Tamer Balci

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Tamer Balci
Born Toma Valcis
(1917-01-01)1 January 1917
Istanbul, Turkey
Died 10 April 1993(1993-04-10) (aged 76)
Istanbul, Turkey
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952–1977[1]

Tamer Balcı (1 January 1917 – 10 April 1993) was a Turkish film actor.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born Toma Valcisi[3] in Istanbul, Turkey.


A former Olympic athlete,[3] Balci appeared in fourteen films between 1951 and 1977, including as the title role in Tarzan in Istanbul (1952) (originally released as Tarzan Istanbul'da).[1][4]


Year Title Genre Role Notes
1951 Ali Ile Veli comedy adventure
1952 Tarzan in Istanbul
(originally released as Tarzan Istanbul'da)
adventure Tarzan
1952 The Treasure of Çakircali Mehmet Efe
(originally released as Çakircali Mehmet Efe'nin Definesi)
adventure drama
1953 Köroglu-Türkan Sultan romance drama
1954 Meyhane Koseleri drama
1954 Nasreddin Hoca ve Timurlenk comedy
1954 Charlot in Istanbul
(originally released as Sarlo Istanbul'da)
1955 Kanlarıyla Ödediler drama
1961 Sepetçioglu adventure
1964 Desert Law
(originally released as Çöl Kanunu)
1964 None but the Lonely Spy
(originally released as FBI Chiama Istanbul)
action thriller
1972 Kader Yolculari drama
1973 Mahpus romance drama
1977 Hinç action drama Hasan


  1. ^ a b Database (undated). "Filmography by Type for Tamer Balci". The Internet Movie Database. Accessed 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Tamer Balcı" (in Turkish). sinmaturk.com. Retrieved 6 September 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Terri Ginsberg, Chris Lippard, Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010. p 384.
  4. ^ "Tarzan in Istanbul" in Andrew Schanie, Movie Confidential. Clerisy Press, 2010. p 119.

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