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Can Yaman
Can Yaman in 2020
Born (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 34)
  • Turkey
Education Yeditepe University
  • Actor
  • model
Years active 2013–present
Known for Dolunay
Erkenci Kuş
Bay Yanlış
Viola Come Il Mare
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

Can Yaman (born 8 November 1989) is a Turkish actor. He received a Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy in 2018 for his role in Erkenci Kuş as well as Murex d'Or in 2019. In 2020, he received an international PRODU2020 nomination, and in 2021, a nomination for Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy at the Golden Butterfly Awards for his role in the series Bay Yanlış. Yaman has also starred in the TV shows Gönül İşleri, İnadına Aşk, Hangimiz Sevmedik, and Dolunay. He also won the 7th GQ Man of the Year Award 2019 and several international awards for his charitable initiatives.


Yaman was born on 8 November 1989 in Istanbul, Turkey. His paternal grandfather is Kosovo-Albanian from Kosovo. His paternal grandmother is ] from North Macedonia. He is the nephew of football coach Fuat Yaman. From an early age, Yaman's grandmothers were involved hands-on in his upbringing and care due to financial difficulties which his parents experienced. Yaman's parents divorced when he was five years old.

Yaman studied at Bilfen College for primary school, then studied at the Liceo Italiano di Istanbul, where he finished as a top student. Yaman is fluent in several languages: Turkish, Italian, French, English, German, and also speaks Spanish.

In 2012, he graduated from the Law Department of Yeditepe University, and began working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he met his current law firm partners. By the time he was 24, Yaman was working in mergers and acquisitions and writing articles for the tax section of Dünya newspaper. As he was finding success in the corporate law sector, he was also realizing that corporate life was not for him. Yaman told Hello! magazine in 2018, "I felt like having an open view but sitting in an office and wearing a suit bothered me a lot. When they gave me an annual leave, I left without coming back. It was on TV that my colleagues saw me next." While on summer leave from work, Yaman travelled to Bodrum where he met his eventual and current acting managers, Cüneyt Sayıl and İlker Bilgi.


Yaman started his career in Gönül İşleri in 2014. In 2015, he starred in İnadına Aşk and starred in Hangimiz Sevmedik in 2016. The breakthrough of his career came in 2017 with the series Dolunay.

From 2018 to 2019, he played the lead role in the Turkish romantic comedy series Erkenci Kuş opposite Demet Özdemir. He received several acting national awards and nominations including international Murex d'Or award for this series.

Υaman played the lead role in the Turkish short series Bay Yanlış. The series was produced by Gold Film, directed by Deniz Yorulmazer, with a script by Aslı Zengin and Banu Zengin Tak. It premiered on FOX in June 2020. For this series, he was nominated for Best Actor in Foreign Series at LATAM PRODU 2020 Awards.

In 2020, he became the face of the leading Turkish clothing brand TUDORS with a 2-year contract worth 3 million dollars.

In December 2020, Yaman made an agreement with Luxvide, an Italian production company, for the series Sandokan.

In March 2021, he was a guest in the Italian series Che Dio ci Aiuti, portraying the character of Gino.

He played as the role "Francesco Demir" opposite Francesca Chillemi in the Italian series Viola come il mare, which started shooting in September 2021.

Yaman was a guest of Canale 5's charity program Che Posta Perte in January 2022. The program broke viewership records. The program was included in the TT list in Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Bulgaria and Czech Republic.

He will portray the character of "Hasan Balaban" in the Disney+ series El Turco.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Gönül İşleri Bedir Kocadağ Leading Role
2015–2016 İnadına Aşk Yalın Aras
2016–2017 Hangimiz Sevmedik Tarık Çam
2017 Dolunay Ferit Aslan
2018–2019 Erkenci Kuş Can Divit
2020 Bay Yanlış Özgür Atasoy
2021 Che Dio ci Aiuti Gino Guest Role
2022–present Viola come il mare Francesco Demir Leading Role

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
0TBA El Turco Hasan Balaban Leading Role


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 CepteTEB Brand ambassador
2020 Pasha Fencer
2020–2022 TUDORS
2021-2023 De Cecco
2022 Mercedes-Benz
Dolce & Gabbana

Music video

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2013 Gülnur Gökçe "Porselen Düşler" Actors


Year Award Name Result Category
2017 Golden Butterfly Awards Best Romantic Comedy Actor (Dolunay) Nominated
Best TV Couple (Dolunay; shared with: Özge Gürel) Nominated
2018 Best Romantic Comedy Actor (Erkenci Kuş) Won
Best TV Couple (Erkenci Kuş; shared with: Demet Özdemir) Nominated
2019 Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy Series (Erkenci Kuş) Nominated
Best TV Couple (Erkenci Kuş; shared with: Demet Özdemir) Nominated
Golden Star Awards Best TV Series Actor (Erkenci Kuş) Won
Murex d'Or Best Foreign Actor (Erkenci Kuş) Won
E!News TV Top Leading Man (Erkenci Kuş) Won
2020 PRODU Awards Best Actor in Foreign Series – Talento (Bay Yanlış) Nominated
2021 Filming Italy Best Movie Award 2021 TV Personality of the Year 2021 Won
Golden Butterfly Awards Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy Series (Bay Yanlis) Nominated
2022 Monte Carlo Film Festival of Comedy Social Responsibility Award (Charity) Won
Filming Italy Sardegna 2022 Creativity Award (Charity) Won
Filming Italy Best Film 2022 International Award 2022 Won

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