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Omid Abtahi (born July 12, 1979) is an Iranian-born American actor.
Early life and education
Abtahi was born in Iran on July 12, 1979 and grew up in Orange County, California. He moved to the United States at an early age with his family after living in Europe and the Middle East.
Abtahi graduated from University High School in Irvine and attended the California State University Fullerton in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Before acting on television, Abtahi performed on stage in many theatrical productions including Fraulein Else at the Berkeley Repertory, McCarter Theatre and Longwarf Theatre; Adoration of the Old Woman at the Sundance Theatre Lab and Your Everyday Typical Romantic Comedy at the Kennedy Centre. He has also guest starred on the television series JAG, Judging Amy and 24. He played Justin Yates in Ghost Whisperer.
While preparing for the role of Pvt. Tariq Nassiri on the television series Over There, Abtahi learned how to speak Arabic and studied Middle Eastern culture.
Abtahi made his New York stage debut in Urge for Going by Mona Mansour.
|Film and Television|
|2005||JAG||Wahid||Episode "Heart of Darkness"|
|Judging Amy||Reza Ajami||Episode "The New Normal"|
|Over There||Tariq Nassiri||12 episodes|
|2005-2009||24||Safa / Jibraan Al-Zarian||Episodes "Day 4: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m."
"Day 7: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m."
"Day 7: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m."
"Day 7: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.
|2006||Running with Scissors||Restaurant manager|
|2006-2007||Sleeper Cell||Salim||7 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Chandru 'Dru' Kambhatla||Episode "The Good, the Bad and the Dominatrix"|
|The Unit||The Boss||Episode "Play 16"|
|2007-2008||Ghost Whisperer||Justin Yates||Episodes "The Underneath"
|2008||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Sumner||Episode "Gnothi Seauton"|
|The Mysteries of Pittsburgh||Mohammed|
|Ocean of Pearls||Amrit Singh|
|The Last Lullaby||Van|
|Space Chimps||Dr. Jagu (voice)|
|Eli Stone||Amir Khan||Episode "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"|
|My Own Worst Enemy||Tony Nazari||9 episodes|
|2009||Not Necessary||Larry Dallas||Short|
|Can Openers||Ali||TV movie|
|Bones||Hal Shirazi||Episode "The Bones That Foam"|
|NCIS||Saleem Ulman||Episodes "Aliyah"
"Truth or Consequences"
|2009-2010||FlashForward||Ed Fiore||Episodes "Gimme Some Truth"
"Revelation Zero: Part 1"
|2010||Pleading Guilty||Jonathan Ziven||TV movie|
|An Idle Dream||Pascal||Short|
|Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Dr. Jagu / Reporter #2 (voice)|
|Three Rivers||Dr. Yousef Khouri||Episodes "The Kindness of Strangers"
|The Event||William||Episode "Protect Them from the Truth"|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Cadet Amis (voice)||Episode "The Academy"|
|Nikita||Amir Komera||Episode "Resistance"|
|The Mentalist||Markham Shankar||Episode "Red Hot"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Aasif||Episode "Something's Gotta Give"|
|2011||The Perfect Meal||Social Worker (voice)||Short|
|Fringe||Simon Phillips||Episode "Concentrate and Ask Again"|
|Homeland||Raqim Faisel||Episodes "Clean Skin"
"The Good Soldier"
|2012||The Good Wife||Samir||Episode "Live From Damascus"|
|Covert Affairs||Sayid al-Muqri||Episode "Hello Stranger"|
|The Boys of Abu Ghraib||Ghazi Hammoud||Post-production|
|Spec Ops: The Line||Staff Sergeant John Lugo||Video game|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Farid||Video game|
|2012-2013||Last Resort||Nigel||Episodes "Captain"
"Blue on Blue"
"Another Fine Navy Day"
"Damn the Torpedoes"
|2013||Family Guy||Mahmoud (voice)||Episode Turban Cowboy|
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