Faran Tahir (born February 16, 1963) is a Pakistani-American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California, where his parents had been studying acting and directing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Growing up in Pakistan, Tahir returned to Los Angeles in 1980. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Theater before acquiring a graduate degree from Harvard University's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training. Tahir has appeared in films such as Escape Plan (with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone), Elysium (with Matt Damon) and Jinn (with Ray Park). He has had recurring roles on shows such as "Warehouse 13" and the rehash of "Dallas". He has guest-starred on shows such as "The West Wing", "JAG", "24", "Lost", "Monk", "Criminal Minds" and "Supergirl".