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Erick Avari Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 April 1952Darjeeling, India
Birth NameNariman Eruch Avari
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Erick Avari was born on April 13, 1952 in Darjeeling, India. His credits include leading roles in films from Kevin Reynolds' cult classic The Beast of War (1988) to commercial megahits such as Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), The Mummy (1999) and Planet of the Apes (2001). His comedic skills have landed him starring roles in the Adam Sandler remake Mr. Deeds (2002), For Love or Money (1993) and Woody Allen's only television film Don't Drink the Water (1994). He is also featured in Revelation (2002), The Glass House (2001) and has a starring role in Michael Meredith's Three Days of Rain (2002) and Dancing in Twilight (2005). His long theatrical background has garnered him critical acclaim for several roles at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York City, including his portrayal of Vasquez in "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" and the Broadway hit, "The King and I".

Avari has had the pleasure of performing in some of the most prestigious regional theatres in the country, including The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Chicago's Goodman Theater and The Cleveland Playhouse, playing roles such as the King in "King Lear" and Joseph Smith in the Mabou Mines production of "The Morman Project". On television, in addition to his recurring role as Kasuf on Stargate SG-1 (1997), he has played notable roles on Heroes (2006), Cybill (1995), Cheers (1982), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Murder, She Wrote (1984), NYPD Blue (1993) and several made-for-television films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Margaret Walker (? - ?)

Trivia (8)

His childhood in Darjeeling, a mystically beautiful Himalayan town in northern India, uniquely prepared him for a career that has taken him from the cricket field to outer space and back several times. The town is a crossroads for people from Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and other exotic locales as well as a favorite vacation spot for aristocratic Europeans and, in the 1960s and 1970s, a required stop for youthful Americans and Australians on the so-called "hippie trail".
Along with Alexis Cruz, he is one of only two actors to appear in both Stargate (1994) and its spin-off series Stargate SG-1 (1997). He played Kasuf, the father-in-law of Daniel Jackson, in both productions.
Has portrayed more than two dozen different nationalities in his career.
Has appeared with Brent Spiner in three different productions: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Independence Day (1996) and The Master of Disguise (2002).
Was scheduled to reprise his role as Kasuf in the Stargate SG-1 (1997) Season Six finale "Full Circle" but could not due to his commitment to Dragnet (2003).
His father had been Chief Game Warden of the West Bengal Forests as a young man.
He is the great-grandson of film director Sir J.J. Madan.
Like Freddie Mercury of Queen and Nina Wadia of "Goodness Gracious Me" (1998), Erick Avari is of Parsi descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

When you work with love, you will love your work.

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