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John Turk

Turk as Thug Zero in "Henchmen"[
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Birth dateMarch 13, 1962(age 55)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, United States

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John Turk (born March 13, 1962) is an American model, bodybuilder, personal trainer, former Chicago police officer, and actor. He is well recognized in the video game world as the actor who portrayed various characters in Midway's Mortal Kombat series.

John has received a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in physical education with a minor in nutrition. He has also competed in several bodybuilding contests holding such titles as Mr. Illinois. He is also a familiar face in the fitness industry and has appeared on the cover of such magazines as Muscle & Fitness, Physical and Planet Muscle.

In the Mortal Kombat video game series, John first portrayed characters Sub-Zero and Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 3. In updates of MK3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy, he also played all the non-cyborg ninja characters - Classic Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke, Rain, Ermac, Noob Saibot, and Chameleon. He also reprised the role of Classic Sub-Zero in the spin-off game Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, also providing the character's voice.

John also provided the voices of Vlad and Reptillor in an episode of the online animated videogame-spoofing series Levels entitled "Poker, Mon".

He also appeared in two episodes of the television series Prison Break: "Riots, Drills and the Devil: Parts 1 & 2", where his character was named, appropriately enough, "Turk".

In 2008, John appeared in a small role as a bodyguard in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, also with another Mortal Kombat alumni Richard Divizio, who played a thug in background of the movie.

In 2009 he starred in a short film called Henchmen[ by director Koralik[

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