T. J. Ramini

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T. J. Ramini
Born (1975-05-26) 26 May 1975 (age 43)
London, England, U.K.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Tarek Ramini
Education St. Lawrence College Boarding School
Occupation Actor and screenwriter
Years active 1996–present
Television The Bill
Partner(s) Annie McQueen
Website tjramini.net

T. J. Ramini (born 26 May 1975) is a British actor known for his role as DC Zain Nadir in The Bill and Cross in Prison Break


Ramini attended St Lawrence College Boarding School in Kent. At the age of 19, he moved to Australia, where he appeared in various acting roles.

His other parts include guest appearances in the television series Casualty, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, 24 and NCIS, as well as the film Batman Begins (2005). He guest-starred in Boston Legal as a prisoner who is wrongfully detained and tortured at Guantanamo Bay, and in Desperate Housewives as Yaniv (in the episode "Mama Spent Money When She Had None"). In 2017 he starred in Prison Break, and later appeared in an episode of the American political drama Designated Survivor.

Ramini is also a screenwriter and has completed the principal photography for his first major film for Universal Studios, titled Get Lucky.

Personal life[edit]

Ramini is engaged to Annie McQueen, a singer-songwriter and producer. They reside in Los Angeles. As a football fan, Ramini is a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur supporter.



Year Film Role Notes
1996 Dating the Enemy Troy
2003 The Death of Klinghoffer Ismael
2004 Spivs Pavel
2005 Batman Begins Crane Thug # 1
2013 Get Lucky Raphael
2014 Postman Pat: The Movie Ben Taylor Voice
2017 The Bachelors Real Estate Agent


Year Show Role Notes
1997 Fallen Angels Barman as Tarek Ramini; 1 episode: "Hair"
2001 Waking the Dead Majid Kahn as Tarek Ramini; 1 episode: "Special Relationships"
2001–2003 Casualty PC Russell as Tarek Ramini; recurring
2003 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Muneer Malik as Tarek Ramini; 1 episode: "Deception On His Mind"
Adventure Inc Loesan 1 episode: "The Man Who Wouldn't Be King"
The Bill Ravi Bhatia 2 episode
2005 Ultimate Force Drew Jordan 1 episode: "Class of 1980"
Dalziel and Pascoe Visha Iqbal 2 episodes: Dust Thou Art (Parts 1 & 2)
2005–2007 The Bill DC Zain Nadir Regular role
2007 Boston Legal Benyam Kallah 1 episode: "Guantanamo By The Bay"
2008 Heroes and Villains Cuauhtemoc 1 episode: "Cortes"
2009 Desperate Housewives Yaniv 1 episode: "Mama Spent Money When She Had None"
2009 & 2010 NCIS Mossad Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon Recurring; 3 episodes
2010 24 Tarin Faroush Recurring; Season 8; 11 episodes
2011 Private Practice Doug Iverson 1 episode: "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough"
2012 Arrow Jason Brodeur 1 episode: "An Innocent Man"
2013 Emily Owens M.D. Costa 1 episode: "Emily and... The Car and The Cards"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Grady 1 episode: "Dead of the Class"
2013–2014 Twisted Vikram Desai Recurring; 4 episodes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Carlo Mancini 1 episode: "T.R.A.C.K.S."
2016 Castle Jordanian Prince 1 episode: "Death Wish"
2017 Prison Break Cross Recurring
2017 Designated Survivor Nuresh Sahin 1 episode: "Family Ties"

Video games[edit]

Year Game Role
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Salim/Marlowe's agents
2012 Diablo III Additional voices
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Additional voices
2012 Sleeping Dogs Naz Singh
2013 Dota 2 Timbersaw/Bristleback/Skywrath Mage/Abaddon/Underlord
2014 Bayonetta 2 Loptr / Additional Voices
2016 The Walking Dead: Michonne Siddiq
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Del Meeko
Tacoma Clive Siddiqi

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