Shaun Toub

Shaun Toub

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 15-02-1958
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
  • Also Known As:

    샤운 토웁

  • Popularity: 5.74
  • Homepage: N/A

Shaun Toub is an Iranian-American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, as Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, and as Yinsen in the film adaptation of the Iron Man comic book series. Toub, who is of Persian Jewish background, was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Manchester, England (his family left Iran before the 1979 revolution). At the age of fourteen, 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. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC. Shaun is active in the Iranian Jewish community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. He has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub currently resides in Los Angeles.

Year Movie Character
2004 Land of Plenty as Hassan
2002 Maryam as Dr. Darius Armin
2019 Forgive Me as Davood
2006 The Nativity Story as Joachim
1997 Steel Sharks as Capt. Reza Lashgar
2010 The Last Airbender as Uncle Iroh
2015 Papa Hemingway in Cuba as Evan Shipman
2011 Setup as Roth
2016 War Dogs as Marlboro
2020 Ghosts of War as Mr. Helwig
2007 The Kite Runner as Rahim Kahn
2008 Iron Man as Yinsen
1999 D.R.E.A.M. Team as Prince Ali Saleed
1996 Suddenly
1999 Stigmata as Doctor
1996 Broken Arrow as Max
2013 Iron Man 3 as Ho Yinsen
2014 Stretch as Nasseem
1988 Out of Time as Speechmaker
1996 Executive Decision as Terrorist
1995 Bad Boys as Store Clerk
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux as Sleeping Guard
2005 Crash as Farhad
2002 Live from Baghdad as Sadoun Al-Jenabi
2015 Unity as Narrator (voice)
2007 Charlie Wilson's War as Hassan (uncredited)
2019 Forgive Me

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