Barış Çakmak

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Barış Çakmak
Born Barış Çakmak
(1979-07-05) July 5, 1979 (age 38)
Gallipoli, Turkey
Alma mater Kültür College
Istanbul University State Conservatory, Drama and Performing Arts
Istanbul University, Ancient Greek and Ancient Latin Language and Literature
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Barış Çakmak (born 5 July 1979) is a Turkish actor who has been involved in television series, theatre plays and films.


Çakmak studied Ancient Greek and Latin at Istanbul University, and graduated from the Istanbul University State Conservatory in Drama and Performing Arts in 2004. From 2002-2004, he played Osman Karacahan in the TV series Zerda. In 2007, he played Haydar in the TV series Fikrimin İnce Gülü. From 2009-11, he played Selim in Hanımın Çiftliği, which was a period drama TV series based on Kemal Tahir's novel Lady's Farm. In 2012, he played Selim Aliç in Mavi Kelebekler (Blue Butterflies), a TV series about Bosnian war that was broadcast on Turkey's national network TRT.Now he plays Azad in "küçuk gelin" or "little bride"

Çakmak also participated in feature films. His debut role was Hakan in Gönderilmemiş Mektuplar (Unsent Letters), a film directed by Yusuf Kurçenli. In 2010, he took part in Mordkommission Istanbul, a movie produced by Ziegler Film Company for German TV channel ARD, and a short film The Death of Tennessee Williams in which he played the title character.

In theatre, he starred in My Name is Red, a period drama adapted from Orhan Pamuk's novel of the same name; it was produced by Goldhawk Productions and later broadcast by the BBC. He starred in a play called Korku İmparatorluğu (Fear Empire). He was involved in theatre productions for A Streetcar Named Desire and Play It Again Sam.

His voicing career includes him being the corporate identity voice-over for the company Eczacıbaşı between the years 2004-2006. He also does voice-overs for Greenpeace.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kuzenlerim (My Cousins) Hakan TV series
2002-2004 Zerda Osman Karacahan TV series
2003 Kırık Ayna (Broken Mirror) Dirican Koçoğlu TV Series
2004 Büyük Buluşma (Big Gathering) Necmi TV movie
2005 Beşinci Boyut (Fifth Dimension) Servet TV movie
2006 Yağmurdan Sonra (After the Rain) Tuncay TV series
2006 Gülpare Bulut Atahan TV series
2007 Fikrimin İnce Gülü Haydar TV series
2009 Kırık Kalpler (Broken Hearts) Çetin TV movie
2009 Doludizgin Yıllar Ali TV series
2009 - 2011 Hanımın Çiftliği (Lady's Farm) Selim TV series
2011 - 2012 Mavi Kelebekler (Blue Butterflies) Selim Aliç tv series
2013 Küçük Gelin Azad Kirman TV Series
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Gönderilmemiş Mektuplar (Unsent Letters) Hakan
2007 Kör Aşık (Love is Blind) Necmi
2008 İncir Çekirdeği (Not Worth a Fig) Nazif
2010 Mordkommission Istanbul Ercan Benli
2010 The Death of Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Short film
2012 Çanakkale 1915 Diriliş Hūseyin Avni Bey
2013 Kelebeğin Rüyası (Butterfly's Dream) Oktay Rıfat
Year Title Role Notes
2000 A Streetcar Named Desire Allan Grey
2001 Play It Again Sam Humphrey Bogart
2003 A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon Northern Centre for Performance Arts, Doncaster College, High Melton, South Yorkshire, UK
2006 - 2008 Ayıp Ettik Devrimci Yazar
2008 My Name is Red Hasan BBC Radio 4, Goldhawk Production
2011-2012 Korku İmparatorluğu (Fear Empire) Abdel Rahman el Balaa

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