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Shaun Toub Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Actor Shaun Toub fit the bill in Hollywood for ethnic characterizations, albeit with great flexibility; on various occasions, he portrayed a Middle Eastern man (in an episode of [[Feature~V286471~Married...With Children~marriedwithchildren[tvseries]]] in 1994), a native of India (in an episode of [[Feature~V276165~Seinfeld~seinfeld[tvseries]]] in 1997), and many a character from an unspecified foreign background. Toub also specialized in portrayals of slightly shady or nefarious types. He debuted as a guest star on episodes of the police drama [[Feature~V126351~Hunter~hunter[tvseries]]] in the late '80s, then moved into a series of bit parts in theatrical films with an emphasis on action and occasional comedy. Some of Toub's more memorable projects included [[Feature~V23270~Hot Shots! Part Deux~hotshotspartdeux]] (1993), [[Feature~V134608~Bad Boys~badboys]] (1995), [[Feature~V135869~Broken Arrow~brokenarrow]] (1996), and [[Feature~V136063~Executive Decision~executivedecision]] (1996). Toub maintained a slightly higher profile in the mid- to late 2000s, with supporting roles in the A-list features [[Feature~V301205~Crash~crash]] (in a harrowing turn as a shopkeeper so harassed by 9/11-related bigotry that he obtains a gun to protect himself and his family), [[Feature~V347448~The Nativity Story~thenativitystory]], and [[Feature~V385202~The Kite Runner~thekiterunner]]. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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