Amin El Gamal
Amin El Gamal (he/they) is an Egyptian-American actor originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s best known for playing the sinister Cyclops on Fox’s Prison Break revival, which made him the first openly queer Muslim actor to play a leading role on television. Amin’s other TV work includes Good Trouble, The Newsroom, Shameless, Transparent, The Librarians and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.
On film, he’s played memorable roles in Message from the King (opposite Chadwick Boseman and Alfred Molina), Namour, First Love, the upcoming Spring Bloom, and the gay Muslim rom-com Breaking Fast (now on Hulu).
On stage, he’s worked at the NY Public Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, A Noise Within, Golden Thread Productions and Musical Theatre West.
Amin’s advocacy work spans racial justice, refugee resettlement, and issues affecting LGBTQ+ Muslims and MENA artists in Hollywood.
He’s a Stanford and USC graduate.