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Navid Negahban is an Iranian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Abu Nazir in the hit spy thriller series Homeland.

Biography[]

Negahban was born on June 2, 1968, in Mashhad, Iran. The names of Negahban's parents are not known, as is where he went to school and why he wanted to be an actor. What is known is that Negahban got his first on-screen role in 2000, when he was cast as a trombonist in the comedic short film Boundaries. Negahban got his first major role in 2011, when he was cast as Abu Nazir, a terrorist suspected of turning Nicholas Brody against his country, for 20 episodes of the hit spy thriller series Homeland. Negahban has also appeared in TV shows, movies, and video games such as Castlevania, Legion, Shark, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Stoning of Soraya M., Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Osprey, Price for Freedom, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, Aladdin, Veep, Dead Space, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Negahban portrayed Hassan Nadir, a Saudi diplomat and accomplice of CIA mole Bruno Hawks, in the Season One episode "Secrets and Lies".

Filmography[]

  • Tehran - 8 episodes (2020) - Masoud Tabrizi
  • Castlevania - 10 episodes (2020) - Sala (voice)
  • Legion - 19 episodes (2018-2019) - Amahl Farouk
  • London Arabia (2019) - Mo
  • The Divorce (2019) - Vahid
  • In Full Bloom (2019) - The Shepherd (voice)
  • Aladdin (2019) - Sultan
  • God Friended Me - 2 episodes (2018-2019) - Hasan Amir
  • Saat des Terrors (2018) - Kashif Baqri
  • The Team - 8 episodes (2018) - Said Gharbour
  • 12 Strong (2018) - General Dostum
  • The Golden Goose (2017) - Unknown Character
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (2017) - Morsi
  • Carving A Life (2017) - Doctor Kasem
  • Osprey (2017) - Adam Zakaria
  • Damascus Cover (2017) - Suleiman Sarraj
  • American Assassin (2017) - Minister Behruz
  • Price for Freedom (2017) - Victor Daniels
  • Sand Castle (2017) - Kadeer
  • Brain on Fire (2016) - Doctor Najjar
  • Mistresses - 6 episodes (2016) - Jonathan Amadi
  • Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016) - Robert Mothershed
  • Window Horses (2016) - Mehran (voice)
  • Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016) - Mohammad Mohammad Mohamadi
  • The Catch - 2 episodes (2016) - Qasim Halabi
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (2016) - Asadollah Lajevardi (voice)
  • Baba Joon (2015) - Itzhak
  • The Messengers - 4 episodes (2015) - Prime Minister Nazar
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - 2 episodes (2007-2015) - Sam Farhidi/Doctor Rankesh Chanoor
  • Veep (2015) - Abbas
  • Day One (2015) - Doctor Nasir
  • Scorpion (2015) - Agent Khara
  • 51 (2014) - David Massomi
  • Tatort (2014) - Harun
  • American Sniper (2014) - Sheikh Al-Obodi
  • Person of Interest (2014) - Ali Hasan
  • Valiant (2014) - Mac
  • The Mentalist (2014) - Hassan Zarif
  • Cash for Gold (2013) - Ehsan
  • Homeland - 20 episodes (2011-2013) - Abu Nazir
  • Arrow (2013) - Al Ow-Al
  • How to Be A Terrorist: In Hollywood with Abu Nazir (2013) - Abu Nazir
  • Words and Pictures (2013) - Rashid
  • The Game (2013) - Martin Sheiban
  • The Moment (2013) - Malik Jamil
  • The Power of Few (2013) - Sahel
  • CSI: NY (2013) - Zane Kalim
  • Little Brother (2012) - The Dictator
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012) - Additional Voices (voice, credited as Navid Negaban)
  • IM Nowruz (2012) - Cyrus
  • Spec Ops: The Line (2012) - Refugees (voice)
  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (2012) - Farsi Thug (voice)
  • To the Moon (2012) - Papa
  • Covert Affairs (2011) - Unknown Character
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011) - Additional Voices (voice)
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) - Doctor Robert Stadler (credited as Navid Neghaban)
  • Gonah Kardam (2010) - Lover
  • The Whole Truth (2010) - Paul Bagdazarian
  • Medal of Honor (2010) - Pashto Fighter 5 (voice, credited as Navid Neghaban)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2010) - Aziz Anshiri
  • Sami's Cock (2010) - Unknown Character
  • Dark Blue (2010) - Ahmad Satar
  • Magic Land (2010) - Unknown Character
  • 24 - 9 episodes (2005-2010) - Jamot/Abdullah
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010) - Opening Poem Reader/Sandman/Additional Voices (voice)
  • Heal (2010) - Kaka Abdul
  • CSI: Miami (2010) - Rahim Farooq
  • Dark Void (2010) - Watcher (voice)
  • Conflict Zone (2009) - Raj
  • Fiasco (2009) - Fareez
  • Brothers (2009) - Murad
  • Floored and Lifted (2009) - Navid
  • Dead Air (2009) - Abir
  • Fringe (2009) - Doctor Malik Yusef
  • Countering Extremism (2009) - Ismail Gul Baden
  • Liberation (2009) - Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
  • Words and Deeds (2009) - Ismail Gul Baden
  • Diplomacy (2009) - Iranian Foreign Minister
  • Powder Blue (2009) - Doctor Brooks
  • Stellina Blue (2009) - Amir Keshavarz
  • The Ambassador's Wife (2009) - Ambassador
  • Dead Space (2007) - Doctor Challus Mercer (voice)
  • The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008) - Ali
  • Djinn (2008) - Djinn
  • Charlie Wilson's War (2007) - Refugee Camp Translator
  • Moonlight (2007) - Amir Fayed
  • Passing Through (2007) - El Turco
  • Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses (2007) - Sheik Ahmad
  • Waking Dreams (2007) - Toly
  • Richard III (2007) - Sir James Tyrrel
  • Kemo Sabe (2007) - Samir
  • NCIS (2007) - Jalil Shaloub
  • Shark (2007) - Amir Khan
  • Clear Cut, Simple (2006) - Ismail Tahair
  • Sleeper Cell (2006) - The Colonel
  • The Closer - 2 episodes (2006) - Doctor al-Thani
  • Broken (2006) - Keith
  • Law & Order (2006) - Imam Ibrahim
  • Due (2006) - Daria's Fiance
  • The Path to 9/11 - 2 episodes (2006) - Khalili
  • Alias (2006) - Foreman
  • Criminal Minds - "Secrets and Lies" (2006) TV episode - Hassan Nadir
  • Without a Trace (2006) - Nazar Rahim
  • The Unit (2006) - Faheed
  • Las Vegas (2006) - Farouk Naeem
  • The Christmas Tree (2006) - Mohammad
  • Over There (2005) - Iraqi Father
  • The Fallen Ones (2005) - Ammon
  • Pretty Persuasion (2005) - Mr. Azzouni
  • Soulgain (2005) - Jesus
  • Lost (2004) - Omar
  • No Second Thoughts (2004) - Rick
  • Jihad (2004) - Ahmed
  • The West Wing (2004) - Maz
  • Homeland Security (2004) - Mohammad Hassan
  • The Florist (2004) - Ali
  • Celeste in the City (2004) - Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Everybody and Their Mother Wants to Write and Direct (2004) - Mullah
  • Threat Matrix (2004) - Fred
  • Saving Jessica Lynch (2003) - Fedayeen Colonel
  • Dragnet (2003) - Clerk
  • JAG (2003) - Jamal Bin Fahad Al-Hadi
  • The Agency - 2 episodes (2003) - Palestinian Officer
  • War Stories (2003) - Al Qaeda Rebel at Bridge
  • The Shield (2003) - Zayed Al-Thani
  • Woman on Fire (2002) - Man #1 at Party
  • The Invisible Man (2000) - Oman Tariq
  • Boundaries (2000) - Trombonist

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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