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Iyad Hajjaj

Iyad Hajjaj

Sector : Media, Actors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1970
  • Age: 52
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Iyad Ibrahim Saber Hajjaj, born in the seventies of the last century in the Palestinian city of Rafah, grew up in the Hajjaj family, which is one of the largest families in his city, which has its roots in the Arab Republic of Egypt. As a teenager, Iyad participated in several works of art in the Middle East, and because of his passion for art, he always sought to find any artistic opportunity for him, whether near or far. His large family, which includes 12 brothers and sisters, made him have a high sense of team spirit. Eyad loves horse riding, is good at karate, loves drawing and plastic art, in addition to this, he teaches acting arts in Hollywood, and teaches Palestinian Dabke to acting groups in California.


teach him

Iyad Hajjaj graduated from Bethlehem University with a degree in physical therapy, and he also holds a degree in behavioral therapy.


Professional Biography

His professional balance exceeded seventy artistic works, the last of which was a television program currently showing called Shooter, and it was filmed between the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Los Angeles, California. He participated in a work produced by Amazon company, Transparent, as well as in the series The Brink, and played a pivotal role in the series Agent X, and participated in an important role in the famous series Madam Secretary, which was produced by the American channel group HBO. He also worked as a supporting role in the movie The Wizard starring Jon Voight, and also a secondary role in the movie Thunder run starring Gerard Butler and directed by Simon West. Iyad won the Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Refuge at the 168th Film Festival 2012.


His cinematic productions

Eyad founded his own cinema production company in Los Angeles, which he called “Sours Lacking Peace.” Currently, Iyad Hajjaj is working on a thriller film entitled Ten & A Half Minutes based on a true story. Recently, he produced and directed the movie Dreams I Never had, which co-starred with a group of Hollywood stars such as Malcolm McDowell and Robin Givens. He also co-produced the movie Raptor Ranch, starring Lorenzo Lamas. In addition, Iyad Hajjaj worked as a cultural consultant for several films and television programmes. He has also worked with many producers and directors in Hollywood, which gave him the experience and competence to produce films with the highest potential.

Achievements and Awards


168th International Film Festival Award (Best Supporting Actor Award) 2012

Lucky Strike International Feature Film Festival Award (Best Producer, Best Feature Film) 2016

Wind International Film Festival Award (Best Feature, Best Producer, Best Actor) 2017

San Pedro International Film Festival Award (Best Feature Film) 2017

Recently, the movie “Dreams I Didn’t Catch Me” was nominated by the Sharm El-Sheikh International Film Festival, which will be held in March 2018


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