Ian Kahn

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Ian Kahn

Name: Ian R. Kahn
Age: 46
Birthdate: April 21, 1972
Birthplace: Manhattan,
New York City, New York,
United States of America
Role: George Washington
"His choices were life and death, not simply easy choices that had very little effect."
George Washington, as described by Ian Kahn.

Ian R. Kahn (born April 21, 1972) is an American stage and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles on Bull and The Unusuals.

He made his Broadway debut in ENRON at the Broadhurst Theater in April 2010. In September 2009, he made his off-Broadway debut in MCC's Still Life. He has appeared in major regional theater companies across the United States. Some of his roles have included Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace at Baltimore Center Stage, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Arena Stage, Jamie in Long Day's Journey Into Night at The Alley Theater, Johnny Wheelwright in A Prayer For Owen Meany at Roundhouse theater, Tom in The Glass Menagerie at St. Louis Rep, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at The Media Theater, Septimus Hodge in Arcadia at the Wilma Theater, and as William Shakespeare in The Beard of Avon at the Cape Playhouse.

He is currently a frequent guest and adviser on the Dan Lebatard radio show. He graduated from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, Bronx, New York in 1990 and from Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, New York) in 1994.

He portrayed George Washington in the 2014 TV series, Turn: Washington's Spies.

Related Article: See article written by Ian Kahn, about his perspective on his portrayal of George Washington and the dysfunctional political culture of Washington D.C..


Year Title Role Note
2014–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies George Washington 24 episodes
Recurring (season 1)
Main (seasons 2–4)
2017 Homeland Roger 2 episodes
Billions Fred Reyes 2 episodes
Bull Rex Kensington Episode: "Home for the Holidays"
2018 Quantico David Quintana Episode: “Deep Cover”

Behind the ScenesEdit

Ian Kahn has appeared as George Washington in twenty-four episodes of Turn: Washington's Spies.


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