Hakeem Kae-Kazim


Date Of Birth

October 1, 1962


Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim first gained prominence as a stage actor in the United Kingdom, appearing in several productions staged at London’s Royal National Theatre. From there, he made the transition to television, becoming a staple of British dramas in the late ‘80s and throughout the ‘90s. Notable among these roles include a two-episode run on the drama Ellington, and a recurring stint in the children’s series Grange Hill.

Kae-Kazim began appearing in films in 1999, but only gained prominence in 2004 for his role in the critically-acclaimed Hotel Rwanda. The film, a retelling of the efforts of a hotelier (Don Cheadle) in saving refugees during the Rwandan genocide, earned him attention, as it reaped rave reviews and award nominations despite a limited run. However, his only award nomination came in 2004, through a role in the Canadian television miniseres Human Cargo; he took a Gemini nomination in that year.

Nevertheless, Kae-Kazim became more prominent and began appearing in some more mainstream projects. He recently starred in Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, provided his voice to an episode of the animated series Ben 10: Alien Force, and appeared in the television special 24: Redemption, as well as in the follow-up seventh season of 24.

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Birth Name

Hakeem Kae-Kazim



Fun Facts

He is sometimes credited as "Hakim Kae Kazim."




The Fourth Kind (2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
King Solomon's Mines (2004)







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