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Years active
  
1972-present

Name
  
Glynn Turman

Role
  
Television actor


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Full Name
  
Glynn Russell Turman

Born
  
January 31, 1947 (age 77) (
1947-01-31
)
New York City, New York, U.S

Occupation
  
Actor, Director, Writer

Education
  
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

Spouse
  
Jo-Ann Allen (m. 1992), Aretha Franklin (m. 1978–1984), Ula M. Walker (m. 1965–1971)

Awards
  
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominations
  
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Movies and TV shows
  
House of Lies, A Different World, Cooley High, The Wire, John Dies at the End

Similar People
  
Aretha Franklin, Lou Myers, Lawrence Hilton‑Jacobs, Ajai Sanders, Don Coscarelli

Profiles

Glynn turman on the arsenio hall show part 1 31 03 2014


Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as high school student Leroy "Preach" Jackson in the 1975 coming-of-age film Cooley High, math professor and retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on the NBC sitcom A Different World, and fictional Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce on the HBO drama series The Wire. He recently portrayed Jeremiah Kaan on the Showtime series House of Lies.

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Career

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Turman had his first prominent acting role at the age of 13 as Travis Younger in the Broadway play of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lonne Elder III, John Fiedler and Diana Sands. While he did not play the role when it transferred to film in 1961, he intensified his studies at Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. Upon graduation he apprenticed in regional and repertory companies throughout the country including Tyrone Guthrie's Repertory Theatre in which he performed in late '60s productions of Good Boys, Harper's Ferry, The Visit and The House of Atreus. He made his Los Angeles stage debut in Vinnette Carroll's Slow Dance on the Killing Ground. An impressive 1974 performance in "The Wine Sellers" earned him a Los Angeles Critics Award nomination and a Dramalogue Award. The play was also produced on Broadway as What The Wine Sellers Buy. He won his first NAACP Image Award for his work in the play Eyes of the American.

A stage director as well, he received his second NAACP Image award for his directing of Deadwood Dick at the Inner City Cultural Center. He segued these directing talents to TV where he helmed several episodes of The Parent 'Hood, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and The Wayans Bros, among others. He also directed during his seasons of steady employment on A Different World, in which he played the role of Colonel Taylor for five seasons (1988–93). The show's theme song was sung by his ex-wife, legendary "Queen of Soul" artist Aretha Franklin, to whom he was married from 1978 to 1984.

He began his film career in the 1970s with such blaxploitation flicks as Five on the Black Hand Side (1973), Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) and Together Brothers (1974), then progressed to roles in Cooley High (1975), plus The River Niger (1976), J. D.'s Revenge (1976) and A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich (1978). TV movies included Carter's Army, the prestigious Centennial, Attica, and Minstrel Man, for which he won his third NAACP Image Award. The quality of Glynn's work has shown over the decades with his participation in such prominent TV-movies as Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in 1994, Buffalo Soldiers and Freedom Song. More notable films include Penitentiary II (1982), Gremlins (1984), Deep Cover (1992), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Men of Honor (2000), Sahara (2005), Kings of the Evening (2007), Burlesque (2010) and Super 8 (2011). In 2004, he joined the hit HBO series The Wire portraying the recurring role of Mayor Clarence Royce, becoming a full-time regular in 2006. His portrayal of Mayor Royce has given him an NAACP Image award nomination for Outstanding Support Actor in a Drama Series for the 2007 awards ceremony. Since The Wire, Turman guest-starred as a patient in the Scrubs episode "My Last Words". Turman's other television appearances include the Twilight Zone segment "Paladin of the Lost Hour" (co-starring Danny Kaye with a script by Harlan Ellison), Matlock, Millennium, and the sitcom All of Us.

In 2008, he won a Primetime Emmy award for his guest appearance on the HBO series In Treatment. He recently appeared on the ABC series Detroit 1-8-7. He is currently performing and producing a one-man show, Movin' Man, about his life and plans a book as well.

Turman was almost cast for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars. In a 2007 interview, Turman recalled: "That was in George Lucas' book. 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. At the time, I had no idea. I just went to the audition, did it and got out of there."

In 2012, he began starring in House of Lies on Showtime as the father of the characters played by Don Cheadle and Larenz Tate.

I'm 2016 he appeared in the Oprah Winfrey Network tv show Queen Sugar in which he played the father, Ernest Bordelon. The character died in season one, episode three.

Personal life

Turman was born in New York, New York, in 1947. According to a DNA analysis, he shares maternal ancestry with the Edo people of Nigeria.

Turman was married to Ula M. Walker, from 1965 to 1971. From 1978 to 1984, Turman was married to Aretha Franklin. Since 1992, he has been married to Jo-An Allen Turman.

Filmography

Actor
-
JumpStart (TV Series) (pre-production) as
Guest
- Episode #1.1 - Guest
-
Horizon: An American Saga 2 (filming)
-
Horizon: An American Saga (post-production)
2023
The Big Cigar (TV Mini Series) (post-production) as
Walter
- Episode #1.1 (2023) - Walter
- Episode #1.5 - Walter
- Episode #1.4 - Walter
- Guns and Matzah - Walter
- Episode #1.2 - Walter
- Episode #1.6 - Walter
2023
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (TV Series) (post-production) as
Chiron / Mr. Brunner
- Episode #1.1 (2023) - Chiron / Mr. Brunner
2023
Black Cake (TV Series) (post-production) as
Charles Mitch
2023
Outlaw Johnny Black (completed) as
Bullseye Black
2023
Rustin as
A. Philip Randolph
2021
Stillwater (TV Series) as
Mr. Morgan
- Sounds Like Poetry/Birdwatching (2023) - Mr. Morgan
- The Way Home (2021) - Mr. Morgan
2022
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (TV Series) as
Pa
- Old Towne Road Part II (2023) - Pa (voice)
- Old Towne Road Part I (2022) - Pa (voice)
2023
80 for Brady as
Mickey
2016
Queen Sugar (TV Series) as
Ernest Bordelon
- For They Existed (2022) - Ernest Bordelon
- Give Us This Day (2016) - Ernest Bordelon (voice, uncredited)
- First Things First (2016) - Ernest Bordelon
2022
Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (TV Series) as
Sheriff Nate Craven
- The Autopsy (2022) - Sheriff Nate Craven
2022
FBI: Most Wanted (TV Series) as
Terry Daniels
- Greatest Hits (2022) - Terry Daniels
2022
The Devil You Know as
Lloyd Cowans
2022
Beltline to Broadway (Podcast Series) as
Self Guest
- A Conversation with Glynn Turman (2022) - Self Guest
2022
Women of the Movement (TV Series) as
Mose Wright
- The Last Word (2022) - Mose Wright
- Manhunt (2022) - Mose Wright
- Only Skin (2022) - Mose Wright
- Mother and Son (2022) - Mose Wright
2021
Beyoncé x Adidas: Ivy Park Rodeo (Video short)
2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom as
Toledo
2020
Fargo (TV Series) as
Doctor Senator
- Camp Elegance (2020) - Doctor Senator
- The Birthplace of Civilization (2020) - Doctor Senator
- The Pretend War (2020) - Doctor Senator
- Raddoppiarlo (2020) - Doctor Senator
- The Land of Taking and Killing (2020) - Doctor Senator
- Welcome to the Alternate Economy (2020) - Doctor Senator
2020
Power Book II: Ghost (TV Series) as
Gabriel
- Exceeding Expectations (2020) - Gabriel
2020
Close Enough (TV Series)
- Prank War/Cool Moms (2020) - (voice)
2020
Black-ish (TV Series) as
Billy Blade
- Earl, Interrupted (2020) - Billy Blade
2020
The Way Back as
Doc
2019
Power (TV Series) as
Gabriel
- No One Can Stop Me (2019) - Gabriel
2019
Mr. Mercedes (TV Series) as
Judge Raines
- The End of the Beginning (2019) - Judge Raines
- Bad to Worse (2019) - Judge Raines
- Great Balls of Fire (2019) - Judge Raines
- Trial and Terror (2019) - Judge Raines
- Madness (2019) - Judge Raines
- No Good Deed (2019) - Judge Raines
2019
Sextuplets as
Leland
2019
Claws (TV Series) as
Calvin
- Fly Like an Eagle (2019) - Calvin
- Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone (2019) - Calvin
2019
Justine as
Papa Don
2019
The Red Line (TV Series) as
Nathan Gordon
- This Victory Alone Is Not the Change We Seek (2019) - Nathan Gordon
- One Day We May Be More Than a Body (2019) - Nathan Gordon
- For We Meet by One or the Other (2019) - Nathan Gordon
- We Must All Care (2019) - Nathan Gordon
2019
American Gods (TV Series) as
Reverend Hutchins
- The Ways of the Dead (2019) - Reverend Hutchins
2019
Documentary Now! (TV Series) as
Julius Baxter
- Long Gone (2019) - Julius Baxter
2019
Better Things (TV Series) as
Rocket
- Nesting (2019) - Rocket
2019
Windows on the World as
Lou
2018
How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series) as
Nate Lahey Sr.
- Please Say No One Else Is Dead (2019) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- Make Me the Enemy (2019) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- We Can Find Him (2018) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- It Was the Worst Day of My Life (2018) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- It's Her Kid (2018) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2018) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- Ask Him About Stella (2018) - Nate Lahey Sr.
- He's a Bad Father (2018) - Nate Lahey Sr.
2018
Bumblebee as
General Whalen
2018
Solace as
Clay (Pastor Davis)
2018
Suits (TV Series) as
Vic
- Bad Man (2018) - Vic
2017
Brothered Up (TV Movie) as
Frank Williams
2017
Graves (TV Series)
- Spark Meet Gasoline (2017)
- Not All Who Wander Are Lost (2017)
2012
House of Lies (TV Series) as
Jeremiah Kaan
- Johari Window (2016) - Jeremiah Kaan
- End State Vision (2016) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Game Theory (2016) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Everything's So F**King Obvious, I'm Starting to Wonder Why We're Even Having This Conversation (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- You're Safely Sucking at the Triple-Venti Tits of The New Kaan & Associates (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Praise Money! Hallowed Be Thy Name (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- We're Going to Build a Mothership and Rule the Universe (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- He Didn't Mean That, Natalie Portman (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- The Next Olive Branch Goes Straight Up Your Ass (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Trust Me, I'm Getting Plenty of Erections (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- The Urge to Save Humanity Is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- We Can Always Just Overwhelm the Vagus Nerve with Another Sensation (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Entropy Is Contagious (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- I'm a Motherf**King Scorpion, That's Why (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- At the End of the Day, Reality Wins (2015) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Joshua (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Together (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Comeuppance (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Zhang (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Brinkmanship (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Pushback (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Middlegame (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Soldiers (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Associates (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Boom (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Power(less) (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Wreckage (2014) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Til Death Do Us Part (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Hostile Takeover (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Exit Strategy (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Liability (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Wonders of the World (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- The Runner Stumbles (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Family Values (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Damonschildren.org (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Man-Date (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- When Dinosaurs Ruled the Planet (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Stochasticity (2013) - Jeremiah Kaan
- The Mayan Apocalypse (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Business (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Prologue and Aftermath (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Ouroboros (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Veritas (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan (credit only)
- Bareback Town (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Our Descent Into Los Angeles (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Utah (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Mini-Mogul (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Microphallus (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- Amsterdam (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
- The Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments (2012) - Jeremiah Kaan
2016
Race as
Harry E. Davis
2016
Juney Smith's Black American Film Collection (Video) as
City Teacher 1
2015
Last Chance (Short) as
Judge Kramer
2015
Proof (TV Series) as
Colonel James Tyler
- St. Luke's (2015) - Colonel James Tyler
2014
Dakota's Summer as
Isaac Benson
2013
Criminal Minds (TV Series) as
Charles Johnson
- Strange Fruit (2013) - Charles Johnson
2013
Act Like You Love Me as
David
2012
Revolution (TV Series) as
Major David Kipling
- Nobody's Fault But Mine (2012) - Major David Kipling
2012
NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) as
James Pierce
- Out of the Past (2012) - James Pierce
2012
The Pastor's Secrets
2012
The Obama Effect as
Slim Sugar
2012
Who Killed Soul Glow?
2012
Alcatraz (TV Series) as
Emmitt Little
- Clarence Montgomery (2012) - Emmitt Little
2012
John Dies at the End as
Detective
2011
Forcin' the Blues (Short)
2011
Super 8 as
Dr. Woodward
2011
Supremacy (Short) as
Frank Walker
2011
Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series) as
Chief Huckey (segment "United States Police Department")
- Episode #2.10 (2011) - Chief Huckey (segment "United States Police Department")
2010
The Defenders (TV Series) as
Judge Bob Owens
- Morelli v. Kaczmarek (2011) - Judge Bob Owens
- Nevada v. Greene (2011) - Judge Bob Owens
- Nevada v. Hunter (2011) - Judge Bob Owens
- Nevada v. Rodgers (2010) - Judge Bob Owens
- Las Vegas v. Reid (2010) - Judge Bob Owens
2011
Bright (Short) as
Beamon
2010
Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) as
Reverend Clinton P. Huey
- Shelter (2010) - Reverend Clinton P. Huey
2010
Burlesque as
Harold Saint
2010
Takers as
Chief Detective Duncan
2009
Preaching to the Pastor as
Bishop Hightower
2009
Flashforward (TV Series) as
Senator Noland
- Gimme Some Truth (2009) - Senator Noland
2009
Southland (TV Series) as
Captain
- Two Gangs (2009) - Captain
2008
In Treatment (TV Series) as
Alex Prince, Sr.
- Gina: Week Five (2009) - Alex Prince, Sr.
- Mia: Week One (2009) - Alex Prince, Sr.
- Alex: Week Eight (2008) - Alex Prince, Sr.
- Laura: Week Eight (2008) - Alex Prince, Sr.
2009
Scrubs (TV Series) as
George
- My Last Words (2009) - George
2008
ER (TV Series) as
Mr. Holmes
- Parental Guidance (2008) - Mr. Holmes
2008
Cold Case (TV Series) as
Al Towert
- Glory Days (2008) - Al Towert
2008
Night Life (TV Movie)
2008
Players at the Poker Palace (TV Series short) as
Black Bart
- The Shoot Out (2008) - Black Bart
2004
The Wire (TV Series) as
Mayor Clarence V. Royce / Former Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- React Quotes (2008) - Former Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Final Grades (2006) - Former Mayor Clarence V. Royce (credit only)
- That's Got His Own (2006) - Former Mayor Clarence V. Royce (credit only)
- A New Day (2006) - Former Mayor Clarence V. Royce (credit only)
- Misgivings (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce (credit only)
- Know Your Place (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce (credit only)
- Corner Boys (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce (credit only)
- Unto Others (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Margin of Error (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Alliances (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Refugees (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Home Rooms (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Soft Eyes (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Boys of Summer (2006) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Mission Accomplished (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Middle Ground (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Reformation (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Back Burners (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Homecoming (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Straight and True (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Dead Soldiers (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
- Time After Time (2004) - Mayor Clarence V. Royce
2008
Kings of the Evening as
Clarence Brown
2008
Murder 101 (TV Series) as
Sheriff Bob Monroe
- New Age (2008) - Sheriff Bob Monroe
2007
City Teacher as
Kevin Sawyer
2006
All of Us (TV Series) as
Earl James
- My Two Dads (2006) - Earl James
- Like Father, Like Son- Like Hell! (2006) - Earl James
- The Courtship of Robert's Father (2006) - Earl James
2006
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
Dr. Young
- Infected (2006) - Dr. Young
2005
Sahara as
Dr. Frank Hopper
2004
The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) as
Carl
- Who Gives This Bride (2005) - Carl
- Family Reunion (2004) - Carl
2004
The Seat Filler as
Derrick's Dad
2003
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) as
Roy Hines
- Pravda (2003) - Roy Hines
2003
The Lyon's Den (TV Series) as
Phil Cherot
- Duty to Save - Phil Cherot
2000
Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series) as
Bobby Davis
- Esperando Lagrimas (2002) - Bobby Davis
- La Gran Pelea (2001) - Bobby Davis
- Juntos (Together) (2001) - Bobby Davis
- Un Pacto con el Diablo (2001) - Bobby Davis
- La Visita (2001) - Bobby Davis
- Mascaras (2000) - Bobby Davis
- Negro y Moreno (Black and Brown) (2000) - Bobby Davis
2001
JAG (TV Series) as
Sub Captain
- Mixed Messages (2001) - Sub Captain
2001
Air Rage (Video) as
Ted Bigelow
2001
Big Apple (TV Series) as
Ted Olsen
- Episode #1.8 (2001) - Ted Olsen
- Episode #1.7 (2001) - Ted Olsen
- Follow the Blender (2001) - Ted Olsen
- A Ministering Angel (2001) - Ted Olsen
- A Passport to the Universe (2001) - Ted Olsen
- No Good Deed (2001) - Ted Olsen
- Best Laid Plans (2001) - Ted Olsen
- Pilot (2001) - Ted Olsen
2001
Fire & Ice (TV Movie) as
Robert Aimes Sr.
2000
Touched by an Angel (TV Series) as
Sheriff Ernie Guthrie
- Finger of God (2000) - Sheriff Ernie Guthrie
2000
Men of Honor as
Chief Floyd
2000
The Visit as
Parole Board Member Reingold
2000
Strange World (TV Series) as
Wade Beecher
- Skin (2000) - Wade Beecher
2000
Freedom Song (TV Movie) as
T-Bone Lanier
1999
Light It Up as
Principal Allan Armstrong
1999
The Magnificent Seven (TV Series) as
Achilles Thompson / Hector Thompson
- Achilles (1999) - Achilles Thompson / Hector Thompson
1998
How Stella Got Her Groove Back as
Dr. Shakespeare
1997
Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie) as
Sgt. Joshua 'Joyu' Judges Ruth
1997
Millennium (TV Series) as
James Glen
- Wide Open (1997) - James Glen
1996
Circle of Pain (TV Movie)
1996
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (TV Movie) as
Coach Powell
1996
Psalms from the Underground (Short)
1996
The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
- Panorama (1996)
1996
Subterfuge as
Stallworth Hubbs
1994
Someone Else's Child (TV Movie) as
Judge Roullard
1994
The Inkwell as
Spencer Phillips
1994
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (TV Movie) as
Solomon
1988
A Different World (TV Series) as
Colonel Brad Taylor
- College Kid (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Great X-Pectations (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- A Rock, a River, a Lena (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Cabin in the Sky (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Dancing Machines (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Lean on Me (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- When One Door Closes-: Part 2 (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- When One Door Closes-: Part 1 (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Mind Your Own Business (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Happy Birthday to Moi (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- To Whit, with Love (1993) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- White Christmas (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Occupational Hazards (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Original Teacher (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 2 (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 1 (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Little Mister (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Really Gross Anatomy (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Somebody Say Ho! (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Interior Desecration (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 2 (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 1 (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Save the Best for Last: Part 2 (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Save the Best for Last: Part 1 (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Special Delivery (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Love Taps (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Do the Write Thing (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Sellmates (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Conflict of Interest (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Kiss You Back (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- May the Best Man Win (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Bedroom at the Top (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Prisoner of Love (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- The Cat's in the Cradle (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Just Another Four-Letter Word (1992) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Twelve Steps of Christmas (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Mammy Dearest (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Do You Take This Woman? (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- To Tell the Truth (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Liza Who-Little (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Baby, I'm a Star (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Rule Number One (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- In the Eye of the Storm (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Almost Working Girl (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Home Is Where the Fire Is (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Dwayne Mutiny (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- We've Only Just Begun (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- To Be Continued (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Never Can Say Goodbye (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- If I Should Die Before I Wake (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Monet Is the Root of All Evil (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Sister to Sister, Sister (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- It's Showtime at Hillman (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- How Great Thou Art (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- The Cash Isn't Always Greener (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Ms. Understanding (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- A Word in Edgewise (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Love, Hillman-Style (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Risk Around the Dollar (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Ex-Communication (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- War and Peace (1991) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- The Apple Doesn't Fall (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Time Keeps on Slippin' (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Love Thy Neighbor (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Good Help Is Hard to Fire (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Tales from the Exam Zone (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Goodwill Games (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Whitley's Last Supper (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Blues for Nobody's Child (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- How Bittersweet It Is (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Everything Must Change (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Perhaps Love (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Getaway: Part 2 (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Getaway: Part 1 (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Soldier Boy (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Sweet Charity (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- 21 Candles (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Hillman Isn't Through with You Yet (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- A Campfire Story (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- That's the Trouble with You All (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- A World Alike (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Success, Lies and Videotape (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Pride and Prejudice (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Power of the Pen (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Here's to Old Friends (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Under One Roof (1990) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Answered Prayers (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Great Expectations (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Wedding Bells from Hell (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Delusions of Daddyhood (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Forever Hold Your Peace (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- To Have and Have Not (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Hat Makes the Man (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Heat Is On (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Strangers on a Plane (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- There's No Place Like Home (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Citizen Wayne (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- No Means No (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Take This Job and Love It (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- High Anxiety (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- The Thing About Women (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- It's Greek to Me (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Risky Business (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- I've Got the Muse in Me (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- It Happened One Night (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Radio Free Hillman (1989) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- All's Fair (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Life with Father (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- A Stepping Stone (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- If You Like Pilgrim Coladas (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor
- Three Girls Three (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Dream Lover (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Some Enchanted Late Afternoon (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Two Gentlemen of Hillman (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor (credit only)
- Dr. War Is Hell (1988) - Colonel Brad Taylor
1992
Deep Cover as
Russell Stevens Sr.
1990
Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series) as
Dr. Redman
- Life Sentence (1990) - Dr. Redman
1985
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
Earl Browder / Stan Lassiter / Ben Coleman
- Jack and Bill (1989) - Earl Browder
- Deadline for Murder (1986) - Stan Lassiter
- Murder to a Jazz Beat (1985) - Ben Coleman
1987
J.J. Starbuck (TV Series) as
Lt. Caspersons
- Pilot (1987) - Lt. Caspersons
1987
CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) as
Roger Donnely
- Doctors Wilde (1987) - Roger Donnely
1987
Matlock (TV Series) as
Maj. Dennis Orlando
- The Court-Martial: Part 2 (1987) - Maj. Dennis Orlando
- The Court-Martial: Part 1 (1987) - Maj. Dennis Orlando
1986
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
Lloyd Lyman
- Ask Max (1986) - Lloyd Lyman
1986
Out of Bounds as
Lieutenant Delgado
1986
The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series) as
Rod Tyler
- High School Blues (1986) - Rod Tyler
1985
The Grand Baby (TV Movie)
1985
The Twilight Zone (TV Series) as
Billy Kinetta (segment "Paladin of the Lost Hour")
- Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985) - Billy Kinetta (segment "Paladin of the Lost Hour")
1985
Hail to the Chief (TV Series) as
LaRue Hawkes / LaRue Hawks
- Episode #1.7 (1985) - LaRue Hawkes
- Episode #1.6 (1985) - LaRue Hawkes
- Episode #1.5 (1985) - LaRue Hawks
- Pilot (1985) - LaRue Hawkes
1985
Detective in the House (TV Series)
- Whatever Happened To-? (1985)
1985
American Playhouse (TV Series) as
Joshua
- Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom (1985) - Joshua
1985
Riptide (TV Series) as
Tyrone Diamond
- Prisoner of War (1985) - Tyrone Diamond
1984
Poor Richard (TV Movie)
1984
This Is the Life (TV Series)
- Reprise for the Lord (1984)
1984
Hot Pursuit (TV Series) as
Mitch Simpson
- Goodbye, I Love You (1984) - Mitch Simpson
1984
T.J. Hooker (TV Series) as
Norman Powell
- Anatomy of a Killing (1984) - Norman Powell
1984
Secrets of a Married Man (TV Movie) as
Jesse
1984
Gremlins as
Roy Hanson
1984
Fantasy Island (TV Series) as
Joe Wilson
- Bojangles and the Dancer/Deuces Are Wild (1984) - Joe Wilson
1984
The Love Boat (TV Series) as
Tyrone
- Ace's Valet/Mother Comes First/Hit or Miss America (1984) - Tyrone
1983
Lottery! (TV Series) as
Frank Porter
- Detroit: The Price of Freedom (1983) - Frank Porter
1983
Manimal (TV Series) as
Ty Earl
- Manimal (1983) - Ty Earl
1982
Two of Hearts (TV Movie)
1982
Fame (TV Series) as
Ben Pettit
- Class Act (1982) - Ben Pettit
1982
Cass Malloy (TV Movie) as
Officer Woodrow Freeman
1982
Penitentiary II as
Charles Johnson
1982
The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) as
Captain Le Clerc
- The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1982) - Captain Le Clerc
1981
Thornwell (TV Movie) as
James Thornwell
1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series) as
C.J. Freeman
- The Old Sister (1980) - C.J. Freeman
1980
The White Shadow (TV Series) as
Ron Taylor
- A Few Good Men (1980) - Ron Taylor
1980
Attica (TV Movie) as
Raymond Franklin
1978
Centennial (TV Mini Series) as
Nate Person
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) - Nate Person
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) - Nate Person
- The Storm (1979) - Nate Person
- The Shepherds (1978) - Nate Person
- The Longhorns (1978) - Nate Person
1978
The Paper Chase (TV Series) as
Raymond Livingston
- Moot Court (1978) - Raymond Livingston
1978
Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie) as
Preston de Cordiva
1976
Visions (TV Series) as
Axis
- Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree (1978)
- The Tapestry/Circles (1976) - Axis
1978
ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) as
Lenny Johnson
- The Rag Tag Champs (1978) - Lenny Johnson
1977
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich as
Nigeria
1977
The Tony Randall Show (TV Series) as
William / William Bradshaw
- New Found Franklin (1977) - William
- Skin Game (1977) - William Bradshaw
1977
The Serpent's Egg as
Monroe
1977
Minstrel Man (TV Movie) as
Harry Brown Jr.
1976
J.D.'s Revenge as
Isaac
1976
The River Niger as
Jeff Williams
1975
Cooley High as
Preach
1975
The Blue Knight (TV Series) as
Edwin Beall
- Pilot (1975) - Edwin Beall
1975
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (TV Movie) as
Theo
1974
Together Brothers as
Dr. Johnson
1974
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (voice)
1974
Thomasine & Bushrod as
Jomo J. Anderson
1973
The Rookies (TV Series) as
Jimmy Webster
- Blood Brother (1973) - Jimmy Webster
1973
Five on the Black Hand Side as
Gideon
1973
Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) as
Harley Dartson
- Tricks Are Not Treats (1973) - Harley Dartson
1973
Cannon (TV Series) as
Jamal
- Deadly Heritage (1973) - Jamal
1972
The Doris Day Show (TV Series) as
Chris Davis
- The Great Talent Raid (1972) - Chris Davis
1972
A.W.O.L. as
Mohammed G.
1972
Mod Squad (TV Series) as
Lonnie
- Kill Gently, Sweet Jessie (1972) - Lonnie
1971
Honky as
Sailor at bus station
1971
Insight (TV Series) as
Sam
- Bird on the Mast (1971) - Sam
1971
In Search of America (TV Movie) as
Bodhi
1971
Men at Law (TV Series)
- Marathon (1971)
1970
Room 222 (TV Series) as
Vic
- Opportunity Room (1971) - Vic
- Dreams of Glory (1970) - Vic
1970
Carter's Army (TV Movie) as
Pvt. George Brightman
1969
CBS Playhouse (TV Series) as
Jackson
- Sadbird (1969) - Jackson
1969
Julia (TV Series) as
Jimmy James
- For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls (1969) - Jimmy James
- The Undergraduate (1969) - Jimmy James
1968
Peyton Place (TV Series) as
Lew Miles
1968
Daktari (TV Series) as
Usumbu
- Once Upon a Fang (1968) - Usumbu
1961
Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Black Monday (1961)
Director
2012
House of Lies: Fridays at Galweather (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Mystery Drink 2 (2012)
- Blackout (2012)
- Mystery Drink 1 (2012)
- Sexual Harrassment (2012)
- The Applicant (2012)
- Stripper (2012)
1996
The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Can I Get a Witness? (1997)
- I Was En Vogue's Love Slave (1997)
- Marlon Goes on the Road (1997)
- Pops' Secret (1997)
- Boyz in the Woods (1997)
- Family Business (1996)
- Gots to Have a J.O.B. (1996)
1997
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Security (1997)
1995
The Parent 'Hood (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Nick the Brick (1996) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
- Clothes Call (1996) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
- Labor Daze (1996) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
- Inspiration (1996) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
- Voice in the Hood (1996) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
- Ode to Billy Shankbreath (1996) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
- An American Class President (1996)
- The Man Who Canceled Christmas (1995)
1991
A Different World (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Great X-Pectations (1993)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (1992)
- Prisoner of Love (1992)
- Sister to Sister, Sister (1991)
1983
Dynasty (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Vote (1983) - (as Glynn R. Turman)
Producer
-
A Spectrum of Theatre (executive producer) (completed)
2022
Women of Theatre, New York (executive producer)
2022
The Legend of Glynn Turman (Documentary) (executive producer)
2021
You Look Familiar: Vernée Watson (Documentary) (executive producer)
2020
A Lady Doctor (Documentary) (executive producer)
2020
King Arthur and the Count (Documentary) (executive producer)
2019
Justine (executive producer)
2019
The Robeson Effect (Documentary) (executive producer)
2018
King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story (Documentary) (executive producer)
Writer
2022
The Legend of Glynn Turman (Documentary)
1969
Peyton Place (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.52 (1969) - (written by)
Composer
1999
Dead Punkz (as Glynn R. Turman)
Thanks
2019
Dolemite Is My Name (special thanks)
2018
King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story (Documentary) (special thanks)
2015
Miles Ahead (thanks: Gogo Nation contributor)
Self
-
Inner City Cultural Center II Presents an Intimate Evening with Glynn Turman (pre-production) as
Self
2023
Tamron Hall (TV Series) as
Self
- Dream Big or Go Home (2023) - Self
2022
Red Table Talk (TV Series) as
Self
- AN RTT SPECIAL EVENT: A DIFFERENT WORLD REUNION (2022) - Self
2022
Is That Black Enough for You?!? (Documentary) as
Self
2022
The Legend of Glynn Turman (Documentary) as
G.T.
2022
The Real (TV Series) as
Self
- Glynn Turman/Shree Saini (2022) - Self
2021
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (Documentary) as
Self
2021
Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist (Documentary short) as
Self
2021
Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues (TV Special) as
Self
2021
Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Jake Tapper/Glynn Turman (2021) - Self - Guest
2021
Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso (Podcast Series) as
Self
- At 74, Actor Glynn Turman Keeps On (2021) - Self
2021
OWN Spotlight: They Call Me Dad (TV Series) as
Self
- It Takes a Village (2021) - Self
2021
1st Look (TV Series) as
Self
- 1st Look Presents: 2021 Awards Season Special (2021) - Self
2021
The Carlos Watson Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- 'Ma Rainey' Star Glynn Turman Bares His Soul on Chadwick Boseman, 'Cooley High' + Life Lessons (2021) - Self - Guest
2020
IMDb on the Scene - Interviews (TV Series) as
Self
- Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) - Self
2020
Today (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 18 December 2020 (2020) - Self - Guest
2020
GMA3: What You Need to Know (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.4 (2020) - Self
2020
Celebrity Poker Gala (TV Series) as
Celebrity
2020
Day by Day (Podcast Series documentary) as
Rex
- Two Turtles (2020) - Rex
2020
Not All Lost (TV Series) as
Self
2019
Red Carpet Report (TV Series short) as
Self
- Emmy Performers Peer Group Nominees (2019) - Self
2019
It Takes a Lunatic (Documentary) as
Self
2017
The Killing Floor (Video documentary) as
Self
2017
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (Documentary) as
Self
2017
6th NAFCA Annual Show (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2016
Greenwich Village: The Times They Are a-Changin' (Short) as
Self
2016
August 28th (Documentary short)
2016
Oracles: Reginald T. Dorsey, Glynn Turman, & Leonard Thomas Share Insights! (TV Special) as
Self - Guest Commentator
2016
4th Annual Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2015
BET Honors (TV Special) as
Self
2015
Being Fabulous Rocks! T.V. Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- 2015 BET Honors Red Carpet (2015) - Self - Guest
2014
Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- A Different World (2015) - Self
- Cooley High (2014) - Self
2015
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2014
Chasing LA (TV Series) as
Self
- 2014 NAACP Theatre Awards (2014) - Self
2014
4TH NAFCA: African Oscar (TV Special) as
Self
2014
Criminal Minds: Season 9 - Eyes Only (Video documentary short) as
Self
2014
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (Documentary) as
Self
2014
Behind the Scenes of Dakota's Summer (Video documentary short) as
Self
2014
The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.126 (2014) - Self - Guest
2013
Kimmie's Kitchen (TV Series) as
Self
- Ice Cream/Glynn Turman (2013) - Self
2011
The Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 27 July 2011 (2011) - Self
2011
Way Black When: Primetime (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.7 (2011) - Self
2011
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie (Documentary)
2010
Way Black When (TV Special) as
Self
2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (TV Movie documentary)(voice)
2009
Big Red (TV Movie) as
Self
2008
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Presenter
2008
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
2005
Black Theater Today: 2005 (Documentary)
2005
Black in the 80s (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Color TV (2005) - Self
- Def Jams (2005) - Self
- Color in Film (2005) - Self
2004
Rough Riders & Black Cowboy Legends (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2004
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted (Documentary) as
Self
2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (Video documentary) as
Self
2003
Hell Up in Hollywood: Soul Cinema and the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2000
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Ben Vereen: The Hard Way (2000) - Self
1992
7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1991
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1990
The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 29 November 1990 (1990) - Self
1987
Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 28 September 1990 (1990) - Self
- Episode dated 29 January 1987 (1987) - Self
1990
An Evening at the Improv (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Episode #5.15 (1990) - Self - Host
1987
American Film Institute Comedy Special (TV Special) as
Eric (segment "Gwendolyn")
1986
Star's Table (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.41 (1986) - Self
1977
The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Special) as
Booster Johnson
Archive Footage
2023
Unsung Presents: Best in Black (TV Series) as
Self
- Movies (2023) - Self
2023
Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Debbie Harry: Gonna Be You (Music Video)
2020
Fargo (TV Series) as
Doctor Senator
- Storia Americana (2020) - Doctor Senator
2004
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (Video documentary)

References

Glynn Turman Wikipedia


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