Ozman Sirgood

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Ozman Sirgood
Born
Osman Soykut

(1957-01-01) January 1, 1957 (age 63)
NationalityUnited States
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Websitewww.sirgood.com

Osman Soykut (born January 1, 1957), better known by his stage name Ozman Sirgood, is an American actor of Turkish and East European heritage.

Biography[edit]

Ozman Sirgood is an established actor who works in film and television projects on both sides of the Atlantic. A celebrity in his native Turkey, Ozman makes his home in Los Angeles, California. Ozman's career spans 17 years and three continents.

Ozman was born as Osman Soykut in Ankara, Turkey. His heritage includes East European roots on his mother's side and Crimean from his father. He attended Frankfurt International School, TED Ankara College Foundation Schools and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Middle East Technical University.

He moved to California in 1984 and began his acting career in 1989. In 2001, he began receiving training from Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, continuing until Milton's death in 2008.

Ozman found quick success as an actor in Los Angeles and played in a number of productions including Charmed, Alias, The Bold And The Beautiful, The Hot Chick, Art School Confidential and others.

Discovered for the Turkish market in 2007, Ozman went to Istanbul with a lead role in the TV drama Iki Yabanci. Quickly gaining a reputation as a skilled actor, he continued with bigger roles in Pars Narkoteror and Adanalı.

In 2009, he was cast as the suave and deadly Aron Feller in the long-running TV action drama Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu which he played for three seasons. In 2014, he was selected to play Ibn Arabi in the historical TV drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul, another very successful role. in 2016, he played opposite Christian Bale as Dep. Gov. Mazhar in the epic drama The Promise directed by Terry George.

Ozman is followed closely by a large fan base spread across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 The Promise Deputy Governor Mazhar
2014 Diriliş: Ertuğrul Ibn Arabi
2014 P-51 Dragon Fighter Dr. Heinrich Gudrun
2013 Tatar Ramazan Kirmastılı Dayı
2012 League of Steam The Chairman
2012 Merhaba Hayat Nihat
2011 Wilde Salome King Herod
2009 Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu Aron Feller
2009 It's A Mismatch Mr. Brenner
2008 Adanalı Zeus
2007 Pars: Narkoterör Haydar
2007 Dağlar Delisi Carl
2007 Iki Yabancı Mustafa Hasırcı
2007 Game of Life Mr. Rafiki
2007 Art School Confidential Dad Platz
2006 Petrified Dr. Horatio Van Gelder
2005 Shopgirl Ballroom Guest
2005 The Net 2.0 Oscar
2005 Alias Alliance Member
2003 The Bold and the Beautiful Vijay
2003 One of Them Santiago
2002 Charmed Dark Priest
2002 The Hot Chick The King

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