May 5, 1962
|Years active||1994 - Present|
|Agent||Van Gogh Talent, Vancouver BC.|
Manoj Sood (born May 5, 1962) is a Canadian film and television actor. Manoj immigrated with his family to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta and later, he went to St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.
Life and career
Manoj Sood was born in Mombassa, Kenya to Hindu parents (Dr. B.K. Sood and Narindar Sood). Manoj's family moved to Canada in 1964 and he grew up in Western Canada. Manoj entered the entertainment world in 1994 and has been working steadily for the past 20 years. Manoj, much to his surprise, landed a supporting role in an American MOW after his very first audition. Up until then his only acting experience had been from his acting classes.
Since that day Manoj has appeared in more than 60 television and feature film productions. He has appeared on popular television shows like Da Vinci's Inquest, The Dead Zone, Romeo!, Dead Like Me and a series lead (91 episodes) of Little Mosque on the Prairie, as well as numerous others. Manoj has also acted in popular films such as Meltdown (2004) (TV), "Rat Race (2001 film)" and "Watchmen". Recent credits include performances in "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland", "Continuum", "The Pinocchio Project" and Brad Bird's Tomorrowland.
Manoj has been a passionate fly fisherman and amateur astronomer since he was a child; when he's not acting he is fly-fishing with his son or gazing into the universe with his telescope.
Is himself of Indian-Hindu descent but often plays Middle East or Pakistani characters.
Attended St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.
Grew up in Calgary, Alberta.
Avid fly fisherman and fly tier since he was 10 years old.
Immigrated to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old.
Is a well-known amateur astronomer, a hobby he has been passionately involved in since age 12.
Brother of actress Veena Sood.
Son, Kama L. Sood born May 6, 1998.
Official website: www.manojsood.net.
|1997||Survival on the Mountain||Boutros||TV movie|
|Doomsday Rock||Missile Commander||TV movie, Uncredited|
|Breaker High||Guru||Episode: "Don't Get Curried Away"|
|Viper||P.M. Sintong Nameh||Episode: "Cat and Mouse"|
|2000||Romeo Must Die||Akbar|
|Da Vinci's Inquest||Man in Office Building||Episode: "That's the Way the Story Goes"|
|2001||Rat Race||High Roller|
|2002||The Sausage Factory||Doctor||Episode: "Purity Test"|
|Monk||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1", Uncredited|
|The Dead Zone||Apu, Convenice Store Clerk||Episode: "Unreasonable Doubt"|
|Da Vinci's Inquest||Bernie||Episode: "Twenty Five Dollar Conversation"|
|2004||Jake 2.0||Dr. Vikram Taleek||Episode: "Dead Man Walking"|
|Romeo!||Principal Gurjit Ramawad||Episode: "Loose Lips"|
|Episode: "A Matter of Principal"|
|Human Cargo||Mr. Sanjay Desai||TV mini-series|
|Touching Evil||Mr. Patel||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Meltdown||Syed Kahn||TV movie|
|Dead Like Me||Mr. Akhtar||Episode: "Send in the Clown"|
|Episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|2005||The Dead Zone||Cabbie||Episode: "Double Vision"|
|Robson Arms||Urologist||Episode: "A Certain Vintage"|
|The 4400||Albert||Episode: "The Hidden"|
|Fetching Cody||Security Guard|
|Da Vinci's City Hall||Santosh Kumar||Episode: "One Man, Two Jobs"|
|Murder Unveiled||Lawyer||TV movie|
|A Little Thing Called Murder||Syed Bial Ahmed|
|Godiva's||Mr. Hadieri||Episode: "Fast and Loose"|
|Episode: "Out the Door"|
|The Evidence||Medical Examiner||Episode: "Borrowed Time"|
|A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story||Actor||TV movie|
|2007||White Noise: The Light||Male Nurse|
|Partition||The Wood Gatherer|
|2007—2012||Little Mosque on the Prairie||Baber Siddiqui||Series Lead (91 episodes)|
|2008–2009||Winnipeg Comedy Festival||Baber Siddiqui|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Mr. Sadigh||Episode: "The Dead Body"|
|Fathers & Sons||Sutish||Completed|
|"Endgame (TV series)"||Dr. Abel Gray||Episode: "I Killed Her"|
|2011||"Sisters and Brothers"||Acting Coach|
|2011||"The Debaters"||Babar Siddiqui||Episode "Plastic Bags & Batman vs. Superman"|
|2011||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||Convenience Store Customer #2|
|2012||"Profile For Murder"||Dr. Sharma|
|2013||"Once Upon A Time In Wonderland"||The Diplomat||Season 1 Episode 7 "Bad Blod"|
|2014||"Continuum"||Bennedict||Season 3 Episode 5|
|2014||"The Pinocchio Project"||Walter Mansingh|
|2014||"East Meets Ted"||Executive Producer, Writer, Satish Scharma||"In Development"|
|2014||"The Delta"||Executive Producer, Writer, Sanjay Singh||"In Development"|