Omar Metwally

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Omar Metwally
Born1974 (age 45–46)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)
American Conservatory Theater (MFA)
Years active1999–present

Omar Metwally (born 1974. Google incorrectly lists his birth date as April 10) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Vik Ullah in the Showtime television series The Affair, as well as for Rendition (2007), Munich (2005), and Miral (2010). He has also appeared in the roles of Dr. Fahim Nasir in Non-Stop (2014), Agent Santiago in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot, and CIA agent Matt Edwards in the Bourne spin-off television series Treadstone.

Early life[edit]

Metwally was born in 1974 in Queens, New York, to an Egyptian father and a Dutch mother and moved with the family to Orange County, California, at age three, where he was raised. Metwally earned a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley,[1] and while acting around the Bay Area earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco.[2]


Metwally plays Vik Ullah on Showtime's The Affair. He also plays Santiago on USA's Mr Robot.

Metwally's film roles include Non-Stop, Gavin Hood's Rendition and Steven Spielberg's Munich, Complete Unknown, Breakable You,The City of Your Final Destination, released in 2010 (filmed 2006–07), and Amsterdam. He received the 2008 Chopard Trophy for his work in Rendition, presented at the Cannes Film Festival. Metwally was also seen in the film Miral from director Julian Schnabel.

Metwally has also worked extensively on stage, appearing in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj at the Atlantic Theater in 2015[3] where he also received an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance.[4] He was seen in 2005 as "Aram" in Beast on the Moon directed by Larry Moss, and received a 2004 Tony Award nomination for his work in Sixteen Wounded.[5] He has worked with the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, first as an actor and then as a director. He has also appeared at theaters around the country, including Steppenwolf, The Public, the Long Wharf, and Berkeley Rep.

Metwally's television credits include The Affair, Mr. Robot, Dig, Virtuality, Fringe, The Unit, Grey's Anatomy, and Treadstone.

Personal life[edit]

Metwally resides in New York City.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role
2003 Nash Bridges Mobster #3
New Americans Anwar Beshrabi
2005 Life on the Ledge Druggist
Munich Ali
2006 Twenty Questions Mr. Assad
Grey's Anatomy Jesse Fannon
The Unit Wirth
2007 Rendition Anwar El-Ibrahimi
The City of Your Final Destination Omar Razaghi
2008 Amsterdam John
2009 Virtuality Dr. Adin Meyer
2010 Miral Hani
Fringe James Heath
2011 Unforgettable ADA Adam Gilroy
The Good Wife Wasim Al-Said
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Amun
2014 Non-Stop Dr. Fahim Nasir
Day Ten Uncredited
2015 Dig Yussef Khalid
2015–19 The Affair Dr. Vik Ullah
2016 Complete Unknown Farshad
Mr. Robot Agent Santiago
2017 Breakable You Samir Kamali
2019 Treadstone Matt Edwards
2020 Ramy Bin Khalid


  1. ^ Herstein, Beth. "Interview with Omar Metwally, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East". Talkin' Broadway. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "A.C.T Alumni". American Conservatory Theater. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "GUARDS AT THE TAJ". Atlantic Theater Company. Archived from the original on 26 September 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. ^ "2016 Obie Awards Winners". Obie Awards. Village Voice and American Theatre Wing. 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Omar Metwally". New York Arab-American Comedy Festival. Archived from the original on 1 January 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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