Özgün Çoban was born on July 5, 1985 in Bitlis. Turkish TV series, cinema and theater actor.
Name: Özgün Çoban
Date of Birth: July 5, 1985
Place of Birth: Bitlis
Height: 1.78 m.
Weight: 75 kg
Eye color brown
Wife: Ayla Black Shepherd
Pets: He has a dog.
Family: He was born in Bitlis because his father was a soldier. He grew up in many different cities. He married Computer Engineer Ayla Kara in 2015. “Contrary to popular belief, I am not from Bitlis. It turns out to be “Bitlis player” everywhere. It doesn’t matter, but I’m not. I was born in Bitlis. My father was a soldier. So we went to different cities every two years. He asked why when I say I’m from Turkey. In fact, it makes more sense to say that I am from earth, but that does not satisfy anyone. After Bitlis, my journey continued in Ankara, Reyhanlı, Artvin Borçka, Edirne and Ankara respectively. I stayed in Cyprus for three years and then returned to Ankara. I went to the USA and Estonia in between. I do not have stayed in one place for more than two years in my life; Of course, if we do not count the period I studied in Ankara. ”
Childhood years: During his childhood years, he was forced to change cities constantly due to his father’s profession. “My father was a deceased world sweet man. It was not a man who reflected his military service at home. In fact, I cannot forget an incident I had in my childhood. He was the battalion commander in Reyhanlı and we are only in the battalion with the petty officer. The petty officer then had a baby. I did not have any friends this period. I had dogs, sheep and rabbits. One day, while sitting at home, we heard shouting downstairs. When we went to the window, we saw my father and the petty officer arguing. A very short time passed, and when we opened the door, the conversation between them was: “Well… do we have a çiğköfte in the evening?” At that moment I thought they were schizophrenic. He was literally leaving the job at the door. I saw the effect of being a soldier child in terms of being carried out continuously. It was a bit difficult at first. After all, I always left my first loves, teachers and friends. After a while, this difficulty turned into happiness “Let new people, excitement, loves, cities await me”. Now it is a great pleasure for me to travel and change. ”
Education life: He graduated from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Acting Department. He completed the second half of his third grade at the Estonian Theater and Music Academy.
The turning point of his career: After living his first screen adventure in the daily Ankara TV series “Deniz Yıldızı”, he was transferred to Istanbul. I won the State Theater when I started “Deniz Yıldızı”. After the drama ended, I started “Beni Affet” (Forgive Me). When that ended, I thought we had to move because the industry was in Istanbul. When I came here, we met Rezzan Çankır and frankly we entered a nice road. I had a year of absence; I didn’t want to jump into a project right away. We shot a movie once in a while; ‘Çok Uzak Fazla Yakın’. Then it became “Yüksek Sosyete” (High Society). Of course! When you play in Ankara and switch to Istanbul, the picture you are facing is already clear. The people know you because you are at their home almost 24/7. Therefore, when you go out, you are known as an actor with a TV show in the prime time generation. However, unfortunately, the producers in Istanbul do not know you. They don’t know your game and even if they know it, they don’t want you to post a daily show when it comes to showreel. After all, different daily series as light. Work discipline is also different. This situation turns into a natural handicap. You sort of start from scratch. Nilgün Sağyaşar and his son Burak Sağyaşar gave me this role of “Can” with peace of mind because they knew my character and my play. ”
First step into acting: He started his television adventure with the character ‘Yiğit’ in the ‘Deniz Yıldızı’ series in 2009.
With which project did he shine? He drew attention with the character of “Tunç Yıldırım”, which he portrayed in the “Beni Affet” TV series.
Mindset: He would want to turn 17 and show less empathy. “My 17 years old is one of my most fun times. If I were to give some advice to young people, ‘Live your life without showing too much empathy and caring about other people. I would say more be yourself and have fun. It also happened that the state of empathy had a negative impact on my life. I think I have shaken this part of me lately, with the influence of Istanbul. I started healing within myself. Before, I was everyone’s biggest troublemaker. I listen the most and I was the one who took the responsibility the most. Now ‘Stop! I started saying “You have your own life.” So much empathy takes something from you. You attribute everything to a cause and you cannot experience your own feelings. ”
First motion picture: Türkan Derya / Çok Uzak Fazla Yakın
The look at love: “My friends and family actually thought that I would not get married in my life. They were saying, “This is probably going to travel, and he will not be able to get married because he cannot stay stable in one place.” Likewise, my wife Ayla had a close circle of herself who thought so for her. We are each other’s very close friends and we are also very in love. For this reason, I always admire our relationship when I look at it from the outside. After falling in love with someone, you try to refute or change some of your mutual habits. We have never done this to each other. We only chipped some of our habits if it harms our relationship. We are also very open to change. There are so many things that we feed each other. I never get tired of chatting with him. Likewise, staying silent with him is the best feeling in the world. We are two different people and one whole in the same house. For example, my phone never rings when I’m out, Ayla never calls me. My friends admire her anyway. Likewise, I do not interfere with her at all. Our biggest fight is over things like “Didn’t I say don’t leave your bag in the hall?”
His view of life: He thinks that it is necessary to be brave in life and believes in the importance of making an effort for one’s desires. “Everyone should have courage. For example, I have always had poi with me. Because I knew I could make money from them. On the other hand, life actually brings whatever you want. Frankly, I believe this. Just be very willing; there is nothing you cannot do. The human brain is amazing, isn’t it anyway? For example, when we came to Istanbul, we did everything we imagined with my wife. We rented a house very close to the company where she wanted to work. Only three people were hired as a result of an interview with 200 people. My wife was one of them. Because we wanted this very much. Of course, just wanting is not enough. After all, she is a smart from METU. It is also a different situation. You should also make an effort for what you want. ”
His view of business life: He thinks that the players from Ankara are in a different position in the sector. “In Istanbul, they tell us” Be a little artist, be cool “. But we’d be humbled in front of the director or producer. Because at school, we could not even cross our legs in front of our teachers. They would say, “Lower that leg.” That’s why we are experiencing a confusion here. We have learned to respect someone who is far ahead of you professionally. Therefore, when we encounter such a person, we automatically adopt our master attitude. But I guess it doesn’t work in Istanbul. I hear a lot of stories. It is certain that we have grown up with another discipline in Ankara. We grew up in the kitchen of the business. We grew up watching our own upper classes and our elders in the State Theater on the stage. Maybe this has some effect. However, it also had negative effects. For example, I sometimes find myself theatrical in the series. There is a perception that “no eyebrows are played on TV”. There are players who do not move eyebrows, even those who have eyebrow botox for this. This is Kas, it plays. Fortunately, I have never faced such a request until now. I think everything should be as necessary. It will be pretentious, but I am very close to throwing towels in everything I do. They compare character creation to the birth process. This is what I am experiencing. I am very detailed. When I say one should not be like the other, it feels like I’m starting acting again in every project. I reset all I know. I’m trying to figure out how to make a character from scratch in every role I learned. ”
Career plan: He would love to portray a serial killer or someone with multiple personality disorder. “I would like to give life to different characters. On the one hand, he becomes an artist, or, you see, he is actually a cook. It is enough for me that the character is versatile. At the same time, I direct a theater play, read constantly and try to create a world. ”
Who does he admire? The big fan of Bülent Emin Yarar really wants to play with him.
Relationship with nature: He loves traveling, seeing different countries and experiencing different cultures. “I went to a hippie meeting in Serbia in the summer of 2008. I love juggling. I can also flip fiery poi. We formed a team. There was djembe, side flute, guitar and tambourine among us. Traveling all over the Balkans, I was spinning hot poi, while the others were making music. By collecting money in this way, we minimized our daily food spending. By the way, I went on a trip with 5 euros in my pocket. There was only that 5 euro when I returned. We slept in sleeping bags on the streets. It was one of the most beautiful, instructive and different summers I have ever had in my life. ”
Which movie was he affected by? The movie that has been affected the most recently has been ‘Oldboy’. The TV series he has followed is ‘Mr. Robot ‘,’ Shameless’ and ‘American Horror Story’.
Dream city: Cape Town
2010 /2011- Deniz Yıldızı / Yiğit
2010- Arka Sokaklar / Mahir
2011/2015 – Beni Affet (Forgive Me) / Tunç Yıldırım
2016 – O Hayat Benim (That’s My Life) / Toros Güney
2016- Yüksek Sosyete (High Society) / Can Korhan
2017/2018- Kızlarım İçin (For My Girls) / Alper Kahraman
2016 – Çok Uzak Fazla Yakın / Cem
2017- Ver Kaç / Tarık
2019- Kapı/ Samuel
2020- Aşk Çağırırsan Gelir
2021- Dijital Esaret / Manager
2019- Soytarılar / Riki / Director
2019- Cehennem Tanrısı / Haynes
2017- Ay Işığında Gökkuşağı / Player
2017- Gölge / Director
2016- Karşı Cins / Director
Çirkin / Director
2016- Düğümlere Üfleyen Kadınlar / Director Assistant
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