AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9
Two weeks in a row, the #1 bad guy on television is the FX Dictator Jamal Al-Fayeed. From playing target practice with his daughter in-law's father, to suffocating his mistress just for the h*ll of it, Jamal does evil like no one else. Ashraf Barhom is playing the role of Jamal to perfection. He is the reason why this show is so good.
ABOUT THE CHARACTER
Jamal Al-Fayeed is Barry’s older brother and the President of Abbudin, a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. He is an out-of-control, charismatic, cruel and entitled force of nature who wields his power with an unconscionable brutality. Married to the stunningly beautiful Leila, Jamal nonetheless has a wandering eye. Prone to mood swings and uncontrolled bursts of temper, he alternates between jealousy, contempt and brotherly affection for Barry.
ABOUT THE ACTOR
Ashraf Barhom is an Israeli Arab actor who has starred in Inheritance, Paradise Now and The Syrian Bride. In 2007, Barhom gained critical recognition for appearing as “Colonel Faris Al-Ghazi” alongside Jamie Foxx in The Kingdom. In 2009, he portrayed the fifth century A.D. Alexandrian Parabalani monk “Ammonius” in the historical drama Agora. Following this role, Barhom appeared as the bounty hunter “Ozal” in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans and, in 2011, acted alongside Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler in Fiennes’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Barhom most recently appeared in the 2014 hit film 300: Rise of an Empire.