Dalmar Abuzeid

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Dalmar Abuzeid
Dalmar Abuzeid

(1990-10-23) October 23, 1990 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2003–present

Dalmar Abuzeid (born October 23, 1990) is a Canadian actor. He initially became known for portraying Danny Van Zandt in Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2004 until 2010. Since Degrassi, he has appeared in a variety of television series such as Murdoch Mysteries (2014), Hemlock Grove (2015), Shoot the Messenger (2016), Crawford (2018), and The Comey Rule (2020).

In 2019, Abuzeid earned acclaim for his performance in the Netflix series Anne with an E, winning an ACTRA Award and a Canadian Screen Award. With this role, Abuzeid became the first Black actor to perform in the history of the Anne of Green Gables media franchise.[1]



Abuzeid rose to promience for portraying the character Danny Van Zandt on the popular Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. During this time, he also played a main role on the Teletoon series Majority Rules!. Following Degrassi, Abuzeid went on to appear in a variety of television series such as Murdoch Mysteries (2014), Hemlock Grove (2015), Shoot the Messenger (2016), Crawford (2018), and The Comey Rule (2020). In addition to acting, he has also been a host of TVOKids,[2] and the Kids CBC series Snapshots.[3]

From 2018 to 2019, Abuzeid portrayed Sebastian 'Bash' Lacroix in the second and third seasons of Anne with an E; this marked the first time that a Black character has been featured since the franchise's inception.[1][4] He won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Guest Performance in a Drama Series at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in 2020.[5] He also won an ACTRA Award for his performance in Anne with an E.[6]


Abuzeid played bass in the band SoundSpeed, a six-piece music group that also included four other Degrassi cast members Raymond Ablack (lead vocalist), Jamie Johnston (guitarist), Shane Kippel (drums), and Scott Paterson (keytar).[7] They released a three-song EP in January 2010.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Pompeii Felix
2015 Mannish Boy Bobby Mayhill Short film
2017 Ashes Bobby
2017 Rive Marcus Short film
2019 Goalie Clerk
2019 Solitude By Black Sabbath Sean Short film
2020 Hypernova Ben Frederick Short film
2020 Trouble Dante Short film
2020 Beacons of Gondor Ranger 3 Short film
2020 Come Play Mr. Calarco
2022 Luckiest Girl Alive Aaron Wickersham


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Danny Van Zandt 91 episodes
2006–2009 Degrassi: Minis Danny Van Zandt TV series shorts
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Danny Van Zandt TV movie
2009–2011 Majority Rules! Jarmin 24 episodes
2010 Degrassi Takes Manhattan Danny Van Zandt TV movie
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Jeremy Hardy Episode: "Murdoch in Ragtime"
2014 Republic of Doyle Craig Kelly Episode: "The Driver"
2015 Hemlock Grove Suresh Episode: "Souls on Ice"
2016 Dark Matter Kandrik Episode: "Wish I'd Spaced You When I Had the Chance"
2016 Shoot the Messenger Khaalif Suleman 5 episodes
2018 Crawford Devon 7 episodes
2018 Condor Caleb Wolfe 4 episodes
2018–2019 Anne with an E Sebastian 'Bash' Lacroix 18 episodes
2019 Pure Winston Lee 6 episodes
2020 The Comey Rule Justin Patel 2 episodes
2021 Faith Heist Jorday May Television film
2022 In the Dark Navarro 4 episodes


  1. ^ a b "After 110 years, Avonlea has its first Black resident". Toronto Star. June 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "TVOKids welcomes degrassi Alumnus Dalmar Abuzeid to the team in The Space", CNW, April 28, 2011. Archived March 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Kids get hands-on education in photography in CBC-TV series 'Snapshots'". Ottawa Citizen, September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "'Anne of Green Gables' Gets First Black Character in Netflix Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  5. ^ Jackson Weaver, "Canadian Screen Awards honour departing TV shows". CBC News, May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Schitt's Creek, Anne with an E big winners at ACTRA Awards in Toronto | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  7. ^ Gorman, Brian (July 10, 2010). "Degrassi movie set in New York kicks off new season, format and channel", Toronto Star, p. SW6.
  8. ^ "SoundSpeed is latest musical offering bearing the Degrassi stamp". July 28, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010.

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