Character

Dembe Zuma

Played by Hisham Tawfiq

Actor Bio

Hisham Tawfiq stars as Dembe Zuma on NBC's "The Blacklist."

Tawfiq's television credits include "Gun Hill," a recurring role on NBC's "Kings" and several episodes of both "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law & Order: SVU."

Tawfiq has performed at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in notable plays such as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Intimate Apparel." His New York theater credits include performances at African Globe TheatreWorks, the WorkShop Theater Company and the Aaron Davis Hall at the City College of New York.

Tawfiq recently retired from the New York Fire Department after 20 years of service. He also served in the U.S. Marines Corps from 1990 - 1995 during Operation Desert Storm.

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