Tomer Sisley was born Tomer Gazit on August 14, 1974, in West Berlin, Germany. His diverse talents stretch to stand-up comedy, acting, and voice-over work.
The actor/comedian was born to ex-Israeli Jewish parents, and upon his parents' separation, he moved to France with his father. He carved a legacy for himself in French cinema and television.
Star of French television staples such as Balthazar, Philharmonia, and Eyewitness, he has recently been cast as Avrim Dahan in the upcoming TV series Messiah.
In this list, we turn the spotlights on Tomer Sisley and the highs and lows in his professional and personal life.
7. Set to star in the Upcoming Drama Series Messiah
Tomer has been announced to play Avrim Dahan in the upcoming fantasy series Messiah. Besides him, Mehdi Dehbi, Michelle Monaghan, John Ortiz, and Lavie Owen have been included in the star cast of the series.
The show explores how the modern world would react to the second coming of Jesus.
6. Star of the French Crime-Drama TV Series Balthazar
Before his prominent role in Messiah, Tomer spent most of his career honing his craft in French cinema and television. He played the titular character, Raphaël Balthazar in the French TV crime-drama Balthazar.
He was also a mainstay in other TV dramas such as Philharmonia and Eyewitness. Tomer was also a major player in French cinema, with roles in such movies as Lucky Day, and Sleepless Night.
5. He is in a Relationship with Sandra Zeitoun De Matteis
After a string of failed relationships, it seems Tomer has found his soulmate.
In 2017, he re-ignited his romance with Sandra Zeitoun De Matteis. He crossed paths with Matteis during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and they rekindled their romance. They got engaged on November 24, 2016, and according to multiple sources, they are even rumored to have exchanged wedding vows.
4. He Is Father to Two Children With Ex-Girlfriend Julie Madar
Tomer has been involved in some A-list romances. He fathered two children with his then-girlfriend Julie Madar. The first-born was a daughter named Liv Shaya born in October 2008, and the second-born was a son named Levin born in May 2011. They have since separated.
Before Julie, Tomer was in a relationship with columnist Sandra de Matteis.
After Julie, he was linked to the model/fashion designer Karine Machado.
3. He is Largo Winch
Tomer gained more widespread recognition for his leading role as the titular character in the 2008 action-thriller Largo Winch (The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch in the US).
Largo Winch is the eponymous movie adaptation of the Belgian comic strip Largo Winch.
His portrayal was so well-received that he was asked to reprise his role in the 2011 sequel The Burma Conspiracy.
2. He is a Professional Poker Player
Keeping true to his suave Largo Winch character, Tomer is a professional gambler. He is a proficient poker player. He has participated in several poker tournaments for the Aviation Club of France as well as at the European Poker Tour of Deauville 2009 edition.
1. He is a Disgraced Comedian
While Tomer was struggling to find some substantial work in showbiz, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy to make ends meet. He found great success, becoming the first French comedian to win the 2003 Revelation Price at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, Canada.
His career in later years, however, was plagued with plagiarism accusations. He has been accused of plagiarizing content from such comedians as Robin Williams, Todd Glass, and Nick Swardson.
Upon this revelation, he came under heavy scrutiny, and his career as a comic floundered.