Glynn Turman

Born Jan 31, 1947

Glynn Russell Turman is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. He is perhaps best 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.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on January 31, 1947.


1961 14 Years Old While he did not play the role when it transferred to film in 1961, he intensified his studies at Manhattan's School of Performing Arts. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old Turman was married to Ula M. Walker, from 1965 to 1971.


1978 31 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More


1994 47 Years Old 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. … Read More


2004 57 Years Old 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.


2007 60 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
2012 65 Years Old In 2012, he began starring in House of Lies on Showtime as the father of the characters played by Don Cheadle and Larenz Tate.
2014 67 Years Old In 2014, he acted in the Cowgirls 'n Angels movie Dakota's Summer. … Read More
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