Yousuf Azami

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Yousef Azami escaped the oppressive culture of the Taliban in Afghanistan and made his way to America and became an actor. His early life of suffering and living in peril enabled him to bring great authenticity and emotion to his roles. "Chookie" refers to his life and career in America as a "blessing from God" and he hopes his work in film can ... See full bio »

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12 Strong Fakir
Crank Arab Cabbie
Charlie Wilson's War Work Relief Guy


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  American Soldier (pre-production)
Jan Mohamad
  The Romanian Incident (pre-production)
Razvan Petrescu
 2020 SEAL Team (TV Series)
Taliban Lieutenant
- Drawdown (2020) ... Taliban Lieutenant
 2019 Magnum P.I. (TV Series)
Local Elder
- Blood Brothers (2019) ... Local Elder
 2019 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 January 2019 (2019) ... akram
 2018 12 Strong
 2016 Shooter (TV Series)
Mullah Abdul
- Overwatch (2016) ... Mullah Abdul
 2015 Base (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 ... Carlos
 2015/I Aloha
Afghan Tribesman (uncredited)
 2015 State of Affairs (TV Series)
Sheikh Hakam
- Here and Now (2015) ... Sheikh Hakam
- The Faithful (2015) ... Sheikh Hakam
 2014 Camp X-Ray
 2013 Lone Survivor
 2012 Touch (TV Series)
- Pilot (2012) ... Hassam (uncredited)
 2010 Golf Millions (Video)
Umberto Sevilla (as Chookie Sibuo)
 2010 Medal of Honor (Video Game)
Pashto Fighter 1 (voice, as Yousef Azani)
 2010 Red Dead Redemption (Video Game)
The Local Population (voice, as Chookie Sibou)
 2009/I Brothers
Taliban Leader
 2008 The Unit (TV Series)
- Shadow Riders (2008) ... Mullah
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War
Work Relief Guy (uncredited)
 2006 Color of the Cross
 2006 Crank
Arab Cabbie
 2005 As Seen on TV (Short)
American Indian (as Chookie Sibuo)
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie)
Afghan Translator (uncredited)
 2003 War Stories (TV Movie)
 1998 Ultimate Love Games (Video)
Prince / Dominatrix's Slaveman (as Chookie Sibuo)
 1997 Moonbase
Red (as Chookie Sibuo)
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Alternate Names:

Yousef Azani | Chookie Sibou | Chookie Sibuo


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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