Omid Abtahi

Omid Abtahi

Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)

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

Birthday: Jul 12, 1979

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Omid Abtahi was an Iranian-born American actor who appeared on numerous high-profile television shows throughout his career, most notably "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011- ), "Better Call Saul" (AMC, 2013- ), and "American Gods" (Starz, 2013- ). 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




81% 74% 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 70% The Last Lullaby Van (Character) - 2008
12% 23% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Momo (Character) $80.3K 2008
33% 32% Space Chimps Dr. Jagu (Voice) $30.1M 2008


75% 59% Fear the Walking Dead Howard (Guest Star) 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries Unknown (Guest Star) 2021-2022
93% 92% The Mandalorian Dr. Pershing (Guest Star) 2019-2020
85% 79% Love, Death + Robots Wes (Voice) 2019
60% 86% The Crossing Jake (Guest Star) 2018
82% 81% Shameless Sameer (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 71% 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 63% Family Guy Mahmoud (Guest Voice) 2012-2013
79% 83% Last Resort Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Samir (Guest Star) 2012
85% 86% Homeland Raqim Faisel (Guest Star) 2011
90% 78% Fringe Simon Phillips (Guest Star) 2011
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Markham Shankar (Guest Star) 2010
85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
67% 47% The Event Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
31% 0% Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
80% 78% FlashForward Ed Fiore (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Saleem Ulman (Guest Star) 2009
87% 87% 24 Jibraan Al-Zarian (Guest Star) 2005 2009
90% 81% Bones Hal Shirazi (Guest Star) 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Amir Khan (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
77% 80% Sleeper Cell Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2005