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Nicholas Kadi

Nicholas Kadi

Nicholas Kadi (born Nameer El-Kadi; September 22, 1952) is a Turkish-born Iraqi American actor.

Kadi was born in Istanbul, Turkey, of Iraqi descent. His father, Nizar el Kadi, was an Iraqi ambassador.

Kadi has appeared in numerous television sitcoms and series, such as JAG, Sleeper Cell, Alias, 24, ER, The Young and the Restless and The Wayans Bros. He is fluent in Arabic and French.

According to the commentary by Rae Dawn Chong and Ron Perlman on the La Guerre du Feu DVD (1981), Kadi met his wife on the set of the film (she was an on-set nurse in Scotland) and Perlman is the godfather to their daughter.

He is the twin brother of Naseer El-Kadi.


  • Glee (appearance) (2014)
  • Oranges (2008)
  • Clear Cut, Simple (2007)
  • Soldier of God (2005)
  • Cold Winter (2005)
  • Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
  • Freedom Strike (1998)
  • Ballad of the Nightingale (1998)
  • George of the Jungle (1997)
  • Congo (1995)
  • Me, Myself and I (1992)
  • Navy SEALS (1990)
  • La Guerre du Feu (Quest for Fire) (1981)

Source: Wikipedia