Dalmar Abuzeid

Dalmar Abuzeid (born October 23, 1990) is a Canadian actor. He initially became known for portraying Danny Van Zandt in Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2019, he earned acclaim for his performance in the Netflix series Anne with an E, winning an ACTRA Award and a Canadian Screen Award. With this role, Abuzeid became the first Black actor to perform in the history of the Anne of Green Gables media franchise.[1]

Dalmar Abuzeid
Born (1990-10-23) October 23, 1990
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Years active2003–present

Career

Acting

Abuzeid rose to promience for portraying the character Danny Van Zandt on the popular Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He reprised this role in additional spin-off projects, including Degrassi Goes Hollywood and Degrassi Takes Manhattan. During this time, he also played a main role on the Teletoon series Majority Rules! and went on to star in guest roles in a variety of television series, such as Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Hemlock Grove, and Dark Matter. In addition to acting, he has also been a host of TVOKids,[2] and the Kids CBC series Snapshots.[3]

From 2018 to 2019, Abuzeid portrayed Sebastian 'Bash' Lacroix in the second and third seasons of Anne with an E; this marked the first time that a Black character has been featured since the franchise's inception.[1][4] He won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Guest Performance in a Drama Series at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in 2020.[5] He also won an ACTRA Award for his performance in Anne with an E.[6]

Music

Abuzeid played bass in the band SoundSpeed, a six-piece music group that also included four other Degrassi cast members Raymond Ablack (lead vocalist), Jamie Johnston (guitarist), Shane Kippel (drums), and Scott Paterson (keytar).[7] They released a three-song EP in January 2010.[8]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Pompeii Felix
2015 Mannish Boy Bobby Mayhill Short film
2017 Ashes Bobby
2017 Rive Marcus Short film
2019 Goalie Clerk
2019 Solitude By Black Sabbath Sean Short film
2020 Hypernova Ben Frederick Short film
2020 Trouble Dante Short film
2020 Beacons of Gondor Ranger 3 Short film
2020 Come Play Mr. Calarco

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2004–2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Danny Van Zandt 91 episodes
2006–2009 Degrassi: Minis Danny Van Zandt TV series shorts
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Danny Van Zandt TV movie
2009–2011 Majority Rules! Jarmin 24 episodes
2010 Degrassi Takes Manhattan Danny Van Zandt TV movie
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Jeremy Hardy Episode: "Murdoch in Ragtime"
2014 Republic of Doyle Craig Kelly Episode: "The Driver"
2015 Hemlock Grove Suresh Episode: "Souls on Ice"
2016 Dark Matter Kandrik Episode: "Wish I'd Spaced You When I Had the Chance"
2016 Shoot the Messenger Khaalif Suleman 5 episodes
2018 Crawford Devon 7 episodes
2018 Condor Caleb Wolfe 4 episodes
2018–2019 Anne with an E Sebastian 'Bash' Lacroix 18 episodes
2019 Pure Winston Lee 6 episodes
2020 The Comey Rule Justin Patel 2 episodes

References

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