22 June 1981
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Biography and career
Raised on Central Coast of New South Wales, Reshad was a surfer and boxer as a youth. His sporting ambitions took a detour after he landed a national commercial and decided to pursue his love of film and theater by attending the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art. Three months after graduation, Reshad booked a guest starring role on the Australian television show Blue Heelers.
Casting directors from the hit series headLand spotted him and offered him an ensemble lead role in the popular series. After shooting 70 episodes the show came to an end and Reshad seized the opportunity to work in Los Angeles.
Reshad made his leading debut in acclaimed Hong Kong director Fruit Chan's (Dumplings) psychological thriller, Don't Look Up. He also played Mickey an American soldier in Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes 2 for 20th Century Fox. Strik appeared as a rebellious surfer in the Australian film Newcastle, which debuted at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. He featured in the Jonathan Schwartz-produced independent film Spooner opposite Nora Zehetner and Matthew Lillard and also the vimeo sensation SCI-FI "STASIS", directed by Christian Swegal co-starring with Reshad were Beau Bridges and Ernie Hudson.
In 2010 Reshad Married in his fathers native city Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. There he spent time learning his fathers native language and producing and directing music videos and commercials. Reshad also completed two feature films in Bosnia-Herzegovina, "Crossroads" with acclaimed Turkish indie director Faysal Soysal and the Bosnian film Ja sam iz Krajine, zemlje kestena which was released in 2013. Reshad speaks in his native Bosnian language.
In 2013, he met with Turkish producers. Not knowing a word of Turkish, Reshad was invited to Turkey's booming Cinema and TV industry. Seizing this opportunity, Reshad took intensive language classes. Strik has now acted in TV series Filinta, and is cunrrently playing the role of Claudius in TRT1's Diriliş: Ertuğrul Reshad currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey with his family.
- Blue Heelers (2005)
- HeadLand (2005)
- HeadLand (2006)
- Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
- Newcastle (2007)
- The Wound (2009)
- Spooner (2009)
- Don't Look Up (2009)
- 3 Apartments (2010)
- Stasis (2010)
- Put Kestena (2013)
- Cross Roads (2013)
- Filinta (2014-20015)
- DIG (2015)
- Diriliş: Ertuğrul (2015)
- Creagh, Sunanda (12 May 2004). "Black side of teenage excess". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
- Reshad Strik at the Internet Movie Database
- Visualhollywood.com The Hills Have Eyes 2 profile. Strik is covered in the cast bio.
-  " Strik features in GQ july 2008"