What is Iqbal Theba’s Net Worth?
Iqbal Theba is a Pakistani-American actor who has a net worth of $300 thousand. Iqbal Theba was born in Karachi, Pakistan in December 1963. He is best known for playing the role of Principal Figgins in the television series Glee. He earned his acting degree from the University of Oklahoma and then moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his acting career.
His best known role has come starring as Principal Figgins in the TV series Glee since 2009. He has had recurring roles in the TV series The George Carlin Show, Married with Children, Family Matters, ER, and Community. Theba has starred in the movies Indecent Proposal, Just Looking, Driven, Sour Grapes, BASEketball, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Guardian, Birdseye, Blind Dating, Frankenhood, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Playing for Keeps, and The Escort. Theba won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 for Glee.
Iqbal Theba is a Pakistani actor renowned for his portrayal of Principal Figgins on the popular television show “Glee.”
Born on December 20, 1963, in Karachi, Pakistan, Theba is a member of the Gujarati-speaking Theba tribe from Sindh. He moved to the United States for higher education, attending the University of Oklahoma in 1981 to study civil engineering. However, his passion for acting led him to drop out and move to New York. He eventually obtained a BS in Construction Engineering Management. In 1986, he returned to the University of Oklahoma to earn a theater degree and then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Theba’s early break in the industry came with a role in the NBC television pilot “Death and Taxes.” Although the show did not continue, it opened the door for his recurring role on “The George Carlin Show.” He also appeared on shows such as “Married… with Children,” “ER,” and had a brief stint on “Family Matters.” His expansive career includes guest appearances on popular series like “Nip/Tuck,” “Alias,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “ER,” among others.
Notably, Theba had guest roles on “Community” as Gobi Nadir and on “NCIS.” He was also present at the 100th dinner service on “Hell’s Kitchen.” In the realm of voice acting, he contributed his voice to the character Slav in “Voltron: Legendary Defender” and portrayed General Umair Zaman on HBO’s “The Brink.”
Theba’s most prominent role came with “Glee,” where he played Principal Figgins across all six seasons, appearing in 58 episodes. Although the character was initially envisioned as white, Theba, a Pakistani-American, was cast for the role, bringing a unique dynamic to the character by balancing authority with a sense of insecurity.
Theba is a family man, married with two children: a son named Mikael and a daughter named Ranya.