Oded Fehr

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Oded Fehr
Oded Fehr by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Oded Fehr in 2016.
Born (1970-11-23) November 23, 1970 (age 46)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Rhonda Tollefson (m. 2000)
Children 3[1]

Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פהר‎‎; born on November 23, 1970) is an Israeli film and television actor now based in the United States.[2] He is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, as well as Carlos Oliveira in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Retribution, Faris al-Farik in Sleeper Cell, the demon Zankou in the TV series Charmed and Eli Cohn on the TV series V. He recently portrayed Eyal Lavin, a Mossad agent, on the TV series Covert Affairs, as well as Beau Bronn on the TV series Jane by Design and Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar on NCIS.

Early life[edit]

Fehr was born on November 23, 1970, in Tel Aviv, Israel, the son of Gila (née Lachmann), a day care supervisor, and Uri/Ury Ernst Fehr, a Jerusalem-born geophysicist and marketing executive.[3] His parents' families are Ashkenazi Jewish, and had come to Israel from Germany and the Netherlands.[4][5] He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England after taking a very brief drama class in Frankfurt, Germany. He served in the Israeli Navy from 1989 to 1992[6] and used to work for security for the Israeli airline El Al in Germany.[citation needed]


Director Stephen Sommers cast Fehr in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.[2]

Fehr's screen appearances have included the 2001–02 NBC series UC: Undercover,[7] the 2002–03 CBS series Presidio Med, and the 2004 movie release Resident Evil: Apocalypse (he reprised the role in the sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction). He provided the voice of Doctor Fate in Justice League Unlimited, and played Antoine Laconte, a male prostitute, in Rob Schneider's comedies Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo[2] (1999) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005). He also acted in the American hit supernatural series Charmed, where he played the evil demon Zankou, the chief villain in that series' seventh season.

Between 2005–2006 Fehr played Farik on the Showtime series Sleeper Cell.[2]

In 2013, he guest starred in the episode "Shiva" of the 10th season of CBS NCIS as an Israeli Mossad assistant director.

Fehr returned to the fifth installment of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Retribution.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Fehr married Rhonda Tollefson, whom he met at a Los Angeles opera, on December 22, 2000. The couple have three children: son Atticus (born January 4, 2003), daughter Finley (born February 26, 2006) and daughter Azelie. Fehr speaks Hebrew, English, and some German.



Theatrical releases[edit]

Television films[edit]


  • Game Over: 'Resident Evil' Reanimated (2004) - Himself
  • Game Babes (2004) - Himself
  • Corporate Malfeasance (2004) - Himself

TV series[edit]

Animated series[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Video games[edit]


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