BASHIR "BASH" HAMED
Played By Hamza Haq
Hamza Haq stars as Bashir "Bash" Hamed, the new ER doctor who fled his native Syria and must overcome numerous obstacles to resume his career in the high-stakes world of emergency medicine, in NBC's drama "Transplant."
Raised in Ottawa, Haq is the youngest of four siblings born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents and has called Canada home for almost 20 years.
His television credits include the CTV miniseries "The Indian Detective," opposite William Shatner, Russell Peters and Anupam Kher; the CBC Gem crime-drama miniseries "The 410"; and the CBC drama "This Life," which garnered critical acclaim and earned him a 2018 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Guest Performance.
He has had recurring roles on the Cinemax series "Jett," starring Carla Gugino; "Quantico," opposite Priyanka Chopra; and "The Art of More," co-starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth. Other notable credits include "Designated Survivor," "The Bold Type," "Being Human," "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" and "Best Laid Plans." Haq also served as host of the TVOKids program "Look Kool."
On the big screen, he's held supporting roles in "Bon Cop Bad Cop 2," with Colm Feore; "The Death & Life of John F. Donovan," directed by Xavier Dolan; Darren Aronofsky's "Mother!"; "Run this Town," opposite Mena Massoud and Nina Dobrev; and most recently, "My Salinger Year," starring Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver.
In 2017, he was named one of Canada's Rising Stars by The Hollywood Reporter. Haq holds a Bachelor of Arts in film studies with a minor in law from Carleton University.