an american plays an Iranian guy in TV series
01-Sep-2008 (one comment)


Michael Steger stars as high school journalist Navid Shirazi in The CW's new drama "90210."

Steger makes his feature film debut in the Disney movie "The Cheetah Girls: One World," which will be released worldwide in August 2008. As Vik Bhatia, he plays a young, aspiring Bollywood movie director who offers The Cheetah Girls a role in his film, only to have his dreams and creative vision stifled by his shrewd uncle.

A Southern California native, Steger spent most of his childhood training in martial arts and received his first Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 18. During high school, Steger caught the acting bug and honed his craft in the theater. He went on to play leading roles in numerous classical and contemporary plays in and around the L.A. area, including "A View from the Bridge," "Death of a Salesman," "Othello" and "Tartuffe."

Steger's career began to take off when Tim Burton cast and directed him as the lead in the music video for the song "Bones," by popular rock band The Killers. Soon after, Steger landed his first television series opposite Rob Corddry in "The Winner," produced by Seth MacFarlane. Following the sitcom, Michael became a series regular on "Buzz," a pilot in which he starred opposite Sharon Lawrence. He has also guest starred on "Navy NCIS," "Cory in the... >>>

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by americanwife (not verified) on

They couldnt find an Iranian? If I had only known! I've got 2 GORGEOUS step sons who live in OC. I keep sending them notices about wanted models and actors... (I even submitted their dad's name but don't tell him!!!)

What a shame...

However, looking at it from the half full point of view... I'm happy to see an Iranian character!