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"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
2003 Welcome to the Neighborhood Jerry
2005 Brooklyn Lobster Justin Wallace
2007 Day Zero Ben Goldman
2009 The Box Vick Brenner


Year Title Role Note
1994 CBS Schoolbreak Special Steve Episode: "My Summer as a Girl"
1999 Sex and the City Ben Episode: "The Freak Show"
2000 Bull Marty Decker 20 episodes
2001 Dawson's Creek Danny Brecher 9 episodes
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit David Anderson Episode: "Waste"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ken Harris Episode: "Blink"
2006 In Men We Trust Everett
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Peter Hudgins
As the World Turns Eliot Gerard 4 episodes
2008 Law & Order Chris Mason Episode: "Zero"
2009 The Unusuals Davis Nixon 5 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Frank Bolinger Episode: "Traffic"
Secrets in the Walls Marty
2011 CSI: Miami Dean Marshall Episode: "G.O"
Castle Sal Martino Episode: "Cops & Robbers"
2012 Suits Tom Klapperich Episode: "The Choice"
2013 Bones Ted Robertson Episode: "The Dude in the Dam"
2014–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies George Washington 24 episodes
Recurring (season 1)
Main (seasons 2–4)
2015 The Good Wife Randy Duffield Episode: "Payback"
Master of None Brad Episode: "Ladies and Gentlemen"
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”
2019 Elementary Alwyn Smith Episode: “Command: Delete”
2021 The Magnificent Meyersons Roland Meyerson

Behind the Scenes

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


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