David Dastmalchian is an American (he was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania to a father of an Armenian descent from Iran and an American mother of Italian) screen and stage actor.

A character actor, he is notable for his supporting roles in films like Prisoners (2013) and Dune (2021) as well as in a number of superhero franchises; he portrayed Kurt in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man (2015) and its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Abra Kadabra in the CW's The Flash, and Abner Krill / Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad (2021), among other roles.

Dastmalchian wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical independent film Animals which received acclaim at 2014 SXSW Film Festival.


He is a frequent collaborator of director Denis Villeneuve, having appeared in three of his films.

Next movie: Last Voyage of the Demeter.