Born June 27, 1970
Years active 1989–present
Genres Observational comedy, Satire
Subject(s) Racism/Race relations, Islamophobia, Muslim-Americans
Ahmed Ahmed (Arabic: أحمد أحمد; born June 27, 1970) is an Egyptian American actor and comedian.
Ahmed Ahmed moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian, and he has been working there ever since.
He has appeared in several films and television shows such as Executive Decision, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, and MTV's Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher. He has also appeared on CNN, The View, and National Public Radio, and was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in December 2001, as well as in Newsweek. He was featured in the PBS television documentary America at a Crossroads series in "STAND UP: Muslim American Comics Come of Age", an episode about Muslim American comedians.
Ahmed Ahmed is a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and tours all across the US and Europe. He was the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in the summer of 2004. Ahmed is currently with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. He was also a notable guest for Axis of Justice which is a rock and heavy metal concert which fights for social justice.
Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt. His family came to the United States when he was three years old and he grew up in Riverside, California. Ahmed says his role models include his parents, Muhammad Ali, Mitzi Shore, and Vince Vaughn.
Following 9/11, and through 2004, Ahmed Ahmed and the comedian Rabbi Bob Alpert toured the USA with their ground-breaking show "One Arab, One Jew, One Stage" about interfaith harmony and essential human dignity.
City of Life (2009) .... Nasser
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2008) .... Slick Slave Trader
Iron Man (2008) .... Ahmed
The Onion Movie (2008) .... Ahmed
Knight Fever (2008) (in production)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) .... Ahmed
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) .... Escort
JAG .... Jalal Sharif (1 episode, 2005)
All In (2005/I) .... Amir
Girlfriends" (1 episode, 2001) - Bad Timing (2001)
Roseanne .... Hakeem (1 episode, 1996) - Roseambo (1996) .... Hakeem
Swingers (1996) .... Party Mystery Guy
Executive Decision (1996) .... Terrorist
Steel Sharks (1996) .... Lt. Noussavi
Virtuosity (1995) .... Cameraman
America at a Crossroads: "STAND UP: Muslim American Comics Come of Age" (2008) .... Himself
The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour (2007) (V) .... Himself
I Am Ahmed Ahmed (2006) (TV)
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2006) .... Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly ..... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
National Lampoon Live: The International Show (2004) (TV) .... Himself
Punk'd (2003) TV Series .... Field Agent (unknown episodes, 2003)
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The View .... Himself (2 episodes, 2001)