Yussef Khalid
played by Omar Metwally
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A young Palestinian-American, Yussef Khalid is currently in Jerusalem after fleeing the U.S. because of his alleged murder of an antiques dealer in Chicago. He is also wanted in Israel for a robbery, which confuses jurisdictional matters between the Israeli police and the FBI. What neither agency realizes is that both of these cases are not as straightforward as they seem.

Tony Award nominee Omar Metwally stars as Yussef Khalid, an American who disappeared after being accused of murder.  Now believed to be in Israel, Yussef is sought by both Peter (Jason Isaacs) and Israeli Police Detective Golan Cohen (Ori Pfeffer). 

Most recently, Metwally appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller “Non-Stop.”  He made his feature film debut in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” with Eric Bana.  Metwally’s other film roles include “Rendition,” “Miral,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” and “Amsterdam.”  In 2008, he received the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance in “Rendition.”  His numerous television appearances include “The Good Wife,” “Virtuality,” “Harry’s Law,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Fringe” and “The Unit,” among others.  Metwally has worked with noted theater companies including Steppenwolf, The Public Theater, and Williamstown Theater Festival.  In 2004, he starred on Broadway in “Sixteen Wounded,” receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Featured Role.