Ayman Samman

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Ayman Samman was born in Cairo, Egypt. After earning a degree in Egyptology and fronting one of the very first Heavy Metal bands in Egypt, he moved to Chicago and pursued a career in music. While in Chicago he fell in love with acting and studied and performed with Chicago's best. He lives in Los Angeles as a full time actor, writer and director. ... See full bio »

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The Looming Tower Anas al-Liby
Blindspot Dodi Khalil
Scandal Deputy NSA Director


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  The Pitch (Short) (post-production)
 2019 Receive (Short) (post-production)
 2019 Refugee (Short) (completed)
 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Video Game)
Additional Voice (voice)
 2019 Jumper (Short)
Jack Salama
 2018 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Ambassador Hariri
- Diplomatic Immunity (2018) ... Ambassador Hariri
 2018/I The Arabian Warrior
Khaled Almadi
 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Anas al-Liby
- Mistakes Were Made (2018) ... Anas al-Liby
- Losing My Religion (2018) ... Anas al-Liby
- Now it Begins... (2018) ... Anas al-Liby
 2017 Lollipop (Short)
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Hamid Nasser / Leader
- Revelation (2017) ... Hamid Nasser
- Global Relief (2017) ... Leader
 2017 Scandal (TV Series)
Deputy NSA Director
- The Box (2017) ... Deputy NSA Director
 2017 Mitch Rapp: Off Book (Short)
 2017 Toppled (Short)
 2016 Lopez (TV Series)
- Land of the Rings (2016) ... Hassan
- George's Party (2016) ... Hassan
 2016 Rated (Short)
 2016 Rent-a-Gay (TV Mini-Series short)
Straight Gay
- What Every Single Woman Needs (2016) ... Straight Gay
 2015 Yasmine (TV Series)
 2015 Blindspot (TV Series)
Dodi Khalil
- Split the Law (2015) ... Dodi Khalil
 2015 Satisfaction (TV Series)
- ...Through Travel (2015) ... Captain
 2015 Unmatch.com (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Preskript / Eugene Dolt / Dan Swayze
- A Date with a Phramacist (2015) ... Dr. Preskript
- A Date with an IT Guy (2015) ... Eugene Dolt
- A Date with a Vlogger (2015) ... Dan Swayze
 2013-2015 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
Abu Nazir / Paramedic / Arab Man / ...
- Honest Rec Sports Commercial (2015) ... Paramedic
- What If Google Was a Guy: Part 2 (2014) ... Arab Man
 2013-2015 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Martin Samir / Santoso
- Forest for the Trees (2015) ... Martin Samir
- Red: Part One (2013) ... Santoso (uncredited)
 2014 Yoga Matt Web Series (TV Series)
Mathew Van Nostril
- It's Not OK, Google! (2014) ... Mathew Van Nostril
- When in Doubt Breathe It Out (2014) ... Mathew Van Nostril
 2014 American Sniper
 2014 Don't Look Back
 2014 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series)
- Taking This One to the Grave (2014) ... Examiner
 2014 Tentacle 8
 2014 The Spoils of Babylon (TV Series)
Arab Official
- The Age of the Bastard (2014) ... Arab Official
 2013 Anatomy of Violence (TV Movie)
Dr. Zaid Hassam
 2013 Jesus Is Back (and He Is Not Happy) (Short)
Taxi Driver
 2013 God's Slave
 2013 Machsom (Short)
Khalil Haddad
 2012 The Undershepherd
Cab Driver
 2012 Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Video Game)
Faraz (voice)
 2012 The Virtual Zone (TV Series short)
Pearson / Baaz / Mike
- Internet Ghost (2012) ... Pearson
- Tongue Massage (2012) ... Baaz
- I Lost Your Number (2012) ... Mike
 2012 Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film (Short)
Dr. Averroes
 2012/III Parallax (Short)
 2012/II Fragments (Short)
 2011 The League (TV Series)
Algerian TV Announcer
- The Lockout (2011) ... Algerian TV Announcer (voice)
 2011 Reunion X (Video short)
Harakhty Chemla
 2011 Impulse Black
 2010 Scott's Dead (Short)
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 2010/II Thief (Short)
 2010 JIHADn't (Short)
 2010 Switch (TV Series)
 2010 No Secrets Between Seamen (Short)
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
- Mercy (2009) ... Detective
 2009 Southeast Airlines (Short)
 2008 The Arab (Short)
The Arab
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