Actor, poet and writer (b. 1968, Hakkari). He spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. (mix Assyrian people, Jewiishs people, Farsi, Armenian, Turkic people) In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University and joined the On Duty Theater Staff (Turkish: Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu) managed by Ferhan Sensoy. He also became chief screenwriter at Levent Kirca's long-running television sketch show, Olacak O Kadar. In 1988, he founded his own theatre company, Güldüsündürü, and staged a successful production of his self-penned Suleiman the Magnificent and Rambo (Turkish: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman and Rambo)
PLAY: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman ve Rambo (Kanuni Sultan Süleyman and Rambo, Kadınlık Bizde Kalsın (May Womanhood Remain with Us), Otogargara (“Autogargle”), Cebimde Kelimeler (Words in my Pocket), Sen Hiç Ateşböceği Gördün mü? (Have You ever Seen a Firefly?).
POETRY: Kayıp Kentin Yakışıklısı (The Handsome of the Lost City, 1993), Anladım (I Understand, 2000).
SHORT-STORY: Hüzünbaz Sevişmeler (Sorrowful Lovemaking, 1993), Feriştah’ın Fentezileri (Fantasies of Feriştah, 2004).
ESSAY: Haybeden Gerçeküstü Konuşmalar (Nonsense Surrealist Conversation, 1999).
REFERENCE: Yılmaz Erdoğan (tiyatrolar.com.tr, 07.04.2021), Yılmaz Erdoğan (imdb.com, 07.04.2021), Yılmaz Erdoğan (sinematurk.com, 07.04.2021), Yılmaz Erdoğan (diziler.com, 07.04.2021), Yılmaz Erdoğan (beyazperde.com, 07.04.2021).