The Harlem-native drew inspiration from his experiences as a platoon leader in the Marine Corps, with the New York City Fire Department and his relationship with his father. He served in Operation Desert Storm, was a corrections officer at a prison, and a firefighter for twenty years...

Excerpt from story by Foluké Tuakli for NBCBLK

"Muslim, Marine, Firefighter: 'The Blacklist' Actor Hisham Tawfiq Isn't Your Token"

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