Known for movies

Short Info

SpousePreetha Jobrani
MarkBald head
FactCame to USA at age 6 and was raised in Tiburon, Marin County, Ca, which is located in the San Francisco Bay area.


Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He was born in Tehran, Iran on February 26, 1972, to a Persian father and an Iranian-American mother. He has two older sisters. His family moved to the United States when he was six years old and settled in California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied political science and economics.

After graduation, he worked as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Conan. He has also had roles in the films Friday After Next, The Interpreter, and 13 Going on 30. In 2009, he created and starred in the sitcom The Maz Jobrani Show, which aired for one season on TBS.

He has been a regular panelist on the NPR game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! since 2005. In 2014, he published the book I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV.

Jobrani is married to an Iranian-American woman named Precious Ebony. They have two children.

His net worth is $3 million.

General Info

Full NameMaz Jobrani
ProfessionScreenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Film producer, Actor
EducationRedwood High School, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles

Family

SpousePreetha Jobrani
ChildrenMila Jobrani, Dhara Jobrani
SiblingsMariam Jobrani, Kashi Jobrani

Accomplishments

MoviesJimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, Descendants, The Interpreter, Friday After Next, 13 Going on 30, Shirin in Love, Just Like Us, The President's Man: A Line in the Sand, The Medicine Show, NOWRUZ: Lost & Found, Moonpie, Paradise, Maryam, David, Overnight, Pilot, Maz Jobrani: Brown and Friendly, The Axi...
TV ShowsThe Knights of Prosperity, Life on a Stick, Funny in Farsi

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Bald head

Quotes

#Quote
1I'm Persian like the cat, meow

Facts

#Fact
1Son, Dara, born in 2008.
2Wife is of Indian descent born in USA.
3Received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Italian from U.C. Berkeley. But later dropped out of a Ph.D. program in Political Science from U.C.L.A.
4Came to USA at age 6 and was raised in Tiburon, Marin County, Ca, which is located in the San Francisco Bay area.
5He had performed in theater productions all through out school, since kindergarten.
6Cites Eddie Murphy as one of his inspirations to become a comedian.
7Regular performer at The Comedy Store, in Los Angeles, where he is part of specialty show "Axis of Evil" which focuses on Middle Eastern comedians.
8Is of Iranian (Persian) birth, but is nationalized American citizen.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
242002TV SeriesMarko Khatami
The Agency2002TV SeriesYasir Khan
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2002TV SeriesHappy Birthday Guy
Friday After Next2002Moly
Without a Trace2002TV SeriesImam
NYPD Blue2002TV SeriesDr. Zamir Shola
ER2002TV SeriesHenry Aquino
Bug2002Doctor
Maryam2002Reza
Dragonfly2002Paramedic
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand2002TV MovieAli Faisal
The Areola2001TV MovieCuppy's Husband
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesAgent Smith
The Medicine Show2001Dr. Michel
Malcolm in the Middle2000TV SeriesRobber #2
Martial Law2000TV SeriesSneer
Chicago Hope1999TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Superior Donuts2017TV Series completedFawz
Van Diaries2016TV Movie post-production
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$2016TV SeriesFarsi-speaking Client
The Detour2016TV SeriesGupta
Point Taken2016TV Series
Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero2016Jimmy Vestvood
Norooz2016ShortJudge
Grey's Anatomy2015TV SeriesDakhir Hamed
Descendants2015TV MovieJafar
Friends with Better Lives2014TV SeriesHenry
True Blood2014TV SeriesMoroccan Proprietor
Sunken City2014Klug
Shameless2014TV SeriesDr. Johnny
Shirin in Love2014Mike
Last Man Standing2014TV SeriesJerry
We Are Men2013TV SeriesVic
How to Be A Terrorist: In Hollywood with Abu Nazir2013Short
Paradise2013/IVegas Driver
Tainted Love2013TV SeriesDetective Jamshid
Men at Work2013TV SeriesAmir
Whitney2013TV SeriesDr. West
Overnight2012/IAmir
Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall2012ShortReza
My Two Worlds2011ShortMaz
Man Up2011TV SeriesDr. Samdi
Kadaffi Goes Hollywood2011ShortKaddafi
David2011/IIAhmed
Traffic Light2011TV SeriesRamon
Perfect Couples2010TV Series
The John Kerwin Show2010TV Series
Funny in Farsi2010TV SeriesMohammed Sayed Kazem Jazeyeri / Kaz
Better Off Ted2009TV SeriesDr. Bhamba
Rita Rocks2008-2009TV SeriesMr. Abir
In the Dark2008ShortBijan / Cronus
Mixed Nutz2008TV SeriesThe Artist
The P.A.2008ShortJim the Investor
The Knights of Prosperity2007TV SeriesGourishankar 'Gary' Subramaniam
A Season of Madness2006Short
Moonpie2006Eduardo
E-Ring2005TV SeriesMohammed Safid
The Interpreter2005Mo
Life on a Stick2005TV SeriesMr. Hut
Law & Order2004TV SeriesAsher Koutal
13 Going on 302004Glenn
Life with Bonnie2003-2004TV SeriesParamedic / Maz
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesSikh
Something for Nothing2004ShortDr. Redd
The West Wing2004TV SeriesPrince Bitar
Threat Matrix2003TV SeriesYousef
Still Standing2003TV SeriesMr. Conway
Mind Games2003Jill's Lawyer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dads in Parks2016TV Series 2 episodes
Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero2016written by
Maz Jobrani: I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV2015TV Special documentary
Maz Jobrani: I Come in Peace2013TV Special documentary
My Two Worlds2011Short writer
Just for Laughs2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maz Jobrani: Brown & Friendly2009TV Special documentary

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero2016producer
Maz Jobrani: I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV2015TV Special documentary co-producer
Shirin in Love2014executive producer
Maz Jobrani: I Come in Peace2013TV Special documentary executive producer
My Two Worlds2011Short executive producer
Maz Jobrani: Brown & Friendly2009TV Special documentary executive producer
The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour2008Video executive producer
Equal Opportunity2007managing producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maz Jobrani: I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV2015TV Special documentary
Maz Jobrani: I Come in Peace2013TV Special documentary

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meet the Patels2014Documentary thanks
Looking for Lenny2011Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story2016TV Movie documentary post-productionHimself
NOWRUZ: Lost & Found2015Documentary completed
Shame on Shelley Bennett2012Documentary completedHimself
Make Me LaughDocumentary pre-production
The Secret Life of Muslims2016TV SeriesHimself
Dads in Parks2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV Series
The Night Time Show with Stephen Kramer Glickman2016TV SeriesHimself
Maz Jobrani: I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV2015TV Special documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
Minutes with Max Amini2014TV SeriesHimself (2015)
Stand Up and Deliver2014TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
NickMom Night Out2014TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Comics Unleashed2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Splash of Nowruz2014Documentary short
Funny: The Documentary2013DocumentaryHimself
America in Arabic2013TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gotham Comedy Live2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Maz Jobrani: I Come in Peace2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Valentino's Ghost2012DocumentaryHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
The Cradle of Comedy2012TV SeriesHimself (2012)
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution2011TV SeriesHimself - Comic
Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster2011TV MovieHimself
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
MaDiWoDoVrijdagShow2010TV SeriesHimself
Robins2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Fabulous Picture Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Just Like Us2010/IDocumentaryHimself
Filmnut2010TV SeriesHimself
Maz Jobrani: Brown & Friendly2009TV Special documentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love2009DocumentaryHimself - Love Cures Cancer Video Share and Guest
Comedy.TV2009TV SeriesHimself
The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour2008VideoHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2008TV SeriesHimself
Gab's Blabs2008TV SeriesHimself
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Watch List2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
The World Stands Up2004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendants: Set It Off!2015TV MovieJafar
Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesSikh

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Audience AwardAustin Film FestivalComedy VanguardJimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)
2014Jury AwardAustin Film FestivalComedy VanguardJimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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