Parviz Sayyad


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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

The Mission The Colonel
(1983)
Dead End Writer
(1977)
Checkpoint Mr. Younesi
(1987)
(1977)

Filmography

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 2019 American Fighter
Mr. V
 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 Wheel Barrow (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
 1988 Samad Returns from the War (Video)
Samad
 1987 Checkpoint
Mr. Younesi
 1986 Samad Goes to War
Samad
 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
 1978 Samad Becomes Homeless
Samad
 1976 My Uncle Napoleon (TV Series)
Asdallah Mirza
 1975 Our Agent Samad in Mission Impossible (TV Mini Series)
Samad
 1975 The Falconet
Zanburakchi
 1975 Far from Home
Husseyin
 1974 Kaaf Show (TV Series) (1974)
 1974 Mozafar
Mozaffar
 1974 Samad Becomes an Actor
Samad
 1974 Slaughterhouse
Mohammad Ghiasi
 1973 Sattar khan
Ali Mosioo
 1972 Samad and Sami, Leyla and Lili
Samad / Sami
 1972 The Suitor
Khavari
 1970 Hassan, the Bald
Hasan Kachal
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Personal Details


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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