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Faran Tahir

Full / Real Name: Faran Haroon Tahir
Born: 16 February 1963 (58 years old)
Gender: Male

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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.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Mosque Greeter

Tomas Sherek

Mr. Halawi

Mokhtar

Rhys Bashir

El Haq

Ahmad Damour

Savard

Farrokh Bulsara

Anil Patel

Tivon Askari

Tivon Askari

Tariq Rind

Frank Ashkani

Frank Ashkani

Ramses Mattoo

Isaac

Lucky Morad

Detective Terrence Amos

Ali Tavali

Amad Bin Atwa

Said Labdouni

Dr. Omidi

Mr. Khan

Ishmael Bakir

Museum Official

Hassad Al-Jahiri

Isa Al-Ramai

Captain Nemo

Hamza

Radiologist

Jamil

Charles

Omar Sandhal

Adeeb

Aziz

The Commander

Osiris

Ruslan Denisov

Dr. Michael Shields

Manny

Adwin Kosan

Adwin Kosan

Adwin Kosan


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