Jack Topalian

Dubbed “the man of many faces” by casting directors for his versatility to realistically portray a variety of characters and ethnicities and being very comfortable doing a range of accents, such as Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Armenian, Turkish, NY/Brooklyn, Italian, Greek and many others. Jack also speaks fluent English, Armenian and some Russian.

He was born in Armenia and emigrated with his family to the United States, at the age of 10. Growing up in the San Francisco/Bay Area, Jack became a successful businessman but at 42 decided to follow his life’s passion — to be an actor. After studying at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) of San Francisco, Jack relocated to Los Angeles in 2012, to pursue a career in the film and television industry.

He quickly began to get noticed by casting directors and producers around town and started working right away. His credits to date include guest star roles on top televisions shows like “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Weeds”, “Ray Donovan”, “Transparent”, “Bones”, “True Detective”, “With Bob & David”, “Bosch”, “General Hospital”, “Major Crimes”, “Seal Team”, “Madam Secretary”, “The Blacklist” and others.

His film credits include “Argo”, the Oscar-winning feature directed by Ben Affleck, “Betrayal” where he portrays an Armenian Mob boss looking for revenge, opposite Eric Roberts, “Senior Moment” playing a funny cab driver opposite William Shatner, and “Shock and Awe”, directed by Oscar nominated director Rob Reiner, where Jack portrays the real-life notorious Iraqi financier, Ahmed Chalabi, acting opposite Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Tommy Lee Jones, Rob Reiner and Jessica Biel.

His latest projects include the Showtime pilot “Hombre” opposite Gael Garcia Bernal and the upcoming feature film “Little Things” where Jack stars opposite 3 Oscar winners, Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, written and directed by John Lee Hancock. The film will be released sometime in early 2020.

When not acting, Jack is busy writing his own projects. These include the feature film “Betrayal” and the short films “Newlyweds” and “Law Firm”. “Betrayal” continues to sell Worldwide, and to date is available in over 30 countries and on all digital platforms in the US and Canada. Jack has also completed the feature script for the crime/thriller “Cost of a Life” and is currently in development talks on his television crime/drama pilot “Family Honor”.

In his leisure, Jack loves spending time with his family, traveling and watching sports.

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