Peter Banifaz is an actor, and improviser residing in Los Angeles. He was born in Tehran, Iran and in order to flee the Iran/Iraq War immigrated with his family to the U.S. at age 7. He has studied under legendary improvisers Billy Merritt, Ari Voukydis, Sean Conroy, Alex Fernie, Will Hines, Suzi Barrett, Alex Berg, Eugene Cordero, Johnny Meeks and a host of others. He was a member of the Maude Team, "The Royal Bermuda Whiskey Club" as well as "Nephew" and is currently on the Maude Team, "Old Flame". He was a member or the Harold Team, "Knucklepuck and currently plays with "Queen George". He has been in several national commercials, and guest starring roles in pilots for ABC, CBS, and USA Networks as well roles on TV shows such as, "Veep", "Teachers", "Silicon Valley", "Mom" and "Brooklyn Nine Nine" among others. He also has a recurring role on season 8 of Showtime's "Shameless. He has an MBA that he never uses and loves animals.