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Biography

Dubbed "the man of many faces" by casting directors for realistically portraying a variety of characters and ethnicities, Jack is also very comfortable with a range of accents, such as Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Armenian, Turkish, NY/Brooklyn, Italian, Greek and many others. Jack speaks fluent English, Armenian and conversational Russian.

Born in Armenia, Jack and his family emigrated 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 and writer. 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 his credits grew to include guest star roles in top shows such as "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 many others. Jack was cast as series regular for the Showtime pilot "Hombre" opposite Gael Garcia Bernal.

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.

In 2021, he starred opposite 3 Oscar winners, Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, in the feature film "Little Things" directed by John Lee Hancock, as well as portraying a shady crime boss in the 2022 Indy hit "Emily The Criminal" opposite Aubrey Plaza.

His feature film "Betrayal" continues to sell Worldwide, is available in over 30 countries, translated in over 6 languages and is available on all digital platforms in the US and globally.

Known For
The Little Things
Highest Staffing Level
Executive Producer
Special Skills
Business and Management

FAMILY HONOR

JACK TOPALIAN
Drama Action & Adventure

Faced with a long prison sentence and possible death at the hands of the Russian Mafia, an Armenian mob boss becomes an FBI informant and enlists the help of his family, to bring down an International Crime Syndicate.

COST OF A LIFE

JACK TOPALIAN
Drama Mystery & Suspense

While looking into the death of a young woman, a former detective uncovers the dark world of Mixed Martial Arts and the ruthless Russian gangster, who controls the Los Angeles underworld.