Mido Hamada is a German-Egyptian actor in film, theatre and television. He attended the Oxford School of Drama and now lives in London.
His roles include Ahmed Shah Massoud in the television mini-series The Path to 9/11 and smaller roles in the British television film Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare and the series Feel the Force. In 2004, he played in the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. In the 2011 film Unknown, Hamada played a Saudi sheikh involved in an assassination attempt at a Berlin hotel and in funding biotechnological research.
Hamada has also appeared in the Fox series 24 as Samir Mehran, a rogue intelligence agent from the fictional Middle Eastern country of Kamistan who assassinates its president Omar Hassan. He served as the season's arch-villain for most of its episodes.
He appeared again in a Fox series on Terra Nova, where he portrayed Guzman, one of the colony security personnel and a trusted colleague to Commander Nathaniel Taylor.
Hamada currently plays in the Showtime series Homeland, playing a key member of a terrorist cell planning an attack on the United States.