John Farzad Strong

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Writer/Director/Actor John Farzad Strong A.K.A. John Farmanesh-Bocca, the immigrant son of an Iranian General, is a multi-award winning American theatre and film director, who is known both here and abroad for his many modern adaptations of ancient works. Mr. Farmanesh-Bocca's visually compelling and visceral theatre plays have been seen both here... See full bio »

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I Did Not Forget You Major Abraham Vance
Shameless Akram
The Brave Hossein Larijani
Fallen Producer


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 2015 I Did Not Forget You (Short) (attached)
 2012 An Engagement (Short) (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (2 credits)
 2019 #3 Normandy Lane (Short) (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2015 I Did Not Forget You (Short) (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
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 2019 #3 Normandy Lane (Short)
Lt. Col. Coleman (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2019 13 Reasons Why (TV Series)
- There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You (2019) ... Rodan (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2018 Duder (Short)
Jeff (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2017-2018 The Brave (TV Series)
Hossein Larijani
- Desperate Measures (2018) ... Hossein Larijani (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
- Desperate Times (2017) ... Hossein Larijani (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2017 Shameless (TV Series)
- Occupy Fiona (2017) ... Akram (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series)
Captain Basir Rifai
- Blowback (2017) ... Captain Basir Rifai (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2016 American Horror Story (TV Series)
- Chapter 1 (2016) ... Doctor (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2015 I Did Not Forget You (Short)
Major Abraham Vance (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2015 Stanistan (TV Movie)
Abdullah Hasami (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2014/II Innocent (Short)
Cheney (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
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  13 Reasons Why (TV Series) (acting coach - 8 episodes, 2020) (choreographer - 1 episode, 2020)
- College Interview (2020) ... (acting coach - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
- Valentine's Day (2020) ... (acting coach - as John Farmanesh-Bocca) / (choreographer - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
- Thursday (2020) ... (acting coach - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
- House Party (2020) ... (acting coach - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
- Acceptance/Rejection (2020) ... (acting coach - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (3 credits)
 2019 #3 Normandy Lane (Short) (producer - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2017/III Fallen (Documentary) (producer - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
 2014/II Innocent (Short) (producer - as John Farmanesh-Bocca)
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 2017 Stage 5 (TV Series)
- July 2016 (2017) ... Self (as John Farmanesh-Bocca)

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Alternate Names:

John Farmanesh-Bocca


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Brenda Strong

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John Farzad Strong, A.K.A. John Farmanesh-Bocca was both the Artistic Director of both Not Man Apart - Physical Theatre Ensemble' as well as 'Shakespeare Santa Monica' which celebrated it's tenth year anniversary in 2013. See more »

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