Hisham Tawfiq

Hisham Tawfiq

Highest Rated: 91% Jinn (2018)

Lowest Rated: 91% Jinn (2018)

Birthday: May 17, 1970

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Born in Harlem, Hisham Tawfiq did not take a traditional path to the screen. Although he was, in his early years, a performer in a touring African and modern dance troupe, after graduating high school Tawfiq enlisted in the Marines and served in Operation Desert Storm. During his deployment, his love of performing never died, but he was also pragmatic. He knew he would need to be able to support himself if he wanted to pursue a career in acting, so when he left the Armed Forces, he took a short term job as a corrections officer at Sing Sing, then as a firefighter in the NYFD, a job that lasted twenty years and was flexible enough to accommodate the increasing amount of time he spent studying, auditioning, and performing. Tawfiq's first network TV appearance was, not surprisingly, as a firefighter in a 2007 episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999-). His first recurring role was on "Kings" (NBC, 2009). A loosely based, modern take on the story of King David, the show was adventurous, but failed to find an audience and was cancelled after the first season. After playing a number of supporting and guest roles, Tawfiq landed another recurring role, this time on the hit show "The Blacklist" (NBC, 2013-), featuring James Spader. Before the season, Tawfiq was promoted to series regular.

Highest rated movies





91% 80% Jinn Imam Khalid (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dope Fiend Prince (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bravest, the Boldest Major Dandridge (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Beats Strong Every Time Kofo (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pressure Unknown (Character) - 2002


91% 80% The Blacklist Dembe Zuma (Character) 2015-2022
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jules (Guest Star) 2021
58% 62% Golden Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009