Omar Metwally (b 1974) is an American actor best known for his roles in Rendition, Munich and Miral. Most recently he was seen in the role of Dr. Vic Ullah in the Showtime series The Affair, as Dr. Fahim Nasir in Non-Stop and as Agent Santiago in USA Network television series Mr. Robot.

Early life and education

Metwally was born in 1974 in Queens, New York to an Egyptian father and a Dutch mother, and moved with the family to Orange County, California at age three, where he was raised. Metwally earned a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley,[1] and while acting around the Bay Area earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco.[2]


Metwally plays Vik Ullah on Showtime's The Affair. He also plays Santiago on USA's Mr Robot.

Metwally's film roles include Non-Stop, Gavin Hood's Rendition and Steven Spielberg's Munich, Complete Unknown, Breakable You,The City of Your Final Destination, released in 2010 (filmed 2006–07), and Amsterdam. He received the 2008 Chopard Trophy for his work in Rendition, presented at the Cannes Film Festival. Metwally was also seen in the film Miral from director Julian Schnabel.

Metwally has also worked extensively on stage, appearing in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's "Guards at the Taj" at the Atlantic Theater in 2015[3] where he also received an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance.[4] He was seen in 2005 as "Aram" in Beast on the Moon directed by Larry Moss, and received a 2004 Tony Award nomination for his work in Sixteen Wounded.[5] He has worked with the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, first as an actor and then as a director. He has also appeared at theaters around the country, including Steppenwolf, The Public, the Long Wharf, Berkeley Rep, and many others.[citation needed]

Metwally's television credits include The Affair, Mr Robot, Dig, Virtuality, Fringe, The Unit, and Grey's Anatomy.

Personal life

Metwally resides in New York City.[citation needed]


Year Movie Role
2003 Nash Bridges Mobster #3
2003 New Americans Anwar Beshrabi
2005 Life on the Ledge Druggist
2005 Munich Ali
2006 Twenty Questions Mr. Assad
2006 Grey's Anatomy Jesse Fannon
2006 The Unit Wirth
2007 Rendition Anwar El-Ibrahimi
2007 The City of Your Final Destination Omar Razaghi
2008 New Amsterdam John
2009 Virtuality Dr. Adin Meyer
2010 Miral Hani
2011 Unforgettable ADA Adam Gilroy
2011 The Good Wife Wasim Al-Said
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Amun
2014 Non-Stop Dr. Fahim Nasir
2014 Day Ten uncredited
2015 Dig Yussef Khalid
2015 The Affair Dr. Vic Ullah
2016 Complete Unknown Farshad
2016 Mr. Robot Agent Santiago
2017 Breakable You Samir Kamali


  1. ^ Herstein, Beth. "Interview with Omar Metwally, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East". Talkin' Broadway. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "A.C.T Alumni". American Conservatory Theater. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "GUARDS AT THE TAJ". Atlantic Theater Company. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Obie Awards, 2016 Winners.
  5. ^ Bio: Omar Metwally New York Arab-American Comedy Festival

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