Sammy Sheik

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Sammy Sheik
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Sheik in 2013
Born (1981-11-15) November 15, 1981 (age 38)
Years active2004–present

Sammy Sheik (born November 15, 1981) is an Egyptian actor. Sheik is best known for playing the role of "Mustafa" in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper.

Early life[edit]

Sammy is originally from Alexandria, Egypt, where his family still lives. He has a sister named Dalia, his twin brother Ahmed lives in France and his youngest brother Karim Kamel is also an actor and a model who participated in the eighth season of Star Academy.


One of his first and many breaks was given to him by Albert Brooks. He was cast to play Al Jazeera executive, Mukhtar Al-Mujib in Mr. Brooks' feature film, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. Soon thereafter, Sheik started landing roles on numerous hit series. He played the calculating hooded eyed killer, Mohamed El-Razani on the FX series, Over There, ring leader, Masheer Abu Marzuq on Fox's 24, which led to the role of Jamal Bin Mohamed on 24's spinoff show The Rookie. He also played the hot blooded bedouin, Kamal on ABC's hit show Lost, and other guest appearances on NCIS, The Unit, My Own Worst Enemy, In the Moment, and many more. Sheik played the recurring role Hany on the Showtime hit show United States of Tara. In March 2010, he was appointed as a UN-Y Peer ambassador for the Middle East.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role
2004 What Should You Do? Avenger
2005 Dangerous Perceptions Jadash
Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Armin
Tayer Seif
Over There Hooded Eyes
Cries from Ramah Hani
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Mukhtar Al-Mujib
2006 Kal: Yesterday & Tomorrow Amir
2007 AmericanEast Abdullah
24 Masheer Abu Marzuq
The Big Bang Theory Omer
Charlie Wilson's War Stinger
The Rookie Jamal Bin Mohamed
The Morgue Samim
2008 Lost Kamal
Mideast Midwest Mohamed
NCIS Fadel
An American Carol Fayed
The Unit Insurgent Leader
My Own Worst Enemy Server
2009 Darfur The Commander
2010 Axis of Evil Ali
In the Moment Edgar
This Narrow Place Hassan
United States of Tara Hany
Three Veils Ali
Nikita Bashir Maro/ Agent Rahal
Walk a Mile in My Pradas Carlos
2011 The Son of an Afghan Farmer Hassan
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Lt. Faraj
Homeland Imam Rafan Gohar
2013 Lone Survivor Taraq
2014 American Sniper Mustafa
2015 The Blacklist Shahin Navabi/ Zal Bin Hasaan
2017 Cold Hell (Die Hölle) Saeed el Hadary
Sand Castle Mahmoud
2019 Marriage: Impossible Ahmed
Young Justice: Outsiders Samad Daou (voice)

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