|Birthday:||February 16, 1963/1964|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Social Networks:|| Twitter|
|Education:|| University of California Berkeley|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Naeem Tahir (father)|
Ali Tahir (brother)
|First appearance:||Dark Waters|
|Last appearance:||A Wondrous Place|
Faran Haroon Tahir is a Pakistani-American actor who appears in American television series and films. He is the son of veteran Pakistani actor Naeem Tahir.
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Faran Haroon Tahir was born on 16 February 1964 in Los Angeles to Naeem Tahir and Yasmeen Tahir. He grew up in Pakistan and returned to the United States 1980. He has attended University of California Berkeley and Harvard University where he studied theatre.
In 1985, he appeared as Bolshintsov in U.C. Berkeley's production of A Month in the Country, and in 1988 portrayed Errol Philander in Athol Fugard's "Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act." He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Theatre before acquiring a graduate degree from the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.
He made his film debut playing Nathoo in the Disney's 1994 live-action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. He has since appeared in such films as Picture Perfect (1997), Anywhere But Here (1999) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007). He also played the male lead in the 1999 independent film ABCD. In 2008, Tahir played the role of the villain Raza in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man. He played Starfleet Captain Richard Robau in the 2009 film Star Trek. In 2013, Tahir played President Patel in the science-fiction film Elysium.
Tahir has guest starred on many television series, including Alias, The Practice, Family Law, The Agency, NYPD Blue, Lost, 7th Heaven, The West Wing, Walker, Texas Ranger, The D.A., 24, Monk, Justice, Cold Case, Chuck, Hawaii Five-0 and Warehouse 13. He also co-starred with Robert Beltran and Chase Masterson in the 2005 Sci-Fi Channel original movie Manticore. He also starred in the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy as Isaac and appeared on the CW series Supernatural as the Egyptian god Osiris in the seventh season's episode "Defending Your Life". Tahir starred in the ghost horror film Jinn. The role of Frank, Cliff Barnes' right-hand man in the reboot of Dallas. In 2015 Tahir appeared in a recurring role as the Commander on Supergirl.
He appeared in JAG in the episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" which served as the two pilot episodes for the series NCIS. Seven years later, Tahir appeared in the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles.
In 2016 Tahir joined American Crime as Rhys Bashir, and was cast as Captain Nemo on Once Upon a Time. In 2017, Tahir played the role of Mallick in Syfy's TV show, 12 Monkeys.
Tahir has two brothers (born 1969 & 1974). His father is Naeem Tahir, Director General at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts.
|1989||Midnight Caller||TV Series||Desk Clerk|
|1993||Law & Order||TV Series||Mr. Khan|
|1994||New York Undercover||TV Series||Dr. Venegas|
|1994||The Jungle Book||Nathoo|
|1995||New York News||TV Series||Neilson|
|1997||Party of Five||TV Series||Radiologist|
|1998||A Price Above Rubies||Hrundi Kapoor|
|1999||The Pretender||TV Series||Anesthesiologist|
|1999||Anywhere But Here||Hisham Badir|
|2000||The Practice||TV Series||Dr. Michael Shields|
|2000||Family Law||TV Series||Dr. Singh|
|2001||NYPD Blue||TV Series||Isa Al-Ramai|
|2001 - 2003||The Agency||TV Series||Jamar Akil / India's Secret Police leader|
|2002||7th Heaven||TV Series||Mr. Halawi|
|2002||Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity||TV Movie||Antoine Fahd|
|2002||MDs||TV Series||Dr. Banfa|
|2002 - 2003||The West Wing||TV Series||Manny|
|2003||JAG||TV Series||Amad Bin Atwa / Said Labdouni|
|2003||Boston Public||TV Series||Mr. Mubarik|
|2003 - 2005||24||TV Series||Tomas Sherek / Mosque Greeter|
|2004||Judging Amy||TV Series||Dr. Omidi|
|2004||The D.A.||TV Series||Asaf Shah|
|2005||Over There||TV Series||Hamza|
|2005||Just Legal||TV Series|
|2006||Monk||TV Series||Museum Official|
|2006||Justice||TV Series||Oscar Rivera|
|2006||Sleeper Cell||TV Series||Aziz|
|2007||Cold Case||TV Series||Anil Patel|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Brigadier Rashid|
|2008||Lost||TV Series||Ishmael Bakir|
|2008||Chuck||TV Series||Farrokh Bulsara|
|2009||Star Trek||Captain Robau|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||TV Series||Isaac|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||TV Series||Hassad Al-Jahiri|
|2010||Childrens Hospital||TV Series||Malik|
|2010 - 2013||Warehouse 13||TV Series||Adwin Kosan|
|2011||Blue Bloods||TV Series||El Haq|
|2011||In Plain Sight||TV Series||Ali Tavali|
|2012||Burn Notice||TV Series||Ahmad Damour|
|2012 - 2013||Dallas||TV Series||Frank Ashkani / 'Smiling' Frank|
|2013||Private Practice||TV Series||Charles|
|2013||Mr. Jones||The Anthropologist|
|2013||Super Athlete||Principal Zafar|
|2014||Elementary||TV Series||Ramses Mattoo|
|2014||Crisis||TV Series||Tariq Rind|
|2014 - 2015||Criminal Minds||TV Series||Tivon Askari|
|2015||How to Get Away with Murder||TV Series||Detective Terrence Amos|
|2015||The Blacklist||TV Series||Ruslan Denisov|
|2015||Backstrom||TV Series||Dr. Alan Kobrine|
|2015||Flight World War II||William Strong|
|2015||Supergirl||TV Series||The Commander|
|2015||Satisfaction||TV Series||Omar Sandhal|
|2015||Call of Duty: Black Ops III||Video Game||General Hakim (voice)|
|2016||American Crime||TV Series||Rhys Bashir|
|2016||Hawaii Five-0||TV Series||Lucky Morad|
|2016 - 2017||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Captain Nemo|
|2017||Prison Break||TV Series||Jamil|
|2017||Scandal||TV Series||President Rashad|
|2017||Shameless||TV Series||Mr. Adeeb|
|2017 - 2018||12 Monkeys||TV Series||Mallick|
|2018||The Magicians||TV Series||The Great Cock of the Darkling Woods|
|2018||Madam Secretary||TV Series||President Tarindo Nandasiri|
|2018 - 2019||Land of the Outlaws||TV Series||Utah Harjo|
|2019||MacGyver||TV Series||The Fence|
|2019||Hamlet 360: Thy Father's Spirit||Video||Claudius|
|2019||Boris and the Bomb||Sammi|
|2020||I Am Fear (completed)||Asad|
|2020||Lamya's Poem (pre-production)||Baha Walad (voice)|
|I'll Meet You There (post-production)||Majeed|
|The Martial Artist (pre-production)||Dada|
|Space Command (pre-production)||TV Series||Kasain|
- Growing up in Pakistan, he moved to Los Angeles, California in 1980 at age 17.
- His father, Naeem Tahir, is Director General at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts.