Erick Avari (born April 13, 1952) is an Indian American television, film and theater actor known for his roles in various science-fiction serial productions.
Erick Avari was born Nariman Eruch Avari in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, into an old Parsi-Zoroastrian family of that town in the Himalayan foothills. His father Eruch Avari ran two movie theatres (the Capitol and the Rink) there. His early education was at the prestigious North Point School (the school division of the St. Joseph's College), which he attended as a day-scholar. He studied at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.
Erick is a member of the Avari-Madan family of Darjeeling and Calcutta. His great-grandfather was Jamshedji Framji Madan, one of the pioneers of Indian cinema.
Avari is known for his roles in films such as Stargate, Flight of the Living Dead (2007), The Mummy, Daredevil, Home Alone 4, Planet of the Apes and Mr. Deeds. Along with Alexis Cruz, he is the only other actor to appear in both the original Stargate movie and the spin-off series Stargate SG-1 (3 episodes). However, before arriving in Los Angeles in 1991, his extensive work onstage has garnered him much praise from theater critics across America, most notably as Vasquez, in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore with Val Kilmer at the Joseph Papp Public Theater and as Sir Richard at The Guthrie Theater's memorable production of The Screens.