Hisham Tawfiq stars on fan favorite NBC’s hit series The Blacklist opposite of James Spader in the role of Dembe. Dembe is Red’s (James Spader) bodyguard and protector. The show will be entering their 5th season this fall.
Hisham’s recent television credits include, Gun Hill with Larenz Tate, a recurring role on NBC’s Kings and as well as several episodes of Law & Order: CI and Law & order: SVU. Hisham’s has worked at The Arkansas Repertory Theater in such notable plays as The Raisin in The Sun and Intimate Apparel. His NY theater credits include works at the African Globe Theater, Workshop Theater Company, and the Aaron Davis Hall at City College. Aside from being a professional actor, Hisham was a working FDNY fireman who recently retired and served in the Marines during Desert Storm from 1990 to 1995.