Glynn Turman

The Variety Studio at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - Day 3 - 2012 Park City

Glynn Turman  American Actor


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Glynn Turman was previously married to Aretha Franklin (1978 - 1984) and Joann Allen-Turman.

He has been in a relationship with Joann Allen.


Glynn Turman is a 70 year old American Actor. Born Glynn Russell Turman on 31st January, 1946 in New York, New York, he is famous for Cooley High in a career that spans 1972-present and 1972–present. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Glynn Turman has been in an on-screen matchup with Wood Harris in The Wire (2002).

Glynn Turman is a member of the following lists: Male actors from New York City, African-American male actors and 20th-century American male actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 7 years, 10 months 3 years, 5 months -
Dating1 - - -
Total3 7 years, 10 months 2 years, 3 months -


First Name Glynn
Last Name Turman
Full Name at Birth Glynn Russell Turman
Age 70 years
Birthday 31st January, 1946
Birthplace New York, New York
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, director and writer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Cooley High
Year(s) Active 1972-present, 1972–present

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. Glynn is recently playing Jeremiah Kaan on the Showtime series House of Lies.

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Glynn Turman70 AquariusActor
Aretha Franklin74 AriesSinger
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Race2016Harry E. DavisMovie
Queen Sugar2016Ernest BordelonTV Show
Proof2015Colonel James TylerTV Show
Last Chance2015Judge KramerMovie
Dakota's Summer2014Isaac BensonMovie
4TH NAFCA: African Oscar2014Image AwardsMovie
John Dies at the End2013DetectiveMovie
Act Like You Love Me2013DavidMovie
Alcatraz2012Emmitt LittleTV Show
House of Lies2012Jeremiah KaanTV Show
Revolution2012Major David KiplingTV Show
The Obama Effect2012Slim SugarMovie
Who Killed Soul Glow?2012Movie
The Pastor's Secrets2012Movie
Super 82011Dr. WoodwardMovie
Bright2011BeamonShort Film
Supremacy2011Frank WalkerShort Film
Forcin' the Blues2011Movie
Takers2010Chief Detective DuncanMovie
Burlesque2010Harold SaintMovie
Funny or Die Presents...2010Chief Huckey (segment "United States Police Department")TV Show
The Defenders2010Judge OwensTV Show
Detroit 1-8-72010Reverend Clinton P. HueyTV Show
Southland2009CaptainTV Show
FlashForward2009Senator NolandTV Show
NCIS: Los Angeles2009James PierceTV Show
Preaching to the Pastor2009Bishop HightowerMovie
Kings of the Evening2008Clarence BrownMovie
Murder 101: New Age2008Sheriff Bob MonroeTV Movie
Night Life2008TV Movie
In Treatment2008Alex Prince, Sr.TV Show
Players at the Poker Palace2008Black BartMovie
City Teacher2007Kevin SawyerMovie
Sahara2005Dr. Frank HopperMovie
Criminal Minds2005Charles JohnsonTV Show
The Seat Filler2004Derrick's DadMovie
All of Us2003Earl James, EarlTV Show
Cold Case2003Al TowertTV Show
The Lyon's Den2003Phil CherotTV Show
The Wire2002Mayor Clarence V. RoyceTV Show
Fire & Ice2001Robert Aimes Sr.TV Movie
Big Apple2001Ted OlsenTV Show
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001Roy HinesTV Show
Scrubs2001George ValentineTV Show
The Bernie Mac Show2001CarlTV Show
Men of Honor2000Chief FloydMovie
The Visit2000Parole Board Member ReingoldMovie
Freedom Song2000T-Bone LanierTV Movie
Resurrection Blvd.2000Bobby DavisTV Show
Light It Up1999Principal Allan ArmstrongMovie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Dr. YoungTV Show
Strange World1999Wade BeecherTV Show
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Dr. ShakespeareMovie
The Magnificent Seven1998Achilles ThompsonTV Show
Buffalo Soldiers1997Sgt. Joshua 'Joyu' Judges RuthTV Movie
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996Coach PowellTV Movie
Millennium1996James GlenTV Show
Subterfuge1996Stallworth HubbsMovie
Psalms from the Underground1996Short Film
Circle of Pain1996TV Movie
JAG1995Sub CaptainTV Show
The Inkwell1994Spencer PhillipsMovie
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad1994SolomonTV Movie
ER1994Mr. HolmesTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Sheriff GuthrieTV Show
Someone Else's Child1994Judge RoullardTV Movie
Deep Cover1992Russell Stevens Sr.Movie
Freddy's Nightmares1988Dr. RedmanTV Show
A Different World1987Col. Bradford 'Brad' TaylorTV Show
CBS Summer Playhouse1987Roger DonnelyTV Show
J.J. Starbuck1987Lt. CaspersonsTV Show
Out of Bounds1986Lieutenant DelgadoMovie
Matlock1986Maj. Dennis OrlandoTV Show
The Redd Foxx Show1986Rod TylerTV Show
Hail to the Chief1985LaRue HawkesTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Billy Kinetta (segment "Paladin of the Lost Hour")TV Show
Gremlins1984Roy HansonMovie
Murder, She Wrote1984Earl Browder, Stan Lassiter, Ben ColemanTV Show
Riptide1984Tyrone DiamondTV Show
Hot Pursuit1984Mitch SimpsonTV Show
Secrets of a Married Man1984JesseTV Movie
Lottery!1983TV Show
Manimal1983Ty EarlTV Show
Penitentiary II1982Charles JohnsonMovie
Fame1982Ben PettitTV Show
T.J. Hooker1982Norman PowellTV Show
Cass Malloy1982Officer Woodrow FreemanTV Movie
American Playhouse1981JoshuaTV Show
The Greatest American Hero1981Captain Le ClercTV Show
Thornwell1981James ThornwellTV Movie
Attica1980Raymond FranklinTV Movie
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich1978NigeriaMovie
Centennial1978Nate PersonTV Show
Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold1978Preston de CordivaTV Movie
The Paper Chase1978Raymond LivingstonTV Show
The White Shadow1978Ron TaylorTV Show
The Serpent's Egg1977MonroeMovie
Fantasy Island1977Joe WilsonTV Show
The Love Boat1977TyroneTV Show
Minstrel Man1977Harry Brown Jr.TV Movie
J.D.'s Revenge1976IsaacMovie
The River Niger1976Jeff WilliamsMovie
The Tony Randall Show1976WilliamTV Show
Visions1976AxisTV Show
Cooley High1975PreachMovie
The Blue Knight1975Edwin BeallTV Show
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men1975TheoTV Movie
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat1974Movie
Thomasine & Bushrod1974Jomo J. AndersonMovie
Together Brothers1974Dr. JohnsonMovie
Five on the Black Hand Side1973GideonMovie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Lenny JohnsonTV Show
The Rookies1972Jimmy WebsterTV Show
A.W.O.L.1972Mohammed G.Movie
Honky1971Sailor at bus stationMovie
In Search of America1971BodhiTV Movie
Cannon1971JamalTV Show
Carter's Army1970Pvt. George BrightmanTV Movie
Men at Law1970TV Show
Room 2221969VicTV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968Harley DartsonTV Show
Julia1968Jimmy JamesTV Show
The Doris Day Show1968Chris DavisTV Show
Mod Squad1968LonnieTV Show
CBS Playhouse1967JacksonTV Show
Daktari1966UsumbuTV Show
Peyton Place1964Lew MilesTV Show
Insight1960SamTV Show
Play of the Week1959TV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954Lloyd LymanTV Show
This Is the Life1952TV Show
SolaceClay (Pastor Davis)Movie
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JiraffioApr 24, 2013

i had no idea he was married to aretha franklin.

Terrell HopkinsSep 16, 2008

mr. Turman, I am certain that you do not remember me. Glynn Turman Jr. and I were friends in school (Granada hills high school) and we lived near each other in Los Angeles (just off washington blvd) Mr. Turman, I just wanted to say pretty much what any fan of yours would say, but also a sincere Hello and hope you and your family is well..Personally I think that what you delivered to the Movie "Deep Cover" was the true underpinning of the entire piece. Your performance was beautiful, to say the least. May your light increase.

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