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Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the co-founder of the global education nonprofit The Nobelity Project ( and the director of three feature documentaries about global problems and solutions - Nobelity, One Peace at a Time and Building Hope (Audience Award winner at SXSW Film Festival).

Turk is also the author of ten books including the NY Times bestseller, THE TAO OF WILLIE, coauthored with American music legend, Willie Nelson. Turk's novel WHEN ANGELS SING (Algonquin Books) was adapted into the feature film Angel Sing starring Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson and Connie Britton. Turk’s golf books include the classic Texas novel, FAST GREENS and THE OLD MAN AND THE TEE, which chronicles his year with some of the best teachers in the game.

As an actor, Turk has had recurring role's in two critically acclaimed HBO series, The Sopranos (as Janice's narcoleptic boyfriend Aaron Arkaway) and The Leftovers (as the iconic Pillar Man). His feature film roles including Waiting for Guffman, The Alamo, Friday Night Lights and Rick Linklater’s Scanner Darkly


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