayülgen was born on March 23rd, 1964 in Istanbul, Turkey, as the son of a lawyer father and a painter mother. After graduation from the Galatasaray High School, which is one of the most renowned and influential high schools in Turkey, he moved to France to study photography. At the Tours ...
46. Okan Yalabik
Actor | Av Mevsimi
Okan Yalabik (born 13 December 1978) is a Turkish actor. He graduated theater at the State Conservatoire of Istanbul University. He has appeared in more than twenty films since 2001. He has been featured in plays, films and television serials for many years. He is acting in a play from his own ...
Actor | Sampiyon
Tolgahan Sayisman was born on 17 December 1981, in Istanbul, Turkey. During high school years, Tolgahan was involved in sports such as football, basketball. Also, he won awards in some sportive area which are tennis and swimming. Moreover, he joined some school actives about music and acting. ...
52. Ata Demirer
Actor | Avrupa Yakasi
Ata Demirer born July 6, 1972 in Bursa, Turkey is a Turkish filmmaker and stand-up comedian famous, Demirer, who demonstrated a talent for music at an early age, studied at Bursa Boy's High School before transferring in his final year and graduating with hon ours from Çelebi Mehmet High School. ...
Actor | Daglari bekliyen kiz
Ahmet Tarik Tekçe was born on December 15, 1920 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor, known for The Girl Who Watched the Mountain (1955), Çölde bir Istanbul kizi (1957) and Two Musicians' Journey (1963). He died on October 4, 1964 in Ankara, Turkey.
54. Cihan Ünal
Actor | Kalbimdeki düsman
He graduated from Ankara National Conservatory, Theatre Arts in 1969. He started to work at Ankara National Theatre in 1983 where he also worked as a diction, scene studies and stage instructor. He continued his teaching career at Istanbul Mimar Sinan University between 1987 till 2000.
Since 1969 he...
55. Cem Davran
Actor | Kahpe Bizans
Cem Davran was born in March 3, 1964 in Kasimpasa, Isanbul. He is the son of theatre actor Mehmet Davran. Cem Davran started his acting life in 1976 with Turkbank Children Theatre. In 1977, he started to work at Istanbul City Theatre as a child actor and promoted as a professional actor in 1980. ...
57. Metin Akpinar
Actor | Abuzer Kadayif
Born in 1942, Metin Akpinar started acting at the age of 20 with an amateur dramatics society. He landed his first professional stage role two years later, in 1964, and this was followed by performances in several leading theatre productions. In 1967, he co-founded the Devekusu Theatre, Turkey's ...
58. Cem Yilmaz
Actor | G.O.R.A.
While studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management of Bogazici University, he started drawing comics for the Turkish humor magazine Leman. In August 1995 he did his first stand-up comedy show in "Leman Culture Center" performing with no serious career intentions as a comedian. However...
61. Fikret Hakan
Actor | Sürgünden geliyorum
Born in Balikesir in 1934, Fikret Hakan began his artistic career in 1950 as an actor for the Ses Theatre and a regular contributor to literary magazines. He performed his first screen role in 1953 in the film Köprüalti Çocuklari (Kids Under the Bridge), and quickly progressed to become one of the ...