Shaun Toub

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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1962 in Tehran, , IR

Filmography

Actor (72)

Grimm 2016 (Tv Show)

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Papa: Hemingway in Cuba 2016 (Movie)

Evan Shipman (Actor)

War Dogs 2016 (Movie)

Marlboro (Actor)

Stretch 2015 (Movie)

Nasseem (Actor)

The Blacklist 2015 (Tv Show)

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Homeland 2013 (Tv Show)

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Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

Ho Yinsen (Actor)

Last Resort 2012 (Tv Show)

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Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Last Airbender 2010 (Movie)

Uncle Iroh (Actor)

Chuck 2009 (Tv Show)

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Smith 2006, 2009 (Tv Show)

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Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

Yinsen (Actor)

NCIS 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Kite Runner 2007 (Movie)

Rahim Khan (Actor)

The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Nativity Story 2006 (Movie)

Joaquim, Mary's Father (Actor)

Bodies of Evidence 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Crash 2005 (Movie)

Farhad (Actor)

Cybill 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Ellen 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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In the Heat of the Night 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Land of Plenty 2005 (Movie)

Hassan (Actor)

Living Single 1992 - 1993, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm in the Middle 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Married... With Children 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Special Unit 2 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The District 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Underground 2005 (Movie)

Dark Skinned Man (Actor)

Weeds 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Maryam 2002 (Movie)

Darius Armin (Actor)

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

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Son of the Beach 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Sopranos 2001 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2000 (Tv Show)

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Dream Team 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Head Over Heels 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Steel Sharks 1998 (Movie)

Reza Lashgar (Actor)

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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ER 1997 (Tv Show)

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Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

Bettor in Front (Actor)

Suddenly 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Broken Arrow 1996 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

Terrorist (Actor)

Bad Boys 1995 (Movie)

Store Clerk (Actor)

Cafe Americain 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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One West Waikiki 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Conversations 1993 (Movie)

Man No 6 (Actor)

Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 (Movie)

Sleeping Guard (Actor)

Spy Games 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Agenda For Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Rock 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Before the Storm (TV Show)

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Dark Holiday (TV Show)

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Glitz (TV Show)

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Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

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Luck (Tv Show)

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Out of Time (TV Show)

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The Clinic (TV Show)

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Tom Clancy's Op Center (TV Show)

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Biography

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).

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