Date of Birth
1937, Khoi, Iran
Behrouz Vossoughi is one of Iran's most legendary actors. He has over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. In addition to his work in films, television, radio and theater, Behrouz' performances have earned him recognition at several international film festivals. He was one of the first to play in American and European Co-Productions such as in Caravans (1978) in 1978 co-starring with Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O'Neill (I) and Michael Sarrazin. He was also to play in another American movie called The Invincible Six (1970) with Curd Jürgens in 1962. His major films were, of course, Iranian. In Iran, he is still truly a Mega Star and Role model for an entire generation of Iranians in Post Islamic Iran and under the Shah's Pro-American Regime. Co-starring with his future wife, singer and actress Googoosh in a number of films such as Honeymoon (1976) aka the Honeymoon.
He is certainly The Iranian actor who paved the road for the new generation of Iranians working today in Iran and aboard.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Pesar Khoob
SpouseGoogoosh (1975 - 1976) (divorced)
In 2004, he started his stage Broadway "Az Mahvareh Ba Eshgh" co-starring Houshang Touzie (the husband of Shohreh Aghdashloo). The show was a huge success among the Persian community in the US and all over the World.
The unvanquished Exiled Iranian film superstar who traded persecution in Iran for obscurity in the United States.
One of the most inspirational figures in the all-time Iranian movie industry, admired by the new and older generation of film makers and stars as the main inspiration for them.
In May 2000, acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami, honored him for his many years of contribution to the Iranian Cinema by presenting to him his best directorial "Kurasava" award at the 44th San Francisco International Film Festival.