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      Omid Abtahi

      Omid Abtahi

      Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008)

      Birthday: Jul 12, 1979

      Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

      Iranian-born American actor, Omid Abtahi appeared on numerous high-profile television shows throughout his career, most notably "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011- 2020 ), "Better Call Saul" (AMC, 2013-), and "American Gods" (Starz, 2013- 2021). Born in Tehran, Abtahi had a bit of a nomadic childhood. He lived in Iran until the age of 5, before moving with his family to Paris. He would stay in the French capital until the age of 10, before moving once again, although this time to the United States. Abtahi and his family eventually settled in Irvine, California, where Abtahi would stay for the remainder of his childhood. He lived a relatively normal life in California, and soon entered California State University, Fullerton to study advertising. While attending the school, however, Abtahi became intrigued with the idea of becoming a professional actor. With that in mind, he added theater as his second major, where he fell in love with the craft. After graduating in 2002, Abtahi decided to embark on an acting career. He auditioned for film and TV roles, and landed his first part in 2005 on the legal drama "JAG" (NBC/CBS, 1995-2005). Abtahi's TV career quickly took off, and in just a year's time he had nabbed a recurring part on the Showtime series "Sleeper Cell" (2005-06). After his yearlong run on "Sleeper Cell" ended, Abtahi continued appearing on television shows, as well as movies, throughout the 2000s. His more notable TV roles during this time included recurring parts on "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, 2008) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Then in 2012 Abtahi appeared in the Oscar-winning historical drama "Argo," thus further elevating his already growing acting profile. He continued appearing primarily on television shows throughout the 2010s, most notably with recurring roles on "Homeland" and "Better Call Saul," while also voicing roles for video games such as "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" (2016). In 2017 Abtahi returned to TV once again with a recurring role on "American Gods." The series premiered on the Starz network in early 2017.

      Highest rated movies

      Ocean of Pearls
      Boys of Abu Ghraib
      The Mysteries of Pittsburgh


      Omid Abtahi Omid Abtahi at arrivals for AMERICAN GODS Season Two Premiere on STARZ, Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA March 5, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Omid Abtahi at arrivals for 2019 Starz Winter TCA Event, the 71Above, Los Angeles, CA February 12, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Covert Affairs, Omid Abtahi (L), Piper Perabo (R), 'Hello Stranger', Season 3, Ep. #6, 08/21/2012, ©USA Covert Affairs, Omid Abtahi (L), Piper Perabo (R), 'Hello Stranger', Season 3, Ep. #6, 08/21/2012, ©USA Better Call Saul, Omid Abtahi (L), Barry Shabaka Henley (R), 'Five-O', Season 1, Ep. #6, 03/09/2015, ©AMC Damien, Omid Abtahi, 03/07/2016, ©AETV Better Call Saul, Omid Abtahi, 'Five-O', Season 1, Ep. #6, 03/09/2015, ©AMC Better Call Saul, Omid Abtahi (L), Jonathan Banks (R), 'Five-O', Season 1, Ep. #6, 03/09/2015, ©AMC Last Resort, Andre Braugher (L), Omid Abtahi (R), 09/27/2012, ©ABC Last Resort, Andre Braugher (L), Omid Abtahi (R), 09/27/2012, ©ABC Last Resort, Omid Abtahi, 09/27/2012, ©ABC Last Resort, Omid Abtahi, 09/27/2012, ©ABC



      76% 72% Justice Society: World War II Hawkman (Voice) - 2021
      92% 85% Window Horses Ramin (Voice) $2.1K 2016
      30% 61% Boys of Abu Ghraib Ghazi (Character) - 2014
      96% 90% Argo Reza Borhani (Character) $136.0M 2012
      No Score Yet 33% Hide Neil (Character) - 2011
      64% 62% Brothers Yusuf (Character) $28.5M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diplomacy American Interpreter (Character) - 2009
      38% 71% Ocean of Pearls Amrit Singh (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 69% The Last Lullaby Van (Character) - 2008
      12% 23% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Momo (Character) $80.3K 2008
      33% 33% Space Chimps Dr. Jagu (Voice) $30.1M 2008


      39% 75% City on Fire Detective Ali Parsa (Character) 2023
      90% 78% The Mandalorian Dr. Pershing (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2019-2020 2023
      73% 58% Fear the Walking Dead Howard (Guest Star) 2021-2022
      85% 81% Love, Death + Robots Wes (Voice) 2019
      60% 87% The Crossing Jake (Guest Star) 2018
      82% 82% Shameless Sameer (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Naser Salaam (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Deputy Minister Amin Hamadani (Guest Star) 2017
      14% 83% Damien Amani Golkar (Character) 2016
      98% 96% Better Call Saul Detective Abbasi (Guest Star) 2015
      28% 66% State of Affairs Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      28% 69% Those Who Kill Jerry Molbeck (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy Mahmoud (Guest Voice) 2012-2013
      79% 85% Last Resort Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      93% 90% The Good Wife Samir (Guest Star) 2012
      85% 86% Homeland Raqim Faisel (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 79% Fringe Simon Phillips (Guest Star) 2011
      84% 74% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 90% The Mentalist Markham Shankar (Guest Star) 2010
      85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      67% 50% The Event Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      31% No Score Yet Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      80% 79% FlashForward Ed Fiore (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 85% NCIS Saleem Ulman (Guest Star) 2009
      87% 86% 24 Jibraan Al-Zarian (Guest Star) 2005 2009
      90% 83% Bones Hal Shirazi (Guest Star) 2009
      60% 100% Eli Stone Amir Khan (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
      84% 72% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      77% 83% Sleeper Cell Salim (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2005