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Hakeem Kae Kazim stars in "Black Sails" on Starz as Mr. Scott. Hakeem also stars in the feature film "Half of a Yellow Sun," opposite Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anika Noni Rose.

Hakeem Kae-Kazim classically trained in the UK at the highly regarded Bristol Old Vic and soon after graduation was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. While playing at the National Theatre, he received glowing reviews sharing the stage with critically acclaimed actors for his performances as Edmund
Hakeem Kae Kazim
Hakeem Kae Kazim
Hakeem Kae Kazim - © Stewart Cook
in "King Lear" with Brian Cox, and Tyrell in "Richard III" with Sir Ian McKellan. Hakeem's transition to British television ensued with memorable leading roles in "Trial and Retribution," "The Bill," "Grange Hill," "Ellington" and the distinguished title role of "Julius Caesar" for the BBC.

After settling in South Africa, his work in film and television gave Hakeem a huge following, making him a household name and one of the country's top celebrity actors. Whilst in South Africa he appeared in numerous television productions and a large number of feature films, including "Secret Laughter of Women," "After the Rain," "Desert Rose," "Scarback" and "God Is African." Hakeem was nominated for an Avanti award (SA) for "Madame and Eve" and his sense of style also led him to be in the running for the Elle's Fashionably First award (SA).

Hakeem was also nominated for the highly regarded Gemini award for Best Actor in a supporting role for his performance in "Human Cargo" and gained international notoriety for his wonderful portrayal of George Rutugunda in the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda." His performance gained the attention of those in Hollywood, which led to leading roles in the TNT movie "Librarian 2," opposite Noah Wyle, and "The Triangle," opposite Eric Stoltz and Sam Neill.

Right after landing in Los Angeles, Hakeem was invited to play in the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," playing a pirate lord alongside such greats as Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Hakeem then shared his wonderful talent with millions of viewers on "Lost," "Cane" with Jimmy Smits, and "Law & Order: SVU" with Mariska Hargitay. Hakeem is often recognized for his recurring role as Colonel Dubaki, through which he wowed audiences with his stunning performance, in Season 7 of "24" and the prequel movie "24: Redemption." More recently, he has appeared in episodes of "Strike Back," "Covert Affairs," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Criminal Minds."

On the big screen, Hakeem starred in "Black Gold," opposite Mickey Rourke, "Wolverine" with Hugh Jackman, "The Fourth Kind" with Mila Jovovich and "Attack on Darfur" with Billy Zane.


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Age: 54 years old
Birthday: October 1, 1962
Birthplace: Nigeria

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