Adrian Kayvan Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on April 30th 1965 is an American actor, voice artist, and film director. His father, Homayoon Pasdar, was an Iranian immigrant and cardiac surgeon, with a practice near Philadelphia. His mother, Rosemarie (née Sbresny), was born in Königsberg/Kaliningrad, a city that was part of Germany until 1945, and is now a part of Russia. She worked as a nurse before becoming an English teacher and travel agent in France.
Pasdar graduated from Marple Newtown Senior High School in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and received a football scholarship to the University of Florida to play linebacker. He was badly injured in a car accident during his freshman year. The accident left his face scarred, his legs badly injured, and kept him in a wheelchair for several months, at which time he had to finish his freshman year while undergoing intensive physical therapy.
He is known for playing Jim Profit on the TV series Profit, for his roles in Near Dark, Carlito’s Way, Mysterious Ways and as Nathan Petrelli on Heroes. Additionally, he directed the feature film Cement. Pasdar is the voice of Iron Man in Marvel Anime, as well as in the animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble. He also played Alec Rybak, district attorney on The Lying Game. Recently he has regularly guested on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Glen Talbot.