Born in Tehran, Iran; raised in Manchester, England, and in Switzerland. Education: Attended college in Massachusetts and at University of Southern California.Avocational Interests: Music, outdoor activities, sports.
Addresses: Agent— Marnie Rosenzweig, Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist— Asal Masoni, Asal Masoni Public Relations, 2029 Century Park E., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Career: Actor. Active in events that support the Persian Jewish community.
Awards, Honors: Hollywood Film Festival Award, Golden Satellite Award, International Press Academy, both 2005, and Screen Actors Guild, 2006, all best ensemble performance (with others), for Crash; Sephard Award, Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival.
Television Appearances; Series:
Asabi, a recurring role, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, between 1993 and 1997.
Moustafa, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Belleza y poder), CBS, 1994, 2005.
K. J. Patel, The Mentalist, CBS, 2008.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Speechmaker, Out of Time, NBC, 1988.
Maitre d', Glitz, NBC, 1988.
Prison soldier, Dark Holiday (also known as Passport to Terror), NBC, 1989.
Amir, Columbo: Agenda for Murder, ABC, 1990.
Jeep soldier, Before the Storm, ABC, 1991.
Jeep soldier, Spy Games, ABC, 1991.
Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story, NBC, 1993.
Mr. Tabibsidan, Suddenly, ABC, 1996.
El Sayyid Nosair, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), HBO, 1997.
Prince Ali Saleed, D.R.E.A.M. Team, syndicated, 1999.
Sadoun Al–Jenabi, Live from Baghdad, HBO, 2002.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Lieutenant Arkov, Op Center (also known as Tom Clan-cy's "Op Center"), ABC, 1995.
Emad Salem, The Path to 9/11, ABC, 2006.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Sanjay Razmish, The Rock, CBS, 1990.
Asabi, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.
Jerry, Smith, CBS, 2006.
Michael Moradi, The Mentalist, CBS, 2008.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Phillip DePaul/Stephen Avak, "Naked Justice: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1988.
Rahmad Hussein, "Nowhere to Turn," Matlock, NBC, 1990.
Ralph Singas, "Queen of Hearts," Dragnet (also known as Dragnet: The Nineties and The New Dragnet), syndicated, 1990.
Attendant, "Windows," Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1990.
Jeep soldier, "Sacrifices," Under Cover, Fox, 1991.
Cabby, "Unfinished Business," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1991.
Rajeeb Kambata, "Eleven Grains of Sand," Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1993.
Cabby, "Fatal Distraction," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1994.
Colonel Faisal, "Love the One You're With," Cafe Americain, NBC, 1994.
Joseph Kastami (some sources cite the name as Rastami), One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994.
Akbar, "A Man for No Seasons," MarriedWith Children, Fox, 1994.
Foreign man, "Hello, I Must Be Going," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1995.
Prison commandant, "Scimitar," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), NBC, 1995.
The Clinic, Comedy Central, 1995.
Ahmed and mattress salesman, Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995.
Weatherman, "Don't Go to Springfield," Sisters, NBC, 1996.
Cecil Riskin, "Hit Parade," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.
Mahmoon, "Outlaw Extreme," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996.
Mahmoon, "The Last Ride," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997.
Kheri–Heb, "Slide like an Egyptian," Sliders, Fox, 1997.
Lance, "Last Hope," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1997.
Butler, "Ground Zero," ER, NBC, 1997.
Pinter, "The Betrayal," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997.
"Going Home," The Visitor, Fox, 1997.
Little Turk, Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.
Man in beret, Head over Heels, UPN, 1997.
Hassan Rejim, "Mum's the Word," Early Edition, CBS, 1998.
Scary man, "Ka–Boom!," Cybill, CBS, 1998.
Hamzed Ali Amin, "Iraq and Roll," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as SOF, Inc. and S.O.F. Special Ops Force), syndicated, 1998.
Dr. Clean, "Evilator," G vs E (also known as Good vs Evil), USA Network, 1999.
Shabadi, "Orbit," C15: The New Professionals, syndicated, 1999.
Ernesto, "Love Is in the Air," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1999.
Spiros, "Where Have You Gone, Sandy Koufax?," Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me), USA Network, 2000.
Third triad member, "Magic Hour," Charmed, The WB, 2000.
Third triad member, "Sight Unseen," Charmed, The WB,2000.
Third triad member, "Power Outage," Charmed, The WB, 2000.
Janic, "He Quits," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.
Arouk Abboubi, "Employee of the Month," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.
Mohammed, "Chip's a Goy," Son of the Beach, FX Network, 2001.
Herkamer, "The Wraps," Special Unit 2 (also known as SU2), UPN, 2001.
Boris Kyczyk, "Fools Russian: Parts1&2," The District, CBS, 2001.
Yuri, "The First Hit's Free, Baby," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2001.
Joshua Bick, "Poster Girl," She Spies, NBC, 2002.
Colonel Tambour, "Unholy Alliances," The Agency, CBS, 2003.
Himself, "The Nativity Story: A Director's Journey,"HBO First Look, HBO, 2006.
Jerry, "Three," Smith, CBS, 2006.
Jerry, "Four," Smith, CBS, 2007.
Sami, "Enter 77," Lost, ABC, 2007.
Khalid Mohammed Bakr, "Tribes," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service),CBS, 2008.
Sleeping guard, Hot Shots! Part Deux (also known as Hot Shots! 2), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.
Sixth man, Conversations, 1994.
Store clerk, Bad Boys, Columbia, 1995.
Captain Reza Lashgar, Steel Sharks, Royal Oaks Entertainment, 1996.
Max, Broken Arrow, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.
Terrorist, Executive Decision, Warner Bros., 1996.
Bettor in front, Out to Sea, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.
Doctor, Stigmata, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1999.
Dr. Darius Armin, Maryam, Streetlight Films, 2002.
Dark–skinned man, Underground, Smashcut Films, 2003.
Farhad, Crash (also known as L.A. Crash), Lions Date Films, 2004.
Hassan, Land of Plenty, IFC Films, 2005.
Joaquim, The Nativity Story, New Line Cinema, 2006.
Rahim Khan, The Kite Runner, Paramount, 2007.
(Uncredited) Hassan, Charlie Wilson's War, Universal, 2007.
Yinsen, Iron Man, Paramount, 2008.
Voice of Yinsen, Iron Man, Sega of America, 2008.