Born in New York City of Iranian descent, Azizi is mainly known for his television work. He has had recurring roles on 24 as terrorist Mamud Faheen (Season 2), on 24 as Rafique (Season 4) and on Commander in Chief as presidential aide Vince Taylor. Azizi was also a regular on the short-lived television series "Threat Matrix". He has also guest-starred on Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, JAG, Gilmore Girls, The Shield, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Veronica Mars, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Prison Break, The Mentalist and Chuck. He also starred in the 2002 film Phobic and the 2008 thriller Eagle Eye.