Anthony Cyrus Keyvan was born on August 13, 2000 in Long Beach, California to an Iranian father and Filipino mother. He has one younger brother named Jared. As early as eight months old, Anthony began to show talent and interest in acting. Not speaking yet, aside from one-word sentences, he would use his face to express certain emotions on cue, and grew to love to perform for camera. His early audience consisted of his family, friends, neighbors and relatives, with his biggest fan being his maternal grandmother.
At the age of six, after signing with a talent agency, Anthony began working almost immediately. In less than one year, he booked several print jobs for clients such as Saturn, Procter & Gamble, Aetna, T-Mobile and as well as a national commercial for Disney. Since then, he has gone on to do work in voice-over, film and television. His first theatrical audition was for the role of young Sayid in ABC's widely popular television series, Lost. Anthony has guest starring roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, In Plain Sight and Grey's Anatomy.
When he is not working as an actor or model, he spends some of his free time taking piano lessons. He attends a private school in Orange County and excels in his academics. Anthony also enjoys riding his bike and scooter, swimming, snow skiing, watching movies and watching his favorite television shows.
- Anthony has portrayed the younger counterpart of Naveen Andrews' character role on two occasions; once on Lost as Sayid and again on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as Jafar.
|Once Upon a Time in Wonderland|
|"Down the Rabbit Hole":||"Trust Me":||"Forget Me Not":||"The Serpent":||"Heart of Stone":||"Who's Alice":||"Bad Blood":|
|"Home":||"Nothing to Fear":||"Dirty Little Secrets":||"Heart of the Matter":||"To Catch a Thief":||"And They Lived...":|
Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.
- Anthony Keyvan on Twitter