Adhir Kalyan chats with Craig Ferguson

Rules of Engagement actor Adhir Kalyan had a terrific appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tuesday. The conversation included a discussion of the elocution teachers at Kalyan’s posh primary school in South Africa and ended with an awkward pause contest.

There was actually only one thing about this YouTube video that was disappointing, and that’s the fact that CBS’s official channel managed to misspell the actor’s first and last name. (They apparently think his name is “Ahdir Kaylan.”)

On a more positive note, the official Rules of Engagement website has launched Timmy Strikes Back, a blog “written” by Kalyan’s character Timmy, a disillusioned Oxford grad who is the personal assistant to the womanizing Russell Dunbar (David Spade). The interactive website also invites viewers to upload and share their own workplace rants.

Adhir Kalyan becomes a regular on Rules of Engagement

South African actor Adhir Kalyan will officially become a regular on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement when the show returns for its fourth season on Monday.

Kalyan plays Timmy, “the beleaguered assistant to eternal bachelor Russell Dunbar (David Spade).”

Watch this Timmy-centric trailer for the new season:

Kalyan’s first major American television role was playing Raja Musharraff on the short-lived CW sitcom Aliens in America. While that series was pretty cringe-inducing, I always loved hearing the theme song, a cover of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace and Understanding?” by PJ Olsson & Junoon’s Salman Ahmad.