Kenan Işık

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Kenan Işık
Born Yusuf Kenan Işık
(1947-10-01) October 1, 1947 (age 68)
Yeşilyurt, Malatya, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actor, anchorman, author, director, host, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Beril Işık
Children 2

Kenan Işık (born October 1, 1947) is a leading Turkish actor, anchorman, author, director, dubbing artist, screenwriter, and television host.

Early life and career[edit]

Son of a retired Turkish State Railways officer, Işık took an interest in theatre at an early age, getting involved in plays at primary school, although there was no one in his family interested in any sort of art. He read poems and took the lead in plays. He started his amateur theater career in People's House of Malatya while he was in secondary school. While studying high school in Ankara, he started acting in Meydan Sahnesi. He became a professional actor at the age of 17. He graduated from the Department of Public Administration of Gazi University. In 1972, he became an artist at one of the Turkish State Theatres. He wrote dozens of plays, and put these onto stage. He has over 30 awards as an actor, writer, director, and voice actor. He was general art director in the City Theaters. As the host of the Turkish versions of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Kim 500 Milyar İster?, Kim Beş Yüz Bin İster?, and Kim Milyoner Olmak İster?—he became known by wider audience.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

  • Sızı – 1986
  • Süper Baba – 1993
  • Yaz Evi – 1993
  • Kurtuluş – 1996
  • Sıcak Saatler – 1998
  • Cumhuriyet – 1998
  • Aşkın Dağlarda Gezer – 1999
  • Dadı - 2000
  • Merdoğlu – 2000
  • Hırsızın Oğlu – 2000
  • Evimizin İnsanları – 2000
  • Kolsuz Bebek – 2001
  • Green Light – 2001
  • Günahım Neydi Allah'ım – 2003
  • Sayın Bakanım – 2004
  • Emret Komutanım – 2005
  • Aşk Oyunu – 2005
  • Belalı Baldız – 2005
  • Fikrimin İnce Gülü – 2007

Plays directed[edit]

  • Ölümsüz Öykü
  • Aşk Hastası
  • Huzur
  • Abdulcambaz
  • Yaşar Ne Yaşar Ne Yaşamaz
  • Macbeth
  • Afife Jale
  • Bebek Uykusu
  • Olmayan Kadın
  • Kıyamet Sularında
  • İvan İvanoviç Var Mıydı Yok Muydu?

Scripts written[edit]

  • Anadolu'nun Kadın Erenleri – 1991
  • Yarına Gülümsemek – 1991
  • Taşların Sırrı – 1992

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Kenan Işık at the Internet Movie Database