AUGUST 24 – AUGUST 30
The execution of everyone involved in the attempt to overthrow him, including sentencing his own brother to death, gives the FX TYRANT another week at the top of the "Bad Guy" list. Jamal Al-Fayeed got his revenge. He had been playing the not so smart President, who needs help with making decisions about his country. But there is one thing that Jamal never needed help with, and that's given out pain! All he needs is a reason to start the process, and they gave it to him. The season finale was a great one, and I believe that this is the only way to keep from becoming top villain next week. I really enjoyed watch Ashraf Barhom play this character. I can't wait for season 2!
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.