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Glynn Turman


New York City-born African-American actor Glynn Turman enjoyed his first real taste of acting success at the age of 13 originating the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959 opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Diana Sands as his various family members. While he did ... See full bio »
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Known For

Super 8
Super 8 Dr. Woodward
(2011)
Men of Honor
Men of Honor Chief Floyd
(2000)
Gremlins
Gremlins Roy Hanson
(1984)
Burlesque
Burlesque Harold Saint
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Bumblebee (post-production)
General Whalen
 2017 Brothered Up (TV Movie) (completed)
Frank Williams
 2017/I Solace (post-production)
Clay (Pastor Davis)
 2018 Fly (TV Series) (announced)
Capt. David Davenport
- Crash!, Part 2 (2018) ... Capt. David Davenport
- Crash!, Part 1 (2018) ... Capt. David Davenport
- Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged (2018) ... Capt. David Davenport
- Baggage Claim (2018) ... Capt. David Davenport
- Ignorance or Hate (2018) ... Capt. David Davenport
 2016 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Ernest Bordelon
- Give Us This Day (2016) ... Ernest Bordelon (voice, uncredited)
- First Things First (2016) ... Ernest Bordelon
 2012-2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Jeremiah Kaan
- Johari Window (2016) ... Jeremiah Kaan
- End State Vision (2016) ... Jeremiah Kaan
- Game Theory (2016) ... Jeremiah Kaan
 2016/I Race
Harry E. Davis
 2015/III Last Chance (Short)
Judge Kramer
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Colonel James Tyler
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Colonel James Tyler
 2014 Dakota's Summer
Isaac Benson
 2013 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Charles Johnson
- Strange Fruit (2013) ... Charles Johnson
 2013 Act Like You Love Me
David
 2012 Revolution (TV Series)
Major David Kipling
- Nobody's Fault But Mine (2012) ... Major David Kipling
 2012 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
James Pierce
- Out of the Past (2012) ... James Pierce
 2012 The Obama Effect
Slim Sugar
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series)
Emmitt Little
- Clarence Montgomery (2012) ... Emmitt Little
 2012 John Dies at the End
Detective
 2011 Super 8
Dr. Woodward
 2011 Forcin' the Blues (Short)
 2011 Supremacy (Short)
Frank Walker
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Chief Huckey (segment "United States Police Department")
- Episode #2.10 (2011) ... Chief Huckey (segment "United States Police Department")
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Judge Owens / Judge Bob Owens
- Morelli v. Kaczmarek (2011) ... Judge Owens
- Nevada v. Greene (2011) ... Judge Owens
- Nevada v. Hunter (2011) ... Judge Owens
- Nevada v. Rodgers (2010) ... Judge Bob Owens
- Las Vegas v. Reid (2010) ... Judge Owens
 2011 Bright (Short)
Beamon
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Reverend Clinton P. Huey
- Shelter (2010) ... Reverend Clinton P. Huey
 2010/I Burlesque
Harold Saint
 2010 Takers
Chief Detective Duncan
 2009 Preaching to the Pastor
Bishop Hightower
 2009 Flashforward (TV Series)
Senator Noland
- Gimme Some Truth (2009) ... Senator Noland
 2009 Southland (TV Series)
Captain
- Two Gangs (2009) ... Captain
 2008-2009 In Treatment (TV Series)
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)
George
- My Last Words (2009) ... George
 2008 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Holmes
- Parental Guidance (2008) ... Mr. Holmes
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Al Towert
- Glory Days (2008) ... Al Towert
 2008 Night Life (TV Movie)
 2008 Players at the Poker Palace (TV Series short)
Black Bart
- The Shoot Out (2008) ... Black Bart
 2004-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
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)
 2008 Kings of the Evening
Clarence Brown
 2008 Murder 101: New Age (TV Movie)
Sheriff Bob Monroe
 2007 City Teacher
Kevin Sawyer
 2006 All of Us (TV Series)
Earl James / Earl
- My Two Dads (2006) ... Earl James
- Like Father, Like Son... Like Hell! (2006) ... Earl James
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Young
- Infected (2006) ... Dr. Young
 2005 Sahara
Dr. Frank Hopper
 2004-2005 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Carl
- Who Gives This Bride (2005) ... Carl
- Family Reunion (2004) ... Carl
 2004 The Seat Filler
Derrick's Dad
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Roy Hines
- Pravda (2003) ... Roy Hines
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Phil Cherot
- Duty to Save ... Phil Cherot
 2000-2002 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Bobby Davis
- Esperando Lagrimas (2002) ... Bobby Davis
- La Gran Pelea (2001) ... Bobby Davis
- Un Pacto con el Diablo (2001) ... Bobby Davis
- La Visita (2001) ... Bobby Davis
- Mascaras (2000) ... Bobby Davis
 2001 JAG (TV Series)
Sub Captain
- Mixed Messages (2001) ... Sub Captain
 2001 Air Rage (Video)
Ted Bigelow
 2001 Big Apple (TV Series)
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
 2001 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Robert Aimes Sr.
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Sheriff Ernie Guthrie
- Finger of God (2000) ... Sheriff Ernie Guthrie
 2000 Men of Honor
Chief Floyd
 2000/I The Visit
Parole Board Member Reingold
 2000 Strange World (TV Series)
Wade Beecher
- Skin (2000) ... Wade Beecher
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
T-Bone Lanier
 1999 Light It Up
Principal Allan Armstrong
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Achilles Thompson
- Achilles (1999) ... Achilles Thompson
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Dr. Shakespeare
 1997 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Sgt. Joshua 'Joyu' Judges Ruth
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
James Glen
- Wide Open (1997) ... James Glen
 1996 Circle of Pain (TV Movie)
 1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (TV Movie)
Coach Powell
 1996 Subterfuge
Stallworth Hubbs
 1994 Someone Else's Child (TV Movie)
Judge Roullard
 1994 The Inkwell
Spencer Phillips
 1994 Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (TV Movie)
Solomon
 1988-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Colonel Brad Taylor
- 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)
- Happy Birthday to Moi (1993) ... Colonel Brad Taylor
- Original Teacher (1992) ... Colonel Brad Taylor
 1992 Deep Cover
Russell Stevens Sr.
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Dr. Redman
- Life Sentence (1990) ... Dr. Redman
 1985-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
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)
Lt. Caspersons
- Pilot (1987) ... Lt. Caspersons
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Roger Donnely
- Doctors Wilde (1987) ... Roger Donnely
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Maj. Dennis Orlando
- The Court-Martial: Part 2 (1987) ... Maj. Dennis Orlando
- The Court-Martial: Part 1 (1987) ... Maj. Dennis Orlando
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Lloyd Lyman
- Ask Max (1986) ... Lloyd Lyman
 1986 Out of Bounds
Lieutenant Delgado
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series)
Rod Tyler
- High School Blues (1986) ... Rod Tyler
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
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)
LaRue Hawkes
- Pilot (1985) ... LaRue Hawkes
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Joshua
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Tyrone Diamond
- Prisoner of War (1985) ... Tyrone Diamond
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
Mitch Simpson
- Goodbye... I Love You (1984) ... Mitch Simpson
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Norman Powell
- Anatomy of a Killing (1984) ... Norman Powell
 1984 Secrets of a Married Man (TV Movie)
Jesse
 1984 Gremlins
Roy Hanson
 1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Joe Wilson
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Tyrone
 1984 This Is the Life (TV Series)
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
Ty Earl
- Manimal (1983) ... Ty Earl
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Ben Pettit
- Class Act (1982) ... Ben Pettit
 1982 Cass Malloy (TV Movie)
Officer Woodrow Freeman
 1982 Penitentiary II
Charles Johnson
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Captain Le Clerc
- The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1982) ... Captain Le Clerc
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie)
James Thornwell
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Ron Taylor
- A Few Good Men (1980) ... Ron Taylor
 1980 Attica (TV Movie)
Raymond Franklin
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
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)
Raymond Livingston
- Moot Court (1978) ... Raymond Livingston
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Preston de Cordiva
 1976-1978 Visions (TV Series)
Axis
- The Tapestry/Circles (1976) ... Axis
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Lenny Johnson
- The Rag Tag Champs (1978) ... Lenny Johnson
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
William
- New Found Franklin (1977) ... William
 1977 The Serpent's Egg
Monroe
 1977 Minstrel Man (TV Movie)
Harry Brown Jr.
 1976 J.D.'s Revenge
Isaac
 1976 The River Niger
Jeff Williams
 1975 Cooley High
Preach
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Edwin Beall
- Pilot (1975) ... Edwin Beall
 1975 Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (TV Movie)
Theo
 1974 Together Brothers
Dr. Johnson
 1974 Thomasine & Bushrod
Jomo J. Anderson
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Jimmy Webster
- Blood Brother (1973) ... Jimmy Webster
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Harley Dartson
- Tricks Are Not Treats (1973) ... Harley Dartson
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Jamal
- Deadly Heritage (1973) ... Jamal
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Chris Davis
- The Great Talent Raid (1972) ... Chris Davis
 1972 A.W.O.L.
Mohammed G.
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Lonnie
- Kill Gently, Sweet Jessie (1972) ... Lonnie
 1971 Honky
Sailor at bus station
 1971 Insight (TV Series)
Sam
- Bird on the Mast (1971) ... Sam
 1971 In Search of America (TV Movie)
Bodhi
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
- Marathon (1971)
 1970-1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
Vic
- Opportunity Room (1971) ... Vic
- Dreams of Glory (1970) ... Vic
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
Pvt. George Brightman
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Jackson
- Sadbird (1969) ... Jackson
 1969 Julia (TV Series)
Jimmy James
- For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls (1969) ... Jimmy James
- The Undergraduate (1969) ... Jimmy James
 1968-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Lew Miles
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... Lew Miles
- Episode #5.53 (1969) ... Lew Miles
- Episode #5.52 (1969) ... Lew Miles
- Episode #5.50 (1969) ... Lew Miles
- Episode #5.48 (1969) ... Lew Miles
 1968 Daktari (TV Series)
Usumbu
- Once Upon a Fang (1968) ... Usumbu
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Black Monday (1961)
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Co-wrote with then-wife Aretha Franklin, the song 'I'm Your Speed' which appeared on her "Almighty Fire" album. See more »

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