Rizwan Manji

Rizwan Manji

Highest Rated: 96% Paterson (2016)

Lowest Rated: 38% American Desi (2001)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1974

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rizwan Manji was a Canadian actor who was best known for his comedic TV roles on "Outsourced" (NBC, 2010-11), "Schitt's Creek" (CBC Television, 2015-19), and "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" (Crackle, 2018). Born to Indian parents in Toronto and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Maji had a multicultural upbringing. His parents immigrated to Canada from Tanzania and went to great lengths to immerse their young son in Indian culture. When young Rizwan wasn't learning about his Indian heritage, however, he was out playing with his friends and absorbing everything Canadian culture had to offer. Even as a young boy, Manji knew he wanted to grow up one day and be a professional actor. He appeared on stage for the first time in junior high school in a one act play and got his very first laugh. From there, Manji was hooked and decided to pursue his formal training in acting in America. His parents would have preferred their son to get a college degree in a more stable field, yet still encouraged him to move to the States to follow his dreams. He enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and soon graduated with the tools he needed to set out on an acting career. Manji began appearing in small parts in films and TV shows in the late 90s and early 2000s, including "Too Tired to Die" (1998), "Queenie in Love" (2001), "The Guru" (2002), and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011). By the mid-2000s he was cast in bigger roles in films like "Transformers" (2007), "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), and a recurring role on the short-lived comedy drama series "Privileged" (The CW, 2008-09). Then in 2010 Manji nabbed his first big break by landing the part of Rajiv on NBC's "Outsourced." The sitcom only lasted for a single season but its nationwide exposure instantly put Manji on the radar of big-time Hollywood casting agents. He began landing roles more frequently, and before long was appearing as a recurring character on the comedy "Schitt's Creek," as well as the fantasy series "The Magicians" (Syfy, 2015- ). Manji also appeared on the web comedy series "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy." In the fall of 2019 Manji joined the cast of the new NBC sitcom "Perfect Harmony" (NBC, 2019- ). The series also starred Bradley Whitford of "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) fame.

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Movies

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74% 51% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot Maple Leaf (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 25% A Very Nutty Christmas Justin (Character) - 2018
96% 72% Paterson Donny (Character) $2.1M 2016
78% 79% The Tiger Hunter Babu Rahman (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 65% Dr. Cabbie Vijay (Character) $223K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daadi Satya (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 56% The Citizen Mo (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mikado Project Sam (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% Karma Calling Nikhil (Character) - 2009
58% 85% Transformers Akram (Character) $319M 2007
38% 73% American Desi Salim Ali Khan (Character) $902.8K 2001
No Score Yet 36% Vig Club Patron (Character) - 1998

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Mira, Royal Detective Mr. Khan (Guest Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sydney to the Max VP Virmani (Guest Star) 2020
62% 76% Perfect Harmony Reverend Jax (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy Todd (Character) 2018
94% 94% Mr. Robot Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
91% 74% The Magicians Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog With a Blog Unknown (Character) 2016 2013
No Score Yet 73% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
81% 81% The League Maitre D' (Guest Star) 2015
28% 50% Minority Report Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
36% 85% Backstrom Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 83% Mom Dr. Bellin (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 85% The Goldbergs Donald (Guest Star) 2013
90% 82% Bones Raymond McCants (Guest Star) 2013
29% 0% Lucky 7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
23% 55% Anger Management Indian Father (Guest Star) 2013
74% 81% Arrested Development Animesh / Male Concierge (Guest Star) 2013
68% 67% Touch Pakistani Interrogator (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake It Up! John (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Private Investigator (Guest Star) 2011
34% 68% Outsourced Rajiv Gidwani (Character) 2010-2011
31% No Score Yet Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
70% 71% Glee Dr. Gidwani (Guest Star) 2010
80% 77% FlashForward Maneesh Sandhar (Guest Star) 2009-2010
87% 85% 24 Ahman (Guest Star) 2010
89% 94% Better Off Ted Rick (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Dr. Vikash (Guest Star) 2009
35% No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 73% Hannah Montana Ajay (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
74% No Score Yet The Knights of Prosperity Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Dr. Pandy (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005

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