Eclipso on “DC’s Stargirl”
Nick Tarabay stars as Eclipso, a powerful and ancient entity that feeds off humanity’s darkness, on The CW’s drama “DC’s Stargirl.”
From a gladiator in ancient Rome, to a CIA black ops agent tracking down people with special powers and a self-righteous police lieutenant, Tarabay has brought to life diverse and dynamic characters in film and television, emerging as “one to watch” in the entertainment industry. Tarabay recently recurred on Freeform’s “Motherland: Fort Salem,” created by Eliot Laurence and appeared on “MacGyver.” On the film front, he recently appeared opposite Scott Eastwood, John Boyega and Charlie Day in Universal Pictures’ “Pacific Rim Uprising,” directed by Steven S. DeKnight.
On television, Tarabay joined the cast of SYFY’s “The Expanse” during season two and instantly became a fan favorite as Cotyar, former member of the UN Military in the Intelligence Division, who is now a freelance security contractor and private intelligence operative. Tarabay also returned to the show for season three.
Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Tarabay moved to New York City upon graduating high school to pursue a full-time career in acting. He enrolled in acting classes at T. Schreiber Studio to further hone his craft and went on to study with legendary acting coach Larry Moss. Tarabay appeared in several off-Broadway plays before landing his breakout role on the critically acclaimed STARZ series “Crash.” Based on the Oscar winning film, Tarabay was cast as Axel Finet, a hot tempered, seemingly above the law police lieutenant.
He continued his relationship with STARZ starring as Ashur, a former gladiator whose intelligence, resourceful ways and strength helped catapult him high in the ranks in ancient Rome on the critically acclaimed, worldwide hit series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Tarabay went on to reprise the role in “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” and “Spartacus: Vengeance.” The physically demanding role showcased his acting abilities and his capability to completely transform himself into a character.
In 2013, Tarabay made his feature film debut in Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Additional credits include indie feature “The Veil,” opposite William Moseley and Serinda Swan; “Death Valley,” opposite Kelly Hu and Katrina Law; and roles in top television series including “Taken,” “Arrow,” “Castle,” “Longmire,” “Person of Interest,” “Believe,” “Major Crimes,” “Burn Notice,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Without A Trace” and “CSI: Miami.”
Tarabay currently resides in the Los Angeles area where he loves to swim, work out, surf and ride motorcycles. He is also a self-proclaimed cigar aficionado. On the charity front, Tarabay loves to give back and devotes his spare time to working with various charities providing support to underprivileged children in Lebanon.