Erick Avari

Birthday: Apr 13, 1962
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
From his earliest days, character actor Erick Avari's family knew that he would eventually end up with a career in show business -- though given the fact that his grandparents on both sides of the family owned movie theaters throughout India and Asia (not to mention that his great-grandfather was a Victorian-era theater producer often credited with introducing women into Indian theater), they no doubt thought he would lean more towards the "business" side and less towards the "show." The majority of Avari's childhood was spent in Darjeeling, India. Though young Avari's primary language was English, he also mastered Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, and Gujarati over the course of his childhood. A steady diet of English-language films viewed at one of his father's two theaters no doubt aided the aspiring actor in bettering his English skills, and following a small role in Satyajit Ray's Kanchenjungha and a chance meeting with the Kendall family theater troupe, Avari's career was soon moving in the right direction. Following several years of college in India, Avari was awarded a scholarship to the College of Charleston, SC, where he studied acting before moving to New York to pursue a stage career. Roles in New York's Joseph Papp Public Theater and in the Broadway production of The King and I were quick to follow, and Avari made his feature debut with a role in the 1984 fantasy comedy Nothing Lasts Forever. Through the remainder of the '80s and the '90s, Avari carved a successful niche in film as the go-to guy for roles that called for mysterious men from the Far East, and roles in such wide-release films as Encino Man, For Love or Money, Stargate, and The Mummy kept him in the public eye. By the millennial turnover, audiences were no doubt familiar with Avari's face, with roles in Planet of the Apes, Mr. Deeds, The Master of Disguise, and Daredevil cementing his status as a talented character actor with impeccable comic timing.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Project Eden: Vol. I The Shepherd 2018
No Score Yet We Are One (I Am You) Actor 2017
No Score Yet California Winter Actor 2013
No Score Yet A Haunting At Silver Falls Dr. Parrish 2013
No Score Yet Dispatch Sergeant Pincus 2011
No Score Yet Where The Road Meets The Sun Dadi 2011
63% Hachi: A Dog's Tale Jasjeet 2009
No Score Yet InAlienable Howard Ellis 2009
No Score Yet AmericanEast Fikry 2008
43% Choose Connor Arthur Dennison 2008
40% Dark Matter Professor Gazda 2008
7% Postal Habib 2007
86% Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (Plane Dead) Dr. Leo Bennett 2007
No Score Yet Global Warming: Science and Solutions Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Gen. Samir 2006
No Score Yet Global Warming Host Narrator Producer 2006
40% Three Days of Rain Alex 2005
No Score Yet Dancing in Twilight Matt 2005
44% Daredevil Natchios $102.5M 2003
No Score Yet Home Alone 4 Prescott 2002
1% The Master of Disguise Cigar Maker $40.5M 2002
22% Mr. Deeds Cecil $126.3M 2002
21% The Glass House Ted Ross $17.4M 2001
45% Planet of the Apes Tival $178.1M 2001
No Score Yet Voodoo Asesino Dr. Peter Winsfold 2001
58% The Mummy Dr. Bey, the Curator 1999
No Score Yet The Undercover Kid Brach 1996
44% Don't Drink the Water Emir's Aide 1994
57% Dream Lover Dr. Spatz 1994
37% For Love or Money Benny 1993
No Score Yet Scam Mr. Ayub 1993
No Score Yet The Hit List Pharmaceutical Wholesaler 1993
15% Encino Man Raji 1992
No Score Yet Treacherous Crossing Actor 1992
No Score Yet She's Back Deli Owner 1989
No Score Yet The Beast Samad 1988
No Score Yet Kanchenjunga Actor 1962

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Turkish Foreign Minister Ozan Canoglu
  • 2015
56% The Brink
2015
Hasan
  • 2015
89% Grimm
2011-2017
  • 2014
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Richter
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Dr. Lance Reinhardt
  • 2013
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Hosein Khadem
  • 2012
80% Castle
2009-2016
Austin Bentley
  • 2010
75% Human Target
2010-2011
Gerard
  • 2010
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Dr. Kozell
  • 2010
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Dr. Darien Lloyd
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Raj Rahman
  • 2007
55% Heroes
2006-2010
Professor Chandra Suresh
  • 2006
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Dr. Overbee
  • 2006
88% Tru Calling
2003-2005
Dr. Burrell
  • 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Steven Nashte
  • 2004
92% Everwood
2002-2006
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Ravi Patel Dr. Raza
  • 2003
  • 1990
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Lalit
  • 2002
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Jamin
  • 2001
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Dr. Fountain
  • 2001
No Score Yet Thieves
2001
Benny Mustafa
  • 2001
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Kasuf
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Raul Jaffa
  • 1996
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Prince's Assistant
  • 1996
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Rajesh Mukhpadhyay
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Vedek Yarka
  • 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Mr. Muunour
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Vet
  • 1994
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Rashidi
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Mr. Cranston
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Cedric
  • 1992
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Artist
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Dan
  • 1991
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
B'Ijik
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Rabbi Leo Meyers

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