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Aasif Mandvi portrays Monty Montgomery in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Mandavi said he played Monty Montgomery as if he came from the Adventurers Club in Disney World, as he shared the trait of having an incredibly hyperarticulate but also absurd way of speaking. He said, "There was something about him that was a little bit of a cross between a swashbuckler like Errol Flynn and Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka."

He found that the goatee and mustache helped him fully realize the character, as he started "feeling a little bit El Dorado." He gave Monty a backstory about "perhaps wanting to have a child and never being able to," and felt he was delighted to share his world with the Baudelaires.

He also said that working with the reptiles was difficult. "Iguanas do not care about being actors. They're not interested."[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1990 No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers Terrorist
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Arab Cabbie
1996 Jake's Women Driver
1996 Eddie Mohammed
1998 The Siege Khalil Saleh
1999 Personals Indian Guy
1999 Analyze This Dr. Shulman
1999 Gofer Gorby Short
1999 Random Hearts Electronics Store Salesman
1999 ABCD Ashok
2001 American Chai Engineering Sam
2001 3 A.M. Singh
2001 Peroxide Passion Beaumond
2001 The Mystic Masseur Ganesh
2002 Book of Kings Dr. Mirta Short
2003 Undermind Shark / Roger
2004 Spider-Man 2 Mr. Aziz
2005 Sorry, Haters Hassan
2005 The War Within Abdul
2006 Freedomland Dr. Anil Chatterjee
2007 Music and Lyrics Khan
2008 Pretty Bird Ted the Banker
2008 The Understudy Sarfras
2008 The Response Al-Aqar Short
2008 Ghost Town Dr. Prashar
2008 Eavesdrop Don
2009 The Proposal Bob Spaulding
2009 Today's Special Samir
2010 The Last Airbender Commander Zhao
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Dr. Mahmoud
2011 Margin Call Ramesh Shah
2011 Dark Horse Mahmoud
2012 The Dictator Doctor
2012 Ruby Sparks Cyrus Modi
2012 Premium Rush Raj
2013 Movie 43 Robert
2013 The Internship Mr. Chetty
2013 Gods Behaving Badly Maxwell
2014 Million Dollar Arm Aash
2016 Mother's Day Russell
2016 Undecided: The Movie Roger Ayeels
2016 World's End Dr. White
2018 A Kid Like Jake Darren
2018 The Mission Nikhil Bose
2019 Drunk Parents Nigel
2019 Human Capital
2021 Blazing Samurai Ichiro Voice

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Miami Vice Doorman One Episode
1995 New York Undercover Omar One Episode
1995 The Cosby Mysteries Cabbie One Episode
1996 Nash Bridges Aziz Kadim One Episode
1995-1998 Law & Order Various
1998 Dellaventura Aasif One Episode
2000 Deadline One Episode
2000 Welcome to New York Doorman One Episode
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Professor Husseini One Episode
2001 Sex and the City Dmitri One Episode
2002 Oz Dr. Tariq Faraj
2003 Ed Buyer One Episode
2004 Tanner on Tanner Salim Barik
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sateesh One Episode
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Judge Samir Pateel
2000-2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Leever
2006 The Bedford Diaries Kamil Sharif
2006 The Sopranos Dr. Abu Bilal One Episode
2006 Sleeper Cell Khalid One Episode
2006-2007 ER Manish
2006-2008 Jericho Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia
2008 Global Warming Ace
2010 King of the Hill Mike Patel One Episode

Voice

2010 CollegeHumor Originals Zack Chance One Episode
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Man in Elevator
2014 Us & Them Dave One Episode
2015 Madam Secretary Prince Yousif Obaid One Episode
2015 Person of Interest Sulaiman Khan One Episode
2015 Halal in the Family Aasif Qu'osby
2015 The Foursome Guru Dada / Guy Sheridan One Episode
2015 The Brink Rafiq Massoud
2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Pirate Pharaoh
2016 Another Period Parshwall One Episode
2017 Younger Jay Malick
2017 Shut Eye Pazhani "Paz" Kapoor
2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Monty Montgomery
2018 Camp Confessions
2016-2019 Elena of Avalor King Raja Voice
2018-2019 Blue Bloods Samar Charwell
2019 This Way Up Vish
2019 Evil  Ben Shakir
Mira, Royal Detective Sahil Voice

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