Omid Abtahi is an Iranian-born American actor whose career started in 2005. His first starring role on television was as Pfc. Tariq Nassiri in the short-lived series Over There. He later appeared in 4 episodes of 24. In 2006, he had his first film role in Running with Scissors. The actor became further known for his part as Salim in the TV series Sleeper Cell. He went on to perform in the films The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Ocean of Pearls, and The Last Lullaby. Abtahi then starred as Tony Nazari in the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy. Recently, he played the role of Salim in the TV series American Gods.