Biography

Navid Negahban was born and raised in Mashhad, Iran. His passion for acting led him to Germany, where he spent eight years honing his theatrical skills prior to arriving in the US. Navid has been building a strong resume ever since, playing a broad range of intriguing characters for film, theatre, and television.

Navid has a powerful leading role in the stunning dramatic feature The Stoning of Soraya M., and significant supporting roles in Brothers with Tobey Maguire, directed by Jim Sheridan, Powder Blue with Jessica Biel and Forest Whitaker, and Charlie Wilson's War opposite Tom Hanks, directed by Mike Nichols. On TV, Navid had a recurring role on the eighth and final season of 24, and guest appearances include Lost, CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Covert Affairs, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Navid recently (2011) appeared as Dr. Robert Stadler in Atlas Shrugged Part 1. He also shot The Power of Few in New Orleans with Christopher Walken and Christian Slater. Navid is currently (2011/2012) playing the chilling Abu Nazir on Showtime's Homeland, with Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. Credit:  J. Bass 

Navid Negahban was born and raised in Mashhad, Iran. His passion for acting led him to Germany, where he spent eight years honing his theatrical skills prior to arriving in the US. Navid has been building a strong resume ever since, playing a broad range of intriguing characters for film, theatre, and television.

Navid has a powerful leading role in the stunning dramatic feature The Stoning of Soraya M., and significant supporting roles in Brothers with Tobey Maguire, directed by Jim Sheridan, Powder Blue with Jessica Biel and Forest Whitaker, and Charlie Wilson's War opposite Tom Hanks, directed by Mike Nichols. On TV, Navid had a recurring role on the eighth and final season of 24, and guest appearances include Lost, CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Covert Affairs, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Navid recently (2011) appeared as Dr. Robert Stadler in Atlas Shrugged Part 1. He also shot The Power of Few in New Orleans with Christopher Walken and Christian Slater. Navid is currently (2011/2012) playing the chilling Abu Nazir on Showtime's Homeland, with Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. Credit:  J. Bass 

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1968-06-02

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Aladdin as The Sultan
2018 Saat des Terrors as Kashif Baqri
2018 God Friended Me (1 episode) as Hassan (1 episode) as Hasan
2018 Damascus Cover as Sarraj
2018 12 Strong as General Dostum
2017 American Assassin as Minister Behurz
2017 Sand Castle as Kadeer
2017 Brain on Fire as Dr. Najjar
2016 Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming as Mehran
2016 Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero as Mohammad Mohammad-Mohammadi
2015 Baba Joon as Itzhak
2015 Day One as Dr. Nasir
2015 The Team (8 episodes) as Said Gharbour
2014 American Sniper as Sheikh Al-Obeidi
2014 Scorpion (1 episode) as Agent Khara
2013 Words and Pictures as Rashid
2013 The Moment as Malik Jamil
2013 Cash for Gold as Ehsan
2011 Homeland (12 episodes) as Abu Nazir
2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I as Dr. Robert Stadler
2009 Dead Air as Abir
2009 Liberation as Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
2009 Diplomacy as Iranian Foreign Minister
2009 Powder Blue as Doctor Brooks
2009 Brothers as Murad
2009 Stellina Blue as Amir Keshavarz
2008 The Mentalist (1 episode) as Hassan Zarif
2008 The Stoning of Soraya M. as Ali
2007 Charlie Wilson's War as Refugee Camp Translator
2007 Moonlight (1 episode) as Amir Fayed
2005 Criminal Minds (1 episode) as Hassan Nadir
2005 The Fallen Ones as Ammon
2005 Pretty Persuasion as Mr. Azzouni
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Sam Farhidi
1970 Scene of the Crime (1 episode) as Harun

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