Pej Vahdat

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Pej Vahdat
Pejman Vahdat

Years active2004-present

Pejman "Pej" Vahdat (/ˈpɛ vəˈdɑːt/ PEJ və-DAHT)[1] is an Iranian-American[2] actor best known for his role of Arastoo Vaziri in Bones,[3] one the many interns that work at the fictional Jeffersonian Institute. He started on the show in 2009.[4] Before his acting career he attended San Diego State University, where he was a member of the tennis team. He also played Kash during the first season of the Showtime series Shameless. He is a fan of the Chicago Bulls, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers.[2] In 2018, he appeared in the Farmers Insurance Group commercial "Parking Splat."



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Butcher Chip
2008 A Separate Tribe Stranger Short film
2008 Juan Frances: Live Amir
2010 Groupie Clerk
2013 Blood Shot Ruhmeo
2014 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night DJ Porno
2018 Hope Springs Eternal Mr Garner
2019 The Day Shall Come Nura Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Finding the Endzone Bobby TV short
2005 Sleeper Cell David Episode: "Al-Faitha"
2005–2009 General Hospital Kia / Dr. Dylan Litz 2 episodes
2006 Arrested Development Iraqi Guard Episode: "Exit Strategy"
2006 Windfall Cop / Tony Larma Episode: "Priceless"
2006 NCIS Dead Motorcyclist Episode: "Shalom"
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Dr. with Leg Episode: "Everybody Hates Kris"
2006–2007 Mind of Mencia Henchman / Ravi 3 episodes
2007 House Hamid Episode: "Airborne"
2008 Valentine Sameer Patel Episode: "Daddy's Home"
2008 The Unit Zafar Khalid Episode: "Inquisition"
2008 Caught in the Action Ahmad TV film
2009 Lie to Me Jason Kashani Episode: "Life Is Priceless"
2009–2017 Bones Arastoo Vaziri Recurring role, 31 episodes
2010 Hawthorne Salim Amara Episode: "Final Curtain"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Rameesh Nayam-Singh Episode: "Tin Soldiers"
2011 Grey's Anatomy Tarik Amin Episode: "This Is How We Do It"
2011–2012 Shameless Kash 8 episodes
2012 Harry's Law Alden Mills Episode: "And the Band Played On"
2012 Single Ladies Kaseem Episode: "Finally"
2013 Hot in Cleveland Ravi Episode: "Cleveland Indians"
2014 The Mysteries of Laura Kasib Al Wazir Episode: "The Mystery of the Dysfunctional Dynasty"
2014 Dallas Nasir Ali 3 episodes
2015 Perception Vice Consul Rashid Prasad Episode: "Mirror"
2016 Sneaky Pete Kumar Mukherjee 5 episodes
2017 Lucifer Josh Hamid Episode: "They're Back, Aren't They?"
2017 The Good Doctor Dr. Avi Mehta Episode: "Intangibles"
2017–present Arrow Sam Armand 3 episodes
2018–present Empire Kelly Patel ongoing
2018–present NCIS Nigel Hakim Recurring
2018 Elementary Tim Darsha Episode: “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby”


  1. ^ "EP 42: Pej Vahdat AKA "How to Pretend to be your Own Agent"". Let's Talk About Me, Baby with Utkarsh Ambudkar. January 11, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Pej Vahdat". myFanbase. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  3. ^ ""Bones" The Cheat in the Retreat - Full cast and crew". IMDB. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Filmography by TV series". IMDB. Retrieved September 30, 2013.

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