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Oded Fehr
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: November 23, 1970
Age: 49
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
Other Information
Height: 6'1½"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Gila (née Lachmann) (mother)
Uri/Ury Ernst Fehr (father)
Atticus (son)
Finley (daughter)
Azelie (daughter)
Relationships: Rhonda Tollefson (wife)
Series Information
Character: Jafar
First appearance: The Savior
Last appearance: A Wondrous Place

Oded Fehr is an Israeli film and television actor now based in the United States. He is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, as well as Carlos Oliveira in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Retribution, Faris al-Farik in Sleeper Cell, the demon Zankou in the TV series Charmed and Eli Cohn on the TV series V. He recently portrayed Eyal Lavin, a Mossad agent, on the TV series Covert Affairs, as well as Beau Bronn on the TV series Jane by Design and Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar on NCIS.

Early life

Fehr was born on November 23, 1970, in Tel Aviv, Israel, the son of Gila (née Lachmann), a day care supervisor, and Uri/Ury Ernst Fehr, a Jerusalem-born geophysicist and marketing executive. His parents' families are Ashkenazi Jewish, and had come to Israel from Germany and the Netherlands. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England after taking a very brief drama class in Frankfurt, Germany. He served in the Israeli Navy from 1989 to 1992 and used to work for security for the Israeli airline El Al in Germany.


Director Stephen Sommers cast Fehr in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.

Fehr's screen appearances have included the 2001–02 NBC series UC: Undercover, the 2002–03 CBS series Presidio Med, and the 2004 movie release Resident Evil: Apocalypse (he reprised the role in the sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction). He provided the voice of Doctor Fate in Justice League Unlimited, and played Antoine Laconte, a male prostitute, in Rob Schneider's comedies Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005). He also acted in the American hit supernatural series Charmed, where he played the evil demon Zankou, the chief villain in that series' seventh season.

Between 2005–2006 Fehr played Farik on the Showtime series Sleeper Cell.

From 2010 to 2014 he portrayed a recurring character, Mossad Agent Eyal Levin on the TV series Covert Affairs. In 2013, he guest starred in the episode "Shiva" of the 10th season of CBS NCIS as an Israeli Mossad assistant director.

Fehr returned to the fifth installment of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Retribution.

Personal life

Fehr married Rhonda Tollefson, whom he met at a Los Angeles opera, on December 22, 2000. The couple have three children: son Atticus (born January 4, 2003), daughter Finley (born February 26, 2006) and daughter Azelie. Fehr speaks Hebrew, English, and some German.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Kiss of Fire
1999 The Mummy Ardeth Bay
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Antoine Laconte
1999 Cleopatra Egyptian Captain
2000 Bread and Roses Himself (Party Guest)
2000 Arabian Nights Robber #
2000 Texas Rangers Anton Marsale
2001 The Mummy Returns Ardeth Bay
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Carlos Olivera
2005 Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? Amahl Ali Akbar (voice) Direct-to-video
2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Antoine Laconte
2005 Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Prince Sadir
2007 Resident Evil: Extinction Carlos Olivera
2008 The Betrayed Voice / Alek
2009 Drool Cheb Fleece
2009 Limelight Vincent Marlow
2011 For the Love of Money Levi
2011 Super Hybrid Ray
2012 Resident Evil: Retribution Todd / Clone Carlos
2012 Inescapable Sayid Abd Al-Aziz
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants Mr. Freeze (voice) Direct-to-video
2017 Seam Commander
2018 White Chamber Daran / Narek Zakarian
2020 Lair Ben Dollarhyde post-production


  • Game Over: 'Resident Evil' Reanimated (2004) - Himself
  • Game Babes (2004) - Himself
  • Corporate Malfeasance (2004) - Himself


Year Title Role Notes
1994 – 2000 The Knock Lukics Episode: "Heaven and Hell"
1998 Killer Net Victor / Barman 2 Episodes
Television Miniseries
1999 Cleopatra Egyptian Captain 2 Episodes
Television Miniseries
2000 Arabian Nights Robber #2 2 Episodes
Television Miniseries
2000 UC: Undercover Frank Donovan 13 episodes
2002 – 2003 Presidio Med Dr. Nicholas Kokoris 4 episodes
2004 - 2005 Charmed As a recurring special guest star playing the demon Zankou,the main villain of the show's seventh season 8 episodes
2005 – 2006 Sleeper Cell Faris al-Farik 18 episodes
2008 Burn Notice Timo Episode: "Scatter Point"
2008 Eleventh Hour Calvert Rigdon Episode: "Containment"
2009 Medium Dr. Thomas Statler Episode: "Pain Killer"
2010 Three Rivers Dr. Luc Bovell Episode: "Case Histories"
2010 - 2014 Covert Affairs Eyal Lavine 11 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Los Angeles Nick Manto Episode: "Hollywood"
2011 V Eli Cohn/Eli Cohen 3 episodes
2012 Jane by Design Beau Bronn Episode: "The Birkin & The Getaway"
2013 NCIS Mossad Assistant Director Ilan Bodnar 3 episodes
2015 Stitchers Leslie Turner 7 episodes
2015 - 2019 The Blacklist Levi Shur - Mossad Agent 4 episodes
2016 – 2017 Once Upon a Time Jafar 3 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Asim Naseri 5 episodes
2017 How to Get Away With Murder Attorney General Chase Episode: "Nobody Roots for Goliath"
2018 When Heroes Fly Moshiko Boaro 5 episodes
2019 Blood & Treasure Karim Farouk/Rasheed Hegazi 8 episodes
2019 Younger Rafa 1 episode

Animated series

Year Title Role Episodes
2003 Justice League Dr. Fate 2 episodes;

  • "The Terror Beyond" Parts 1 & 2 (2003)
2004 - 2006 Justice League Unlimited 3 episodes;

  • "The Return" (2004)
  • "Wake the Dead" (2004)
  • "The Great Brain Robbery" (2005)
2005 American Dad! Kazim 1 episode;

  • "Stan of Arabia: Part 2" (2005)
2009 - 2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Equinox 4 episodes;

  • "Mystery in Space!" (2009)
  • "When OMAC Attacks!" (2009)
  • "The Fate of Equinox!" (2009)
  • "Time Out for Vengeance!" (2011)
2011 - 2019 Young Justice Ra's al Ghul 6 episodes;

  • "Inflitrator" (2011) Ra's al Ghul (credited as L-2)
  • "Targets" (2011)
  • "Auld Acquantices" (2012)
  • "Darkest" (2012)
  • "Summit" (2013)
  • "Rescue Op" (2019)
2012 - 2013 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters The Choten 33 episodes;
2013 Ultimate Spider-Man N'Kantu, the Living Mummy 2 Episodes;

  • "Blade"
  • "The Howling Commandos"
2014 - 2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. 2 Episodes;

  • "Hulking Commandos"
  • "Days of Future Smash, Part 3: Dracula"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest
2017 Destiny 2 Osiris Curse of Osiris DLC and Season of Dawn


  • Served in the Israeli navy.
  • Met wife, Rhonda Tollefson, at the L.A. Opera.
  • Has an older brother and sister plus a younger half sister.
  • Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, England after taking a very brief drama class in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Worked for security for the Israeli airlines in Germany.
  • Son Atticus was born January 4, 2003. He was named after the main character in To Kill A Mockingbird, Oded's favorite book.
  • He speaks English, Hebrew and a bit of German.
  • Trained in Hapkido.
  • Second child, a daughter named Finley, born February 26, 2006.
  • Has a strong aversion to guns.
  • His father, Ury Ernst Fehr, a geophysicist and marketing executive, was born in Jerusalem, of German Jewish descent. His mother, Gila (Lachmann), a day care supervisor, was born in Kiryat Chaim, Haifa, of Dutch Jewish and German Jewish ancestry.
  • Has played Mossad operatives on Covert Affairs (2010) and The Blacklist (2013), and a rogue Mossad operative on NCIS (2003).
  • Has worked with Milla Jovovich on multiple Resident Evil movies as her character's love interest.