Pancholy in 2007
January 18, 1974 |
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ryan Corvaia (m. 2014)|
Maulik Navin Pancholy (born January 18, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Jonathan on 30 Rock, the voice of Baljeet Tjinder in Phineas and Ferb, Sanjay Patel in Weeds, and Neal during the first season of Whitney. He voiced a different character, also named Sanjay Patel, in the Nickelodeon animated series Sanjay and Craig.
Pancholy was born in Dayton, Ohio. He moved around while growing up. His family comes from Gujarat, and his grandparents live in Ahmedabad. He is a 1991 graduate of the Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, and went on to major in Theatre at Northwestern University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1995. He then attended the Yale School of Drama, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in 2003.
His stage credits in New York City include the Culture Project's production of Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom in 2004, a workshop of the play Morbidity & Mortality at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in 2005, and the lead role in India Awaiting at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. In January 2015, he joined the cast of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, replacing Rupert Grint when the production's Broadway run was extended.
On February 13, 2017 StarTrek.com stated that Pancholy will play Nambue, Chief Medical Officer of the USS Shenzhou in the upcoming TV series Star Trek: Discovery. The series' pilot episode is set to air in September 2017, and season one is to air on CBS streaming service in America and Netflix abroad.
Pancholy came out as gay in a November 2013 interview with Out magazine in which he discussed his partner of nine years, chef/caterer Ryan Corvaia. They became engaged at the Taj Mahal in January 2014 and were married in September that year.
On April 25, 2014, Pancholy was named to President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. On February 25, 2017, Pancholy and nine other members of the commission resigned from their positions, citing administrative actions by President Donald Trump that they claimed went "against the commission's principles".
Pancholy is active with several non-profit and social policy organizations including Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the New York City Anti-Violence Project, and OutRight Action International, formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
|2006||Friends with Money||Flirtatious Waiter|
|Quarter Life Crisis||Neil Desai|
|2009||Love N' Dancing||Gunmay|
|2010||Love Ranch||Samir Singh|
|See You in September||Roger|
|Raspberry Magic||Amrish Patil|
|2011||Horrible Bosses||Gregory||Voice only|
|1999||Tracey Takes On...||Roberto||2|
|Jack & Jill||Barto's Classmate||1|
|Charmed||Treasure Hunter #1|
|2005–09, 2012||Weeds||Sanjay Patel||26||Recurring seasons 1–5; 8 - has exactly the same name as his Sanjay and Craig character|
|2005||The Comeback||Kaveen Kahan||2|
|2006–11, 2012||30 Rock||Jonathan||64||Recurring seasons 1–2; Main seasons 3–5; 7|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Aziz Gabriel/Dani Hasni||2|
|The Sopranos||Dr. Ajit Gupte||1|
|2007–15||Phineas and Ferb||Baljeet Tjinder||210+||Voice only|
|2009||The Replacements||Kamil Sattar||1|
|2010||Running Wilde||Himself||Playing himself as a fake doctor in "Mental Flaws"|
|2011||Web Therapy||Kamal Prakash||4||Recurring; season 1|
|2011–12||Whitney||Neal||22||Main season 1|
|2013–16||Sanjay and Craig||Sanjay Patel||60||Main role, voice only; has exactly the same name as his Weeds character.|
|2014||The Good Wife||Dev Jain||1||Episode "Parallel Construction, Bitches"|
|2014||Wander Over Yonder||TBA||Voice Only|
|2016||The Muppets||Photographer||Episode: "Got Silk?"|
|2017||Star Trek Discovery||Dr. Nambue||Cast Member|
|2017||Friends From College||Patel||1||Episode: "A Night of Surprises"|
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