- Was raised in Bonn, Germany.
- Speaks fluent Arabic, English and German.
- Before turning to acting, studied sports science in Germany and trained alongside the German Olympic team.
- Made his professional stage debut at London's Royal Court Theatre.
- Appeared in Season 8 of 24 as bad guy Samir Mehran.
- Joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova in the fall of 2010.
- Stated in an interview that his favorite indulgence was chocolate.