|Ozman Sirgood would like to live in a world where no bad movies are made, casting directors have to audition for a chance to book actors, and craft tables on set are manned by five-star Italian chefs.|
As an actor with over 17 years of experience, he's worked in films with directors Terry George, Al Pacino, Terry Zwigoff, Tom Brady, Joseph Merhi (and more), played a recurring role in The Bold And The Beautiful, as well as guest roles in episodes of Alias and Charmed.
A bona-fide celebrity in his native Turkey (yes, the kind that gets stopped by fans on the street) Ozman has played explosively popular roles in eight TV shows, clocking a total of over 140 television episodes in that country alone.
When he's not helping industry professionals like you to realize their creative goals, you can find Ozman laboring over legos with his two lovely daughters, deciphering grocery lists given by his lovely wife, or out sailing with a pair of his thespian buddies.
Book Ozman now to experience the professionalism and dedication he will bring to your project.
|1957: Ozman Sirgood was born as Osman Soykut in Ankara, Turkey.|
During the early years, his father, a bank manager, served as a role model for reliability while his mother, the artistic type, would influence Ozman's future creative fire.
1966: Ozman's family moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where he attended Frankfurt International School, largely populated by children from US military families. The next three years formed his core personality: the uprooted, universal outlook of a world citizen, tempered by German social pressures, and comfort in the American way of life.
1970: Ozman attended private school at TED Ankara Koleji High School, modeled after British boarding schools, where he wore a full uniform and looked like a student from Hogwart's.
1973: Ozman gained acceptance to the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University, "the" Turkish top college. This was a tough school, and it would take Ozman five years to graduate with a B.A. degree.
1984: Ozman moved to America.
1998: After a lengthy and productive design career, Ozman found himself a little bored in front of the AutoCAD screen where he spent most of his days. A friend invited him to Acting Class, which seemed like a nice "hobby" to pursue. The friend neglected to tell him that for some people, acting is like heroin. Alas, it was too late.
2001: Finally coming to terms with his future as an actor, Ozman joined Bevely Hills Playhouse, where he was welcomed by the great acting teacher Milton Katselas, with whom he formed a personal relationship and who would have a transformational effect on Ozman's life. Ozman continued studying at the BHP until Milton's death in 2008.
2007: After a strong start in Hollywood, with many TV and Film credits on his IMDb, Ozman was called to Istanbul, where his mother had fallen ill. During his three month stay, Ozman met a casting director who said she had been following his career and offered a series regular role in a TV drama. Ozman's Turkish career began.
2015: After many wildly successful roles in Istanbul and more in Los Angeles, Ozman is enjoying the fruits of his second and final career. Let the show go on.
|To be a leader and an inspiration wherever I go. |
To always carry the light, even when it's hard to do so.
To give to the world the gift of my art, even when I think I have nothing to give.
With the life I live, the things that I do, to repay my parents, my teachers and everyone else who believed in me.