Actor Glynn Turman 'Excited' Over First Emmy Nom

You may remember him as Ben Pettit in Fame, Col. Bradford Taylor on A Different World, or Leroy "Preach" Jackson in Cooley High. Actor Glynn Turman — whose acting career spans nearly 40 years — finally scored his first Emmy nomination for his work in the HBO drama In Treatment.

Here, he talks with NPR's Tony Cox. The full interview will air later on our show.



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A well deserved honor, that is long over due, for such a fine actor. Pray more are to come to Mr. Turman.

Sent by Alleen | 12:47 PM | 8-27-2008

I saw Mr. Turman's guest appearances on In Treatment. He was superb! Glad to see him honored with a Emmy nomination. Also saw him in Kings of the Evening, and he and the entire cast delivered stellar performances. A must see film.

Sent by Arabella Grayson | 1:23 PM | 8-27-2008

Glynn is one of my favorite actors! His role as Preach in Cooley High, Theo in Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, James in (James)Thornwell and Clarence Royce in the Wire shows the expansive talent of this genius of an actor. It just goes to show you Hollywood will bury our greats while they are living and oxygenate the mediocre ones at their choosing. Congratulation to Mr. Turman and I pray that we see more of you!

Sent by Lois | 12:29 PM | 9-3-2008