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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 »

Born:

in Lahijan, Iran

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Known For

Bon Bast Producer
(1977)
Ferestadeh The Colonel
(1983)
Checkpoint Mr. Younesi
(1987)

Filmography

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 2018/I Roxana
Amir (voice)
 2016 A Persian Affair (Short)
Dad
 2016 The Persian Connection
Cirrus
 2015 Shah Bob
Pop
 2013 Homeland (TV Series)
Mr. Sherazi
- A Red Wheelbarrow (2013) ... Mr. Sherazi
 2009/II Liberation (Short)
Reza Shah (voice)
 2008 The Stoning of Soraya M.
Hashem
 2005 Babak & Friends: A First Norooz (Video short)
Amoo Norooz (voice)
 1998 Gohar-e shab cheragh (Video)
King Lion
 1987 Checkpoint
Mr. Younesi
 1986 Samad Be Jang Miravad
Samad
 1986 On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Dadgar
- Part II (1986) ... Dadgar
 1983 Ferestadeh
The Colonel
 1979 Samad be shahr miravad
Samad
 1977 Samad dar rah ejdeha
Samad
 1976 Daei Jan Napoleon (TV Series)
Asdallah Mirza
 1975 Zanburak
Zanburakchi
 1975 Dar Ghorbat
Husseyin
 1974 Asrar ganj dareheye jenni
Peasant
 1974 Kaaf Show (TV Series) (1974)
 1974 Maslakh
Mohammad Ghiasi
 1974 Mozafar
Mozaffar
 1974 Samad Artist Mishavad
Samad
 1972 Khastegar
Khavari
 1972 Samad va sami, leila va leili
Samad / Sami
 1972 Sattar khan
Ali Mosioo
 1970 Hasan Kachal
Hasan Kachal
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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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