|Omar Adom Zidan|
|Name:||Omar Adom Zidan|
|Rank:||Special Agent, New York Field Office|
|Family:||Amira Zidan (sister)|
Yara Mahmoud (aunt)
|Significant other(s):||Mona Nazari (girlfriend)|
|Portrayed by:||Zeeko Zaki|
|First episode:||FBI: Pilot|
An FBI Special Agent in NYC, OA made it from Bushwick to West Point, where he became an Army Ranger. He has both the confidence - and the will - of someone who’s had to fight every step of the way. After spending two years undercover, the DEA abruptly ripped him out, and he was cherry-picked by the FBI.
A New York City native, OA is of Egyptian descent and a practicing Muslim. He proudly identifies with his heritage and religion but prefers to be called an "American" rather than "Egyptian" (What Lies Beneath). He has three sisters (Prey). He mentioned growing up in Astoria, Queens (Little Egypt), where there is a sizable Egyptian-American community. He has mentioned several times about the bullying he suffered during his childhood as a result of 9/11 and the subsequent rise of Islamophobia.
OA graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and left the U.S. Army with the rank of captain (Cops and Robbers). He served on two tours of Iraq with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (American Dreams), the same regiment as Chicago Police detective Jay Halstead. During one of those tours, his team was ambushed and he managed to survive after falling into a dugout basement and hiding there for three days until his rescue.
OA's encyclopedia knowledge of the Quran and fluency in both reading and speaking Arabic has proven useful in cases involving jihadist terrorist. He has a strong distaste for right-wing extremists, once telling a terrorist that "guys like you shouldn't get to say Allah's name" (Green Birds).
- FBI (4 seasons, 62 episodes):
- Season 1: Pilot • Green Birds • Prey • Crossfire • Doomsday • Family Man • Cops and Robbers • This Land is Your Land • Compromised • The Armorer's Faith • Identity Crisis • A New Dawn • Partners in Crime • Exposed • Scorched Earth • Invisible • Apex • Most Wanted • Conflict of Interest • What Lies Beneath • Appearances • Closure
- Season 2: Little Egypt • The Lives of Others • American Idol • An Imperfect Science • Crossroads • Outsider • Undisclosed • Codename: Ferdinand • Salvation • Ties That Bind • Fallout • Hard Decisions • Payback • Studio Gangster • Legacy • Safe Room • Broken Promises • American Dreams • Emotional Rescue
- Season 3: Never Trust a Stranger • Unreasonable Doubt • Liar's Poker • Crazy Love • Clean Slate • Uncovered • Discord • Walk the Line • Leverage • Checks and Balances • Brother's Keeper • Fathers and Sons • Short Squeeze • Trigger Effect • Straight Flush
- Season 4: All That Glitters • Hacktivist • Trauma • Know Thyself • Charlotte's Web • Allegiance
- FBI: Most Wanted (2 seasons, 2 episodes):
- FBI: International (1 season, 1 episode):
|Seasons||Season 1 • Season 2 • Season 3 • Season 4|
|Current characters||Maggie Bell • Omar Adom Zidan • Stuart Scola • Tiffany Wallace • Isobel Castille • Jubal Valentine|
|Former characters||Ellen Solberg • Dana Mosier • Kristen Chazal|