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



86% 100% I'll Meet You There Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 33% 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 25% Mindhack Eden (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 29% Flight World War II Unknown (Character) - 2015
36% 69% Honeyglue Dr. Konig (Character) - 2015
18% 31% Jinn Ali (Character) $149.3K 2014
50% 19% Mr. Jones The Anthropologist (Character) - 2013
90% 71% Torn Ali Munsif (Character) - 2013
50% 55% Escape Plan Javed (Character) $25.1M 2013
65% 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 14% 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


No Score Yet 47% FBI Ravi Sharma (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 72% MacGyver The Fence (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary President Tarindo Nandasiri (Guest Star) 2018
60% 78% Prison Break Jamil (Guest Star) 2017
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Captain Nemo (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
96% 89% American Crime Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Satisfaction Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
88% 51% Supergirl The Commander (Guest Star) 2015
36% 86% Backstrom Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Ruslan Denisov (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
95% 89% Elementary Ramses Mattoo (Guest Star) 2014
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
88% 94% Burn Notice Ahmad Damour (Guest Star) 2012
93% 81% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Ali Tavali (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 70% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 91% Lost Ishmael Bakir (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
91% 91% Monk Museum Official (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 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
85% 88% 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


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