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      Mousa Kraish

      Mousa Kraish

      Highest Rated: 89% Echo Park (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 34% Finishing the Game (2007)

      Birthday: Nov 21, 1975

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Mousa Kraish was born in 1975 in Brooklyn, NY to Palestinian-American parents. He attended Brooklyn College, where he studied film and creative writing. Following graduation and before picking up work as an actor, Kraish worked as a photographer and video cinematographer. He set his sights on performance properly by way of submission to the Atlantic Theater Company, where he trained for two years beginning in 2002. Kaish's earliest acting gigs were small stage productions, though he made his feature film debut in Ramin Bahrani's drama film "Man Push Cart" (2005). Shortly afterward, Kraish landed a role in Steven Spielberg's "Munich" (2005). He followed this turn with his own directing debut, a short film called "The Fourth Estate" (2006). Kraish's "Munich" role opened doors for roles in a number of other high profile films, notably Seth Rogen's "Superbad" (2008), Adam Sandler's "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" (2008), director Scott Derrickson's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008), and "Fast & Furious" (2009). After this string of successes, Kraish began accruing recurring parts on popular television shows, including "Blue Bloods" (CBS 2010-) and "Parenthood" (NBC 2010-15). He returned his focus to film with the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "The Dictator" (2012) and the indie hit "Echo Park" (2014), before returning once again to television with one-off parts in "Homeland" (Showtime 2011-) and "Transparent" (Amazon 2014-). In 2016, Kaish was cast in a costarring role on the fantasy series "American Gods" (Starz 2016-), on which he played the embodiment of the supernatural force known as the Jinn.

      Highest rated movies

      Echo Park
      King of California
      Finishing the Game


      Mousa Kraish at arrivals for AMERICAN GODS Season Two Premiere on STARZ, Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA March 5, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection FINISHING THE GAME: THE SEARCH FOR A NEW BRUCE LEE, Mousa Kraish (standing), 2007. ©IFC First Take



      89% 56% Echo Park Theo (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Zeroes Jimmy (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 64% Dust Up Farmer (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 36% Overnight Mohammed (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 53% Fling Patrick (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Option 3 Bison (Character) - 2008
      63% 64% King of California Bruce (Character) $263.7K 2007
      34% 47% Finishing the Game Raja (Character) $52.9K 2007


      66% 67% Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Fawzi Kamel (Character) 2022
      71% 53% Designated Survivor Mullah Bahri (Guest Star) 2017
      91% 76% Transparent Mousa (Guest Star) 2015 2017
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Tunisian Foreign Minister Zuhair Mossadek (Guest Star) 2016
      85% 86% Homeland Behruz (Guest Star) 2015
      15% 60% Do No Harm Dr. Eli Malak (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Khalid Hassan (Guest Star) 2010
      75% 85% Arrested Development Iraqi Soldier (Guest Star) 2006