Navid Negahban

Navid Negahban

Highest Rated: 92% Window Horses (2016)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Moment (2013)

Birthday: Jun 2, 1968

Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran

Navid Negahban is of Iranian descent, and thus it is no surprise that, in the post 9/11 environment, he has found himself cast in a plethora of "war on terror"-related roles. He has said he doesn't mind playing villains, as long as they are not two-dimensional. Fortunately, Negahban has the requisite intensity and depth to make a meal out of even the most bare-bones parts. He easily held his own in scenes with Tobey Maguire in the harrowing 2009 film "Brothers," a tale of war's lingering, invisible psychological scars, in which Negahban played an Afghan fighter committed to expelling the Americans. He has been praised for his portrayal of Ali, an Islamic fundamentalist, in the film "The Stoning of Soraya M.," a disturbing drama set in his home country. Perhaps one of Negahban's most memorable roles was that of Omar in the sci-fi series "Lost," despite the fact that it was a one-off performance. As the commanding officer of Iraqi soldier Sayid (a series regular played by Naveen Andrews, seen with Omar in one of the show's trademark flashbacks), Negahban stole his scenes with a captivating depiction of authority established at the barrel of a gun. In 2011, Neghaban enjoyed one of the best roles of his career, playing Abu Nazir--an Islamic terrorist ostensibly modeled on Osama Bin Laden--in Showtime's hit thriller series "Homeland."

Highest rated movies

American Sniper
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Aladdin American Assassin
Powder Blue
Damascus Cover Brain on Fire
The Moment




No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Me a River Karim (Character) - 2021
57% 94% Aladdin Sultan (Character) $355.6M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tráiler de 12 valientes Unknown (Character) - 2018
14% 59% Damascus Cover Sarraj (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 88% Carving a Life Dr. Kasem (Character) - 2017
34% 60% American Assassin Minister Behurz (Character) $36.2M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becoming the Enemy Unknown (Character) - 2017
13% 67% Brain on Fire Dr. Najjar (Character) - 2016
92% 85% Window Horses Mehran (Voice) $2.1K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Price for Freedom Victor Daniels (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 57% Day One Dr. Nasir (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 72% Baba Joon Itzhak (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2015
72% 84% American Sniper Sheikh Al-Obodi (Character) $350.1M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valiant Mac (Character) - 2014
11% 9% The Moment Malik Jamil (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cash for Gold Ehsan (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberation Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 77% Stellina Blue Amir Keshavarz (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 26% Dead Air Abir (Character) - 2009
25% 40% Powder Blue Doctor Brooks (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diplomacy Iranian Foreign Minister (Character) - 2009
59% 87% The Stoning of Soraya M. Ali (Character) $655.6K 2008
No Score Yet 30% Djinn Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 21% The Fallen Ones Ammon (Character) - 2005


94% 89% Castlevania Sala (Voice) 2020-2021
94% 78% Tehran Masoud Tabrizi (Character) 2020
91% 86% Legion Amahl Farouk (Character) 2018-2019
59% 86% God Friended Me Hasan (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Team Said Gharbour (Character) 2018
92% 93% Curb Your Enthusiasm Morsi (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 56% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
74% 80% The Catch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sam Farhidi (Guest Star) 2007 2015
93% 91% Veep Abbas (Guest Star) 2015
61% 78% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 76% Person of Interest Ali Hasan (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
86% 62% Arrow Al Ow-Al (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Zane Kalim (Guest Star) 2013
85% 86% Homeland Abu Nazir (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
57% 50% The Whole Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 72% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
38% 100% Dark Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
87% 87% 24 Jamot (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
90% 77% Fringe Dr. Malik Yusef (Guest Star) 2009
22% 79% Moonlight Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Jalil Shaloub (Guest Star) 2007
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
83% 83% The Closer Dr. al-Thani (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
85% 91% Lost Omar (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2003