Gürkan Uygun is a Turkish actor of Georgian descent. He joined theater in his high school years. He started his career as an amateur actor in 1990. Then he received training at the Dormen Theater. In 1996, he made his debut on television and starred in the series Tatlı Kaçıklar, Böyle Mi Olacaktı, Yedi Numara, Deli Yürek and Şapkadan Babam Çıktı. He is best known for his role as Memati Baş in the Kurtlar Vadisi TV series. For about 10 years, he played the character of Memati.