Named a Canada Rising Star by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, Hamza Haq stars as Bashsir “Bash” Hamed in the new CTV medical drama Transplant. The series centres around an ER doctor who fled his native Syria to come to Canada where he must overcome numerous obstacles to resume a career in the high stakes world of emergency medicine.
In 2018, Hamza appeared alongside William Shatner and Russell Peters as twins Amal and Gopal in the CTV mini-series The Indian Detective and earned critical acclaim as Raza Ali in the CBC drama This Life, for which he earned a 2018 Canadian Screen Award Nomination for Best Guest Performance. Other notable credits include recurring roles on the Cinemax series Jett opposite Carla Gugino, Quantico starring Priyanka Chopra, and The Art of More with Denis Quaid and Kate Bosworth.
He has also appeared in Designated Survivor, The Bold Type, Being Human, and The Best Laid Plans. He hosted two seasons of the International Emmy Award nominated children’s series Look Kool and plays Jassie the CBC Gem digital original drama The 410. On the big screen, Hamza holds supporting roles in Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 with Colm Feore, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan directed by Xavier Dolan, Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER! and Run This Town, detailing the turbulent final year of Rob Ford’s tenure as the mayor of Toronto. Most recently, he appears opposite Margaret Qualley in the My Salinger Year which opened the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2020.
Raised in Ottawa, Hamza is youngest of four siblings born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents and has called Canada home for almost twenty years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies with a minor in Law from Carleton University.