Omid Abtahi sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. We talk about the values he looks to instill into his son. After that we talk about how his son was an extra on The Mandalorian. Omid shares the magical moment with me and how they both will remember that day. Next we talk about the roles that meant a lot to him and how much fun he has in his voice acting roles. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Omid Abtahi
Omid Abtahi is an actor and voice actor. Omid has been in TV shows and movies such as, American Gods, Sleeper Cell, Damien, Justice Society: World War II, Fear of the Walking Dead, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Most recently, Omid is starring in The Mandalorian as Dr. Pershing. Omid and his wife have one son, Miles. His son was able be in The Mandalorian as an extra. Follow Omid on Twitter at @AbtahiOmid and Instagram at @OmidAbtahi.
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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.