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Dan Ahdoot is a stand-up comedian who primarily performs in New York City. He is well known for being a contestant in NBC's reality TV show Last Comic Standing and for performing on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He now stars on the Seeso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.
Dan is an Iranian Jew, from Great Neck, New York. "I grew up in Great Neck, N.Y., which is actually a hotbed of Iranian Jewry, so I didn't really know that I was very different until I went to college." He completed pre-med studies at Johns Hopkins University but did not continue to medical school. He studied cinematography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Moving to New York City, Ahdoot helped found an improv comedy troupe, wrote freelance for Crank Yankers, and opened for such headlining comedians as Lewis Black, Jay Mohr, and Dave Chappelle. Ahdoot has made many guest appearances, including ABC's 20/20 and Jim Breuer's Sirius Satellite Radio program. On January 10, 2011, Ahdoot appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
He is also a recurring character, as the falafel restaurant owner Phil from Khakhmakhistan, in the show Kickin' It on Disney XD. Ahdoot was in an episode of Workaholics playing a worker at a computer store.
|2007||Twisted Fortune||Hrundi Bakshi, Jr.|
|2015||Woke Up Famous||Coffee Shop Waiter||Short|
|2016||Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero||Stoner Dan|
|2006||AV Club||Saddam||TV movie|
|2011–2015||Kickin' It||Falafel Phil||23 episodes|
|2011||Workaholics||Genius||Episode: "Model Kombat"|
|2012||Friend Me||Farhad||Unaired series|
|2012||Virgin Produced: Comedy Vault||Comedian||TV movie|
|2013–2016||Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell||Kamal||4 episodes|
|2013||Wendell & Vinnie||Randall||2 episodes|
|2013||Ghost Ghirls||Yung Skeevy||Episode: "Spirits of '76: Part 1"|
|2013–2014||Super Fun Night||Ruby||7 episodes|
|2015||Why? with Hannibal Buress||French Zombie||Episode #1.8|
|2016–present||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Amir Yaghoob||18 episodes|
|2016||Mary + Jane||Robbie||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||WTH: Welcome to Howler||Dean Hopper||3 episodes|
|2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Doctor||Episode: "Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers"|
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- Miller, David Ian. "Finding My Religion: Dan Ahdoot, Jewish Iranian American comic, on holidays and life in America", San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2006. Accessed November 12, 2008.
- "TV Junkie: Weekend Highlights; 'Men of a Certain Age' Mid-Season Finale". http://laist.com/2011/01/10/tv_junkie_512.php. Retrieved 3 November 2016.