The Boom

Glynn Turman’s life outside of film and TV informs his acting

June 14, 2024

Actor Glynn Turman’s career has spanned the majority of his life and that means he’s able to bring lived experience into many of his roles. After starring in the original Broadway production of  “A Raisin in the Sun,” he’s gone on to act in many TV series and films. “A Different World,” “The Wire,” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” are just a few examples. His latest role is playing Walter Newton, father of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton, in Apple TV+’s limited series “The Big Cigar.” Glynn talks about being recruited by the Black Panthers, how his roles often depict Black life in America, and his upcoming projects.

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This episode of The Boom was produced by Kevin Rinker and Jewel Wicker. Additional production and editing by Scotty Crowe. Original music by Matt Owen.

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