Raised in Montreal, this mixed Lebanese Canadian tri-lingual actor’s first foray into the world of acting was a background stint on a Juliette Lewis movie. His desire to immerse himself in the world of showbiz led him to relocate to LA, where he took up acting full-time while attending UCLA, earning two degrees—one in Economics and one in Screenwriting. Soon after graduating, his break came as he landed the lead role of Dr. The New Doctor in Virgin River: Mark Ghanimé as Dr. Cameron Hayek
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A detailed breakdown of his life
Mark Ghanimé was born and raised in Montreal, Canada to a Lebanese father and French-Canadian mother. He attended Concordia University where he studied film and drama before moving to Los Angeles to work on his acting career. Raised bilingual, he is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
What he liked about his character, Dr. Hayek
Dr. Hayek is a medical doctor with a focus on obstetrics and family medicine but he also has experience in delivering babies and is fluent in Arabic, French, English, and Farsi (Persian). He is calm under pressure, which comes from his military background, but he’s no pushover when it comes to standing up for himself or the people around him who might be at risk. He’s also got an affable personality that makes him easy to talk to and get along with.
His thoughts about working with other cast members from past seasons
I loved working with the cast, they were all so welcoming and easy to work with. There’s a great sense of camaraderie on set that I’m always happy to be a part of! And from an acting standpoint, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing actors. Between scenes, we would swap war stories and critique one another’s performances- it was a really fun environment
We also got some time outside of shooting for some down time activities like bowling and hiking which was nice because you never know when it will come in handy!
I think one of my favorite moments was going up against Rob Morrow for our intense scenes together.
Overview of what we can expect from his character in upcoming seasons
Dr. Cameron Hayek is a native of Montreal, Canada and is a tri-lingual actor who can speak English, French and Arabic fluently. He joins the team at Doc’s clinic, bringing with him a lot of new ideas to help improve the quality of care for their patients, especially those living in poverty. His diverse background makes him an interesting character to watch as he interacts with both his patients and co-workers while navigating life in Virgin River.
An overview of episodes featuring him
In season four, a new doctor arrives to work at Doc’s clinic. He is Dr. Cameron Hayek, and he’s there to help fill the void left by John-Paul Dreyfus’ departure from the series. In the few episodes that he has been on, it is clear that he brings a new energy into the show; with his knack for living up to his name, this Lebanese Canadian tri-lingual actor has introduced new storylines that are sure to captivate viewers’ attention.
Who is Mark Ghanimé and how old is he?
Mark Ghanimé is a Lebanese Canadian actor with a very diverse background and resume. Raised in Montreal, this mixed Lebanese Canadian tri-lingual actor’s first foray into the world of acting was a background stint on a Juliette Lewis movie. His desire to immerse himself in his craft led him to pursue acting full time and he has since been working steadily on TV, feature films and voiceover work for over twenty years now!
Who is Dr Hayek on ‘Virgin River’?
Dr. Cameron Hayek is a new doctor at Doc’s clinic who was raised in Montreal. Raised in Montreal, this mixed Lebanese Canadian tri-lingual actor’s first foray into the world of acting was a background stint on a Juliette Lewis movie. His desire to immerse himself led him to train in Los Angeles with the likes of Ivana Chubbuck and Viola Davis. He can be seen next year alongside Dakota Fanning and Tim Roth in Gretchen.
Does Cameron Hayek have a crush on Tara on Virgin River?
In the season 4 premiere episode, Dr. Hayek is revealed to have a crush on Tara – even though she is married to his boss, Doc Bauer. It’s clear that he has feelings for her and it’s more than just admiration because he goes out of his way to get close to her and starts initiating conversations with her on a regular basis
What movies and TV shows has Ghanimé Arora been in?
Raised in Montreal, this mixed Lebanese Canadian tri-lingual actor’s first foray into the world of acting was a background stint on a Juliette Lewis movie. His desire to immerse himself and his family into the culture of his new homeland led him to work with renowned director John Woo and made appearances on Desperate Housewives, CSI Miami and The Closer among others before he landed the role of Dr. Cameron Hayek on the popular TV series, Virgin River.