Glynn Turman

Actor
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Born: 01/31/1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

House of Lies 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo Soldiers 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criminal Minds 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Dies at the End 2013 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revolution 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Woodward (Actor)

The Defenders 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

Harold Saint (Actor)

Detroit 1-8-7 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Chief Detective Duncan (Actor)

Flash Forward 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kings of the Evening 2009 (Movie)

Clarence Brown (Actor)

Scrubs 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southland 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wire 2004, 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

All of Us 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sahara 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Hopper (Actor)

The Bernie Mac Show 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Seat Filler 2003 (Movie)

Derrick's Dad (Actor)

Resurrection Blvd. 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Different World 1980 - 1993, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Apple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire & Ice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

JAG 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1993, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1986 - 1993, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

Chief Floyd (Actor)

The Visit 2000 (Movie)

Al Rheingold (Actor)

Light It Up 1999 (Movie)

Principal Armstrong (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1988 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

Doctor Shakespeare (Actor)

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

Spencer Phillips (Actor)

Deep Cover 1992 (Movie)

Russell Stevens Sr (Actor)

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

J.J. Starbuck 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Presents the AFI Comedy Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Doctors Wilde 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Bounds 1986 (Movie)

Lieutenant Delgado (Actor)

Hail to the Chief 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

Roy Hanson (Actor)

Manimal 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Poor Richard 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Cass Malloy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Penitentiary II 1980 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich 1977 (Movie)

Nigeria (Actor)

Minstrel Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Richard Pryor Special? 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

J.D.'s Revenge 1976 (Movie)

Ike (Actor)

The Serpent's Egg 1976 (Movie)

Monroe (Actor)

Cooley High 1975 (Movie)

Robert "Preach" Morris (Actor)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The River Niger 1974 (Movie)

Jeff Williams (Actor)

Together Brothers 1974 (Movie)

Dr Johnson (Actor)

Five on the Black Hand Side 1973 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 1973 (Movie)

(Voice)

Thomasine & Bushrod 1973 (Movie)

Jomo (Actor)

A.W.O.L. 1972 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

Carter's Army 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Ask Max (TV Show)

Actor

Attica (TV Show)

Actor

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Freedom Song (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of America (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets of a Married Man (TV Show)

Actor

Someone Else's Child (TV Show)

Actor

The Rag Tag Champs (TV Show)

Actor

Thornwell (TV Show)

Actor
Director (6)

Buffalo Soldiers 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Dynasty 1980 - 1993, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1982 - 1993, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Homeboys in Outer Space 1980 - 1993, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Parent 'Hood 1980 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wayans Bros 1980 - 1993, 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Relationships

Jo-An Allen

Wife

Aretha Franklin Song Performer

Wife
Married April 11, 1978 Divorced Feb. 7, 1984

Ula Walker

Wife
Married 1965 Divorced July 1971

EDUCATION

High School of Performing Arts

Milestones

2012

Cast as Don Cheadle's father on "House of Lies" (Showtime)

2010

Cast opposite Cher and Christina Aguilera in musical feature "Burlesque"

2008

Gave Emmy-winning performance as Blair Underwood's father on HBO's "In Treatment"

2005

Cast opposite Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz in "Sahara"

2004

Played Mayor Clarence V. Royce on acclaimed HBO series "The Wire"

2001

Landed regular role on CBS police drama "Big Apple"

2000

Cast as Bobby Davis on Showtime drama "Resurrection Blvd."

1998

Portrayed Taye Diggs' father in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

1988

Played Colonel 'Dr. War' Taylor on popular "The Cosby Show" spin-off "A Different World" (NBC)

1985

Cast as Secretary of State LaRue Hawkes on ABC comedy "Hail to the Chief"

1981

Played title role in TV movie "Thornwell" (CBS)

1978

Co-wrote song "I'm Your Speed" with then-wife Aretha Franklin for her album Almighty Fire

1975

Starred as a Chicago high school Preacher in the sleeper "Cooley High"

1968

Cast as the teenage son of Dr. Harry Miles (Percy Rodriguez) and his wife Alma (Ruby Dee) on "Peyton Place" (ABC)

1959

Made Broadway debut as 12-year-old son of Sidney Poitier in "Raisin in the Sun"

Bonus Trivia

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"I was a member of the only black family in the 'Peyton Place' television series. 'Peyton Place' went off the air almost immediately; we used to joke that the series closed because black people moved in." – Turman to The New York Times, April 10, 1980

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"There is no overnight success, white or black, in this business. Any overnight success has been working at it for 12 or 15 years. But that goes doublefold for blacks. I kept thinking that one day I'd get my shot. I was dreaming in Technicolor. I should have been dreaming in black and white." – Turman quoted in The New York Times, April 10, 1980

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Won multiple NAACP Awards for his achievements in theatrical directing.

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Founded the Los Angeles-based nonprofit camp for underpriveleged children, Camp Gid D Up.

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Cowrote the Aretha Franklin song "I'm Your Speed."

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Auditioned for the role of Han Solo, and allegedly almost got the part: "Apparently George Lucas had me in mind for the role, and then thought that there might be too much controversy between a white Princess Leia and a black Han Solo – because those were the times – and he didn't want to get into that." (Creative Loafing, July 18, 2007)

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