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Turk Turpin (1933–1988)

Turk Turpin was born Ernest Lee Turpin on August 17, 1933 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Following graduation from Long Branch High School, Turpin went on to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and served in the Marine Corps. Moreover, Turk not only was a stand-in for Harry Belafonte for the movie The Angel Levine (1970), ... See full bio »


(age 54) in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Known For

Cotton Comes to Harlem
The Defiance of Good
Breakdown The Revolutionaries


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 1977 Sylvia
Rapist (uncredited)
 1976 On the Street
Boomer (as Art Bishop)
 1976 Patty
The General
 1976 Gulp
Daniel (as Marv Engles)
 1975 Teenage Masseuse
Big Tom
 1975 In Flight Service
Rapist (uncredited)
 1975 Airport Girls
Drug Dealer (as Tuck Turban)
 1975 Love in Maid
Ice Cream Man (uncredited)
 1975 The Defiance of Good
Male Nurse
 1975 Betty Baby
George (uncredited)
 1974 Breakdown
The Revolutionaries (as Baron Finch)
 1974 The Big Man
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Dum Dum
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 1970 The Angel Levine (stand-in: Harry Belafonte - uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

Art Bishop | Marv Engles | Baron Finch | Tuck Turban

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