Born: 29th October 1974

Status: Married

Yurgaer was born in Rize, Turkey. He was born into an ordinary family, his father was a medical officer, his Mum a housewife. Due to his father’s job they did move around the region a bit. He is the oldest child and has two younger sisters.

After completing his early education he went on to university to study Tourism Managment at Akdeniz University. Part of the degree was in business admin which he excelled at. He studied at university in the winter months had had compulsory internships in hotels over the summer. After completing the degree his profession changed direction and in 1994 he attended the Hacettepe University to study drama, and then he did a Masters Degree in the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University.

After this he started to act in theatres in Istanbul. He became an official at the Diyarbakir Theatre, he did this for ten years and when it ended he wasn’t sure what to do so he attended interviews with acting agencies. He did some dubbing work for a short time then moved on to the TV. He said that TV work is a great responsibility you are entering someone’s homes and its very different to working in a theatre.

His first appearance on screen was a small role in a very long-running series Ferhunde Hanimlar. He then worked on various films and TV series. The one that possibly brought him the most attention was as the prosecutor, Turgut in the 2012 series Karadayi. The series which ran from 2012 to 2015 and starred Kenan Imirzalioglu and Berguzar Korel was a big hit and Yugaer played the bad guy. He said that playing the bad guy is good ” look at Batman he was the good buy but nothing without The Joker ”

Since Karadayi he has acted in Reaksiyon ( 2014 ) Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu ( 2015 ), Yeter: Tarkan Karlidag ( 2015-2016 ) Saruhan ( 2016 ) and Nobet ( 2018 ). His newest role will be in a brand new series Sahin Tepesi. An amazing cast including Zerrin Tekindor and Murat Aygen. I loved him in Karadayi he played the part so well that you really disliked him. It will be interesting to see what path this new role will take.

Yurdaer is married to Dilara Yalcin Okur and they have a child called Suzi Nar Okur. He is active on social media and has 46k followers. His images are all professional shots and a lot from his theatre work which is still a big part of his life.

Written by: Rachel Labidi



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