Well known for his recurring role on The George Carlin Show as well as his role on the show Glee as Principal Figgins.
Some of his earlier roles include a recurring role on the Fox sitcom, Married... with Children and a role on ER.
He played Abed Nadir's father in two episodes of NBC's cult comedy Community.
He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and has two children.
He has shared the screen with Mike O'Malley in both Yes, Dear and Glee.