Ercan was born in Avanos, he completed his primary school education there and then did his secondary education in Nevşehir. In 1984 he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ege University. He worked as a Doctor in Keskin state hospital in Ankara and specialized in clinical psychology. In 1990 he moved to Istanbul to work in the private sector. Wanting to advance his career and knowledge he took a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology and is studying a PhD in Social Anthropology.
He also writes papers in his chosen field and wrote regular stories in the Sunday newspapers of Radikal and Birgun. In 1995 he travelled to Paris to receive language training.
Ercan didn’t start acting until later in his life but this hasn’t stopped him being successful and has won several awards for his acting work. From his first role in 2002, he has made series and films including his most recent works, Icerde in the role of Akin Isik, and the latest role he plays is in the series Çukur as the ” Dad of Çukur ” Baba Idris Kocavali. A very well loved character in a series with fantastic ratings.
He has just completed filming of Nasipse Adayiz in which he stars but also directs. And also performs alongside his wife.
He married a fellow actress Nazan Kesal who plays the Mum in Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari, they married in 2005 and have a son Poyraz born in 2006. Also while acting he manages a private hospital which he founded in 1997.
Ercan is obviously a very talented man who studied hard and has an amazing academic history. And while also doing a fantastic job in acting he still helps others.
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