John Turk is an American model, bodybuilder, personal trainer, former Chicago police officer, and actor. He has three siblings. He is well recognized in the video game world as the actor who portrayed various characters in Midway's Mortal Kombat series.
In the Mortal Kombat video game series, Turk first portrayed characters Sub-Zero and Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 3. In updates of MK3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy, he also played all the non-cyborg ninja characters; Classic Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke, Rain, Ermac, Noob Saibot, and Chameleon. He also reprised the role of Classic Sub-Zero in the spin-off game Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, also providing the character's voice.
Turk also appeared in a small role as a bodyguard in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, also with another Mortal Kombat alumnus Richard Divizio, who played a thug in background of the movie.