Erick Avari Biography
Erick Avari is an American television, film and theater actor who was born on 13 April 1952, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. He is primarily Known for his roles in science-fiction serial productions, including Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996) and The Mummy (1999).
Erick Avari was born ( Nariman Eruch Avari) on 13th April 1952, in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India to Parsi-Zoroastrian family. His father Eruch Avari ran two movie theatres named the Capitol and the Rink. Avari completed his early education at the prestigious North Point School. Avari later studied at the College of Charleston. He is a member of the Avari-Madan family of Darjeeling and Calcutta.
Erick Avari Wife
The renowned actor Erick Avari keeps his love life out of the limelight. The star might be a married man or might also be single but the actual detail about his relationships is not revealed to the media. Furthermore, there is no information about Avari’s past relationship too.
Erick Avari Age | Height
Erick Avari is 66 years old as of April 2019. The American actor stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall or 1.74 m. Likewise, his weight is around 78 kg or 171.96 lbs. There are no details about Avari’s body measurement but he has maintained his body to its optimum level. The star has pepper black hair and brown eyes.
Erick Avari The Beast
Erick Avari played the role of Samad, Afghan communist crewman, in the 1988 American war film, The Beast (also known as The Beast of War). it was directed by Kevin Reynolds and written by William Mastrosimone, based on his play Nanawatai. The film follows the crew of a Soviet T-55 tank who became lost during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The film has enjoyed a cult-favorite status in spite of its low box office statistics.
Erick Avari Stargate
Erick Avari is one of only two actors, along with Alexis Cruz, to appear in both the original Stargate film and the spin-off series Stargate SG-1. Stargate, the first movie to have a website, was co-written by Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich. Delvin also served as the producer and Emmerich as director.
Stargate is a 1994 science fiction adventure film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Carolco Pictures. Written by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the film is the first release in the Stargate franchise. The film stars Kurt Russell, Alexis Cruz, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Mili Avital, and Viveca Lindfors.
The plot centers on the premise of a “Stargate”, an ancient ring-shaped device that creates a wormhole enabling travel to a similar device elsewhere in the universe. The film’s central plot explores the theory of extraterrestrial beings having an influence upon human civilization.Avari’s Photo
Erick Avari Independence Day
Erick Avari plays the role of a SETI Chief in the 1996 American science fiction action film, Independence Day (also known as ID4). The film was directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. The sci-fi features an ensemble cast that includes Will Smith, Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein, Vivica A. Fox and Harry Connick Jr..
The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin. With the other people of the world, they launch a last-ditch counterattack on July 4th — Independence Day in the United States.
Erick Avari Net Worth
For his portrayal roles in movies and tv shows, Erick surely got paid a good salary. He earns an average annual salary of around $650 thousand. Erick Avari’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. From his involvement in the acting field for more than 30 years the star definitely earned a pretty good amount of money. So far, Avari has starred in a number of movies and tv series.
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Erick Avari Movies
1962 Kanchenjungha, Unknown character
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever, Toulouse Lautrec
1986 On Wings of Fire, Professor
1988 The Beast, Samad
1989 She’s Back, Deli Owner
1992 Final Analysis, Moderator
1992 Encino Man, Raji
1993 The Hit List, Pharmaceutical Wholesaler
1993 For Love or Money, Benny the Jeweler
1993 Dream Lover, Dr. Spatz
1994 Color of Night, Cabbie
1994 Stargate, Kasuf
1996 Independence Day, SETI Chief
1996 The Undercover Kid, Brach
1997 McHale’s Navy, European Leader
1999 The Mummy, Dr. Terrence Bey
1999 The 13th Warrior, Caravan Leader
2001 Planet of the Apes, Tival
2001 The Glass House, Ted Ross
2002 Three Days of Rain, Alex
2002 Mr. Deeds, Cecil Anderson
2002 The Master of Disguise, Cigar Maker
2002 Ritual, Dr. Peter Winsvold
2002 Home Alone 4, Mr. Prescott
2003 Daredevil, Nikolas Natchios
2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular, Matre’d
2005 Dancing in Twilight, Matt
2007 Dark Matter, Professor R.K. Gazda
2007 Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, Leo Bennett
2007 Choose Connor, Arthur Dennison
2007 Postal, Habib
2007 Charlie Wilson’s War, Ari Goldman
2008 InAlienable, Howard Ellis
2008 AmericanEast, Fikry
2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Vijay
2009 Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, Jasjeet
2011 Three Veils, Mr. Qasim
2011 Where the Road Meets the Sun, Dadi
2011 Dispatch, Sergeant Pincus
2012 California Winter, Douglas Hariri
2013 A Haunting at Silver Falls, Dr. Parrish
2013 It’s Not You, It’s Me, Cedrick
2015 Chasing Eagle Rock, Cam Avery
2017 Project Eden: Vol. I, The Shepherd
Erick Avari Interview
What was it like for you coming up through the American cinema ranks to become the acclaimed actor you are today? You’ve been at it a long time, and definitely earned your stripes! But did you have any lower times you can tell us about?
Erick Avari: Well before I even considered doing film or tv I struggled mightily to legitimize my theatrical career on stage. It took 3 very long years to get my equity card and the prospects of doing so were more than daunting for a non equity actor from a little state school somewhere across the tunnel, let alone being from India!
However I was extremely fortunate to finally get cast in one of the many, off off Broadway plays moved to an Off Broadway contract and more importantly, I went with the show in a role of a lifetime. Unfortunately the production didn’t live up to the hopes of the producers and it was short lived.
New doors suddenly opened for me once I became an AEA member and although there were slow times between paying, albeit next to nothing but looking back on my career I’d say that was the most daunting hurdle I had to overcome. Beyond that was gravy.
You have an extremely varied, and impressive, list of credits to your name. From Pauly Shore/Adam Sandler fronted comedies to dark horror/thrillers to serious groundbreaking dramas. In your personal opinion and obvious experience, what would you say is your favorite genre of film or television to work in?
Erick Avari: I do love film for sure. It’s the next best thing to theater and often times can prove just as exciting and fulfilling as any theater experience. The pace lends itself to digging a little deeper into the character and being a Directors’ medium one gets to collaborate with some great talent and experienced professionals.
You are also no stranger to the world of theatre. I always love to hear what it is that theatre performers love most about this craft? What is the most exciting thing about working on a play that you can try to explain to those of us who would never have the courage to put ourselves out there as you do?
Erick Avari: Perhaps because I have done theater from a very young age I find theater easier than TV. And even film to some degree. I relished the rehearsal process and loved being consumed with the character, the play and the production itself. Not only do you have the luxury of time but also opportunities to try different things, look at the role in as many different lights as would strike my imagination etc etc. As opposed to film or especially TV, where you only have the one day to execute and you better bring your a game or you missed it.
You appeared in Woody Allen’s only television movie to date, Don’t Drink the Water, which was phenomenal. What was it like working under the guise of a legend like Woody Allen? In your personal opinion, what do you believe it is that sets Woody’s directorial style apart from others you have worked with?
Erick Avari: It’s hard to talk about someone like Woody Allen in just a few sentences for one and all I can say is once I got over the parallels from being star struck I learned more about acting on camera during that 4 week period than 6 years of college! He very much trusts his actors and he has the ability to nudge the performance from his actors. It was an education I couldn’t afford given to me and I was and still am deeply grateful for the opportunity.
You had a great reoccurring role on the HBO series The Brink during it’s sadly short run. This show was so much fun, and I was sad that it didn’t continue on. But given it as it is, how was your experience working on such a unique project? Was there anything about working on this series that set itself apart from other gigs you have worked on?
Erick Avari: Yeah, two words, Jack Black!
He even let me play his Gibson Dove, in candy apple red nonetheless!
In your obviously expert opinion, what would you say has been the biggest change to the world of acting since the insane advancements in technology over the last 20 years or so? Do you believe the times are now better or worse in the acting world?
Erick Avari: Camera equipment and computer editing software have made it incredibly easy to make content! The bad news is that the market is saturated with content and the good often gets lost in the shuffle. But heck, it sure is nice to be able to have the tools to actually go and a make a film for peanuts if you pull together a resourceful team all working toward the same goal.
As a man who has had a brilliant career both on and off screen, what type of sage like advice would you be willing to give to younger artists trying to start out in the world of acting in this day and age?
Erick Avari: Get your Equity card even if you have to buy it! Being well versed in the Theater is like learning your scales for a musician. But if film is what draws you then go out and look for a great script! If you find that great script you will get a great director and actors and then you’re off and running. Of course, easier said than done but my point is it all starts and ends with the script! Write, buy, try not to steal a good script!
What do you have coming up that you would like to share with our readers? Anything to plug?
Erick Avari: I am traveling the country in my Motor coach and my dog in search of beauty, kindness and oh yes, King Lear. Basically I’m on an extended sabbatical but I did get to play with Nick Nolte on Graves in a fun part.
What was the last thing that made you smile?
Erick Avari: My dog, Tootsie. 5 minutes ago!