Gurkan was born in Izmit, Turkey and is one of five children. He started to get an interest in theatre while at high school. He acted in the DormenTheatre for seven years, he also attended the Conservatory Theatre Dept of Istanbul.
He has appeared in a lot of series. The one that got him noticed and made him popular was KurtlarVadisi ( Valley of the Wolves ) in which he appeared in for 10 years in the role of Memati Bas. More recently he has acted in Magnificent Century ( MimarSinan ) Kacak ( SerhatHakeri ) Bu SehirArkandanGelecek ( SahinVargi ) and MehmedBirCihanFatihi. ( Delibas ) This year he is in the new series Payitaht: Abdulhamid.
In his spare time he loves to listen to ethnic music, charcoal drawing, and modelling small statues.
Gurkan married SebnemUygun in 2008 and he has two children, Mihriban and Ates. He is active on social media and has 15.8k followers, he has some nice images of family, friends and work colleagues.
My favourite role that Gurkan has played was in MehmedBirCihanFatihi as Delibas..so expressive. I also enjoyed him in the series Bu SehirArkandanGelecek alongside KeremBursin.