Iqbal Theba Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Acting Career and Movies

Iqbal Theba is a Pakistani-born American actor. He is widely known for playing the character Principal Figgins in the TV show Glee.

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Iqbal Theba Biography

Iqbal Theba is a Pakistani-born American actor. He is widely known for playing the character Principal Figgins in the TV show Glee. He was also featured in The Green Book (2018) which is an Academy winning film.

Theba has appeared in numerous films and TV series over the course of his career in acting. As of 2019, he is set to be among the cast of a film called The Illegal, alongside Suraj Sharma and directed by Danish Renzu.

Iqbal Theba Age

Theba is 55 years old as of 2018. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan on December 20, 1963.

Iqbal Theba Family and Wife

Theba was born in Pakistan and he belongs Theba clan, a Gujarati-speaking group originating from Sindh. He is married though his wife is not known. The couple has two children: a son, Mikael and a daughter, Ranya.

Iqbal Theba Education

In 1981, Iqbal attended the University of Oklahoma for civil engineering. However, he dropped out to pursue an acting career in New York. He has a BS degree in Construction Engineering Management. In 1986, he went back to the University of Oklahoma to get a degree in acting and after attaining it, he moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991.

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Iqbal Theba Acting Career

Theba began his acting career in the early 1990s and he quickly became a familiar face thanks to his numerous TV appearances on commercials and shows in the U.S.

He got his big break on the NBC pilot Death and Taxes though the pilot was not picked up. It led to him landing a recurring role on The George Carlin Show. He also had brief recurring roles on Married… with Children and ER. His other credits include appearances on Nip/Tuck, Alias, Two and a Half Men, Bosch, Roseanne, Kitchen Confidential, Chuck, JAG, Arrested Development, Childrens Hospital, The Tick, The West Wing, Friends, Sister Sister, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, King of the Hill, Weeds, Community, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

He appeared in an episode of the sitcom Yes, Dear alongside his Glee co-star Mike O’Malley. He also had a recurring role in ABC/CBS comedy sitcom Family Matters. From 2009 to 2010, Theba guest starred in two episodes of NBC’s Community – Introduction to Film and Basic Genealogy – as Gobi Nadir, the father of Abed Nadir (played by Danny Pudi). He also guest starred on CBS’s NCIS in 2012.

He was also seen on the 8th episode of the 8th Season of Hell’s Kitchen as he attended the 100th dinner service. In 2017, Theba voiced Slav in season 2 of Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Iqbal Theba Principal Figgins

This is a character that Theba played in the Fox television series Glee. It is his longest-running role for six seasons that translate to 58 episodes. He finds Figgins a challenging character to play, as it entails finding “the right mix of someone who is an authority figure but who is also very insecure about his own strengths as a person.”

Iqbal Theba Movies and TV Shows

» TBA – The Illegal
» 2018 – Green Book as Amit, Dr. Donald Shirley’s assistant
» 2017 – DriverX
» 2017 – Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash
» 2016 – The Tiger Hunter

» 2015 – The Brink
» 2009-2015 – Glee
» 2015 – The Escort
» 2012 – Playing for Keeps
» 2011 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

» 2006 – Blind Dating
» 2000 – Dancing at the Blue Iguana
» 1998 – BASEketball
» 1995 – The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
» 1994-1995 – The George Carlin Show
» 1993 – Indecent Proposal

Iqbal Theba Net Worth

Theba has an estimated net worth of $100 thousand.

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