Faran Tahir may not be a household name yet, but the prolific actor can claim the title of Only Actor to Appear in a Top 5 Highest Grossing Film for both 2008 and 2009. As Raza, the leader of the Ten Rings, in 'Iron Man,' the Los Angeles-via-Pakistan actor was the thorn in Robert Downey Jr.'s side (and might be again if rumored plans to include Tahir in a sequel come to fruition.) Switching sides, Tahir played the heroic Captain Robau in J.J. Abram's reboot of 'Star Trek,' in a brief, yet memorable, performance.
When he's not starring in blockbusters, Tahir can be found guest starring on seemingly every television show, including 'Lost,''Alias,''24,' and most recently as Isaac on 'Grey's Anatomy.' Having just wrapped up shooting for the independent drama 'Ashes,' which sees the actor cast as a man struggling with mental illness, the versatile theatre veteran talked with us about playing terrorists, why J.J. Abrams wants him dead, and the lengths studios will go to keep a secret.