Marco Khan

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Marco Khan
Մարկո Խան
Մարկո Խանլյան  (Armenian)
Marco Khanlian

(1979-03-27) March 27, 1979 (age 41)
OccupationActor, stunt performer
Spouse(s)Heather J Blair Khan (2007–2012)

Marco Khanlian (born March 27, 1979; Armenian: Մարկո Խանլյան), known professionally as Marco Khan (Armenian: Մարկո Խան),[1] is an American actor and stuntman.[2] He has appeared in numerous well-known film and television series like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Iron Man, and 10,000 BC, as well as numerous independent and short films.


Khan was born in Tehran, Iran; the son of Anna (née Karamian) and Levon Khanlian.[1] His father was born in Lebanon but was raised in Iran, where he met Khan's mother, whose parents were from Georgia and she was born in Babol, Iran.[3] Both of his parents are Armenian. Marco and younger brother, Aleko, left Iran at age 11 in pursuit of higher education. Schooled in Venice, Italy and then in Catalina, California – Marco now calls Los Angeles home. At age 17, Marco picked up English as his 4th language and assumed the responsibility as the caretaker for his entire family. He operated a series of restaurants (Marco's Pizzeria) for 12 years to support his family. He has a son too, that he has raised on his own. Marco had a short experience before getting into acting in Semi-Pro soccer and professional wrestling nicknamed "The Persian Terror".



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Waterworld Smoker Also stunt performer
1996 American Tigers Navy SEAL
1997 True Vengeance Mike
1998 Crossfire Thug #2
The Howling Leopard Hoss
2001 15 Minutes Immigrant
Women of the Night Rand Also stunt performer
2002 In the Wrong Hands Rocky
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Turkish Guard Uncredited
Date or Disaster Dater Short film
2004 September Tapes Kidnapper Also stunt performer
2005 Pit Fighter Russian Fighter
American Fusion Jeremy
In the Blink of an Eye The Bodyguard Short film
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Pakistani Comedian
2006 Hollywood Kills The Assistant
Click Habeeboo Entourage
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Turkish Guard
The Champ The Brute Short film
One Night With You Alvin
2007 Assassin Assassin / Jon Short film
The Gene Generation Bodyguard
2008 Iron Man Scarred Insurgent
Gimme Some Loving The Bad Guy Short film
10,000 BC One-Eye
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Terrorist with Hand
2009 The Grind 2nd Punisher
2012 Preacher Uncredited
2011 Jerusalem Countdown Javad
No Saints for Sinners Tiny
Beneath the Wheel Farheed Short film
2012 The Son of an Afghan Farmer Rafi
2013 Betrayal Ricardo
The Book of Esther Bearded Guard
2014 God's Not Dead Misrab
Camp X-Ray Mahmoud
Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage Mujeed
Broken Hamad Short film
2015 AWOL-72 Apache
Straw Dogs Kevork Kachichian Short film
2016 The Loner Roham Rouhani
Mothers of the Desert Bishop Short film
The Promise Mehmet
Calico Skies Khan
2019 My Stretch of Texas Ground Khalis
East of Byzantium: War Gods and Warrior Saints Attila The Hun Documentary film
I Am That Man Victor
Run Sweetheart Run Taxi Driver Upcoming


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Columbo Guard Episode: "Ashes to Ashes"
2001 Passion Cove Wrestler #2 Episode: "Silent Night"
2004 Charmed Thief #1 Episode: "I Dream of Phoebe"
2003–04 JAG Terrorist 2 episodes
2005 Untold Stories of the E.R. Reenactment Actor Episode: "How Can This Happen?"
E-Ring Recruiter Episode: "Escape and Evade"
24 Gamil 3 episodes
2008 Las Vegas Man #1 Episode: "3 Babes, 100 Guns and a Fat Chick"
2012 The Soul Man Shaikh Khalil Episode: "The God-Fathers"
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Swarthy Guy 2 episodes
2018 SEAL Team Bashir Kahn Episode: "Never Get Out of the Boat"
Counterpart Raash Recurring role; Season 2
Splitting Up Together Amir Episode: "Street Meats"
2020 Black Monday Jimmy Episode: "Arthur Ponzarelli"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate Male Bulgarian 1 Voice role


  1. ^ a b Marco Khan on IMDb
  2. ^ "Marco Khan". Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. ^ "Marco Khan: I promise I will come to live in Armenia". Retrieved 2019-07-25.

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