Nov. 23rd, 1970
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פהר; born November 23, 1970) is an Israeli film and television actor now based in the United States. He is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, as well as Carlos Olivera in Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction, Faris al-Farik in Sleeper Cell and the demon Zankou in the TV series Charmed.
Fehr's screen appearances include the 2001-02 NBC series UC: Undercover, the 2002-03 CBS series Presidio Med, and the 2004 movie release Resident Evil: Apocalypse (he reprised the role in the sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction). He also provided the voice of Doctor Fate in Justice League Unlimited. He also played Antoine Laconte, a male prostitute in Rob Schneider's comedy Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and made a cameo appearance as Antoine Laconte in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005). He also acted in the American hit supernatural series Charmed, where he played the evil demon Zankou, nearly killing the Charmed Ones. Director Stephen Sommers was one of the people who helped in giving Oded his big break in the film The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
Between 2005-2006 Fehr played Farik on the Showtime series Sleeper Cell. In 2010, Fehr guested in the fourth episode of USA's Covert Affairs as an Israeli Mossad operative.
Fehr was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jewish parents, his mother a day care supervisor and his father a German-born physicist.He has an older brother, a sister, and a younger half-sister. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England after taking a very brief drama class in Frankfurt, Germany. He served in the Israeli Sea Corps from 1989 to 1992 and used to work for security for El Al (Israel's airline) in Germany.
Fehr is married to Rhonda Tollefson, whom he met at a Los Angeles opera. They married on December 22, 2000. The couple have two children: son Atticus (born January 4, 2003) and daughter Finley (born February 26, 2006). Fehr speaks Hebrew, Arabic, English and some German.
- Son Atticus was born January 4, 2003. He was named after the main character in [i]To Kill A Mockingbird[/i], Oded's favorite book.
- Born on the same day as 'Vincent Cassel' (qv).
- Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, England after taking a very brief drama class in Frankfurt, Germany.
- Second child, a daughter named Finley, born February 26, 2006.
- Worked for security for the Israeli airlines in Germany.
- Met wife, 'Rhonda Tollefson' (qv), at the L.A. Opera.
- He speaks English, Hebrew and a bit of German.
- Has a strong aversion to guns.