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Glynn Turman Biography

Birth Name:
Glynn Russell Turman
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began acting on Broadway at the age of 12 as Travis Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, alongside Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee
  • Runs a one-week rodeo-cowboy camp for inner-city kids outside Los Angeles with his wife, Jo-An, every August since 1992
  • Performs a one-man show nationally called Movin' Man
  • Taught theater for 15 years in Los Angeles


  • 2021Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: winner