Born and raised in Israel to parents who are the children of Holocaust survivors, Amir developed a strong relationship with his maternal grandmother, a woman who rose above the atrocities and preserved the future of her family. During his teenage years Amir skipped school on occasion to hear the stories of that era, most of which were ironically about the challenges she faced after the war. During that time Amir also spent two years in South Africa, during the Apartheid, where he developed a strong connection to the primitive landscape of the African culture. After returning to Israel, he graduated with an architectural diploma and joined the Israeli Defense Forces.
By the time he was 22, Amir left for the United States for a reprieve from the intensity of his life. Shortly thereafter he started down a path that closely resembled that of his father, a renowned surgeon in his hometown of Haifa. With English as his second language, Amir attended the University of Florida before attending medical school. From a hobby was born a passion for Amir. What was once a diversion from his medical studies has since become his profession. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do," this conveyed the essence of Amir's philosophy toward achieving any goal, no matter how challenging. Over the course of this time Amir also became the heir of the family legacy as the token storyteller. When his grandmother passed away, Amir took it upon himself to carry that torch on her behalf and soon found himself in the world of screenplay writing. It was his screenplay Eboy, the story of his grandmother's harrowing escape from Hungary after WWII, that brought Amir to a quest to liberate mass consciousness from a perspective of helplessness. Presently, Amir is a working actor/writer/producer in Atlanta, GA and LA, California. Though his native language is Hebrew, he is fluent in English with an American accent, and also adept by professional training at expressing Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, and many more accents.
Nevertheless, because of Amir's medical training in surgery, trauma, and the ER specifically, he has authentic experience to lend to this craft. On more than one occasion, Amir was casted as a doctor as well as a medical choreographer on various sets. Additionally, his military training contributes combat experience, including martial arts to his skills set. To round it out, Amir played soccer and tennis in several countries. Furthermore, he was on the roster as a kicker for a national championship college football team here in the U.S.
Amir's ethnicity is also advantageous to him as an actor, as he fit the description of a Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Latino and American profile.