Mürtüz Yolcu, born in 1961in Iğdır, is an actor, curator and screenwriter and has lived in Berlin since 1978. From 1995 to 2010, he organized the International DiyalogTheaterFest Berlin, and from 1979 to 1984 he was part of the Berliner Darsteller Ensemble. After that he has performed at various theatres, including Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Munich Kammerspiele, and Berliner Ensemble. Between 2007 and 2013, he coordinated the Turkish Film Week Berlin; in 2009 he took over the project coordination of the BeyondBelonging ALMANCI! Festival in Istanbul. As an actor, he is known mainly for his roles in series and television movies, like Evet, ich will! (Evet, I Do!) (2009), Nur eine Frau (Just a Woman) (2018), and the Netflix series Dogs of Berlin (2018). He is co-founder of Tara, an artist initiative between Istanbul and Berlin (2017). Yolcu has written an unpublished screenplay and two youth plays.
Mürtüz Yolcu was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from January to April 2019.