Navid Negahban

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Navid Negahban
Born (1968-06-02) June 2, 1968 (age 46)
Mashhad, Iran
Occupation Actor

Navid Negahban (born June 2, 1968 in Mashhad, Iran), is an Iranian American actor. He has appeared on 24 and is a regular on Homeland.

Life and career[edit]

Negahban took a liking to theater when he was 8 years old while provoking laughter from a large audience by portraying an old man on stage.[1] He left Iran when he was 20 for Turkey and then Germany, where he spent eight-and-a-half years.[2] In Germany, he worked for a theater company, and then in 1993 he moved to the United States.[3] He is fluent in English, Persian,[1] Dari and German.[3] He has appeared in The Shield, The West Wing, Lost, and CSI: Miami.[4] He has collaborated twice with Iranian-American actress Necar Zadegan, once in 24, where her on screen husband ordered his interrogation and the torturing of his family, and also in CSI: Miami, where, as his wife, she killed him.[5] Negahban also had two collaborations with another Iranian-American actress Mozhan Marnò in the TV series The Unit[6] and the movie The Stoning of Soraya M., where he plays Sorya's (Marnò's) husband. In 2008, Negahban voiced the insane doctor Challus Mercer in the survival horror game Dead Space.[4] Negahban also appeared as the main antagonist in the critically acclaimed TV series Homeland.[1] In 2011 he won the Best Actor Award for the 2009 Iranian short film, Liberation at the Noor Iranian Film Festival, and in 2012, he returned to serve as an official festival judge.

Film and television credits[edit]

Film credits
Year Title Role
2005 The Fallen Ones Ammon
2006 The Path to 9/11 Khalili
2006 Broken Keith
2007 Waking Dreams Toly
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Refugee Camp Translator
2008 Richard III Sir James Tyrrel
2008 Djinn Djinn
2008 Stoning of Soraya M., TheThe Stoning of Soraya M. Ali
2009 Powder Blue Dr. Brooks
2009 Stellina Blue Amir Keshavarz
2009 Dead Air Abir
2009 Brothers Murad
2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I Dr. Robert Stadler
2013 The Power of Few Sahel
2014 Words and Pictures Headmaster
2014 American Sniper
Year Title Role
2000 The Invisible Man
2002 The Shield
2003 The Agency
2003 JAG
2004 Threat Matrix
2004 The West Wing
2004 Lost Omar, Sayid's superior
2005 Over There
2006 Las Vegas
2006 The Unit
2006 Without a Trace
2006 Criminal Minds Hassan Nadir
2006 Alias
2006 Law & Order
2006 The Closer
2006 Sleeper Cell
2007 Shark
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2007 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2007 Moonlight
2009 Fringe
2010 CSI: Miami
2005–2010 24
2010 Dark Blue
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles
2010 The Whole Truth
2011-2012 Homeland Abu Nazir
2013 CSI: NY Zane Kalim
2013 Arrow Al-Owal
2014 The Mentalist Hassan Zarif


  1. ^ a b c "Showtime Mini-Biography". Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Ross, Matt. "In Depth: Navid Negahban". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Laracy, Noah. "Navid Negahban: A Back Stage Exclusive". Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "IMDb: Navid Negahban". Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "IMDb: Dishonor (2010) "Did You Know?"". Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "IMDb: "The Unit" (Security) 2006". Retrieved 10 December 2012. 

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