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Said Faraj (born May 19) played Halil during Season 6 of 24.

Biography and career[]

Award Winning International Actor. Said Faraj has been cast in some of the most monumental films of our generation - his credits include Ghost, Bad Influence, True Romance and The Siege among many others. He has also worked with a virtual who's who of talented directors, including Tony Scott, Ed Zwick, Curtis Hanson, Sam Raimi and Jerry Zucker. He has also starred in recurring roles on television's top-rated shows such as 24 and The Shield. Most recently, Faraj appeared as a Guest Starring role on the Hit TV show S.W.A.T. and Seal Team. His latest lead role was in the feature "I Am Fear".

The most Notable film that brought him Global attention was Green Zone starring (Matt Damon) and Directed by (Paul Greengrass). Faraj was submitted for the 42nd Image Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2012, Faraj reached another milestone when his production company, Cedar Films LLC, produced the short film The American Failure, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film marked Faraj’s Producing, Writing and Directorial Debut and would go on to win several awards, including 3 Best Picture, 4 Best Actor and 2 Best Director at various film festivals across the United States..

"Said Faraj delivers a brilliant performance in Green Zone," said Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, the award-winning book that inspired the film. "He brings his character to life with compelling authenticity. I've spent a lot of time with former Iraqi army officers," Chandrasekaran said. "Said's portrayal of Hamza is spot-on.“ Rajiv Chandrasekaran Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor The Washington Post.  

“While director Paul Greengrass uses his shaky cam to create a sense of grit and authenticity to Green Zone -- his telling of what really happened during the search for weapons of mass destruction during the early days of the Iraq War -- it took Matt Damon to give it a human face. He really succeeded making Roy Miller, the chief petty officer in charge of the search fret and sweat as he goes off into the wilds of Baghdad. But of all the actors working on Green Zone the one who not only gave it a verisimilitude, but also had a personal story right out of the citizenry of any war-torn middle eastern city. Said Faraj -- who played Seeyd Hamza, military adjunct to a top Baathist General. 

Born in Lebanon, Faraj was 13 when exposed to the Lebanese Civil War. As a result, his exchanges between his character and Damon's show a degree of pain and urgency that really drives their scenes home. As the person with the key that leads to the general who unlocks Miller's anger about the nonexistent WMDs, the film arc pivots around some of their scenes”. Brad Balfour, Editor in Chief, Editorial Director, CEO Huffington Post. 

“I wanted to say to you a very great heartfelt and personal thank you. I think your performance was really superb, really accurate and thoughtful and truthful and as important, I thought you were a great Ambassador for the film, and a joy to work with from first day to last...So thank you said from the bottom of my heart.” - Paul Greengrass. 

24 credits[]

24-related appearances[]

Selected filmography[]

  • King Saud (2023)
  • I Am Fear (2020)
  • Silencer (2018)
  • War Dogs (2016)
  • The Algerian (2014)
  • Green Zone (2010)
  • Hired Gun (2008)
  • Lady Magdalene's (2008)
  • The Onion Movie (2008)
  • Split Second (2005)
  • The Siege (1998)
  • Kazaam (1996)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Darkman (1990)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • Bad Influence (1990)

Television appearances

  • S.W.A.T. (2019)
  • SEAL Team (2018)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (2016)
  • Intelligence (2014)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2011)
  • The Unit (2006)
  • The Shield (2006)
  • ER (2005)
  • JAG (1997)
  • Crime & Punishment (1993)

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