Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פהר; born (1970-11-23)23 November 1970) is an Israeli actor based in the United States.[1] 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 Olivera in Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction and Todd/Clone Carlos in Resident Evil: Retribution, Faris al-Farik in Sleeper Cell, Antoine Laconte in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, the demon Zankou in the TV series Charmed and Eli Cohn on the TV series V. He also 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. Additionally he has been the voice of Osiris in the Destiny 2 video game since its Curse of Osiris expansion in 2017. Since 2020, Fehr has appeared in Star Trek: Discovery as Fleet Admiral Charles Vance.

Oded Fehr
Oded Fehr by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Fehr in 2016
Born (1970-11-23) 23 November 1970 (age 52)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Years active1998–present
Rhonda Tollefson
(m. 2000)

Early lifeEdit

Fehr was born 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.[2] His parents come from European Jewish families.[3][4] He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England after taking a very brief drama class in Frankfurt, Germany. He served as a soldier in the Israeli Navy from 1989 to 1992[5] and used to work security for the Israeli airline El Al.[4]


Director Stephen Sommers cast Fehr in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.[1]

Fehr's screen appearances have included the 2001–02 NBC series UC: Undercover,[6] the 2002–03 CBS series Presidio Med, and the 2004 film Resident Evil: Apocalypse (he reprised the role in the sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction). He provided the voice of Doctor Fate in Justice League and its sequel Justice League Unlimited, and played Antoine Laconte, a male prostitute, in Rob Schneider's comedies Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo[1] (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.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Fehr returned to the fifth installment of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Retribution.[1] In 2019, Fehr appeared in the CBS drama Blood & Treasure, and began an ongoing role as Admiral Vance in Star Trek: Discovery.

Personal lifeEdit

Fehr married Rhonda Tollefson, whom he met at a Los Angeles Opera, on December 22, 2000. The couple have three children: son Atticus (born 2003) and daughters, Finley (born 2006) and Azelie.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Kiss of Fire[citation needed]
1999 The Mummy Ardeth Bay
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Antoine Laconte
2000 Bread and Roses Himself (Party Guest)
2000 Texas Rangers Anton Marsele
2001 The Mummy Returns Ardeth Bay
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Carlos Olivera
2005 Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? Amahl Ali Akbar, Ancient One #1 (voice)[8] 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)[8] Direct-to-video
2017 Seam Commander
2018 White Chamber[9] Daran / Narek Zakarian
2020 Lair Ben Dollarhyde post-production


Year Title Role
2004 Game Over: 'Resident Evil' Reanimated Himself
Game Babes
Corporate Malfeasance


Year Title Role Notes
1994–2000 The Knock Lukics Episode: "Heaven and Hell"
1998 Killer Net Victor / Barman 02 Episodes
Television Miniseries
1999 Cleopatra Egyptian Captain 02 Episodes
Television Miniseries
2000 Arabian Nights Robber #2 02 Episodes
Television Miniseries
2000 UC: Undercover Frank Donovan 13 episodes
2002–2003 Presidio Med Dr. Nicholas Kokoris 4 episodes
2004-2005 Charmed Zankou 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 Mossad Agent Levi Shur 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 Boaron 5 episodes
2018 The First Eitan Hafri 8 Episodes
2019 Blood & Treasure Karim Farouk / Rasheed Hegazi 8 episodes
2019 Younger Rafa 1 episode
2021 FBI Most Wanted and FBI International Colin Kent 1 episode in each series
2020–present Star Trek: Discovery Admiral Charles Vance Recurring role, 17 episodes

Animated seriesEdit

Year Title Role Episodes Source
2003 Justice League Doctor Fate Episode: "The Terror Beyond" [8]
2004-2006 Justice League Unlimited 3 episodes [8]
2005 American Dad! Kazim Episode: "Stan of Arabia: Part 2"
2009-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Equinox 4 episodes [8]
2011-2021 Young Justice Ra's al Ghul 7 episodes [8]
2012-2013 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters The Choten 33 episodes [8]
2013 Ultimate Spider-Man N'Kantu, the Living Mummy 2 episodes [8]
2014-2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. 2 episodes [8]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest
2017 Destiny 2 Osiris Curse of Osiris, Season of Dawn, Beyond Light, Season of the Hunt, Season of the Chosen, Season of the Splicer, Season of the Lost, and Season of the Seraph


  1. ^ a b c d e "Oded Fehr". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ Schneiderman, Harry; Carmin, Itzhak J. (1972). Who's Who in World Jewry: A Biographical Dictionary of Outstanding Jews. Pitman Publishing Corporation. p. 237.
  3. ^ Knutzen, Eirik (5 November 2001). "He owes it all to 'Mummy'". The Washington Times. p. B5. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Israeli actor plays Muslim terrorist in Showtime's 'Sleeper Cell'". The Jewish News of Northern California. Los Angeles. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Interview with Oded Fehr". Somethingjewish.co.uk. JMT Ventures. 1 December 2001. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Oden Fehr: from villain to hero on NBC series 'UC: Undercover'". Zap2it. The Post-Star. 28 December 2001. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  7. ^ Katzenberger, Bettina. "About Oded Fehr". Oded Fehr Appreciation Site. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Oded Fehr (Visual voices guide)".
  9. ^ "White Chamber". British Film Council. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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