Jonathan Ahdout

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Jonathan Ahdout
Born (1989-03-18) March 18, 1989 (age 26)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Jonathan Ahdout (born March 18, 1989) is an American actor.

Ahdout was born in Santa Monica, California to Yahya Ahdout and Jacqueline Hayempour, Iranian Jews who left Iran to go to the U.S. with their baby daughter (J. Ahdout's older sister) in 1982[1] via Pakistan to Israel. Ahdout resides in Brentwood with his parents and siblings, Melody (born in Iran) and Daniel (born in California). He attended Sinai Akiba Academy and Harvard-Westlake School. He attended the University of Southern California (USC).[citation needed] He is double majoring in Business and Film.[citation needed] Ahdout played Esmail Behrani in the film House of Sand and Fog, and Behrooz Araz in the television series 24. Coincidentally, he portrayed the son of a character played by Shohreh Aghdashloo in both roles. He has said in an interview that both of them were surprised to learn the other had been cast on 24.

He has recently played a guest appearance for the TV show The Unit.


  1. ^ Ahdout, Daniel. "Jonathan Ahdout: Young Iranian Jewish Film & Television Actor". Iranian Jewish Chronicle Online. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 

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