Popular Israeli actor Oz Zehavi was in Los Angeles this past week filming a guest appearance for TNT’s cop drama “Southland”, starring Benjamin McKenzie (The OC) and Regina King (Jerry Maguire). The 28yo heart-throb has been one of the biggest names to stand out in Israel in recent years, having starred in his breakthrough TV role on “Asfur”, which has been sold to a US production company, and being chosen as 2010′s most promising talent by Pnai Plus entertainment magazine.
While no immediate details were made public regarding the Rishon Le’Zion born Zehavi’s character on “Southland”, it is known that he plays an American citizen. Zehavi’s representatives have confirmed to Israeli media outlets that his performance was indeed shot last week and his experience on set was heartwarming.
“Southland” premiered on NBC in spring 2009 as a mid-season replacement for “ER”, however despite being renewed for a second season, the peacock network has later opted to cancel the show. A month after, basic cable TV channel TNT has renewed the show, where it has been running ever since. Currently in its 4th season, “Southland” has garnered generally positive reviews from critics.
Zehavi’s star continues to shine in Israel as the second season of “Asfur” ended a few weeks ago, wrapping his fourth consecutive Festigal popular annual Hanukkah showcase, while also being the face of local fashion brand “Renuar” for their current collection.