Majid Javadi
Majid Javadi
Status: Alive
Affiliation: Iranian IRGC's Intelligence Service
Profession: Iranian Chief of Intelligence
Significant other(s): Fariba (ex-wife)
Susan (daughter-in-law)
Played by: Shaun Toub
Seasons: 3, 6
Episodes: 7 appearances
First episode: "The Yoga Play"

Major General Majid Javadi is the chief of the Iranian IRGC's intelligence service, and a recruited CIA asset.


As a young SAVAK officer in the 70s, Javadi was friends with Saul Berenson, who was helping to train SAVAK. When the Iranian Revolution happened, Javadi went over to the Revolutionary Guard, betraying Saul in the process.

Season 3

The CIA identified then-Deputy Intelligence Chief, Colonel Javadi, as the mastermind behind the Langley bombing and targeted him directly. Lured into the US with the prospect of recruiting wayward CIA agent Carrie Mathison, Javadi was blackmailed by Saul and Carrie with proof of his embezzling 45 million US$ from his government, successfully recruiting him as a CIA asset.

Javadi was part of the CIA plot to assassinate and replace General Danesh Akbari, the IRGC intelligence chief. After Akbari's death, in order to prove himself worthy of being promoted to chief of intelligence, Javadi learned Brody's location from the CIA, and had him arrested.

In his new position, Javadi was able to influence Iranian policy and improve US-Iranian relations, culminating in the nuclear deal with Iran.

Season 6

Three years later, Saul contacted Javadi to confirm suspicions that Iran was cheating on the nuclear deal. When he came to New York with proof that Saul was being misled by his own service and Mossad, Dar Adal informed the IRGC that he was a traitor. Javadi was captured by Iranian agents, but escaped with help of an agent loyal to him.

Saul, struggling to unveil the anti-Iranian conspiracy inside the CIA, brought Javadi before president-elect Elizabeth Keane to present his evidence. Javadi however already made a deal with Dar Adal to guarantee his own safety, and in return told Keane that Iran was indeed persuing a parallell nuclear program in North Korea.

Dar, however, decided to hand him over to Mossad anyway, but not before Javadi was able to secretly place a call on speaker to Carrie, alerting her and Saul to his perilous situation. After he was gone, Carrie and Saul fiound that he was able to leave his phone behind, hidden and containing evidence against the conspiracy between Mossad and the CIA.

Behind the Scenes


Season 3
"Tin Man Is Down" "Uh... Oh... Ah..." "Tower of David" "Game On" The Yoga Play
Still Positive Gerontion "A Red Wheelbarrow" "One Last Thing" Good Night
Big Man in Tehran The Star
Season 6
"Fair Game" "The Man in the Basement" "The Covenant" A Flash of Light "Casus Belli"
"The Return" Imminent Risk Alt. Truth Sock Puppets "The Flag House"
"R for Romeo" "America First"