Bulent Gurcan Biography

Bulent Gurcan is an American personality and one of the cast members of the show Naked and Afraid Castaways (2023). He is a director, producer, and actor and has been televised in the show, Naked and Afraid many times.

Early Life

Bulent Gurcan was born on 2nd January 1976 and grew up on Turkish soil. He had his Bachelor of Science – BS, Kinesiology and Exercise Science from The University of Texas from 2004 to 2006. From 2006 to 2008, he had another degree, Master of Science – MS, Health and Human Performance from Northwestern State University.

Bulent Gurcan Career

Bulent began his career as a Power Generation Specialist at the US Army from 2000 to 2003, based in Fort Bliss, TX. From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a US Border Patrol Agent based in Fabens, TX. Later, he worked as a CBP Officer for nearly ten years, from 2008 to 2018, at the Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection, based in Point Roberts, WA. Then he worked for Overlook Entertainment as Dogan/Lead for less than a year.

He played the lead character of Dogan and had a short film. Since May 2018, he has worked part-time with Discovery Inc. for shows like Naked and Afraid, Lone Survivor, & Naked and Afraid Castaways. He has also been the co-founder of Entangled Exposure Entertainment since March 2021, based in New York, United States, and is handling the company remotely.

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Bulent Gurcan Biography

Real Name Bulent Gurcan
Birth Date January 2, 1976
Age (as of 2023) 47 Years
Birth Place Turkey
Profession Actor
College Northwestern State University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds –  176 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green


Sister One

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Estela Legaspy
Children Two (Penelope, Attila)

Personal Life

Bulent is alone man. In the past, he married Estela Legaspy however, they seem to split their ways now and they are blessed with two children from this marriage, Penelope and Attila.

Social Life

Bulent is available on LinkedIn and Instagram. On LinkedIn, he goes by the name – Bulent Gurcan, MS, where he describes his bio as “Screenwriter, Director, Producer – Features, Series, Comics, Podcasts…” he is based in Point Roberts, Washington, United States and has around 37 connections.

On Instagram, he goes by the name – @barehandedkiller and has collected around 9,515 followers and 66 following members with only 503 posts. Many of his posts belong to the show Naked and Afraid, while a few belong to his solo images. He also posted an adorable picture of his family, including himself and his sister, on 26 November 2021. He has a dog named Archie and has posted many pictures of him on Instagram.

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Bulent Gurcan Net Worth

Bulent Gurcan is indeed earning well because of his long-time career in entertainment and the production of films. He is an actor and has also worked in the US Army.


  • Bulent is a Turkish-born American actor, a war veteran, and a pilot.
  • He has worked in nearly 13 Naked and Afraid reality episodes on Discovery Inc.
  • Bulent is fluent and conversational in languages like English, Spanish, and Turkish.
  • When he is not working with films and other things, he spares his time for activities like Archery, Badminton, Boating (engine), Billiards, Bowling, Boxing, Cycling, Shooting, Snorkeling, Soccer, Squash, Fishing, Golf, Jet Skiing, Motorcycling, Ping Pong, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, etc.
  • Ultimate Model Management handles the work and other work-related tasks of Bulent Gurcan.

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