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Kayvan Novak
Born 23 November 1978 (1978-11-23) (age 31)
Cricklewood, North London
Occupation actor
Years active 2002-present

Kayvan Novak (Persian: کیوان نوک, born 23 November 1978, Cricklewood, North London) is a British Iranian[1] television actor.[2] He has appeared in British soap opera Family Affairs, medical drama Holby City, spy series Spooks, and most recently as an intelligence officer in the Academy Award-winning film Syriana alongside Matt Damon and George Clooney.[3]

In 2005 he and Ed Tracy created Fonejacker, a prank call-based show as part of Comedy Lab for Channel 4.[4] After the pilot, he was given a Christmas special and a six-part series, which after a three month delay, began airing on July 5, 2007 on E4 and September 7, 2007 on Channel 4. His characters include an orphaned mouse; an electronics aficionado who seems to have no belief in initialisms; a swearing cockney, bald car salesman; overweight Chinese students trying to sell bootlegged DVDs; a salesman who claims to work for companies with rude names; a salesman working for an Indian ISP and an African asking for bank account details, amongst many others.

Novak has also provided voice work for three video games: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo.

Novak made an appearance on Soccer A.M on 6 September 2008. On 15 September 2008 he was on the Kiss 100 breakfast show with Ricky and Melvin.

On 13 November 2008 Novak appeared on the Channel 4 show 8 out of 10 Cats.

On 4 January 2009, he appeared on the E4 show Celebrity Big Brother's Little Brother as himself.

On 27 November 2009, he appeared on the Channel 4 Show Comedy Showcase: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret as a Bomb Disposal Officer.

He also voiced various characters in the ITV spoof sketch show Headcases.


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  2. ^ Kadivar, Darius, Syriana breaks Iranian stereotypes, Persian Mirror, last accessed 2007-08-03.
  3. ^ Kayvan Novak, Internet Movie Database, last accessed 2007-08-03.
  4. ^ Comedy Lab, Channel 4, last accessed 2007-08-03.

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