Ufuk Özkan was born on April 11, 1975 in Germany. Turkish TV series, cinema, theater actor and presenter.
Name: Ufuk Özkan
Date of Birth: April 11, 1975
Place of Birth: İstanbul
Height: 1.82 m.
Weight: 75 kg
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair color is black
Spouse: Nazan Güneş Özkan
Child: Eren Özkan
Siblings: He has 2 siblings.
Family: Born in Jugenheim, Seeheim, Germany. Originally from the village of Hamzalı in Samsun’s Tekkeköy district. He came back to Turkey with his family when he was 12 years old. He married dancer Nazan Güneş in 2005. The couple has a son named Eren. “My father; He used to say, “No matter what kind of house it is, there can be a shanty house in the mansion, be sure the inside of those four walls is much warmer, much safer, much more sincere than outside.” It really is. We lived in a three-storey apartment in Germany with our cousins, aunts and uncles as a large family. For example, the best memories of my life are my childhood memories. The present children do not have it. There is a shuttle service to school and a shuttle service. You take it through the door, take it home. ”
Childhood years: 12 years old Germany suffered from compatibility problems when returning to Turkey, Turkish, was being forced to adapt to social life because it is inadequate. “We are three brothers. The median sister school starts in Turkey it here because my parents sent him of my aunts. Of course, they could not bear the longing for children, and we could not bear the longing for siblings. It was said, “Let’s go”. I knew Turkish but I was sprinkling a lot of German words in between. That’s why I was traumatized. The inadequacy of my Turkish is what caused you to do this profession today. I started having a social adaptation problem with my peers. I couldn’t get along with them, they were excluded. Suddenly I became a very introverted child. ”
Educational life: He graduated from Samsun Municipal Conservatory and Istanbul University State Conservatory Theater Department.
How did he start acting? His family lived for adaptation problems after his return to Turkey, he directs it to the theater. “The general art director of Samsun Municipal Conservatory was our relative. Our elders talked and he said, “Let him come as a guest student.” I was 13-14 years old, I went. Then I started going on stage. I heard the applause there. I like it so much. I suddenly started feeling strong. I would go there with his introversion and lack of self-confidence. Müşfik Kenter had come to Samsun to play the play named “Kuva-yi Milliye”. After the game was over, we spoke backstage and stroking my head he asked me “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I replied, ‘I want to be applauded like you’. That day I decided to become an actor. The feeling of applause, being on stage made me feel just like ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Coincidentally, years later I became a student of her sister. I won the Istanbul University State Conservatory Department in the second attempt. When I passed the conservatory exam, I resigned from my bellboy position at the Çırağan Palace and my student life started. Three months later I got a “Blue Card” and that’s when I understood what it means to be a student. When I worked as a bellboy, I was making good money. I was receiving money from a doctor at the age of 17- 18. But it was more important for me to realize my dream than money. I followed my dreams, but I went with a delay of four years. After that, I worked at the City Theater. Together with my friends at the conservatory, we established a cabaret group called Tiyatro Kılçık. I acted there for 7 years. I worked in Asuman Dabak Theater for 4 seasons. I have also done many works on TV.
The turning point of his life: He sees the breaking point in his career as the “Big Family” series. “Actually we had a deal for 13 episodes. Because I was playing in BKM’s “Benim Annem Bir Melek” series. When that series gave a break, I called Brother Necati (Akpınar) saying “There is a summer drama”. ‘Said OK. When I first started I had two lines in the show. The surplus was 70 percent. And the series kept. Ratings are very good. But on the one hand, the new season has come, “My Mother is an Angel” will begin. I called Brother Necati and asked, “What am I going to do?” ‘My son, this is like a world cup, it comes every four years, not everybody. You said, “Continue in the Extended Family.” If it were someone else, I am sure that they would say “I have a contract” and stop. He didn’t do it, he supported it. My standard of living increased after that. In the first years of my marriage, I had financial difficulties. One job is finished in our sector, maybe the other job will come after a year. Also, if you are not known, if you are not famous, you can wait for months. I also had many difficulties at the time. I went back to avoid being seen in the grocery store. In fact, God forgive me, one day, I gave 25 kurus less to the public bus to go to the set and passed. For example, I went on foot a lot. But we stood. ”
First step into acting: He started his television adventure in 1995 with the series “Çiçek Taksi”.
With which project did he shine? He drew attention with the character of “Terliksi Vedat Yemişçi”, which he portrayed in the “Emret Komutanım” series.
Personality traits: Ambitious, disciplined, hardworking, energetic, humorous. “I am a person who separates humility and self-confidence from each other, is hardworking, loves to work, loves his job, is calm and has no great goals. I like to make fun of life within the framework of my responsibilities. I am from the Black Sea, I shine quickly. I am very disciplined. I never act out of rote. ”
Social: He takes care to spend time with his wife and son in his rare time left over from work. They love to go to the playgrounds where their son will have fun and to have dinner as a family.
The memory he cannot forget: He cannot forget the memories he had with his teachers in primary school and university years. “I cannot forget my teacher Muazzez in primary school 5. The ruler had broken in my head on the first day of school. I was a very naughty and impregnable student. My teacher Muazzez worked hard with me because of my insufficient Turkish. Yıldız Kenter is another teacher I cannot forget. We were the last students he graduated from. He retired after graduating us. It was a wonderful thing that their teacher was also my teacher.
Mindset: He places great emphasis on empathy. “At the conservatory, Yıldız Kenter, my teacher would tell us” Go out on the street, watch people passing by “or” Whatever you are watching, what you are reading, I just want you to put yourself in the shoes of the people there “. Then, in every movie I watched, in every book I read, I started thinking, ‘If I were this guy’. In an incident within my family, I put myself in my mother’s, father’s, brother’s shoes. And I saw that the teacher gave us a huge key. This is our job; we always play someone else. ”
First motion picture: Mustafa Altıoklar / Beyza’nın Kadınları
His view of life: “I always hope my prayer is honest. They said, “The important thing is not to fall to the ground, but to stand up once again.” I like such words. After the darkest of the night, the day rises. It is darkest first, then the day begins. One has to be patient and pray. Luck is also very important. I’m actually a workaholic. I don’t do anything for a week every year, I want to stretch my feet in front of the TV, but after the second day, I get worms. I’m starting to wander home. For example, when we go on vacation, God forgive me, on the third day I get bored of both the sun and the sea. The body has gotten so used to working now that when I do something the opposite of it, the brain says ‘Stop brother, you didn’t get us used to it like this’. Fortunately things are coming too. How happy. ”
His view of business life: He loves his job very much, he does his job with fun. “I am very happy with what I do, I have a lot of fun. This is reflected in my work a lot. Everyone is asking, “Does playing comedy stick on you?” I do not believe this much. It’s a popular culture, after all. You watch, have fun, laugh and then throw it away. Cinema is something else. I did theater for 13 years. I quit especially because of touring trips. It was exhausting to get off a plane and play the game there, then get on another plane and play in another place. I did not do this job for a year. But gradually the itch related to the theater began. Of course it is very important in the right project. My motto is the love I feel for my profession, the discipline, the interest and sincerity I show to every person I meet on the street, and not to overestimate this sector. ”
Career plan: He wants the audience to appear in front of the audience with a drama project and say, “Oh, this kid doesn’t just make you laugh, he can do it well, too.” “The way the audience thinks this way makes me proud as an actor. I would love to participate in any project with Cem Yılmaz. We did not have any communication regarding this request, but we are meeting. Everything that goes through his head makes me laugh a lot. I would love to be in one of his projects. In this profession, there is no distinction such as comedy drama for the actress. Because there is drama in comedy and vice versa. I’m saying for the television industry. People want to see you in the same roles as they liked you. Yes! Comedy business is coming. Making unhappy people laugh has been invaluable lately. ”
Future Dream: They don’t have big dreams. “For example, I don’t have a dream to get an Oscar one day. I always want to achieve successful works and prove that the success I have achieved in my previous work is not a coincidence. Another goal is to raise an honorable, honest, and proud son. ”
His advice to those who want to be an actor: He thinks that being a schoolboy does not mean that you are a great actor. “If you do not have good equipment either, if you get education from the best theater teachers in the world, it is in vain if you finish the conservatory. But if the material is good, your teachers can knead you and make you better. If you work hard, if you don’t let go of your goals, you will eventually win. It is necessary to want a lot, to observe a lot and to read a lot. Watching theater plays and movies is also very important to improve yourself in this profession. Of course, besides all these, you should have luck. There is also a 50 percent chance factor. It is necessary to make good use of the chances given. Thank God I took good advantage of the opportunities offered to me. In the first episode of “My Mother is an Angel”, my scene count was only one. The second episode had two, and then the scene count increased in each episode. So much so that I was in close to 60 percent of the show. Therefore, it is up to the actor to accept himself and come forward. If your performance is good, the scriptwriter, producer and audience see it.
2017/2020 – Let’s Go / Seyfettin Dal
2016/2017 – Bitter Sweet Life / Şerif Alkan
2016 – Aile İşi (Family Business) / Hakan
2012/2015 – Zengin Kız Fakir Oğlan (Rich Girl Poor Boy) / Nurhan
2012 – Türk’ün Uzayla İmtihanı/ Fatih Yıldırım
2009/2011 – Big Family / Cevahir
2008 – Cesaretin Var mı Aşka? / Şeref
2008 / 2009- Benim Annem Bir Melek (My Mother is an Angel) / Artiz
2007 -Güzel Günler ( Beautiful Days) / Şenol
2007 – Ayda / Nuri
2006 – Kızlar Yurdu (Girls’ Dormitory) / Private Vedat Yemişçi
2005/2007 – Emret Komutanım/ Terliksi Vedat Yemişci
2004 – All My Children / Oğul Kıroğlu
2003 – Ölümsüz Aşk (Immortal Love) / Özgür
2002 – Çekirdek Aile
2001 – Tatlı Hayat (Sweet Life) / Psychiatrist Ergun Kuzgun
1995 – Çiçek Taksi / Cemil Yıldız – Mühittin
2019 – Geniş Aile Komşu Kızı / Cevahir Kirişçi
2018 – Milyonluk Kuş
2016 – Sen Sağ Ben Selamet / Sansar
2016 – Güzel İkili
2016 – Geniş Aile 2: Her Türlü / Cevahir Kirişçi
2015 – Geniş Aile: Yapıştır / Cevahir Kirişçi
2012 – N’apcaz Şimdi? / Toygar
2010 – Pak Panter / PP7
2009 – SüpüRRR / Şuşu
2007– Emret Komutanım: Şah Mat / Terliksi Vedat
2005 – Beyza’nın Kadınları
2009- Vanilyalı İlişkiler / Asuman Dabak Tiyatrosu
2007- Şahane Düğün / Asuman Dabak Tiyatrosu
2006- Bu Oyun Başka Oyun / Asuman Dabak Tiyatrosu
2005-Papaz Kaçtı / Asuman Dabak Tiyatrosu
2005-Ayşegül Hindistanda / Tiyatro Kılçık
2002- Lüküs Hayat
2002- Sarı Pınar 1914 / İstanbul Şehir Tiyatrosu
2001-Pembe Konağın Gelinleri / İstanbul Şehir Tiyatrosu
2010 – 1. İsmail Cem Television Awards / Best Actor in Comedy / Big Family
2010 – 37th Golden Butterfly TV Stars Awards / Best Actor in Comedy / Big Family