The Succession of Stewy: Arian Moayed Speaks

The Global Phenomenon of “Succession” and BTS with Actor Arian Moayed 

Los Angeles, CA (March 26, 2024): From his early childhood in Iran to his scene-stealing role as ‘Stewy’ on the hit primetime show, “Succession,” actor Arian Moayed shares his unique journey from a new immigrant to an extraordinary career on both stage and screen. 

Moayed gives listeners a front row seat to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his experiences working with actors Robin Williams, Jeremy Strong, Brian Cox, and Sarah Snook. And, extra bonus – Moayed gives listeners a peek inside his co-founded nonprofit Waterwell, that he co-founded, and has been lauded as the best combination of “artistic innovation, contagious entertainment and big-hearted tackling of pressing social questions.” 

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Arian Moayed:

The experience of an Iranian immigrant: “I was born in 1980 in the middle of the war, and in the middle of a revolution. In the middle of the hostage situation, all three of those things were kind of happening simultaneously. […] And then we got here, to the United States, in 1986, at a time where the hostility towards Iran was just so incredible […] We were all in survival mode.” 

Brian Cox never holds back: “When we were doing scenes together, I always felt that he was gonna come at me with every ounce of what he has and not ever hold back. […] That’s what it’s like acting with Brian Cox. […] And he’s also a teddy bear. He really cares…”

Moayed on “Succession”: “There’s a laissez-faire, ‘let it go’ kind of quality that I think was really something I was mimicking [from] IU fraternities. Also, there’s a little bit of like, ‘I’m obsessed with Snoop Dogg.’ There’s a little bit of Snoop in there that’s just got this ease of coming in, and ease of coming out, and everyone loves Snoop.”

Spiderman: No Way Home or ‘Serenity Now?’:  “It was so hush-hush that the code name of the movie was ‘Serenity Now,’ based on the Seinfeld episode. […] And all the characters had Seinfeld references.”

On the effortlessness of Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Julia’s so skilled at understanding the human condition and also […] crafting a joke out of it that doesn’t feel like you’re crafting a joke.”

On Tom Holland: “As a man of the theater, he […] knows how to make jokes. He knows how to carve things because he’s tested it out on a thousand people a night, for two or three years, and is constantly crafting it.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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