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Shaun Toub

Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family. He was raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 14, 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. After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC. His high school yearbook notes: "The Funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world."Through a chance encounter with an astute talent agent, he broke into the Hollywood scene with hope in his heart and a natural talent to entertain.Toub has received accolades for several of his appearances in over 100 television episodes including Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Castle, NCIS, Chuck, Lost, Charmed, ER, Just Shoot Me, JAG, Married with Children and various movies made for television.His filmography includes his memorable performance in Bad Boys, Broken Arrow, The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson's War, Iron Man, The Last Airbender and the Oscar-winning film Crash. His recent work includes playing Majid Javadi in Season 3 of Homeland and the upcoming film Papa, the life story of Ernest Hemingway, in the role of Evan Shipman the poet.Shaun is very proud of his Persian heritage and is very active in the community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. Shaun resides in Los Angeles and loves the outdoors, sports, and music.

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Nov 30, 1962 In Tehran, Iran
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Columbo 1971-03-01
Latest Project:
Series The Blacklist 2013-09-23

1 win.

Known For
Poster of The Blacklist
Poster of Homeland
Poster of Castle
Poster of Lost
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
Last Resort Unknown 2012
Luck Unknown 2012-01-29
Homeland Unknown 2011-10-02
Castle Unknown 2009
Chuck Unknown 2007-09-24
The Unit Unknown 2006
Smith Jerry 3 episodes, 2006-2007 2006-09-19
Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
She Spies Unknown 2002-07-20
Special Unit 2 Unknown 2001-04-11
The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
The Agency Unknown 2001-09-20
Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Son of the Beach Unknown 2000-03-13
The District Unknown 2000-10-07
CI5: The New Professionals Unknown 1999-04-23
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Good vs Evil Unknown 1999-07-18
Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
The Visitor Unknown 1997
Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997
Pacific Blue Unknown 1996-03-02
Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
In the Heat of the Night Unknown 1988-03-06
Married... with Children Unknown 1987-04-05
Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01