Erkan was born in Bursa, Turkey. He attended High school there and loved to play football and played as a goalkeeper for Bursaspor but abandoned his football career and took up acting instead.
He went to Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University where he graduated in acting.
He started in the theatre and had many roles. His acting on screen started in 2005 where he starred in the series Kurtlar Vadisi ( Valley of the Wolves ) Since then he has appeared in 18 TV/Movies including Merhamet, Bir Deli Sevda, Magnificent Century Kosem, and more recently Babam.
In 2017 he played the role of Gorunen Adam in Turkey’s first internet series of the same name. His current role is that of Vartolu in Cukur, where he plays a complex character that is well loved by fans.
Erkan has won many awards for acting including GQ Rising Star Award in 2015 and a Jury Special Award at the Magazine Journalists Award Ceremony.
At the beginning of August Erkan married actress Cansu Tosan. He is active on social media and has 1.2 million followers on his Instagram.
Cukur is starting its second season, Erkan was very popular so I’m sure that he will be around in Cukur for a while.