Dan Ahdoot Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Biography & More

Dan Ahdoot

Dan Ahdoot is an Iranian-Jewish-American actor, writer, producer, and comedian. He is best known for his stand-up comedy sets and his TV appearances in Disney’s Kickin’ It, Showtime’s Shameless, and the Sesso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.



Dan Ahdoot was born on Sunday, 29 March 1981 (age 40 years; as of 2021) in Great Neck, New York. His zodiac sign is Aries. After completing his schooling from New York, Dan went to John Hopkins University, Baltimore, for his pre-med studies. However, he got into stand-up comedy during his time in the university, and he decided to pursue comedy as a full-time profession. He started writing skits for the Hopkins improv group, Buttered Niblets but the group found the skits edgy and rejected them. Dan performed his first-ever stand-up set at the Winchester Comedy Club in Baltimore.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Dan Ahdoot

Family & Ethnicity

Dan Ahdoot belongs to an Iranian-Jewish-American family. [1]Jewish Light

Parents & Siblings

Dan Ahdoot has a younger brother, Dave Ahdoot.

Dan Ahdoot with his parents

Dan Ahdoot with his parents

Dan Ahdoot with his brother, Dave Ahdoot

Dan Ahdoot with his brother, Dave Ahdoot


As a comedian

After completing his pre-med studies, Dan started attending acting classes with the comedy improv groups, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Second City New York. Soon, Dan teamed up with five more people and started his own improv group, Gunshow. Along with improv, Dan was also working as an ad-sales researcher at Comedy Central. In a party at Comedy Central, Dan met a writer who was working on the show Crank Yankers, and he was looking for a writer to get some original concepts. He sent the writer a few concept ideas, and the writers at the show were so impressed that they hired him as a freelance writer. Dan left the show after working for two years, and he started working on his stand-up comedy career and opened for comedians like Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, and Jay Mohr. Dan has written scripts for shows on CBS, FOX, Hulu, Freeform, and Pop TV.

As an actor

Dan made his digital debut with the 2007 film ‘Twisted Fortune’ where he played the role of Hrundi Bakshi Jr. He then appeared in the Disney XD comedy television series “Kickin’ It.” Since then, he has appeared on many TV shows and movies. Dan is best known for his appearance as Amir Yaghoob on the American comedy series ‘Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.’ In 2018, Dan was critically acclaimed for his role of ‘Anoush’ in the martial-arts comedy-drama television series ‘Cobra Kai.’

Dan Ahdoot on the poster of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$

Dan Ahdoot on the poster of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$


  • According to Dan, he tried to impress girls by learning salsa dance form but he was always unsuccessful because of an early freshman popularity stunt. During a karaoke party in his college, Dan thought that it would be cool and funny to sing ‘Rainbow Connection’ with Kermit’s voice; however, people laughed at him for doing that and kept teasing him throughout the college.
  • Ahdoot has a wide range of genres when it comes to jokes but his two favourite categories are racial jokes and jokes about his father. His dad was an immigrant in the country and believed in getting food for his family and making sure that nobody is sick in the family. He further added that his dad’s lack of knowledge of the American culture has been a great source for new content for his comedy sets.
  • Dan has also appeared on many late-night comedy shows like The Tonight Show, Conan O’ Brian, etc. He is also a frequent performer at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, California.
  • Dan Ahdoot loves visiting new cities and trying out their delicacies. In December 2020, Dan started a podcast ‘Green Eggs and Dan,’ where he invited celebrities and comedians and talked about their eating habits and the food they had in their fridge.
  • Dan loves cooking, and he often posts pictures of food he makes on his Instagram account. He believes that food can be a great conversation starter- with his fellow comedians, actors, and other celebrities when you are not interested in talking about the show business. [2]Instagram
  • Dan occasionally enjoys consuming alcoholic beverages and smoking.
    Dan Ahdoot enjoying wine and a cigarette at a restaurant

    Dan Ahdoot enjoying wine and a cigarette at a restaurant

  • In February 2021, Dan Ahdoot featured in the comedy television series ‘The Crew’ which aired on the streaming service Netflix. Other members of the cast are Kevin James, Gary Anthony Williams, Sarah Stiles, and Jillian Mueller.

References   [ + ]
1. Jewish Light
2. Instagram


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