List of Glynn Turman Movies

Team Anfotimes 27 Dec 2023 11:59 am
Here is a list of all movies by American actor Glynn Turman.

Glynn Russell Turman, born on January 31, 1947, is a multifaceted American talent known for his accomplishments as an actor, director, writer, and producer. His journey in the entertainment industry began at a young age when he gained attention as a child actor in the original 1959 Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun."Turman's early acting career showcased his versatility across various mediums. He played Lew Miles on the prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place" (1968–1969) and portrayed high school student Leroy "Preach" Jackson in the 1975 coming-of-age film "Cooley High." His contributions extended to the NBC sitcom "A Different World" (1988–1993), where he embodied the roles of math professor and retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor. Additionally, he portrayed Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce on the acclaimed HBO drama series "The Wire," earning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the HBO drama series "In Treatment."

Beyond his acting prowess, Turman ventured into directing, showcasing his talent behind the camera. He directed episodes of popular television shows such as "The Parent 'Hood," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," "A Different World," and "The Wayans Bros."Turman's film career kicked off in the 1970s with blaxploitation films like "Five on the Black Hand Side" (1973), "Thomasine & Bushrod" (1974), and "Together Brothers" (1974). His cinematic journey included notable roles in films such as "Cooley High" (1975), "The River Niger" (1976), "J. D.'s Revenge" (1976), and "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich" (1978). His television movie performances, including "Carter's Army," "Centennial," "Attica," and "Minstrel Man," earned him the NAACP Image Awards.

Turman's television appearances continued to be prolific, featuring roles in "The Wire," "Scrubs," "Hawaii Five-O," "Matlock," "Millennium," and the sitcom "All of Us." In 2008, he received a Primetime Emmy award for his guest appearance on the HBO series "In Treatment."Despite auditioning for the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars," Turman's career continued to flourish. He joined the cast of "House of Lies" on Showtime, appeared in the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show "Queen Sugar," and portrayed Nate Lahey Sr. in the ABC drama "How to Get Away With Murder."

In 2021, Turman made a memorable appearance in the ABC limited series "Women of the Movement," playing Mose Wright, Emmett Till's great-uncle. His talent and contributions to the entertainment industry remain enduring, showcasing a remarkable career that spans decades and includes a wide array of roles and achievements.


 Glynn Turman All Movies List

Year Title Role
1971 Honky Sailor
1972 A.W.O.L. Mohammed G.
1973 Five on the Black Hand Side Gideon Brooks
1974 Thomasine & Bushrod Jomo J. Anderson
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (voice)
Together Brothers Dr. Johnson
1975 Cooley High Leroy "Preach" Jackson
1976 The River Niger Jeff Williams
J. D.'s Revenge Isaac
1977 The Serpent's Egg Monroe
1978 A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich Nigeria
1982 Penitentiary II Charles Johnson
1984 Gremlins Roy Hanson
1986 Out of Bounds Lieutenant Delgado
1992 Deep Cover Russell Stevens Sr.
1994 The Inkwell Spencer Phillips
1996 Subterfuge Stallworth Hubbs
Psalms from the Underground  
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Dr. Shakespeare
1999 Light It Up Principal Allan Armstrong
2000 The Visit Parole Board Member Reingold
Men of Honor Chief Floyd
2001 Air Rage Ted Bigelow
2004 The Seat Filler Derrick's Dad
2005 Sahara Dr. Frank Hopper
2007 City Teacher Kevin Sawyer
Kings of the Evening Clarence Brown
2009 Preaching to the Pastor Bishop Hightower
2010 Takers Chief Detective Duncan
Burlesque Harold Saint
2011 Bright Beamon
Supremacy Frank Walker
Super 8 Dr. Woodward
Forcin' the Blues  
2012 John Dies at the End Detective Appleton
Who Killed Soul Glow? -
The Obama Effect Slim Sugar
The Pastor's Secrets  
2013 Act Like You Love Me David
2014 Dakota's Summer Isaac Benson
2015 Last Chance Judge Kramer
2016 Juney Smith's Black American Film Collection City Teacher 1
Race Harry Davis
2018 Solace Clay
Bumblebee General Whalen
2019 Windows on the World Lou
Justine Papa Don
Sextuplets Leland
2020 The Way Back Doc
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Toledo
2022 The Devil You Know Lloyd Cowans
2023 80 for Brady Mickey
Rustin A. Philip Randolph
Outlaw Johnny Black Bullseye Black
2024 Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 2  


Year Title Role
1961 The Play of the Week -
1968 Daktari Usumbu
1968–69 Peyton Place Lew Miles
1969 Julia Jimmy James
CBS Playhouse Jackson
1970–71 Room 222 Vic
1970 Carter's Army Pvt. George Brightman
1971 In Search of America Bodhi
Storefront Lawyers -
Insight Sam
1972 The Mod Squad Lonnie
The Doris Day Show Chris Davis
1973 Cannon Jamal
Hawaii Five-O Harley Dartson
The Rookies Jimmy Webster
1975 Ceremonies in Dark Old Men Theo
The Blue Knight Edwin Beall
1976–78 Visions Axis
1977 Minstrel Man Harry Brown, Jr.
The Tony Randall Show William
1978 ABC Afterschool Special Lenny Johnson
Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold Preston de Cordiva
The Paper Chase Raymond Livingston
1978–79 Centennial Nate Person
1980 Attica Raymond Franklin
The White Shadow Ron Taylor
Palmerstown, U.S.A. C.J. Freeman
1981 Thornwell James Thornwell
1982 The Greatest American Hero Captain Le Clerc
Cass Malloy Officer Woodrow Freeman
Fame Ben Pettit
1983 Manimal Ty Earl
Lottery! -
1984 The Love Boat Tyrone
Fantasy Island Joe Wilson
Secrets of a Married Man Jesse
T. J. Hooker Norman Powell
Hot Pursuit Mitch Simpson
This Is the Life -
1985 Riptide Tyrone Diamond
American Playhouse Joshua
Detective in the House -
Hail to the Chief LaRue Hawkes
The Twilight Zone Billy Kinetta
The Grand Baby -
Murder, She Wrote Ben Coleman
1986 The Redd Foxx Show Rod Tyler
The Magical World of Disney Lloyd Lyman
Murder, She Wrote Stan Lassiter
1987 Matlock Maj. Dennis Orlando
CBS Summer Playhouse Roger Donnely
J.J. Starbuck Lt. Caspersons
1989 Murder, She Wrote Earl Browder
1988–93 A Different World Colonel Bradford Taylor
1990 Freddy's Nightmares Dr. Redman
1994 Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Solomon
Someone Else's Child Judge Roullard
1996 The Lazarus Man -
Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Coach Powell
Circle of Pain -
1997 Millennium James Glen
Buffalo Soldiers Sgt. Joshua 'Joyu' Judges Ruth
1999 The Magnificent Seven Achilles Thompson
2000 Freedom Song T-Bone Lanier
Strange World Wade Beecher
Touched by an Angel Sheriff Ernie Guthrie
2000–02 Resurrection Blvd. Bobby Davis
2001 Fire & Ice Robert Aimes Sr.
Big Apple Ted Olsen
JAG Sub Captain
2003 The Lyon's Den Phil Cherot
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Roy Hines
2004–05 The Bernie Mac Show Carl McCullough
2004–08 The Wire Mayor Clarence V. Royce
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Young
All of Us Earl James
2008 Murder 101 Sheriff Bob Monroe
Players at the Poker Palace Black Bart
Night Life -
Cold Case Al Towert
ER Mr. Holmes
2008–09 In Treatment Alex Prince, Sr.
2009 Scrubs George Valentine
Southland Captain
FlashForward Senator Noland
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Reverend Clinton P. Huey
2010–11 The Defenders Judge Bob Owens
2011 Funny or Die Presents Chief Huckey
2012 Alcatraz Emmitt Little
NCIS: Los Angeles James Pierce
Revolution Major David Kipling
2012–16 House of Lies Jeremiah Kaan
2013 Criminal Minds Charles Johnson
2015 Proof Colonel James Tyler
2016–22 Queen Sugar Ernest Bordelon
2017 Graves Lenny
Brothered Up Frank Williams
2018 Suits Vic
2018–19 How to Get Away with Murder Nate Lahey Sr.
2019 Better Things Rocket
Documentary Now! Julius Baxter
American Gods Reverend Hutchins
The Red Line Nathan Gordon
Claws Calvin Sims
Mr. Mercedes Judge Bernard Raines
Power Gabriel
2020 Black-ish Billy Blade
Close Enough (voice)
Power Book II: Ghost Gabriel
Fargo Doctor Senator
2021–23 Stillwater Mr. Morgan (voice)
2022–23 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Pa (voice)
2022 Women of the Movement Mose Wright
FBI: Most Wanted Terry Daniels
Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities Sheriff Nate Craven
2023 Black Cake Charles Mitch
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Chiron
TBA The Big Cigar Walter Newton


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