Tall, dark and exotically handsome, actor Oded Fehr made a career for himself most often playing dashing heroes, mysterious saviors and loyal soldiers. The Israeli-born actor first turned moviegoers'...
Actor Oded Fehr, who played Ardeth Bay in The Mummy films, will join the cast of the new NBC drama UC: Undercover, Variety reports. Fehr will play Donovan, a strict FBI agent heading up the show's unconventional undercover unit. Fehr will replace Grant Show, the pilot's original star. Shane Solerno, the series' creator, called the negotiations "a long seduction process." Fehr also has starred in Cleopatra, Arabian Nights and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo.
Reprised role as the mysterious Ardeth Bay in the sequel "The Mummy Returns"
Cast opposite Milla Jovovich in "Resident Evil: Apocalypse"
Cast as Faris al-Farik, a Muslim extremist on Showtime series "Sleeper Cell"
Acted in the British TV production "Killer Net"
Made U.S. TV series debut as regular in a leading role on NBC drama "UC: Undercover"
Reprised role opposite Milla Jovovich in action horror sequel "Resident Evil: Retribution," written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Co-starred with Rob Schneider in the comedy "Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo"
Co-starred in "Resident Evil: Extinction," the third installment in the series
Appeared in ABC epic miniseries "Cleopatra"
Featured in Western adventure "Texas Rangers"
Moved to Europe
Raised in Israel
Co-starred in the family drama "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story"
Cast as Mossad agent Eyal Lavine on USA Network's "Covert Affairs"
Tall, dark and exotically handsome, actor Oded Fehr made a career for himself most often playing dashing heroes, mysterious saviors and loyal soldiers. The Israeli-born actor first turned moviegoers' heads as the intimidating Ardeth Bey, keeper of the secret of "The Mummy" (1999), in Stephen Sommers' updating of the classic Universal horror film. After its worldwide box-office success, Fehr worked steadily in projects like the Rob Schneider comedy, "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" (1999) and the inevitable sequel, "The Mummy Returns" (2001). He became a staple on television as well, with both guest and starring roles on series like the action-thriller "UC: Undercover" (NBC, 2001-02), the witchcraft soap "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), and the anti-terrorism adventure-drama "Sleeper Cell" (Showtime, 2005-07). Other film work included a supporting role opposite Milla Jovovich in "Resident Evil: Retribution" (2012) as Carlos Oliveira, a character he first portrayed in the second and third installments of the popular video game movie franchise. Often compared to actors like Omar Sharif or Maximilian Schell, Fehr's innate masculinity and natural charisma made him a go-to actor when casting international men of mystery.
Born Feb. 26, 2006; mother, Rhonda Tolleffson
Born Jan. 4, 2003; mother, Rhonda Tolleffson
Met at the L.A. Opera; Married Dec. 22, 2000
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Asked if he had a career stategy, Fehr half-jokingly told Wolf Schneider in the December 1999/January 2000 issue of Movieline, "I'll try to pick up the jobs that Antonio Banderas turns down."
"Women go ga-ga over him. He's got this Omar Sharif vibe: tall, dark and handsome with a mysterious quality." – "Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo" co-star Rob Schneider on Fehr, quoted in People magazine, Nov. 15, 1999