Dan Ahdoot

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Dan Ahdoot
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Dan Ahdoot performing on the Orange Carpet at Cornell College.
Born
Dan Kamyar Ahdoot[1]

Great Neck, New York, United States
NationalityIranian American
Alma materJohns Hopkins University
OccupationComedian
Actor
Writer
Producer

Dan Ahdoot (Persian: دن آهدوت‎; Hebrew: דאן אהדוות‎) is a writer, actor, and comedian. He is known for his TV appearances on Disney's Kickin' It, Showtime's Shameless, and the Seeso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. He has also developed TV shows for CBS, FOX, Hulu, Freeform, and Pop.

Early life[edit]

Dan is a part Afghan, part Iranian Jew[2] from Great Neck, New York.[3] "I grew up in Great Neck, New York, which is actually a hotbed of Iranian Jewry, so I didn't really know that I was very different until I went to college." He completed pre-med studies at Johns Hopkins University, was accepted into medical school, but decided to pursue stand-up comedy instead.

Career[edit]

Ahdoot has a very eclectic career, spanning writing, acting, podcasting, and standup.

Ahdoot has developed television shows for CBS, FOX, Hulu, Freeform, and Pop! He has also written for various Comedy Central Roasts.

Ahdoot is best known for his work on the series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ where he played the ruthless real estate agent Amir Yaghoob. He has also acted on Showtime's Shameless, ABC's Super Fun Night, and Falafel Phil on the Disney XD show Kickin' It. Ahdoot was also in an episode of Workaholics playing a worker at a computer store.

Ahdoot performs regularly at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, and is a national headlining comedian. He has performed on The Tonight Show, NBC's Last Comic Standing, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend.

Ahdoot is the host of the food podcast Green Eggs and Dan. He has been a guest on Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins and Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman.

Discography[edit]

  • hate me, or HATE ME (2006)

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Fortune Hrundi Bakshi, Jr.
2015 Woke Up Famous Coffee Shop Waiter Short
2016 Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero Stoner Dan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 AV Club Saddam TV movie
2011–2015 Kickin' It Falafel Phil 23 episodes
2011 Workaholics Genius Episode: "Model Kombat"
2012 Friend Me Farhad Unaired series
2012 Virgin Produced: Comedy Vault Comedian TV movie
2013–2016 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Kamal 4 episodes
2013 Wendell & Vinnie Randall 2 episodes
2013 Ghost Ghirls Yung Skeevy Episode: "Spirits of '76: Part 1"
2013–2014 Super Fun Night Ruby 7 episodes
2015 Why? with Hannibal Buress French Zombie Episode #1.8
2016–2019 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Amir Yaghoob 34 episodes
2016 Mary + Jane Robbie Episode: "Pilot"
2016 WTH: Welcome to Howler Dean Hopper 3 episodes
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Doctor Episode: "Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers"
2017 Atypical Smooth Guy Episode: "Antarctica"
2017 Ghosted Terry Episode: "Sam"
2018–2019 Cobra Kai Anoush Recurring role; 7 episodes
2019 Shameless Realtor Episode: "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Alibi"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Ahdoot (March 29, 2014). "Dan Ahdoot on Twitter: "@chrisdelia happy bday bro. It's mine as well!!"". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Having found success in U.S., Iranian Jews turn to show biz". JewishLight. Archived from the original on February 3, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  3. ^ Miller, David Ian. "Finding My Religion: Dan Ahdoot, Jewish Iranian American comic, on holidays and life in America", San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2006. Accessed November 12, 2008.

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