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Glynn Turman stars in "House of Lies" on Showtime as Marty's (Don Cheadle) psychoanalyst father.

Glynn Turman is a stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. Turman recently had a recurring role in HBO's "In Treatment" as Alex Prince, Sr. Turman previously joined the third season of HBO's "The Wire" in the recurring role of Mayor Clarence Royce, becoming a series regular in the fourth season. In 2007 he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Support Actor in a Drama Series for the role.

Glynn Turman had his first prominent acting role at the age of 12 as Travis Younger in the Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic "A Raisin in the Sun," opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Diana Sands. Turman 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 some episodes of "A Different World," in which he played the role of Colonel Taylor for five seasons (1988-1993). The show's theme song was sung by his ex-wife, legendary "Queen of Soul" artist Aretha Franklin. They divorced in 1984 after six years.

Turman began his film career in the 1970s with such blaxploitation flicks as "Five on the Black Hand Side," "Together Brothers" and "Thomasine & Bushrod," then progressed to roles in the cult classic "Cooley High" in 1975, plus "The River Niger" and "A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich." TV movies included the prestigious "Centennial," 1978 miniseries "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 "Gremlins" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."


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Age: 69 years old
Birthday: January 31, 1947
Full Name / Real Name: Glynn Russell Turman
Birthplace: New York, NY
Wife: Jo-Ann Allen (2/14/1992, 1 child)
Aretha Franklin (4/11/1978 - 2/7/1984, divorced)
Ula M. Walker (1965 - July 1971, divorced, 3 children)

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