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Shahar Isaac: The Face Behind The Chosen’s Simon Peter

As Simon Peter, Shahar Isaac portrays a man transformed by faith, a narrative thread central to ‘The Chosen.’ Although he keeps a low profile, Isaac is known to have several personal interests, from photography to travel.

Shahar Isaac may not be as familiar to the public eye, but his portrayal of Simon Peter in ‘The Chosen’ has been critically acclaimed. Here’s what you need to know about the actor who brought one of the apostles to life with his acting talent.

His Personal Information and Beginnings of Acting Career

Born in February 1993 in Israel, Isaac relocated to the United States with his enthusiasm for acting. This passion led him to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Despite the fame that would later find him, Shahar’s personal history and details about his family remain largely out of the public domain.

As of now, Isaac is 30 years old. He is reportedly single, as he keeps his dating life private like the rest of his personal affairs. The actor is also reportedly Jewish. Despite his role in a series centered on the life of Jesus Christ, Shahar has not publicly discussed his religious beliefs.

Shahar’s journey into acting began with television, where he appeared in an episode of ‘Person of Interest‘ in 2015. However, it was his role in ‘The Chosen,’ which premiered in 2017, that brought him international attention. His credits also include appearances in ‘Madam Secretary‘ and a performance in ‘National Theatre Live.

Beyond the screen, Shahar has a background in theatre. His performances in Shakespearean plays like ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona‘ and ‘The Merchant of Venice‘ during his university days laid a foundation for his career on stage.

‘The Chosen’ and Shahar’s Role in the Series

Set primarily in 1st century Judaea and Galilee, ‘The Chosen’ is an American Christian historical drama television series, the first multi-season series about Jesus of Nazareth. Created, directed, and co-written by Dallas Jenkins, it portrays Jesus through the perspective of those who encountered him. Apart from Shahar Isaac, who portrays Simon Peter, the series features Jonathan Roumie as Jesus and includes Elizabeth Tabish, Paras Patel, Noah James, and George H. Xanthis.

Saint Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus and an early Christian leader. He is a prominent figure in the New Testament and is recognized by Catholic and Orthodox traditions as the first bishop of Rome and Antioch. Christian tradition holds that Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero and is venerated as a saint and the founder of the Church of Antioch and Rome.

Shahar’s Personal Interests

Offstage and outside the studio, Isaac is known to have an interest in photography, often sharing his captures on his personal website and Instagram. Alongside photography, the actor is also interested in music. He plays the bass guitar and occasionally shares his performances with his fans, though he has not released his own music.

Besides music and photography, the actor’s interests extend to travel, and his career provides him with an opportunity to explore various corners of the globe.

Shahar Isaac’s Net Worth in 2023

As per MarriedCeleb, Shahar’s current net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. However, this is a speculative amount, as many other sources prefer not to provide information about the actor’s wealth.

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