Metin Akpınar

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Metin Akpınar
Born Metin Akpınar
(1941-11-02) November 2, 1941 (age 75)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actor

Metin Akpınar (born (1941-11-02)November 2, 1941) is a Turkish actor. He has been one of the most successful comedians in Turkey.[1]


He was born in Aksaray,Istanbul, and graduated from Pertevniyal high school. He pursued his university career in Faculty of Law and Literature at Istanbul.

His professional career started in 1964 in Ulvi Uraz theater with the play "Gözlerimi Kaparım Vazifemi Yaparım". In 1967, he co-founded Devekuşu Kabare Tiyatrosu, the first cabaret theater of Turkey, in 1967, and has been the administrative director since.

In most of his films he starred with Zeki Alasya, often playing the more shrewd one of the duo.

In 1998, the Turkish Government awarded the title "Devlet Sanatçısı" (literally "State Artist" or "National Artist") to Metin Akpınar.[2]

He is married to Göksel Özdoğdu.



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