Who Is Shahar Isaac? Where is He From and What Does He Do?

Shahar Isaac is a renowned actor best known for his role in National Theatre Live: Salomé and The Chosen. He is believed to come from Israel and works and earns a living in the American entertainment industry as an actor.

Though he started acting professionally in 2015, Isaac would accomplish his big break a couple of years later on the set of The Chosen TV series, portraying Simon Peter in 2017. The actor has so far scored five movie credits and counting.

Summary of Shahar Isaac’s Biography

  • Full Name: Shahar Isaac
  • Gender: Male
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Judaism
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Shahar Isaac’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Shahar Isaac’s Height in Centimeters: 172 cm
  • Shahar Isaac’s Weight: 65 kg
  • Famous For: Being an actor
  • Shahar Isaac’s Instagram: @shaharisaac
  • Twitter: @shaharisaac
  • Facebook: ShaharIsaacfb

What Is Shahar Isaac’s Age Now?

While Shahar Isaac’s age is not clear, we must recognize that there are variations in his date of birth. A source claimed that Isaac is a child of the 90s, born in 1993, while another pegged his birth year between 1985 and 1990. Whichever may be the case, it is understood that The Chosen actor is a young man in his prime.

What Is Shahar Isaac’s Nationality, Is He From Israel?

His popularity notwithstanding, Shahar Isaac has managed to keep the details of his nationality and ethnicity under lock and key. Thus, fans can only take guesses. Because of his name, which sounds Hebrew, many now think he is of Israeli nationality, born and brought up in the Middle East with Jewish ethnicity.

On the other hand, because his academic history shows that he went to the university in New Jersey in the United States, many concluded that he is of American nationality with ethnicity listed as Israel-American.

With all that said, the fact remains that there has never been any official info on the matter. Shahar has lived in many countries, including Israel, America, and the United Kingdom, where is currently residing.

Who Are Shahar Isaac’s Parents?

His parents are not known. From what is perceivable, Shahar Isaac appears to be the kind of man that loves to keep the details of his family background shrouded in secrecy. To date, he has never mentioned the names of his parents in the public arena.

Is Shahar Isaac Related to Oscar Isaac?

Oscar Isaac, whose full name is Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada, is in no way related to The Chosen actor, Shahar Isaac. Oscar’s parents are María Eugenia from Guatemala and Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano from Cuba. The American actor has only two siblings – Mike Hernandez, brother, and sister, Nicole Hernández Hammer.

What Is Shahar Isaac’s Religion, Is He Catholic?

There is no indication that Shahar Isaac is a Catholic. Though the movie and TV actor, who is a natural Hebrew speaker, has never been forthcoming with his religious inclinations, fans have since concluded that he was born into Judaism and may have maintained his faith to date.

Isaac’s Academic History

Being a child with a passion for the performing arts, Shahar Isaac, after completing his early education, went on to study acting. While in New Jersey in the US, the emerging entertainer joined Rutgers University, where he went under the tutelage of Barbara Marchant and David Esbjornson to horn his natural acting skills. Isaac left the university with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. However, his year of graduation is not stated.

When Did he Start His Acting Career?

Shahar Isaac started experimenting with acting as far back as his school days when the blossoming actor recorded some stage performances in the theatre productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Merchant of Venice.

He started acting professionally in 2015 after he scored his debut television role, breathing life into the character of Tariq Al Juhani on the set of the series Person of Interest (Control-Alt-Delete episode). In 2017, he put in an appearance in National Theater Live: Salome – a TV drama where he was cast as Bar Giora.

Isaac scored his big break in 2017; he was cast to play the role of Simon Peter in the Dallas Jenkins-directed series, The Chosen. The American historical drama series is centered on the life of our Lord Jesus and his disciples.

Though he was relatively inexperienced then, Shahar Isaac depicted Simon Peter as a professional. Since the crowd-funded show premiered in 2017, Isaac has made appearances in 16 episodes and counting.

Also, in 2017, Shahar was seen as part of the cast of the film Price for Freedom – an adaptation of a book of the same name by Dr. Marc Benhuri. In 2018, the actor was seen as Salman in Madam Secretary. So far, Isaac has recorded five acting credits, and he has worked with some entertainment greats like Jonathan Roumie, Paras Patel, Erick Avari, and others.

Here is a list of Shahar Isaac’s filmography

  • 2017: National Theater Live: Salome as Bar Giora
  • 2017: Price for Freedom as Sepuhr
  • 2018: Madam Secretary as Salman
  • 2017-2021: The Chosen as Simon Peter
  • 2015: Person of Interest as Tariq Al Juhani

Shahar Isaac is into Photography

Shahar Isaac
Shahar doing what he knows best (image source)

Shahar Isaac is enthusiastic about photography. When not playing acting roles, the movie and TV actor makes himself useful behind the camera, capturing beautiful moments and scenarios. Photography is one of Isaac’s fortes, and from the pictures in his Insta Stories, he seems to have a knack for capturing specific beautiful moments.

Also, Isaac is a man who loves trotting around the globe, and as he moves from one scenic location to the other, he makes sure to capture the best of his voyage on camera. All the exotic photographs in his collection can be viewed via shaharphoto.com – his photography website. Likewise, you can also get an eyeful through the actor’s social media handles, including IG and Facebook.

He is Also an Instrumentalist

The Chosen star added instrumentalist to his growing CV as his creativity also extends to playing the guitar. Though the talented bass player may have recorded a handful of performances, he is yet to release any track, and there is no sign of him releasing one in the near future.

He once took to the picture-sharing platform to share a video of him playing the guitar like a professional.

Shahar Isaac Has Presence on Social Media

Shahar Isaac has established a presence on almost all the major social media platforms. He is on Instagram @shaharisaac. Isaac can be found on Facebook @ShaharIsaacfb, and his Twitter handle has been confirmed as @shaharisaac.

Unfortunately, the actor doesn’t post many things on his socials. His uploads are mostly work-related and photos taken from his voyages around the globe. So far, the actor has amassed over 61.5+ followers on the picture-sharing platform, with over 15 thousand on Facebook and above 1k on Twitter.

What is Shahar Isaac’s Height?

Shahar Isaac stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches, which is equivalent to 172 cm. The Chosen actor weighs approximately 65kg. He is a gym freak who has maintained an enviable athletic, muscular body for years.

The entertainer wears his dark brown hair at neck length. His hair color is complemented by a pair of equally brown eyes and a well-kept beard. The movie star wears a shoe size of 16 US, but his other body measurements are not captured.

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