About Cengiz Bozkurt
December 24, 1965
|Place of Birth||:||Nevşehir, Turkey|
|Also Known As||:||Erdal Bakkal|
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Mehmet Cengiz Bozkurt (born 24 December 1965) is a Turkish actor. He is best known for his role as Erdal Bakkal in the hit surreal comedy series Leyla ile Mecnun. A graduate of Ankara Atatürk Lisesi, in 1984 he enrolled in Middle East Technical University to study physics but changed his major to stage acting in 1990. He then moved to England, where he lived for 14 years. In 1996, he graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a degree in "Media and Communication" studies. He the briefly shot documentaries for some channels and directed short movies. He returned to acting with the encouragement of Mehmet Ergen and worked at Arcola Theatre. Upon returning to Turkey, he continued his career by appearing in various movies and TV series.