In 1955 was played in Haldun Dormen Pocket Theater, "The priest ran away" from a professional actor began his career with the game. Erol Günaydın was born in Akçaabat, Trabzon Province, and became involved in theater while he was a student in Galatasaray High School. He played in a very varied range of plays and character roles in films since then and became nationally famous especially once he also started appearing in television shows on a frequent basis, first as the Turkish voice of Yogi Bear, and then in his Nasreddin Hoca and meddah shows, with also a leading role in the very successful television serial "Çiçek Taxi".
He is one of the best known faces in Turkey"s world of performing arts
His memoirs, put in writing in the form of long interview with the journalist Emine Algan, were published in 2007. Erol Günaydın died on October 15, 2012, in a hospital in Istanbul.
On August 24, he was hospitalized due to dyspnea in intensive care unit in Bodrum. Being without consciousness, Günaydın was transferred to Istanbul by air ambulance on September 22.
He was laid to rest at the Feriköy Cemetery, Istanbul.