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Ammar Daraiseh
Ammar Daraiseh
Ammar Daraiseh
Character(s) Hajer
Date of Birth November 10, 1969 (age 47)
Origin Ramtha, Jordan
IMDb profile

Ammar Daraiseh portrayed Hajer.

Background and Personal Life

Ammar Daraiseh was born in Ramtha, Jordan, on November 11, 1969. Daraiseh attended DePaul University's acting program, recieving an MFA in Acting in 1996.


Daraiseh's first acting role was in a 1996 episode of Early Edition. Two years later, Daraiseh appeared in the Tommy Lee Jones film U.S. Marshals in a bit part as a drugstore clerk. Soon afterward, he appeared in a 2001 episode of the J.J. Abrams show Alias. Over the next few years, Daraiseh appeared in episodes of J.A.G. and Without a Trace. In 2005, Daraiseh appeared as an Iraqi Officer in Jarhead, and then appeared in an episode of The Shield. In 2007, he voiced Tamir in the highly successful video game Assassin's Creed. He will provide a voice in the video game 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand in 2009.

On Lost

In 2009, Daraiseh appeared as Hajer in the seventh episode of the fifth season, "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham".

Selected Filmography

Title Medium Character Year(s)
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Video game Raoul 2009
Lost TV series Hajer 2009
Joined at the Head Movie Jim (also executive producer) 2008
Assassin's Creed Video game Tamir 2007
The Shield TV series Gilbos Arkelian 2006
Jarhead Movie Iraqi officer 2005
J.A.G. TV series Afghan male 2002-2003
Air Marshal Movie Jamal 2003
Without a Trace TV series Kamal Kahn 2002
Alias TV series Supplier 2001
U.S. Marshals Film Drugstore clerk 1998
Early Edition TV series 1996


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