Mo Gallini

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Mo Gallini
Mohamed Ghalayini

(1966-02-15) 15 February 1966 (age 54)
Miami, Florida, United States
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Years active1993–present

Mohamed Ghalayini is an American film and television actor, known by his stage name Mo Gallini.


Gallini was born Mohamed Ghalayini on February 15, 1966 in Miami, Florida.[1] His father was from Lebanon, and his mother was of Cuban descent.[2] He attended the University of Florida from 1983 to 1985[3] before moving to Los Angeles with his family.[4] After moving, Gallini met director David Anspaugh, who offered him his first role as a Notre Dame football player in the 1993 film Rudy.[2] Gallini has portrayed over fifty characters in television and film, including the roles of Enrique in 2 Fast 2 Furious (as "Matt Gallini"), Abdul Manesh on the fourth season of the hit series 24, and Interrogator in Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden.[5] He was awarded Best Supporting Actor honors at the 2008 BendFilm Festival for his portrayal of identity thief Wesley Stone in Selfless.[6] Gallini currently appears in the recurring role of firefighter Jose Vargas on the NBC television series Chicago Fire.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy Notre Dame Football Player
1994 Seinfeld Tough Guy One episode; as Matt Gallini
1995 Crimson Tide Seaman Kuhne
1995 Land's End Tomas One episode; as Matt Gallini
1995 Powderburn Rick as Matt Gallini
1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play Nicky Z as Matt Gallini
1996–2001 NYPD Blue INS Agent Mike Torres/Jay Dolinky Two episodes; as Matt Gallini
1997 Flipping Ray-Ray's Friend #2 as Matt Gallini
1997 Melrose Place Burt One episode; as Matt Gallini
1997 Profiler Atlanta Cop One episode; as Matt Gallini
1997 Brooklyn South Third Killer One episode; as Matt Gallini
1997 Alien Avengers Alley Hood #1 as Matt Gallini
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Robo Baroni Two episodes; as Matt Gallini
1998 Poodle Springs J.D. as Matt Gallini
1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Repo Man One episode; as Matt Gallini
1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Rolf as Matt Gallini
1999 The X-Files Hood Episode; "Tithonus" as Matt Gallini
1999 Clubland Henchman #1 as Matt Gallini
1999 End of Days Monk as Matt Gallini
1999–2002 V.I.P. Hoag/Drug Dealer #1 Two episodes; as Matt Gallini
2000 Yup Yup Man Boxer as Matt Gallini
2000 A Better Way to Die Laslov as Matt Gallini
2000 JAG Mustafa Al-Jimri One episode; as Matt Gallini
2001 General Hospital Wes Three episodes; as Matt Gallini
2001 Nash Bridges Tucker Kite One episode; as Matt Gallini
2001 Mulholland Drive Castigliane Limo Driver as Matt Gallini
2001 The District Tony Enzo One episode; as Matt Gallini
2002 You Got Nothin' Javier as Matt Gallini
2002 Warrior Chavez as Matt Gallini
2002 Father Lefty as Matt Gallini
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Enrique as Matt Gallini
2005 24 Abdul Mahnesh Three episodes; as Matt Gallini
2006 07 Al Short; as Matt Gallini
2007 Shark Theo Samaha
2007 NCIS Andre Jones One episode
2007 Rabia Wafiq Short
2008 Drillbit Taylor Male Police Officer on Bluff as Matt 'Mo' Gallini
2008 Marco Polo Marco Polo 2000's
2008 East L.A. Victor Guzman
2008 ER Guy One episode
2008 Legacy Suhart as Matt Gallini
2008 Get Smart Drug Lord
2008 Selfless Wesley Stone won Best Supporting Actor at 2008 BendFilm Festival
2008 Cinco de Mayo Raul Short
2009 Fuel Coach Marquez
2009 Majestic and the Masked Man Santiago Marquez/El Lobo Short
2010 Weeds Daniel One episode
2010 CSI: NY Mitch Barrett One episode
2010 Los Angeles Toupe
2011 Chase Hector Torres Two episodes
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Boss One episode
2011 In My Pocket Tony Eyebrow
2011 Deadline Sy
2012 Treasure Buddies Tarik
2012 Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Interrogator
2012 Chicago Fire Jose Vargas Recurring
2013 Lurid Detective Vasquez
2013 Toxin Sanchez
2015 Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story Detective Salazar Television film
2017 Armed Response Ahmadi
2017 Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion Jesus
2019 MacGyver Daris
2019 Bluff City Law Edgar Soriano


  1. ^ "Mo Gallini". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ a b "Mo Gallini". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  3. ^ "Mo Gallini - LinkedIn". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  4. ^ "Here comes Mo! SELFLESS Star MO GALLINI Arrives Today at Santa Fe Film Fest". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  5. ^ "Mo Gallini - IMDb". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  6. ^ "2008 BendFilm Festival Winners". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mo Gallini – Chicago Fire". Retrieved 2013-11-05.

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