Biography

Shaun Toub is an Iranian-American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, as Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, and as Yinsen in the film adaptation of the Iron Man comic book series.

Toub, who is of Persian Jewish background, was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Manchester, England (his family left Iran before the 1979 revolution). At the age of fourteen, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire to finish his last year of high school. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC.

Shaun is active in the Iranian Jewish community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. He has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub currently resides in Los Angeles.

Shaun Toub is an Iranian-American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, as Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, and as Yinsen in the film adaptation of the Iron Man comic book series.

Toub, who is of Persian Jewish background, was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Manchester, England (his family left Iran before the 1979 revolution). At the age of fourteen, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire to finish his last year of high school. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC.

Shaun is active in the Iranian Jewish community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. He has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub currently resides in Los Angeles.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1963-01-01

Place of Birth Tehran - Iran

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 War Dogs as Marlboro
2015 Papa Hemingway in Cuba as Evan Shipman
2015 Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2014 Stretch as Nasseem
2014 Tin Man as David Dashiell
2013 Iron Man 3 as Ho Yinsen
2011 Grimm(4 episodes) as Conrad Bonaparte
2011 Setup as Roth
2010 The Last Airbender as Uncle Iroh
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Philip Boyd
2008 Iron Man as Yinsen
2007 The Kite Runner as Rahim Kahn
2007 Chuck(1 episode) as Dr. Mohammed Zamir
2006 The Nativity Story as Joachim
2006 Smith(2 episodes)
2006 The Path to 9/11(2 episodes) as Emad Salem
2006 The Unit(1 episode)
2005 Crash as Farhad
2004 Lost(1 episode)
2004 Land of Plenty as Hassan
2003 NCIS(1 episode)
2002 Maryam as Dr. Darius Armin
2001 The Division(1 episode)
2000 The District(2 episodes)
2000 Son of the Beach(1 episode)
2000 Malcolm in the Middle(1 episode)
1999 D.R.E.A.M. Team as Prince Ali Saleed
1999 CI5: The New Professionals(1 episode)
1999 Stigmata as Doctor
1999 The Sopranos(1 episode) as Arouk Abboubi
1997 The Visitor(1 episode)
1997 Just Shoot Me!(1 episode)
1996 Early Edition(1 episode)
1996 Nash Bridges(1 episode)
1996 Executive Decision as Terrorist
1996 Broken Arrow as Max
1996 Steel Sharks as Capt. Reza Lashgar
1995 Sliders(1 episode)
1994 ER(1 episode)
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(1 episode)
1992 Bodies of Evidence(1 episode)
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I.(1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld(1 episode)
1988 Out of Time as Speechmaker
1986 Matlock(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(2 episodes)

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