|Born||1 July 1952|
|Other names||Richard Bell|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
Brian George (born 1 July 1952) is a British actor. He is best known for his roles as Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in Seinfeld (1989–1998), the Indian gynecologist father of Raj Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019), the voice of Chutney in Father of the Pride (2004–2005), and spiritual guide Guru Pathik in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008).
George was born on 1 July 1952 in Jerusalem to Jewish parents of Baghdadi Jewish (Iraqi Jewish) descent, who had immigrated to Israel. His father was born in Lebanon and grew up in Bombay. His mother was from India and has part Indian ancestry. A year after his birth, the family moved from Israel to London and then, in 1966, to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. George is the youngest of four siblings.
He attended an all-boys school in London but made the switch to a public co-ed high school when the family moved to Toronto. He attended the University of Toronto, where he was active in theatre productions. He left before graduation and formed a theatre group. When it failed to succeed, he moved on to join the Second City, where he trained with John Candy, among others.
George appeared as a United Nations secretary in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, as Julian Bashir's father in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?", and on a recurring basis as Raj's father in The Big Bang Theory. In 2006, he landed a recurring role as Sasan's father Omid in So NoTORIous. He also provided the voice of Bob Fish in the last two series of Bob and Margaret.
He appeared on numerous other sitcoms, including three episodes of Seinfeld as Pakistani immigrant Babu Bhatt, who is deported to Pakistan when Elaine Benes fails to give Jerry Seinfeld his mail, which contains Babu's visa application, in time. George returned in the series' finale. He also appeared in two episodes of Ellen as Ranjit, a member of the book club that gathers in Ellen's book shop.
He had a recurring role as newsman Hugh Persons on Doctor, Doctor during its second season.
He made a guest appearance in the first season of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda as Wayist religious leader Vikram Singh Khalsa. He also appeared in One Tree Hill as Brooke's taxi driver when she goes to launch her clothes line in New York.
George has done voiceover work in animated shows such as Batman: The Animated Series (as musician turned gangster Jimmy "The Jazzman" Peake); Handy Manny; Kim Possible as antagonist Duff Killigan, a Scotsman who uses exploding golf balls when attacking Kim and Ron Stoppable, Kim's sidekick; Avatar: The Last Airbender as Guru Pathik; Batman Beyond; Justice League (voicing Parasite, in a style similar to the first voice actor of Parasite, Brion James), Morgan Edge and President George W. Bush), MASK, Invader Zim, and Jedi Master Ki-Adi Mundi in Season 2 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He has also appeared in video games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur's Gate, Ultimate Spider-Man, Mass Effect 3, Everquest II and Final Fantasy XIV. Early in his acting career, he was among the cast of 1985's The Care Bears Movie, and made guest appearances in the Canadian television series The Edison Twins, The Littlest Hobo, Comedy Factory and King of Kensington.
He also took over the voice of Bob Fish in the Anglo-Canadian animated comedy series Bob and Margaret and Pugg in the 1993 revival series of The Pink Panther. He played a guru in the film Inspector Gadget who trains with Inspector Gadget.
He also made a small guest appearance in the second season of The Mentalist in episode 16 entitled "Code Red". He played a professor working at the Northern California Technology Institute. His other appearances include the role of Mr. Pashmutt on Desperate Housewives (in the 2005 episode "You Could Drive a Person Crazy"), Ali on American Dad! (in the 2005 episode "Stan of Arabia: Part 2") and Captain Barbossa in Kingdom Hearts II and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He also appeared on The 4400 in the third-season episode "The Starzl Mutation". Also appeared in the St. Valentine's Day episode of Grey's Anatomy as a carrier waiter in love with another patient.
He also voiced Sahin the Falcon and Stuart Black in Age of Empires III. He plays a short tempered convenience store owner in the 2001 film Ghost World. He also plays the role of "Iqbal" in the 2006 film Employee of the Month.
He played "Pushpop", an Indian ice cream vendor, in the 2001 film Bubble Boy. He also played the culturally diverse (Sikh-Catholic-Muslim mix with Jewish in-laws) bartender who counselled the priest played by Edward Norton through a crisis of faith in the 2000 film Keeping the Faith. In the 2008 indie romantic comedy Shades of Ray, he played the overbearing Pakistani father to a half-Pakistani, half-Caucasian (Zachary Levi) in the midst of questioning his prior policy of only dating white women.
He also was the foster father of Ricky in the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
In The Penguins of Madagascar, George guest stars as the zoo doctor in "Needle Point", "I Was a Penguin Zombie", "Operation: Cooties", "Love Hurts", and "I Know Why the Caged Bird Goes Insane".
He also appeared on Disney Channel show That's So Raven as Dr. Sleevemore, a "psychic doctor" who treats Raven's vision-related problems. He appeared in 2 episodes.
He also appeared on the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb on the hour long special "Summer Belongs To You" as Uncle Sabu, voiced Mr. Kumar on the Disney Junior show Handy Manny, and voiced a character on the Disney Channel show Mickey Mouse.
He regularly voiced several characters on DC Nation's Green Lantern: The Animated Series, including Appa Ali Apsa, LANOS, and Brother Warth.
He also appeared in the first episode of Beware the Batman, "Hunted", as the villain Professor Pyg, and in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time as Sly's ancestor, Salim Al-Kupar.
In 2013, George took up a recurring role in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as an unnamed prisoner who is later revealed to be the Sultan of Agrabah and father of the show's principal antagonist: Jafar.
He guest starred in SpongeBob SquarePants in the episode "Drive Happy" as Coupe, an arrogant and sarcastic sentient car that SpongeBob buys.
He also had a featured role in the Uttera Singh-directed comedy short film Fanny Pack.
After 12 years, he reprised his role as Doctor Sleevmore in the That's So Raven spin-off Raven's Home for a three episode special.
|1985||The Care Bears Movie||Mr. Fetuccini, additional voices||Voice|
|1989||Speed Zone||Valentino Rosatti|
|1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||Dungeon Maitre'D|
|1994||Pom Poko||Kincho Daimyoujin the Sixth / Yashimano Hage||2005 English Dub|
|1997||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery||UN Secretary|
|1998||Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero||Additional Voices||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Inspector Gadget||Sore Guru|
|2000||The Prime Gig||Nasser|
|2000||Keeping the Faith||Paulie Chopra|
|2001||Ghost World||Convenience Store Owner|
|2001||Bubble Boy||Push Pop|
|2006||Employee of the Month||Iqbal Raji|
|2008||Batman: Gotham Knight||O'Fallon / Arman / Scruffy Man||Voice |
|2009||Superman/Batman: Public Enemies||Gorilla Grodd||Voice |
|2010||Batman: Under the Red Hood||Ra's al Ghul Assistant||Voice |
|2012||Justice League: Doom||Mayor||Voice |
|2012||Hotel Transylvania||Suit of Armor||Voice|
|2012||Delhi Safari||Bat||English Dub|
|2014||Batman: Strange Days||Dr. Hugo Strange||Voice |
|2014||Postman Pat: The Movie||Ajay Baines||Voice|
|2014||Beethoven's Treasure Tail||Trentino|
|2016||Batman: The Killing Joke||Alfred Pennyworth||Voice|
|2019||Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Alfred Pennyworth||Voice|
|1982–1986||The Edison Twins||Sgt. Paganee||13 episodes|
|1991||Married... with Children||Chef||Episode: "Look Who's Barking"|
|1991–1998||Seinfeld||Babu Bhatt||3 episodes|
|1992||Quantum Leap||Ben||Episode: "Moments to Live"|
|1992–1993||Super Dave||Additional Voices||Unknown|
|1993||The Nanny||Butler Inspector #2||Episode: "The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother"|
|1994||Melrose Place||Client||Episode: "Love, Mancini Style"|
|1994||Blossom||Shakir||Episode: "Oh, Baby"|
|1994–1996||Weird Science||Mr. Palate||6 episodes|
|1997||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Misha||Episode: "The Family Hour"|
|1997||Caroline in the City||Mr. Tedescu|
|1997||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Richard Bashir||Episode: "Dr. Bashir, I Presume?"|
|1997||Boy Meets World||Eduardo||Episode: "Chasing Angela"|
|2000||The X-Files||Project Doctor||Episode: "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati"|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Ambassador O'Zaal||Episode: "Drive"|
|2001||The Chris Isaak Show||Dr. Ramu Banerjee|
|2003–2006||That's So Raven||Dr. Sleevemore||2 episodes|
|2005||Two and a Half Men||TV Narrator||Episode: "Those Big Pink Things with Coconut"|
|2006||One Tree Hill||Dauod||Episode: "All Tomorrow's Parties"|
|2007||NCIS||Dr. Ameen Temani||Episode: "Trojan Horse"|
|2007–2019||The Big Bang Theory||Dr. V.M. Koothrappali||14 episodes|
|2007||The 4400||Claudio Borghi||Episode: "The Starzi Mutation"|
|2008–2013||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||Dr. Shakur||14 episodes|
|2010||Grey’s Anatomy||Emile Flores||Episode: "Valentine's Day Massacre"|
|2010||The Mentalist||Professor||Episode: "Code Red"|
|2012||Burning Love||Titi's Dad|
|2013||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||Old Prisoner / Sultan||10 episodes|
|2013||Dog with a Blog||Monty Cathcart||Episode: "A New Baby?"|
|2015–2017, 2022||The Expanse||Arjun Avasarala||Michael Benyaer recast for the role in 2019; reprised the role in a voice cameo in a 2022 episode|
|2017||The Orville||Dr. Aronov||Episode: "Old Wounds"|
|2017||New Girl||Uncle Naseer||Episode: "The Hike"|
|2018||The Resident||Tejan Pravesh||4 episodes|
|2018||Raven's Home||Dr. Sleevemore||3 episodes|
|2018||I Feel Bad||Sonny Kamala||Main role|
|1986||MASK||Ali Bombay/Lester Sludge||8 episodes|
|1986||Dennis the Menace||Various|
|1987||Lady Lovely Locks and the Pixietails||Shinning Glory, Pixieshine, Hairball||Various|
|1992||Batman: The Animated Series||Jazzman||Episode: "I Am the Night"|
|1993–1995||The Pink Panther||Pugg||6 episodes|
|1995–1996||Freakazoid!||Warden Riba / Mr. Snarzetti||2 Episodes|
|1996||Superman: The Animated Series||Kryptonian Councilman, Eugene||2 episodes|
|1996||Saban's Adventures of Oliver Twist||Fagin, Narrator||credited as Bob MacGarva|
|1996-1997||Road Rovers||Lieutenant Skeam||Episode: "Where Rovers Dare"|
|1998||Walter Melon||Walter Melon||Main role; credited as Richard Bell|
|1999–2001||Batman Beyond||Samir, Police Lieutenant, Jace, Dr. Pandu Banjahri||4 episodes|
|1999–2001||Mike, Lu & Og||Haggis Cuzzlewit, Captain|
|2000–2001||Bob and Margaret||Bob Fish||Season 3 and Season 4 only|
|2001–2004||Lloyd in Space||Station||23 Episodes|
|2001–2004||Justice League||Forian, Parasite, Morgan Edge, President in Justice Lords' universe||3 episodes|
|2002–2007||Kim Possible||Duff Killigan, Professor Ramesh||14 Episodes|
|2006–2007||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Guru Pathik||4 Episodes|
|2007||Maya and Miguel||Dr. DasGupta||Episode: Paging Dr. Maya|
|2008–2009||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Aaron Warren, Miles Warren||7 Episodes|
|2008–2014||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||King Katuunko, Chi Cho, Ki-Adi-Mundi|
|2009–2011||The Penguins of Madagascar||Zoo Doctor||5 episodes|
|2010||Phineas and Ferb||Uncle Sabu||2 Episodes|
|2010||Handy Manny||Mr. Kumar|
|2011–2013||Green Lantern: The Animated Series||Appa Ali Apsa, Brother Warth, LANOS||13 Episodes|
|2014||Shazam!||Mr. Tawky Tawny / Solomon||2 Episodes|
|2013–2014||Beware the Batman||Professor Pyg, Liam Taylor||4 Episodes|
|2015||Guardians of the Galaxy||Pyko||Episode: "We Are Family"|
|2016||Steven Universe||Mr. Frowney||Episode: "Future Boy Zoltron"|
|2016–2017||Pickle and Peanut||Pickle's Dad / Additional Voices||4 Episodes|
|2018, 2022||SpongeBob SquarePants||Coupe / Guru||Episodes: "Drive Happy", "Potato Puff"|
|2018||Big City Greens||Doctor||Episode: "Cricketsitter"|
|2019||Pup Academy||D.O.G.||3 episodes|
|2019||Carmen Sandiego||Ibrahim Al Sibaq||Episode: "The Need for Speed Caper"|
|2020–2021||The Simpsons||Pubgoers / Londoners||Episodes: "The 7 Beer Itch", "The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A."|
|1998||Baldur's Gate||Belt, Coran, Oublek||Voice|
|2000||Diablo II||Gheed, Drognan, Alkor||Voice|
|2000||Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus||Voice|
|2001||Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel||Ghoul Merchant Hieronymus, Chief Scientist DuBois, Tesla Robot, Service Robot||Voice|
|2001||Return to Castle Wolfenstein||Egyptian No. 2, Prologue German No. 2 (PS2 version)||Voice|
|2001||Tarzan: Untamed||Professor Porter||Voice|
|2002||Icewind Dale II||Voice|
|2002||Superman: Shadow of Apokolips||Parasite||Voice|
|2002||Law & Order: Dead on the Money||Saheed Singh||Voice|
|2003||Command & Conquer: Generals||Voice|
|2003||Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader||Voice|
|2003||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic||Master Zhar Lestin, Mysterious Man, Eli Gand, Sith Interrogator, Czerka Officer||Voice|
|2003||Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour||Voice|
|2003||Medal of Honor: Rising Sun||Pvt. Battersby, Sgt. Gupta||Voice|
|2003||Armed & Dangerous||Roman||Voice|
|2004||Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel||Ghoul Merchant, Chief Scientist, Tesla, Service Robot||Voice|
|2004||Ground Control II: Operation Exodus||Centurion Cezarus||Voice|
|2004||The Bard's Tale||Voice|
|2004||EverQuest II||Garion Dunam, Scribe Varion Smitelin, Armsdealer Barrik||Voice|
|2004||GoldenEye: Rogue Agent||Voice|
|2004||The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth||King Théoden||Voice|
|2005||Medal of Honor: European Assault||Additional voices||Voice|
|2005||Rainbow Six: Lockdown||Voice|
|2005||Ultimate Spider-Man||Shocker, Adrian Toomes||Voice|
|2005||Age of Empires III||Sahin
|2005||True Crime: New York City||Voice|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts II||Captain Hector Barbossa||Voice|
|2006||The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II||King Théoden||Voice|
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow||Barbossa, Fort Guard, Captured Pirate No. 5||Voice|
|2006||Cars||Piston Cup Racers||Voice|
|2006||The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king||King Théoden||Voice|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||Captain Hector Barbossa||Voice|
|2007||Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties||Colonel George Edwardson||Voice|
|2007||Mass Effect||Rear Admiral Kahoku, Chairman Burns, Dr. Saleon, Dr. Wayne, Rogue Al, Samesh Bhatia, businessman, Elcor Diplomat, Refugee, Salarian Soldier, Turian Customer||Voice|
|2007||Cars Mater-National Championship||Fillmore||Voice|
|2008||Tom Clancy's Endwar||Voice|
|2009||The Lord of the Rings: Conquest||Théoden, Elven Officer No. 2, Old Male Hobbit||Voice|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of Smithsonian||Napoleon Bonaparte, Guard No. 2||Voice|
|2009||Dragon Age: Origins||Knight-Commander Greagoir, Ser Otto, Bann Sighard, Blood Mage Leader, Howe Estate Guard, How Estate Craftsman||Voice|
|2010||Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight||Additional voices||Voice|
|2010||The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest||King Théoden, Barliman Butterbur||Voice|
|2010||Final Fantasy XIV||Voice|
|2011||Dragon Age II||Larius – Legacy DLC||Voice|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Devotek, Additional voices||Voice|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||General Oleg Petrovsky – Omega DLC||Voice|
|2012||Diablo III||Abd al-Hazir||Voice|
|2012||Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two||Voice|
|2012||Rush: A Disney–Pixar Adventure||Anton Ego||Voice|
|2013||Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time||Salim Al-Kupar, Panther, Tiger||Voice|
|2013||Disney Infinity||Captain Hector Barbossa||Voice|
|2013||DuckTales Remastered||Flintheart Glomgold||Voice|
|2014||Diablo III: Reaper of Souls||Abd al-Hazir||Voice|
|2014||Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes||Captain Hector Barbossa||Voice|
|2014||Skylanders: Trap Team||Bernie||Voice|
|2014||Far Cry 4||Additional Voices||Voice|
|2014||Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series||Ser Royland Degore
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Hector Barbossa||Voice|
|2016||World of Warcraft: Legion||Lord Jorach Ravenholdt||Voice|
|2018||Lego DC Super-Villains||Ganthet||Voice|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Hector Barbossa||Voice|