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Brian George
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George at the 2011 Canadian Film Centre
Born (1952-07-01) 1 July 1952 (age 71)
Jerusalem, Israel
Other names Richard Bell
Citizenship United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Toronto
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present

Brian George (born 1 July 1952) is a British actor. He is best known for his roles as Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in Seinfeld (1989–1998), the Indian gynecologist father of Raj Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019), the voice of Chutney in Father of the Pride (2004–2005), and spiritual guide Guru Pathik in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008).

Early life

George was born on 1 July 1952 in Jerusalem to Jewish parents of Baghdadi Jewish (Iraqi Jewish) descent, who had immigrated to Israel. His father was born in Lebanon and grew up in Bombay. His mother was from India and has part Indian ancestry. A year after his birth, the family moved from Israel to London and then, in 1966, to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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 theatre productions. He left before graduation and formed a theatre group. When it failed to succeed, he moved on to join the Second City, where he trained with John Candy, among others.


George appeared as a United Nations secretary in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, as Julian Bashir's father in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?", and on a recurring basis as Raj's father in The Big Bang Theory. In 2006, he landed a recurring role as Sasan's father Omid in So NoTORIous. He also provided the voice of Bob Fish in the last two series of Bob and Margaret.

He appeared on numerous other sitcoms, including three episodes of Seinfeld as Pakistani immigrant Babu Bhatt, who is deported to Pakistan when Elaine Benes fails to give Jerry Seinfeld his mail, which contains Babu's visa application, in time. George returned in the series' finale. He also appeared in two episodes of Ellen as Ranjit, a member of the book club that gathers in Ellen's book shop.

He had a recurring role as newsman Hugh Persons on Doctor, Doctor during its second season.

He made a guest appearance in the first season of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda as Wayist religious leader Vikram Singh Khalsa. He also appeared in One Tree Hill as Brooke's taxi driver when she goes to launch her clothes line in New York.

George has done voiceover work in animated shows such as Batman: The Animated Series (as musician turned gangster Jimmy "The Jazzman" Peake); Handy Manny; Kim Possible as antagonist Duff Killigan, a Scotsman who uses exploding golf balls when attacking Kim and Ron Stoppable, Kim's sidekick; Avatar: The Last Airbender as Guru Pathik; Batman Beyond; Justice League (voicing Parasite, in a style similar to the first voice actor of Parasite, Brion James), Morgan Edge and President George W. Bush), MASK, Invader Zim, and Jedi Master Ki-Adi Mundi in Season 2 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He has also appeared in video games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur's Gate, Ultimate Spider-Man, Mass Effect 3, Everquest II and Final Fantasy XIV. Early in his acting career, he was among the cast of 1985's The Care Bears Movie, and made guest appearances in the Canadian television series The Edison Twins, The Littlest Hobo, Comedy Factory and King of Kensington.

He also took over the voice of Bob Fish in the Anglo-Canadian animated comedy series Bob and Margaret and Pugg in the 1993 revival series of The Pink Panther. He played a guru in the film Inspector Gadget who trains with Inspector Gadget.

He also made a small guest appearance in the second season of The Mentalist in episode 16 entitled "Code Red". He played a professor working at the Northern California Technology Institute. His other 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: Part 2") and Captain Barbossa in Kingdom Hearts II and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He also appeared on The 4400 in the third-season episode "The Starzl Mutation". Also appeared in the St. Valentine's Day episode of Grey's Anatomy as a carrier waiter in love with another patient.

He also voiced Sahin the Falcon and Stuart Black in Age of Empires III. He plays a short tempered convenience store owner in the 2001 film Ghost World. He also plays the role of "Iqbal" in the 2006 film Employee of the Month.

He played "Pushpop", an Indian ice cream vendor, in the 2001 film Bubble Boy. He also played the culturally diverse (Sikh-Catholic-Muslim mix with Jewish in-laws) bartender who counselled the priest played by Edward Norton through a crisis of faith in the 2000 film Keeping the Faith. In the 2008 indie romantic comedy Shades of Ray, he played the overbearing Pakistani father to a half-Pakistani, half-Caucasian (Zachary Levi) in the midst of questioning his prior policy of only dating white women.

He also was the foster father of Ricky in the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

In The Penguins of Madagascar, George guest stars as the zoo doctor in "Needle Point", "I Was a Penguin Zombie", "Operation: Cooties", "Love Hurts", and "I Know Why the Caged Bird Goes Insane".

He also appeared on Disney Channel show That's So Raven as Dr. Sleevemore, a "psychic doctor" who treats Raven's vision-related problems. He appeared in 2 episodes.

He also appeared on the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb on the hour long special "Summer Belongs To You" as Uncle Sabu, voiced Mr. Kumar on the Disney Junior show Handy Manny, and voiced a character on the Disney Channel show Mickey Mouse.

He regularly voiced several characters on DC Nation's Green Lantern: The Animated Series, including Appa Ali Apsa, LANOS, and Brother Warth.

He also appeared in the first episode of Beware the Batman, "Hunted", as the villain Professor Pyg, and in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time as Sly's ancestor, Salim Al-Kupar.

In 2013, George took up a recurring role in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as an unnamed prisoner who is later revealed to be the Sultan of Agrabah and father of the show's principal antagonist: Jafar.

He guest starred in SpongeBob SquarePants in the episode "Drive Happy" as Coupe, an arrogant and sarcastic sentient car that SpongeBob buys.

He also had a featured role in the Uttera Singh-directed comedy short film Fanny Pack.

After 12 years, he reprised his role as Doctor Sleevmore in the That's So Raven spin-off Raven's Home for a three episode special.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Care Bears Movie Mr. Fetuccini, additional voices Voice
1987 Roxanne Doctor
1989 Speed Zone Valentino Rosatti
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Dungeon Maitre'D
1994 Pom Poko Kincho Daimyoujin the Sixth / Yashimano Hage 2005 English Dub
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery UN Secretary
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Additional Voices Direct-to-video
1999 Inspector Gadget Sore Guru
2000 The Prime Gig Nasser
2000 Keeping the Faith Paulie Chopra
2001 Ghost World Convenience Store Owner
2001 Bubble Boy Push Pop
2006 Crumbs Dry Cleaner
2006 Employee of the Month Iqbal Raji
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight O'Fallon / Arman / Scruffy Man Voice
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Gorilla Grodd Voice
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Ra's al Ghul Assistant Voice
2012 Justice League: Doom Mayor Voice
2012 Hotel Transylvania Suit of Armor Voice
2012 Delhi Safari Bat English Dub
2014 Batman: Strange Days Dr. Hugo Strange Voice
2014 Postman Pat: The Movie Ajay Baines Voice
2014 The Boxtrolls Boulanger Voice
2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail Trentino
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke Alfred Pennyworth Voice
2019 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Alfred Pennyworth Voice


Live-action performances

Year Title Role Notes
1982–1986 The Edison Twins Sgt. Paganee 13 episodes
1991 Married... with Children Chef Episode: "Look Who's Barking"
1991–1998 Seinfeld Babu Bhatt 3 episodes
1992 Quantum Leap Ben Episode: "Moments to Live"
1992–1993 Super Dave Additional Voices Unknown
1992–1993 Coach Rami 3 episodes
1993 The Nanny Butler Inspector #2 Episode: "The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother"
1994 Melrose Place Client Episode: "Love, Mancini Style"
1994 Blossom Shakir Episode: "Oh, Baby"
1994–1996 Weird Science Mr. Palate 6 episodes
1995 Ellen Ranjit 2 episodes
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Misha Episode: "The Family Hour"
1997 Caroline in the City Mr. Tedescu
1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Richard Bashir Episode: "Dr. Bashir, I Presume?"
1997 Boy Meets World Eduardo Episode: "Chasing Angela"
2000 The X-Files Project Doctor Episode: "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati"
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Ambassador O'Zaal Episode: "Drive"
2001 The Chris Isaak Show Dr. Ramu Banerjee
2003–2006 That's So Raven Dr. Sleevemore 2 episodes
2005 Two and a Half Men TV Narrator Episode: "Those Big Pink Things with Coconut"
2006 One Tree Hill Dauod Episode: "All Tomorrow's Parties"
2007 NCIS Dr. Ameen Temani Episode: "Trojan Horse"
2007–2019 The Big Bang Theory Dr. V.M. Koothrappali 14 episodes
2007 The 4400 Claudio Borghi Episode: "The Starzi Mutation"
2008–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Dr. Shakur 14 episodes
2010 Grey’s Anatomy Emile Flores Episode: "Valentine's Day Massacre"
2010 The Mentalist Professor Episode: "Code Red"
2012 Burning Love Titi's Dad
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Old Prisoner / Sultan 10 episodes
2013 Dog with a Blog Monty Cathcart Episode: "A New Baby?"
2015 Elementary Santhosh 2 episodes
2015–2017, 2022 The Expanse Arjun Avasarala Michael Benyaer recast for the role in 2019; reprised the role in a voice cameo in a 2022 episode
2017 The Orville Dr. Aronov Episode: "Old Wounds"
2017 New Girl Uncle Naseer Episode: "The Hike"
2018 The Resident Tejan Pravesh 4 episodes
2018 Raven's Home Dr. Sleevemore 3 episodes
2018 I Feel Bad Sonny Kamala Main role

Voice performances

Year Title Role Notes
1986 MASK Ali Bombay/Lester Sludge 8 episodes
1986 Dennis the Menace Various
1987 Lady Lovely Locks and the Pixietails Shinning Glory, Pixieshine, Hairball Various
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Jazzman Episode: "I Am the Night"
1993–1995 The Pink Panther Pugg 6 episodes
1995–1996 Freakazoid! Warden Riba / Mr. Snarzetti 2 Episodes
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Kryptonian Councilman, Eugene 2 episodes
1996 Saban's Adventures of Oliver Twist Fagin, Narrator credited as Bob MacGarva
1996-1997 Road Rovers Lieutenant Skeam Episode: "Where Rovers Dare"
1998 Walter Melon Walter Melon Main role; credited as Richard Bell
1999–2001 Batman Beyond Samir, Police Lieutenant, Jace, Dr. Pandu Banjahri 4 episodes
1999–2001 Mike, Lu & Og Haggis Cuzzlewit, Captain
2000–2001 Bob and Margaret Bob Fish Season 3 and Season 4 only
2001–2004 Lloyd in Space Station 23 Episodes
2001–2004 Justice League Forian, Parasite, Morgan Edge, President in Justice Lords' universe 3 episodes
2002–2007 Kim Possible Duff Killigan, Professor Ramesh 14 Episodes
2006–2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender Guru Pathik 4 Episodes
2007 Maya and Miguel Dr. DasGupta Episode: Paging Dr. Maya
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Aaron Warren, Miles Warren 7 Episodes
2008–2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars King Katuunko, Chi Cho, Ki-Adi-Mundi
2009–2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Zoo Doctor 5 episodes
2010 Phineas and Ferb Uncle Sabu 2 Episodes
2010 Handy Manny Mr. Kumar
2011–2013 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Appa Ali Apsa, Brother Warth, LANOS 13 Episodes
2014 Shazam! Mr. Tawky Tawny / Solomon 2 Episodes
2013–2014 Beware the Batman Professor Pyg, Liam Taylor 4 Episodes
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Pyko Episode: "We Are Family"
2016 Steven Universe Mr. Frowney Episode: "Future Boy Zoltron"
2016–2017 Pickle and Peanut Pickle's Dad / Additional Voices 4 Episodes
2018, 2022 SpongeBob SquarePants Coupe / Guru Episodes: "Drive Happy", "Potato Puff"
2018 Big City Greens Doctor Episode: "Cricketsitter"
2019 Pup Academy D.O.G. 3 episodes
2019 Carmen Sandiego Ibrahim Al Sibaq Episode: "The Need for Speed Caper"
2020–2021 The Simpsons Pubgoers / Londoners Episodes: "The 7 Beer Itch", "The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A."
2022 Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Ki-Adi-Mundi Episode: "Choices"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Baldur's Gate Belt, Coran, Oublek Voice
2000 Diablo II Gheed, Drognan, Alkor Voice
2000 Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Voice
2001 Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Ghoul Merchant Hieronymus, Chief Scientist DuBois, Tesla Robot, Service Robot Voice
2001 Return to Castle Wolfenstein Egyptian No. 2, Prologue German No. 2 (PS2 version) Voice
2001 Tarzan: Untamed Professor Porter Voice
2002 Icewind Dale II Voice
2002 Superman: Shadow of Apokolips Parasite Voice
2002 Law & Order: Dead on the Money Saheed Singh Voice
2003 Command & Conquer: Generals Voice
2003 Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader Voice
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Master Zhar Lestin, Mysterious Man, Eli Gand, Sith Interrogator, Czerka Officer Voice
2003 Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour Voice
2003 The Hobbit Voice
2003 Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Pvt. Battersby, Sgt. Gupta Voice
2003 Armed & Dangerous Roman Voice
2004 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Ghoul Merchant, Chief Scientist, Tesla, Service Robot Voice
2004 Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Centurion Cezarus Voice
2004 The Bard's Tale Voice
2004 EverQuest II Garion Dunam, Scribe Varion Smitelin, Armsdealer Barrik Voice
2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Voice
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth King Théoden Voice
2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault Additional voices Voice
2005 Rainbow Six: Lockdown Voice
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Shocker, Adrian Toomes Voice
2005 Age of Empires III Sahin
Stuart Black
2005 True Crime: New York City Voice
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Captain Hector Barbossa Voice
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II King Théoden Voice
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow Barbossa, Fort Guard, Captured Pirate No. 5 Voice
2006 Cars Piston Cup Racers Voice
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king King Théoden Voice
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Hector Barbossa Voice
2007 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Colonel George Edwardson Voice
2007 Mass Effect Rear Admiral Kahoku, Chairman Burns, Dr. Saleon, Dr. Wayne, Rogue Al, Samesh Bhatia, businessman, Elcor Diplomat, Refugee, Salarian Soldier, Turian Customer Voice
2007 Cars Mater-National Championship Fillmore Voice
2008 Tom Clancy's Endwar Voice
2009 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Théoden, Elven Officer No. 2, Old Male Hobbit Voice
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of Smithsonian Napoleon Bonaparte, Guard No. 2 Voice
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Knight-Commander Greagoir, Ser Otto, Bann Sighard, Blood Mage Leader, Howe Estate Guard, How Estate Craftsman Voice
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Additional voices Voice
2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest King Théoden, Barliman Butterbur Voice
2010 Final Fantasy XIV Voice
2011 Dragon Age II Larius – Legacy DLC Voice
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Devotek, Additional voices Voice
2012 Mass Effect 3 General Oleg Petrovsky – Omega DLC Voice
2012 Diablo III Abd al-Hazir Voice
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Voice
2012 Rush: A Disney–Pixar Adventure Anton Ego Voice
2013 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Salim Al-Kupar, Panther, Tiger Voice
2013 Disney Infinity Captain Hector Barbossa Voice
2013 DuckTales Remastered Flintheart Glomgold Voice
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Abd al-Hazir Voice
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Captain Hector Barbossa Voice
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Bernie Voice
2014 Far Cry 4 Additional Voices Voice
2014 Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Ser Royland Degore
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Hector Barbossa Voice
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Lord Jorach Ravenholdt Voice
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Ganthet Voice
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Hector Barbossa Voice
2020 Marvel's Avengers Yusuf Khan Voice

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