Feb. 26th, 1972
Maz Jobrani's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - The Interpreter
2004 - 13 Going On 30
2002 - Bug
2002 - Dragonfly
2002 - Friday after Next
Guest TV Roles
Born in Tehran, Iran, Jobrani and his parents moved to California when he was six years old. He was raised in Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay area. He attended Redwood High School in Larkspur. Jobrani studied political science and Italian at UC Berkeley, where he received a B.A. degree. He was enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UCLA when he decided to pursue his childhood dream of acting and performing comedy.
He has since made appearances on shows like The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Talkshow with Spike Feresten and regularly performs at top comedy clubs (in California and New York) such as The Comedy Store. He made an appearance as a dental patient on an episode of Still Standing, in the pilot episodes of Better Off Ted, The Knights of Prosperity and on an episode of Cedric the Entertainer Presents. He also made an appearanace in 13 Going on 30. Jobrani will play Mohammed Jazeyeri in the upcoming ABC sitcom Funny in Farsi, based on the book of the same name. He has toured with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. He provided the voice of Ahmed Farahnakian in the audiobook version of World War Z. Jobrani has written a movie with a friend called Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero 
Jobrani's jokes focuses on race, while outwardly poking fun at his own ethnic group, Iranians.
He is married to an Indian-American woman, an attorney. They reside in California.
Jobrani has been a cultural ambassador with the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles since 2005. He served as the presenter for a joint public program with the Levantine Cultural Center and PEN USA in September 2005, "Strange Times My Dear" which celebrated Iran and freedom of expression. In November 2009, Jobrani moderated a public forum for the Levantine Cultural Center, "Dismantling the Axis of Evil," which included on the panel comedian/actor Ahmed Ahmed, author and Islamic scholar Reza Aslan, actor and activist Shiva Rose, and author/attorney John Tehranian. On December 1, 2010, Jobrani performed at the Levantine Cultural Center's 9th Anniversary event, the East-West Awards, where Jodie Evans of CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Roxana Saberi and Bana Hilal all received awards.
In December 2010, he appeared on NPR's news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
- Raised in Marin County, California, which is located in the San Francisco Bay area.
- Received 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.
- Is of Iranian (Persian) Nationality
- Cites Eddie Murphy as one of his inspirations to become a comedian.
- He had performed in theater productions all through out school, since kindergarten.
- Regular performer at The Comedy Store, in Los Angeles, where he is part of specialty show "Arabian Knights" which focuses on Middle Eastern comedians.