Navid Negahban

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Birthday
2, 1968
Birthplace
Mashhad, Iran
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
2, 1968 (age 51)
Birthplace
Mashhad, Iran

About

Iranian-American film and television actor whose storied career included a starring role is Disney's Aladdin and the villainous portrayal of Amahl Farouk / Shadow King in the second season of FX's Legion. He also played antagonist Abu Nazir in Homeland and has other film credits in 12 StrongAmerican AssassinAmerican Sniper and Atlas Shrugged: Part I.

Before Fame

He was eight years old when he became interested in theater. 

Trivia

He became a prominent video game voice actor. His credits included 2010's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, 2010's Medal of Honor, 2011's  Assassin's Creed: Revelations, 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops II and many others. 

Family Life

He left Iran for Turkey at the age of 20, and then emigrated to Germany to work for a theater company. He moved to the United States in 1993. 

Associated With

He and Numan Acar shared film credits in Aladdin and 12 Strong.