Kayvan Novak as Nandor | What We Do in the Shadows | FX

Kayvan Novak

Nandor the Relentless

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"Nandor the Relentless," played by Kayvan Novak, is a fierce Ottoman warrior once known for pillaging villages and turning the Euphrates red with blood. But after an “Eat, Prey, Love” journey to his ancestral home in Al Quolanudar, he knows it’s love he wants, not war. With help from Guillermo and a Djinn, he goes looking for his bride.

Career Highlights

Novak is an award-winning British-Iranian actor and voice artist. He earned a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in season three of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows. Also for FX, he is reprising his role of “Fabian Kingsworth” in the upcoming season of Archer.

Novak appeared in Disney’s Cruella, directed by Craig Gillespie, opposite Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. He starred opposite Nick Frost and Chris O’Dowd in James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, as well as in F. Gary Gray’s Men in Black: International, in which he plays three different characters. He can also be heard voicing “Dino” alongside Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne in Early Man.

Previously, Novak won the Best Comedy Performance at the 2011 British Comedy Awards for his role in Chris Morris’ Four Lions and appeared in the Academy Award®-winning film Syriana alongside Matt Damon and George Clooney.

Additionally, Novak is the creator and star of the famous British prank show, Fonejacker, which earned a BAFTA nomination in 2017 for Best Comedy Program and won in 2008.

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Matt Berry

as Laszlo Cravensworth

To know him is to know true beauty. A gift. An exalted beatitude… Just ask him. He’ll tell you exactly that.