Alex Zahara is a graduate of the Theatre Program at The University of British Columbia and has been a working actor for over 15 years. Based in Vancouver, Alex has over 100 credits in television and film and has appeared in numerous plays. Alex is a familiar face having guest starred in, Once Upon a Time as King Midas (recurring), Hell on Wheels, as Lt. Weston, (recurring) and as Dr. Renald in HORNS starring Daniel Radcliffe. Alex can be seen as the handwriting analyst Eduardo Navarra in the upcoming Miramax feature, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, starring Jamie Dornan. Alex stars as Baron Von Awesome in the Nickelodeon comedy, SUCKERS, set to air Halloween 2015. Alex also has a recurring role as Oberführer Oliver Diels in the much anticipated Amazon series, The Man In The High Castle, an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, due to be released November 2015. Alex recently co-produced and starred in the feature Patterson’s Wager, which won best Indie feature at the Winnipeg International Film Festival 2015 and won the Best Foreign Feature at the Big Island Film festival in Hawaii 2015. It was also featured in Variety Magazine.
His varied screen credits include: A Viking in The Thirteenth Warrior, starring Antonio Banderas and Omar Sharif; a gunslinger in Open Range with Kevin Costner, A naval officer in 2012, directed by Roland Emmerich, a Swedish immigrant in the western Gunless, with Paul Gross; a detective in Fringe; a magician in Supernatural; and Lex Luthor’s head scientist in Smallville. The credit Alex is most proud of, is his role as Karl Rademacher, in The Outer Limits episode “Tribunal” (based on holocaust survivor Leo Egan’s life) where Alex played the real life Nazi officer who ran the barracks of Auschwitz.
A familiar face to sci-fi fans, Alex has also appeared as 8 different characters on Stargate SG-1, more than any other actor, most of them in full prosthetic makeup. He’s also known for portraying “Dulann” the lead Minbari warrior monk who serves as first officer aboard the starship Liandra in the Sci-Fi Channel's movie, Babylon 5 The Legend of The Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight. Alex has also made guest appearances as "Johanssen" in James Cameron's Dark Angel (Red, Rising), Andromeda (Music of a Distant Drum), The Immortal (Forest for the Trees), Welcome to Paradox (Blue Champagne) and First Wave (The Purge).
Alex also has many animation and video game credits including a number of commercials and industrial voice-overs: Gundam 00, Nana, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Iron Man The Armored Adventures and The Roswell Conspiracies, Telus, Canfor, The Source and others.
Alex has also received awards as a Producer for Patterson’s Wager for best indie feature and foreign feature in Winnipeg and The Big Island Hawaii, a Leo nomination for Best Actor in the short film Evirati and Jessie Richardson nominations for his work in the plays Mojo (Ensemble) and The Promised Land (Lead Actor) winning a Best Ensemble Jessie Award for Mojo.