Sayed Badreya

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Sayed Badreya
Biographical information
Birth name El Sayed Bedreya
Birth date (1957-01-04) January 4, 1957 (age 67)
Port-Said, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Professional information
Occupations Actor
Years active 1987—present
Stargate-related information
Related series Stargate
Occupation Actor
Character Arabic interpreter

Sayed Badreya (born January 4, 1957) is an Egyptian-born actor, director and producer. He portrayed an Arabic interpreter in the 1994 featured film Stargate.


Badreya has portrayed many different Arabic-type characters, notably in Seinfeld (with Rae Allen, James Spader, French Stewart as cast), the 1996 film Independence Day, The Nanny (with Derek Webster as cast), Alias (with Djimon Hounsou, David Pressman, John Storey as cast), The Practice (with Erik Holland, James Spader as cast), The West Wing (with John Diehl, Erik Holland as cast, and J. Gregory Evans, Chris Fielding, James Malley as crew), and The Path to 9/11 (with Anthony Ashbee as cast).

Involvement in the Stargate universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2015/II The Martyr Actor Ihab Short, completed
2015 Boiling Pot Actor Anwar Seif Film
2014 The End of Egypt or The Brotherhood Producer, Writer, Director Documentary
2014 Sound of Fear Actor Short
2013 The Mercury Dancer executive producer Short
2013 The C Gate Actor Iraqi Messenger Short
2013 Movie 43 Actor Large Man (segment "Truth or Dare") Film
2012 Factory of Lies Actor Kareem Short
2012 Just Like a Woman Actor Tarek Film
2012 The Dictator Actor Omar Film
2012 Window Lies Actor, Executive producer, Writer Short
2012 The Three Stooges Actor Orderly Film
2011 This Narrow Place Actor Aziz Film
2011 Tied to a Chair Actor Kamal Film
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Actor Rameses / Yemeni Citizens / Bedouin Riders (voice) Video Game
2011/I Cargo Actor Sayed Film
2011 Chicago Mirage Actor, Producer, Story, Director Moustafa Film
2010 Family Prayers (aka Karim & Suha) Actor Hussein Short
2010/II When Life Gives You Lemons Actor Sayed Short
2010 Baram & Hamza Actor Uncle Anwar Short
2010/I The Space Between Actor Imam Film
2009 Easy Money Actor (1 episode) Chuck Habib TV Series
2009 Lost Actor (1 episode) Sayid's Father TV Series
2009 El Traspatio Actor El Sultán Film
2008 Prisoners Actor Kamal Short
2008 AmericanEast Actor, Story, Writer Mustafa Marzoke Film
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Actor Hamdi Film
2008 Iron Man Actor Abu Bakaar Film
2006 The Path to 9/11 Actor; Dialect coach: arabic, Morocco/Hollywood; Technical advisor: middle east, Morocco/Hollywood Massoud Assassin TV Mini-Series
2006 It's Not Just You, Tommy Chu! Executive producer Short
2006 Numb3rs Actor (1 episode) Sayed Malik TV Series
2006 The Unit Actor (1 episode) Afghan Commander TV Series
2005 Socom U.S. Navy Seals: Fireteam Bravo Actor Additional Morocco AO Voices (voice) Video Game
2005 SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs Actor Additional Morocco AO Voices (voice) Video Game
2005 Mush Actor, Producer Mush's Father Short
2004 Soul Plane Actor Middle Eastern Passenger Film
2004 The West Wing Actor (1 episode) Fatah Official #2 TV Series
2004 Homeland Security Actor Jamaitja TV Movie
2003 Stuck on You Actor Assisting Surgeon Film
2003 T for Terrorist Actor, Producer Sayed / Terrorist Short
2002/I The Interrogation Co-producer Short
2002 Saving Egyptian Film Classics Producer, Writer, Director Documentary
2002 The Practice Actor (1 episode) Adman Fajiz TV Series
2001 Shallow Hal Actor Doctor Sayed Film
2001 Alias Actor (1 episode) Vendor TV Series
2001 The Princess & the Marine Actor Chauffeur TV Movie
1999 The Insider Actor Hezbollah Head Gunman Film
1999 Three Kings Actor Iraqi Tank Major Film
1999 Deterrence Actor Omari Film
1998 The Nanny Actor (1 episode) Guard TV Series
1996 Executive Decision Technical advisor: Arabia Film
1996 Kingpin Actor Fatima Film
1996 Independence Day Actor Arab Pilot Film
1995 Mirage Actor Sayed (as Elsayed Badrya) Film
1994 Stargate Actor Arabic interpreter Film
1994 Seinfeld Actor (1 episode) Foreign Man TV Series
1993 The November Men Actor Lahoud (as Elsayed Badrya) Film
1991 Intimate Stranger Actor Clerk TV Movie
1988 Lucky Stiff Craft service Film
1988 The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Actor 'Skull & Crossbones' (as Elsayed Badreya) TV Movie
1987 Hotshot Actor Film


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