Omar Adom Zidan, or simply OA, is not to be messed with on FBI. The character has spent time as an Army Ranger, an undercover DEA agent, and of course, an FBI agent. He’s seen the worst of the worst and survived to tell the tale.
He’s also, thanks to the actor who portrays, physically intimidating. OA towers over most of the FBI cast, and that’s because Zeeko Zaki is significantly taller than the people he shares the screen with. How much taller, you might ask? Well, the fact that one feels the need to google it implies that that the discrepancy is pretty big.
How tall is OA Zidan on FBI?
Zaki stands at a whopping 6’5″. This makes him the tallest member on the show by a sizable margin. The second-tallest actor in the main cast is Jeremy Sisto, who stands at 6’2″, and behind him is John Boyd, who is 5’11”.
On the other side of spectrum is Missy Peregrym, who is 5’6″ and has lots of scenes opposite the nearly foot-taller Zaki. He has been transparent about his height, and the fact that a person of his stature can have a difficult time landing roles.
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In a Time essay he penned in 2018, the actor expressed thankfulness to FBI for giving him an opportunity to be the hero in a medium that’s largely been reserved for white (and shorter) actors.
"“To date, protagonists have been written as primarily white, straight, cisgender men, and so as a six-foot-five Arab American, the range of roles explicitly written for someone who fits my description is limited,” he wrote. “This broken practice would of course be improved by having more diverse writers bringing more of these characters to life on the actual page, and from greater imagination and risk from talent reps, casting agents, directors, producers and studio and network executives to change their conception of what lead actors look like.”"
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