- He will be seen as “an Animal Control officer and overwhelmed family man” in the upcoming Fox comedy series.
Ravi Patel has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming comedy series “Animal Control.” The “workplace comedy follows a group of Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not,” reads the series’ official log line. Patel joins previously announced series leads Joel McHale and Vella Lovell.
Variety reports that Patel will star in the role of Amit Patel, said to be “an Animal Control officer and overwhelmed family man with more family responsibilities than he bargained for. His partner Victoria has a lifestyle that is so different from his own, they could be from different planets.”
He has recently been seen in the hit CBS comedy “Ghosts” as well as the English-language remake of the French film “The Valet.” His other recent credits include “Wonder Woman 1984,” the docuseries “Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness” for HBO Max and “Bhaag Beanie Bhaag” for Netflix, both of which he created.
He and his sister Geeta Patel wrote and directed an autobiographical documentary, “Meet the Patels.”
He has also been featured in shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Master of None,” and the Fox comedy “Grandfathered.” Next up, he will appear in the Showtime series “Three Women” as well as the FX limited series “Justified: City Primeval.”
Born in Freeport, Patel grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with double majors in Economics and International Studies. An investment banker after college, he co-founded the poker magazine “All In.” He is also co-founder of This Bar Saves Lives with actors Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Kristen Bell.
He is married to Mahaley Patel.