Ken Davitian

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Ken Davitian
Ken Davitian 2010.jpg
Davitian attending the "Night of 100 Stars" for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 7, 2010
Born Kenneth Davitian
(1953-06-19) June 19, 1953 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian, restaurateur
Years active 1991 – present
Spouse(s) Ellen Davitian (1977–present)

Kenneth "Ken" Davitian (born June 19, 1953) is an American actor of Armenian descent, who is best known for his role as Borat's producer (Azamat Bagatov) in the 2006 comedy film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Kenneth Davitian was born on June 19, 1953 in an Armenian-American family in East Los Angeles.[2]

His teenage idol was Burt Reynolds, who greatly influenced his choice of becoming an actor.[3]

Restaurant ventures[edit]

Davitian founded a restaurant in 2003 called The Dip, which was located in Los Angeles.[4] His son Robert runs his baseball-themed hot dog restaurant The Infield in Sherman Oaks, which boasts a hot dog, conceived by Charlie Sheen, called the "Charlie Sheen Dog with Tiger Blood".

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1991 Bikini Summer Max
1999 Shandra The Jungle Girl Diego
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Mobster
2002 The Shield Armenian Mobster
May Foreign Doctor
2003 S.W.A.T. Uncle Martin Gascoigne
Holes Igor Barkov
A Man Apart Ramon Cadena
2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Azamat Bagatov
2007 South of Pico Nick
Lucky You Poker Player
2008 Meet the Spartans Xerxes
Get Smart Shtarker
Soul Men Ardesh Kezian
2009 Chuck "Uncle" Bernie
Lonely Street Motel Owner
Not Forgotten Father Salinas
2011 The Cape Store Owner
The Artist Pawnbroker
2013 Walk of Shame
2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Snyder
2014 Two and a Half Men ("Lotta Delis in Little Armenia") Mr. Mardirosian
2014 Pocket Listing Mr. Mousian

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2006-11-03). "Borat". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Abcarian, Robin (February 25, 2007). "Less recognizable with clothes". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Abrams, Tamar (November 29, 2011). "Borat Catapulted Him to Fame, but Ken Davitian Is Not Azamat". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Abcarian, Robin (January 7, 2011). "Ken Davitian is enjoying, very much, his Hollywood high five". The San Francisco Chronicle. 

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