85. Faran Tahir (Actor, California)

Faran Tahir is a third generation Pakistani/American actor who has shown his talents equally in film, television and theater. His most recent film credits include the vicious villain, Raza, in the 2008 Marvel live action blockbuster, Iron Man, starring alongside Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terence Howard. In 2009, he followed the success of Iron Man with another super hit, Star Trek, as the dashing and heroic Federation Captain. The casting marks a historic moment in the Star Trek saga and for him as well. He played the first Federation Captain of South Asian/Middle Eastern ethnicity. Tahir’s vast television resume includes over 40 television appearances. He has been seen as guest leads in notable shows like Lost, Chuck, NYPD Blue, NCIS, NCIS- Los Angeles, Cold Case, The West Wing, Warehouse 13 etc.

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