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Assaf Cohen (born October 31, 1972; age 47) played Yassir in Season 4 and Navid in Season 8 of 24.

Biography and career Edit

Assaf Cohen was born in California. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he grew up in Palo Alto. Cohen also lived for a number of years in the Middle East, and attended UC Berkeley where he earned a Bachelors degree in Integrative Biology. Later, Cohen continued his classical training by earning a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Cohen has appeared in various short films and produced a short film as well. Cohen lives in Los Angeles and is an advanced Tae Kwon Do martial artist. He speaks Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish.

In 2014, he appeared in the war film American Sniper (with Leonard Roberts, Sammy Sheik, Tim Griffin, Navid Negahban, Fahim Fazli, Mido Hamada and Reynaldo Gallegos).

Role on 24 Edit

Cohen has played two different roles on 24. During Season 4, he played the role of Yassir, a terrorist working for Habib Marwan. His character was killed during "3:00am-4:00am" when Jack Bauer and Curtis Manning raided the warehouse that they were hiding in. Cohen later appeared in Season 8 as Navid, a terrorist working with Samir Mehran. He was present and helped with Omar Hassan's execution during "6:00am-7:00am".

Cohen has played two different characters who were killed by Jack Bauer. See here for others with this distinction.

24 credits Edit



Selected filmography Edit

  • A Beautiful Now (2015)
  • American Sniper (2014)
  • Convincing Clooney (2011)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Bulletface (2007)
  • Flightplan (2005)
  • West Bank Story (2005)
  • A Moment of Grace (2004)

Television appearances

  • This Is Us (2019)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2018)
  • How to Get Away with Murder (2016)
  • Backstrom (2015)
  • Supernatural (2013-2014)
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
  • Heroes (2009)
  • Burn Notice (2008)
  • Entourage (2007)
  • Numb3rs (2006)
  • JAG (2003)

See also Edit

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