Mido Hamada

Mido Hamada (Egyptian Arabic: ميدو حمادة ; born 1971) is a German-Egyptian actor in film, theatre and television. He was born in Cairo; Egypt to an Egyptian family that moved to Germany, where he studied at the American Embassy School. He is fluent in German, English and Arabic. He attended the Oxford School of Drama and now lives in London.

Mido Hamada
Born1971 (age 4748)
ResidenceLondon, UK
Alma materOxford School of Drama

His roles include Ahmed Shah Massoud in the television mini-series The Path to 9/11 and smaller roles in the British television film Hannibal and the series Feel the Force. In 2004, he played in the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. In the 2011 film Unknown, Hamada played a Saudi sheikh involved in an assassination attempt at a Berlin hotel and in funding biotechnological research.

Hamada has also appeared in the Fox series 24 as Samir Mehran, a rogue intelligence agent from the fictional Middle Eastern country of Kamistan who assassinates its president Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor). He served as the season's arch-villain for most of its episodes.

He appeared again in a Fox series on Terra Nova, where he portrayed Guzman, one of the colony security personnel and a trusted colleague to Commander Nathaniel Taylor.

In 2012, Hamada had a role in the Showtime series Homeland, playing a key member of a terrorist cell planning an attack on the United States. He most recently finished shooting a film The Situation where he played Zaid, an Iraqi photographer. He portrayed "The Butcher" in the film American Sniper.[1] He also lent his voice for the video game Disney Infinity 3.0.[2]



Year Title Role
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Soldier
2005 Red Mercury Translator
2006 The Situation Zaid
2011 Unknown Prince Shada
2014 American Sniper The Butcher


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Believe Nothing Captain 1 Episode
2004 Spooks Butterfly (Uncredited
2005 Transit Ruben Television Movie
The English Harem Sassan Sahar
2006 Hannibal Mago
Assault on Waco Special Agent Alsakka
Feel the Force Mr. Fuentes 1 Episode
The Path to 9/11 Massoud 2 Episodes
2007 Judge John Deed Mullah Al Sakka
State of Mind Taj Kalid, MD 8 Episodes
2057 N/A 1 Episode
2010 NCIS Prince Abdalla Ibn Alwaan
Holby City Donald Bass
24 Samir Mehran 10 Episodes
2011 Terra Nova Guzman 2 Episodes
2012 Homeland M.M 3 Episodes
Whispers of Desert Halid Television Movie
2013 The Forbidden Woman Khalid
Red Widow Agent Khalil N/A
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Fincen Agent Kazimi 1 Episode
Hawaii Five-O Amir Khan
Legends Prince Abboud 2 Episodes
2015 The Dovekeepers Eleazar Ben Ya'ir
2017 Niches Con Platanito Himself 1 Episode
Emerald City Eamonn 9 Episodes
2018 Counterpart Cyrus Series Regular

Video games

Year Title Role
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Additional Voices


  1. Movies (2014-11-11). "'American Sniper' Review: War Plays Out Like a Video Game in Clint Eastwood's Navy SEAL Biopic". Thewrap.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  2. Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

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