Omid Abtahi
Omid Abtahi
Personal details
Date of birth July 12, 1979
Birth place Iran
Years active 2005 to present
IMDb Omid Abtahi
Last Resort
Character Nigel
Season 1
First episode "Captain"
Last episode "Blue on Blue"
Credits 2 episodes (see below)
Omid Abtahi, born July 12, 1979 in Iran, is an American actor. He plays Nigel in Last Resort. He is a recurring guest star in the first season and debuts in the pilot "Captain". He has been active since 2005 and has also appeared in the films Running with Scissors (2006), Space Chimps (2008), Ocean of Pearls (2008), and Brothers (2009).


Omid Abtahi is an originally Iranian actor who has traveled to United States of America at early ages with his family. Before moving to the United States, Abtahi and his family lived in Europe and the Middle East.

He grew up in Orange County, California, and graduated from University High School in Irvine.

Before acting on television, Abtahi performed on stage in many theatrical productions including Fraulein Else at the Berkeley Repertory, McCarter Theatre and Longwarf Theatre; Adoration of the Old Woman at the Sundance Theatre Lab and Your Everyday Typical Romantic Comedy at the Kennedy Centre. He has also guest starred on the television series JAG, Judging Amy and 24. He played Justin Yates in Ghost Whisperer.

Abtahi also filmed the movie Running with Scissors, which he co-starred along with Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film was released in 2006.

Since arriving in Los Angeles, Omid has been a series regular on FX's Over There and Showtime's Sleeper Cell. While preparing for the role of Pvt. Tariq Nassiri on the television series Over There, Abtahi learnt how to speak Arabic and studied Middle Eastern culture.

Omid made his New York stage debut in Urge for Going by Mona Mansour.


Guest starEdit

Season One Credits
"Captain" "Blue on Blue" "Eight Bells" "Voluntold" "Skeleton Crew"
"Another Fine Navy Day" "Nuke It Out" "Big Chicken Dinner" "Cinderella Liberty" "Blue Water"
"Damn the Torpedoes" "The Pointy End of the Spear" "Controlled Flight Into Terrain"

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