Poet, playwright and actor (b. 1944, Kayseri – d. 21 October 2004, İstanbul). He completed his primary and secondary education in Kayseri. After publishing articles and poems in local newspapers, he published his first poetry book and then embarked on theater. He toured across Anatolia with theater groups he founded. He established the Hilal Theater and directed the plays he wrote such as Moskof Sehpası (The Russian Gallow), Dilsiz Şeytan (Silent Evil) and Günahkar Baba (The Sinful Father); and he also played in these plays as an actor.
He started to publish novels after 1980; however he did not leave theater. He founded the theater group called Gece Oyuncuları. Then, he left this group and became one of the founders of Birlik Sanat, together with Ulvi Alacakaptan. Later, he worked independently; he took roles in movies, TV films and TV series.
Poetry: Yalnızlar Rıhtımı (The Waterfront of the Lonely, 1967).
Play: Moskof Sehpası (The Russian Gallows, 1972), Günahkâr Baba (The Sinful Father, 1974), Dilsiz Şeytan (Silent Evil, 1982).
Novel: Bir Küçük Osmancık Vardı (There was one Little Osmancık), Nur Dağındaki Çocuk (The Child on the Mountain Nur), Yaralı Serçe (The Wounded Sparrow), Günahkâr Baba (The Sinful Father), Yasemin (Jasmine), Bir Avuç Ateş (A Handful of Fire).
Films and series in which he starred:
Kalp Gözü (Sütçü Dede, TV Dizisi 2004)
Kenan'da Bir Kuyu (Hasan Baba, TV Filmi 2004)
Gülün Bittiği Yer (Dede, Sinema Filmi 1998)
Deli Balta (Hidayet Usta, TV Dizisi 1993)
Çizme (Nail, Sinema Filmi 1993)
Sürgün (Katırcı, Sinema Filmi 1992)
Reis Bey (Mahkûm, Sinema Filmi 1990)
Films and series he wrote:
Çöküş (Sinema Filmi 1992)
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) –- Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Zaman gazetesi (22. 10.2004), Hasan Nail Canat (imdb.com, 20.03.2021).