Faran Tahir Joins Cast of Acclaimed TV Series American Crime

Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir is having a very busy and fulfilling year so far. After recently announcing that he will be a part of two upcoming American TV series, namely Supergirl and Satisfaction USA [season 2], the actor has now also joined the cast of acclaimed, Emmy nominated TV series American Crime for its second season, slated to begin airing in 2016.

Faran Tahir to appear in American Crime Season 2

In American Crime, Faran Tahir will be playing the role of Rhys Bashir, the chairman of the board at a local school. The second season of American Crime is currently filming in Austin, Texas (USA). The show is an American anthology crime drama television series, which airs on ABC Network. The series, created by John Ridley, also stars Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown and Richard Cabral.

American Crime addresses topics such as race, class, and gender politics – it follows a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial. The show has won unanimous critical acclaim for its writing, unique execution and top notch performances by all actors. Popular film and TV review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes has given the show a 95% rating based on various reviews submitted to the website. The show has also received nominations at the prestigious Critics’ Choice Television Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Speaking about being a part of the series and his character in it, Faran Tahir says “I can’t divulge much about the plot or my character at the moment but American Crime is nominated for 9 awards including 6 Emmys this year. It is probably one of the most acclaimed shows on TV. It has been created by writer/producer John Riley who won the Oscar for ’12 Years a Slave’. Needless to say I am ecstatic to be on the show.


About Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir (born February 16, 1964) is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, “The Ten Rings” in Iron Man (2008). In 1985, he appeared as Bolshintsov in U.C. Berkeley’s production of A Month in the Country. 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 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”. He appeared a Ruslan Denisov in The Blacklist Season 2 Episode 11, as Detective Terrence Amos in How To Get Away With Murder Season 1 Episode 10 and as Dr. Alan Kobrine in Backstrom Season 1, Episode 9.  He is also played Frank, Cliff Barnes’ right-hand man in the reboot of Dallas. Tahir starred in the ghost horror film Jinn.

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.

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