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      Faran Tahir

      Faran Tahir

      Highest Rated: 94% Iron Man (2008)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Jinn (2014)

      Birthday: Feb 16, 1963

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Although born in Los Angeles, CA, while his parents studied acting and directing at UCLA, Faran Tahir spent most of his childhood in Pakistan. Following in his parents' footsteps he returned to America in 1980 where he attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a BA in Theatre followed by a graduate degree from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. A successful theatre actor, he made his film debut in Disney's live action adaptation of "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book" (1994) before landing a lead role in indie drama "ABCD" (1999). He gained a cult following when he co-starred in superhero blockbuster "Iron Man" (2008) as one of the villains who takes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) hostage and sets him on the road to becoming the armored avenger. His sci-fi credentials were strengthened by two JJ Abrams collaborations with a guest spot in "Lost" (ABC 2004-2010), then a small but pivotal role in 2009's "Star Trek" reboot as Federation Captain Richard Robau. A recurring role in cult series "Warehouse 13" (Syfy 2009-2014) and an appearance in "Supernatural" (WB/CW, 2005-) as Egyptian god Osiris helped seal his fantasy fanbase. However, Tahir opted for something very different in 2012 when he played 'Smiling' Frank Ashkani, Cliff Barnes' (Ken Kercheval) advisor and driver, in eight episodes of the re-launched night time soap "Dallas" (TNT 2012-). He returned to genre cinema with a key role in the Matt Damon-starring fantasy thriller "Elysium" (2013).

      Highest rated movies

      Star Trek Iron Man
      Torn
      Coup!
      I'll Meet You There
      ABCD
      Elysium
      Mr. Jones

      Photos

      Burn Notice, Faran Tahir, 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir, 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir (L), Jeffrey Donovan (R), 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir (L), Jeffrey Donovan (R), 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir, 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir, 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir (L), Dominic Rains (R), 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA Burn Notice, Faran Tahir, 'Last Rites', Season 6, Ep. #3, 06/28/2012, ©USA ABCD, Sheetal Sheth, Faran Tahir, 2001 American Crime, Faran Tahir, 'Episode Five', Season 2, Ep. #5, 02/03/2016, ©ABC Crisis, Minita Gandhi (L), Faran Tahir (R), 'If You Are Watching This I Am Dead', Season 1, Ep. #2, 03/23/2014, ©NBC American Crime, Faran Tahir, 'Episode Five', Season 2, Ep. #5, 02/03/2016, ©ABC ABCD, Faran Tahir, Madhur Jaffrey, Sheetal Sheth, 2001 The Blacklist, Megan Boone (L), Faran Tahir (C), Diego Klattenhoff (R), 'Ruslan Denisov', Season 2, Ep. #11, 02/12/2015, ©KSITE Private Practice, Faran Tahir, 'Full Release', Season 6, Ep. #12, 01/15/2013, ©ABC Warehouse 13, Faran Tahir (L), Saul Rubinek (R), 'The 40th Floor', Season 3, Ep. #8, 08/29/2011, ©SYFY Criminal Minds, Faran Tahir, 09/22/2005, ©CBS Private Practice, Faran Tahir, 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, Faran Tahir, 09/26/2007, ©ABC Private Practice, Amy Brenneman (L), Faran Tahir (R), 09/26/2007, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      89% No Score Yet Coup! Unknown (Character) - 2023
      91% No Score Yet Lamya's Poem Baha Raoul Bhaneja :Mr. Hamadani / SmugglerWalad (Voice) - 2021
      86% 97% I'll Meet You There Majeed (Character),
      Producer
      - 2020
      No Score Yet 50% I Am Fear Asad (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 100% Boris and the Bomb Unknown (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 29% Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 30% Mindhack Eden (Character) - 2017
      42% 71% Honeyglue Dr. Konig (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 30% Flight World War II Unknown (Character) - 2015
      18% 31% Jinn Ali (Character) $149.3K 2014
      50% 20% Mr. Jones The Anthropologist (Character) - 2013
      50% 55% Escape Plan Javed (Character) $25.1M 2013
      90% 72% Torn Ali Munsif (Character) - 2013
      64% 58% Elysium President Patel (Character) $93.1M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashes Kartik (Character) - 2010
      94% 91% Star Trek Capt. Robau (Character) $257.7M 2009
      94% 91% Iron Man Raza (Character) $318.3M 2008
      No Score Yet 13% Manticore Umari (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity Unknown (Character) - 2002
      70% 52% ABCD Raj (Character) $83.4K 1999

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 65% FBI Ravi Sharma (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 70% MacGyver The Fence (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary President Tarindo Nandasiri (Guest Star) 2018
      61% 78% Prison Break Jamil (Guest Star) 2017
      78% 78% Once Upon a Time Captain Nemo (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      96% 88% American Crime Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 84% Satisfaction Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      88% 47% Supergirl The Commander (Guest Star) 2015
      36% 85% Backstrom Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      91% 78% The Blacklist Ruslan Denisov (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      95% 88% Elementary Ramses Mattoo (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      88% 95% Burn Notice Ahmad Damour (Guest Star) 2012
      93% 72% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Ali Tavali (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      86% 90% Lost Ishmael Bakir (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      77% 83% Sleeper Cell Aziz (Guest Star) 2006
      91% 89% Monk Museum Official (Guest Star) 2006
      63% No Score Yet The D.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      25% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Isa Al-Ramai (Guest Star) 2001
      86% 87% Alias Mokhtar (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2000