Pej Vahdat was born in Tehran, Iran during the height of the Iranian revolution. His family moved to Germany for about one year and then moved to San Jose, California where they have been ever since. As a teenager, he excelled at sports and received a scholarship to play tennis for San Diego State University. In his junior year, he turned professional but decided quickly that it was not the lifestyle he wanted. After returning to school, he began taking theatre classes and never played tennis competitively again. As soon as he graduated from San Diego State, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being an actor. Since his move, he has appeared in numerous television and film productions including House, The Unit, Arrested Development, Lie to Me, and currently has a recurring role on Bones. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends.