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"Voicing Altaïr isn't an easy job, and I give whatever I can so he can look and be heard as realistic."
―Philip Shahbaz.

Phillip Shahbaz

Philip Shahbaz is an American actor, most known for his role in voicing the character of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad in Assassin's Creed. The son of an Arab mother and an Iranian-American father, Shahbaz has studied drama and taken classes for six years. Of these years, three of them were dedicated to studying acting, with the following three years pursuing voice-acting drama classes.

Besides voicing Altaïr throughout the first installment, Shahbaz has also played minor roles in TV shows, such as 24, Californication, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Assassin's Creed works

  • Assassin's Creed (2007) – Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad


  • The name Shahbaz is of Iranian origin, meaning "royal falcon" or "king of falcons." In mythology, Shahbaz was a bird allegedly larger than falcons or hawks, living in the famous mountains of Iran.

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