Amir Talai

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Amir Talai
Birth nameAmir E. Talai [1][better source needed]
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican Logo.png Search Amir Talai on Amazon.

Amir E. Talai is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is the voice of Master Crane and other characters in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.


Talai made appearances in MADtv, Adventures in Homeschooling, Nip/Tuck, Cold Case, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, an How I Met Your Mother. He also played Raza in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.[2] He played Wendell in Best Player.

Talai is now the voice of Master Crane in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, replacing David Cross (as well, Talai also voices many other characters);[3] Talai also voiced Crane in the Kung Fu Panda 2 video game, taking over from Drew Massey (who voiced Crane in the first Kung Fu Panda video game).

Talai participated in the 2017 Women's March on 21 January 2017 in Los Angeles, carrying the sign "I’ll see you nice white ladies at the next #blacklivesmatter march right?". The photo of Talai carrying the sign went viral over the internet.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Associate
2004 November George
Homeland Security Babir Alkazar TV movie
2006 More, Patience Hypochondriac TV movie
The Pursuit of Happyness Clerk
2007 Fighting Words Ralphie
2008 The Onion Movie Ahman
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Raza
2010 Fractalus Lee
2011 Best Player Wendell TV movie
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Patel
2017 Why We're Killing Gunther


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nash Bridges Khalid Dib 1 episode
2002 Plugged In Customer Short
Hum Simon Gould Short
MADtv Indian 1 episode
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty Gang Member 1 episode
2003–2004 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Various Characters
2004 The Florist Masood Short
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Iraqi Simon Cowell 1 episode
Adventures in Homeschooling Baliotis Short
NCIS Simi 1 episode
Nip/Tuck Dr. Hamir Gindi 1 episode
Jihad Mohammad Short
One Night Stand Up Mahesh Suresh Short
2005 Gilmore Girls Patel Chandrasekhar 2 episodes
The Comeback Greg Narayan 2 episodes
Curb Your Enthusiasm Waiter 1 episode
Cold Case Malvinder Khatani - 1999, 2005 1 episode
Love, Inc. Patrick 2 episodes
Family Guy Hindu Man / Wedding Priest Voice
1 episode
2006 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Kai 1 episode
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Fred 2 episode
Hannah Montana Sanjay 1 episode
2006–2007 Campus Ladies Abdul 20 episodes
2007 The Winner Richard 5 episodes
2008 Hollywood Residential IRS Agent Tom Scully Voice
1 episode
2009 How I Met Your Mother Richard Greenleaf 1 episode
Wizards of Waverly Place Alien 1 episode
2010 Zeke and Luther Dex Bratner 1 episode
Svetlana Farhad Golastani 1 episode
2008–2010 American Dad! Achmed / Crowd Member / John Leguizamo / Various Characters Voice
2010 Modern Family Dale "Halloween"
2011 The Paul Reiser Show Amir 1 episode
Love Bites Aram 1 episode
2008–2011 The Ex List Cyrus 13 episodes
2011–2016 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Crane Voice
Replacing David Cross
2012 Touch (TV series) 1 episode
Castle Sam Spear 1 episode
2013–present Turbo FAST Skidmark / Tito Voice[5]
2015 Bones Hamid Vaziri 1 episode

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Sims: Hot Date Sim Voice
2006 Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
Titan Quest
Company of Heroes
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
The Sopranos: Road to Respect
2007 Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Crane Voice
Replacing Drew Massey
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Abbas' Bodyguard, Abbas' Captain, Masyaf Assassins (voice) Voice
2014 Far Cry 4 Additional Voices


  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At
  2. Amir Talai at Internet Movie Database
  3. "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness chops Nickelodeon". ToonBarn. March 31, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  4. Meyerson, Collier (24 January 2017). "An interview with the guy behind one of the most controversial signs from the Women's March". Fusion. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  5. "Turbo FAST Press Kit" (PDF). MPRM Communications. Retrieved December 18, 2013.[permanent dead link]

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