Marshall Manesh (born August 16, 1950) is an Iranian/American actor best known for his role as Ranjit on How I Met Your Mother.


Marshall Manesh was born in Iran. He lost his father at an early age and was raised by his beloved mother, whom he feels he got his strength from to make it in show biz. He came to America in the mid "70s" and joined the Persian Theater Group and traveled extensively through out The United States of America, Canada and Europe for 8 years.

His debut film was True Lies as Jamal Khaled, directed by James Cameron. Marshall has done more than 100 feature films, Television projects and more than 40 commercials. He has appeared in the television shows Will & Grace, Entourage, Scrubs, Burn Notice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Persons Unknown, The X-Files and Prison Break.

His latest role was in Andy Barker, P.I. starring Andy Richter.

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