Jouko Veli Turkka was born on April 17, 1942, and died on July 22, 2016.
He was a Finnish theatrical director and controversialist.
Jouko Turkka was assistant director of the Helsinki City Theatre from 1975 to 1982, and a professor at the Theatre Academy Helsinki from 1981 to 1988, being its rector from 1982 to 1985.
He was influenced a whole generation of Finnish actors and created a recognisable style of acting.
He died after a long illness.
Jouko Turkka passed away at 74 years old.