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Parviz Sayyad


Parviz Say'yad, is arguably the best known Iranian actor/comedian of the pre-revolution era in Iran. He still is a household name among Iranians today. A showman, actor, talented comedian, writer and producer of many TV shows and Iranian cinema. He created the character "Samad", a naive innocent country-boy, mischievous with a heart-of-gold whose ... See full bio »

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in Lahijan, Iran

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Known For

Dead End
Dead End Producer
(1977)
The mission
The mission The Colonel
(1983)
Checkpoint
Checkpoint Mr. Younesi
(1987)

Filmography

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 2016 A Persian Affair (Short) (completed)
Dad
 2016 The Loner
Cirrus
 2015 Shah Bob
Pop
 2013 Homeland (TV Series)
Mr. Sherazi
- A Red Wheelbarrow (2013) ... Mr. Sherazi
 2009/II Liberation (Short)
Reza Shah (voice)
 2005 Babak & Friends: A First Norooz (Video short)
Amoo Norooz
 1998 Gohar-e shab cheragh (Video)
King Lion
 1987 Checkpoint
Mr. Younesi
 1986 On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Dadgar
- Part II (1986) ... Dadgar
 1983 The mission
The Colonel
 1979 Samad Goes to the City
Samad
 1976 My Uncle Napoleon
Asdallah Mirza
 1975 The Falconet
 1975 Far from Home
Husseyin
 1974 Asrar ganj dareheye jenni
Peasant
 1974 Mozafar
Mozaffar
 1974 Samad Artist Mishavad
Samad
 1974 Slaughterhouse
Mohammad Ghiasi
 1974 Kaaf Show (TV Series) (1974)
 1972 Sattar khan
Ali Mosioo
 1971 The Suitor
Khavari
 1970 Hassan, the bald
Hasan Kachal
Show Show Producer (20 credits)
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Show Show Director (14 credits)
Show Show Editor (3 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Samad Agha
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Trivia:

At the height of his success in Iran (1978) after a hugely successful Iranian-new year TV show (The Kaaf-Show), was maneuvered to leave the Iranian TV, because the program rattled the powers-that-be of the time.

Trademark:

Often makes political/cultural criticisms/sarcasm through his comedy.

Nickname:

Samad-Agha

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