Omar Alex Khan
Canadian screen, stage, and Voice Actor
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After catching the bug in high school it took Omar nearly twenty years to finally get around to pursing an acting career. After detours through the divergent worlds of early childhood education and rock and roll Omar made his first screen appearance in the 2007 film You Kill Me (Carol Baum/Code), starring and produced by Sir Ben Kingsley. Since then he has amassed credits in studio and indie films, as well as many North American television shows including ZARQA (CBC Gem), Shelved (CTV), The Strain (FX), Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC), Remedy (Global), and recurring roles in two seasons of Less Than Kind (HBO Canada).
Highlights of Omar's theatre career include a season at The Stratford Festival, Oslo (Theatre 180/Mirvish), the world premieres of The New Canadian Curling Club (Blyth Festival) and NEW (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), The Kite Runner (Theatre Calgary/The Citadel), Iceland (Theatre Projects Manitoba), As You Like It and Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage), and Glengarry Glen Ross (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).
Omar has also voiced characters in the Far Cry video game series and is an audiobook narrator.