Faran Tahir is an American actor best known for his recurring television roles as Adwin Kosan in Warehouse 13 (since 2010) and as "Smiling" Frank Ashkani in the reboot of Dallas, since 2012.
Tahir was born in Los Angeles while his parents were studying acting and directing at UCLA Theatre Department. He comes from a theatre family well-known in Pakistan and India - both his parents are actors/directors/writers in Pakistan.
Faran moved to Los Angeles in 1980, when he was 17 years old. He completed his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and his graduate degree from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard.
He has been nominated and has won many awards for his work in theatre and film.