Sayed Badreya

El Sayed Badreya (Arabic: سيد بدرية‎) is an Egyptian-American actor.[1] He was born in 1957 in Port Said, Egypt.

Sayed Badreya
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Sayed Badreya in 2009
El Sayed Badreya

1957 (age 62–63)
EducationNew York University film school
Years active1987–present

He has had many roles in movies and television. He appeared in AmericanEast, Iron Man,[2] Cargo,[3] and The Dictator. He also provided motion capture and voice work for the pirate Rameses in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hotshot
1988 Lucky Stiff Craft service
1988 The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Skull & Crossbones TV movie
1991 Intimate Stranger Clerk TV movie
1993 The November Men Lahoud as Elsayed Badreya
1994 Seinfeld Foreign Man TV series
1 episode
1994 Stargate Arabic Interpreter
1995 Mirage Sayed
1996 Executive Decision Technical Adviser of Arabia
1996 Independence Day Arab Pilot
1996 Kingpin Fatima
1998 The Nanny Guard TV series
1 episode
1999 Hamam fi Amsterdam Uncle
1999 Deterrence Omari
1999 Three Kings Iraqi Tank Major
1999 The Insider Hezbollah Head Gunman
2001 The Princess and the Marine Driver TV movie
2001 Alias Vendor TV series
1 episode
2001 Shallow Hal Doctor Sayed
2002 Saving Egyptian Film Classics Director, writer and producer
2002 The Practice Adman Fajiz TV series
1 episode
2003 Casting Calls Himself TV documentary
2003 The Interrogation Short
2003 T for Terrorist Sayed, Terrorist Short
Also producer
2003 Stuck on You Assisting Surgeon
2004 Homeland Security Jamaitja TV movie
2004 The West Wing Fatah Official #2 TV series
1 episode
2004 Soul Plane Middle Eastern Passenger
2005 Mush Mush's Father Short
Also producer
2005 SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs Additional Morocco AO Voices Voice, Video game
2005 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo Additional Morocco AO Voices Voice, Video game
2006 The Unit Afghan Commander TV series
1 episode
2006 NUMB3RS Sayed Malik TV series
1 episode
2006 It's Not Just You, Tommy Chu! Executive producer
2006 The Path to 9/11 Massoud Assassin TV miniseries
Also dialect coach
2008 Iron Man Abu Bakaar
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Hamdi
2008 AmericanEast Mustafa Marzoke Also writer
2008 Prisoners Kamal Short
2009 El Traspatio El Sultán
2009 Lost Sayid's Father TV series
1 episode
2009 Easy Money Chuck Habib TV series
1 episode
2010 The Space Between Imam
2010 Baram & Hamza Uncle Anwar Short
2010 When Life Gives You Lemons Sayed Short
2010 Family Prayers (aka Karim & Suha) Hussein Short
2011 Chicago Mirage Moustafa Short
Also director, writer and producer
2011 Cargo Sayed
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Rameses, / Yemeni Citizens, Bedouin Riders Voice, Video game
2011 Tied to a Chair Kamal
2011 This Narrow Place Aziz
2012 The Three Stooges Orderly
2012 Window Lies Short
Also writer and executive producer
2012 The Dictator Omar Also technical advisor (uncredited)
2012 Just like a Woman Tarek
2012 Factory of Lies Kareem Short
2013 America in Arabic Himself TV series
2013 Movie 43 Large Man (segment "Truth or Dare")
2013 The C Gate Iraqi Messenger Short
2013 The Mercury Dancer Short
Executive producer
2014 Boiling Pot Anwar Seif
2014 Sound of Fear Short
2014 The End of Egypt or the Brotherhood Himself Documentary
Also director, writer and producer
2018 Apple & Onion Falafel TV Series


  1. ^ Rampell, Ed (2005-05-01). Progressive Hollywood: A People's Film History of the United States. The Disinformation Company. pp. 256–. ISBN 9781932857108. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ Montalbano, Dave (2010-12-22). The Adventures of Cinema Dave in the Florida Motion Picture World. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 367–. ISBN 9781462836734. Retrieved 18 March 2013.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Catsoulis, Jeanette (October 21, 2011). "She Was Told She'd Be a Model. Of Course". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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