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Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman
Glynn Turman, September 2007
Personal information
Birth nameGlynn Russell Turman
Birth dateJanuary 31, 1946(age 70)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, United States
OccupationActor, director and writer
SpouseAretha Franklin (1978-1984; divorced)

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Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1946) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as high school student Leroy "Preach" Jackson in the 1975 coming-of-age film Cooley High, math professor and retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on the NBC sitcom A Different World, and fictional Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce on the HBO drama series The Wire.

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