Shaun Toub

Shaun Toub

Highest Rated: 94% Iron Man (2008)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Last Airbender (2010)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1963

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Shaun Toub had a globe-trotting and colorful life long before he got anywhere near a Hollywood film set. Hailing from Tehran, Iran, his family escaped around the time of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. They settled first in England, then Toub lived for a few years in Switzerland before moving the United States, eventually ending up as a student at USC. From there, it was a short hop into the entertainment world as an actor, and another short hop before the cameras of big-budget Hollywood movies and popular TV series. He first appeared in a small role in the crime drama "Hunter" (1988), and from there worked steadily in the medium. Among many other shows, Toub took guest roles in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993) as Asabi, and in "Seinfeld" (1997), playing Indian newlywed Pinter Ranawat. Toub made even more of a splash in movies, in a string of popular releases. He stayed close to his roots playing Persian would-be gun owner Farhad in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama, "Crash" (2004), and strayed from them to portray a pivotal role as the captive Afghan, Dr. Yinsen, in 2008's hugely successful "Iron Man." Two years later, the actor continued in the big-budget comic adaptation sphere with an appearance as Uncle Iroh in "The Last Airbender" (2010).

Highest rated movies

Iron Man
Iron Man 3
The Kite Runner
Land of Plenty
War Dogs
Ghosts of War




40% 41% Ghosts of War Mr. Helwig (Character) - 2020
61% 69% War Dogs Marlboro (Character) $43.0M 2016
11% 53% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Evan Shipman (Character) $1.1M 2015
79% 78% Iron Man 3 Ho Yinsen (Character) $409.0M 2013
5% 30% The Last Airbender Uncle Iroh (Character) $131.6M 2010
94% 91% Iron Man Yinsen (Character) $318.3M 2008
65% 84% The Kite Runner Rahim Khan (Character) $15.8M 2007
37% 76% The Nativity Story Joaquim (Character) $37.6M 2006
63% 62% Land of Plenty Hassan (Character) - 2004
74% 88% Crash Farhad (Character) $54.6M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underground Dark Skinned Man (Character) - 2003
78% 75% Maryam Dr. Darius Armin (Character) $104.2K 2000
22% 63% Stigmata Doctor (Character) $50.0M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing El Sayyid Nosair (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 30% Steel Sharks Capt. Reza Lashgar (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Terror Prison Soldier (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Holiday Prison Soldier (Character) - 1989


87% 86% Tehran Faraz Kamali (Character) 2020 2022
42% 92% The Brave Arthur (Guest Star) 2018
24% 82% Wisdom of the Crowd Hobbs (Guest Star) 2017
89% 89% Grimm Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
91% 80% The Blacklist Commander Kushan (Guest Star) 2015
85% 86% Homeland Majid Javadi (Guest Star) 2013
82% 86% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Khalid Mohammed Bakr (Guest Star) 2008
85% 91% Lost Sami (Guest Star) 2007
50% No Score Yet Smith Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
92% 96% The Sopranos Arouk Abboubi (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 91% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Ernesto (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
89% 92% Seinfeld Pinter (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 84% ER Butler (Guest Star) 1997
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 66% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
38% No Score Yet Can't Hurry Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Amir (Guest Star) 1990