John Sharian

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John Sharian
Born
John Shahnazarian

OccupationActor
Years active1992–present

John Sharian (born John Shahnazarian) is an American character actor perhaps best known for portraying villain Ivan in The Machinist (2004).

Education[edit]

Born in Connecticut, John Sharian attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut and later the Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, which he left in 1984.

Career[edit]

Sharian graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1991[1] and began television acting shortly thereafter, appearing in the British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf in 1992.[2]

Sharian's film career began in 1994 with his role as one of the leads in Death Machine and later in the American movies Lost in Space[3] and Saving Private Ryan.[4] He also appeared in The Machinist.

Selected filmography[edit]

Radio[edit]

Date Title Role Station
25 January 1996 The American Wife BBC Radio 4 Thirty Minute Theatre
30 September 1996 American Faith BBC Radio 4
9 April 1999 J Edgar Hoover: They Call Him Bobby BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
4 December 2000 Into the Ether BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
8 July 2001 Wit Jason Posner BBC Radio 4
15 December 2001 The Gold Bug[5] BBC Radio 4 The Saturday Play
11 April 2002 The Titanic Inquiry – Part One Senator Fletcher BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
12 April 2002 The Titanic Inquiry – Part Two Senator Fletcher BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
17 January 2004 The Ipcress File Battersby BBC Radio 4 Saturday Play

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