- Brian George
name = Brian George
caption = George and his wife, at the red carpet ceremony for the
34th Annual Annie Awards
birthdate = July 1952
Brian George (born July 1952) is a British-
Israeli character actor, who typically plays guest roles for characters of South Asian descent, some more stereotypical than others. Perhaps his most famous role is as Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt on " Seinfeld".
George was born in
Jerusalem, Israel, to Jewishparents who had immigrated to Israel from India. His mother was born in Indiaand his father was born in Iraqbut raised in Bombay. A year after his birth, the family moved from Israel to London, and then to Torontoin 1966. George is the youngest of four siblings.
He attended an all-boys school in London, but made the switch to a public co-ed high school when the family moved to Toronto. He attended the
University of Toronto, where he was active in the university's theater productions. George left before graduation and formed a theater group; unsuccessful, he moved on to join The Second City, where he trained with John Candy, among others.
Television, voiceover and film work
George appeared as a
United Nationssecretary on ' and as Julian Bashir's father in the ' episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?". He had a recurring role as newsman "Hugh Persons" on "Doctor, Doctor" during the series' second season.
He made a one-time guest appearance in "
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" in the first season as Wayistreligious leader Vikram Singh Khalsa. This was developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfewho worked on Deep Space Nine.
He has also done voiceover work in animated shows such as "," "
Kim Possible", ', " Batman Beyond", and "Justice League" (taking over the role of Parasite from the late Brion James, as well as portraying President George W. Bush). He has also appeared in videogames like ' " Baldur's Gate" and " Everquest II". Early in his acting career, he was among the cast of 1985's " The Care Bears Movie" and voiced the part of "Lifo" in the US version of the UK children's cartoon " Telebugs".
His most recent appearances include the role of Mr. Pashmutt on "
Desperate Housewives" (in the 2005 episode "You Could Drive a Person Crazy"), Ali on " American Dad!" (in the 2005 episode " Stan of Arabia") and Barbossa in " Kingdom Hearts II" and "". In 2006 he landed a recurring role as Sasan's father Omid on the VH1sitcom " So NoTORIous". He also appeared on " The 4400" in the third season episode "The Starzl Mutation."
He also voiced Sahin the Falcon and Stuart Black in "
Age of Empires III" and is also the voice of Fareed "Freddie" Abdul Salaam (a taxi driver and informant) in the game "". He plays a short tempered convenience store owner in the 2001 movie "Ghost World". He also plays the role of "Iqbal" in the 2006 movie Employee Of The Month.
He played "Pushpop" an
Indian icecream vender in the 2001 movie Bubble Boy.
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