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Sayed Badreya

Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor Sayed Badreya realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day. Growing up in poverty in Port Said, Sayed Badreya's dreams of movie stardom looked as bleak as the prospect of peace in the Middle East. From the Six Day War in '67 through the ... See full bio »

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 2015/II The Martyr (Short) (completed)
 2015 Boiling Pot
Anwar Seif
 2014 Sound of Fear (Short)
 2013 Movie 43
Large Man (segment "Truth or Dare")
 2013 The C Gate (Short)
Iraqi Messenger
 2012 Factory of Lies (Short)
 2012 Just Like a Woman
 2012 Window Lies (Short)
 2012 The Three Stooges
 2011 This Narrow Place
 2011 Tied to a Chair
 2011/I Cargo
 2011 Chicago Mirage (Short)
 2010 Family Prayers (aka Karim & Suha) (Short)
 2010/II When Life Gives You Lemons (Short)
 2010 Baram & Hamza (Short)
Uncle Anwar
 2010/I The Space Between
 2009 Easy Money (TV Series)
Chuck Habib
- Bella Roma (2009) ... Chuck Habib
 2009 Lost (TV Series)
Sayid's Father
 2009 Backyard
El Sultán
 2008 Prisoners (Short)
 2008 AmericanEast
Mustafa Marzoke
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Massoud Assassin
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Sayed Malik
- All's Fair (2006) ... Sayed Malik
 2006 The Unit (TV Series)
Afghan Commander
- First Responders (2006) ... Afghan Commander
 2005 Socom U.S. Navy Seals: Fireteam Bravo (Video Game)
Additional Morocco AO Voices (voice)
 2005 SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs (Video Game)
Additional Morocco AO Voices (voice)
 2005 Mush (Short)
Mush's Father
 2004 Soul Plane
Middle Eastern Passenger
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Fatah Official #2
- Gaza (2004) ... Fatah Official #2
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie)
 2003 Stuck on You
Assisting Surgeon
 2003 T for Terrorist (Short)
Sayed / Terrorist
 2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Adman Fajiz
- Bad to Worse (2002) ... Adman Fajiz
 2001 Shallow Hal
Doctor Sayed
 2001 Alias (TV Series)
- A Broken Heart (2001) ... Vendor
 2001 The Princess & the Marine (TV Movie)
 1999 The Insider
Hezbollah Head Gunman
 1999 Three Kings
Iraqi Tank Major
 1999 Deterrence
 1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
- Not Without My Nanny (1998) ... Guard
 1996 Kingpin
 1996 Independence Day
Arab Pilot
 1995 Mirage
Sayed (as Elsayed Badrya)
 1994 Stargate
Arabic Interpreter
 1994 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Foreign Man
- The Dinner Party (1994) ... Foreign Man
 1993 The November Men
Lahoud (as Elsayed Badrya)
 1991 Intimate Stranger (TV Movie)
 1988 The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (TV Movie)
'Skull & Crossbones' (as Elsayed Badreya)
 1987 Hotshot
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Elsayed Badreya | El Sayed Badrya | Elsayed Badrya


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