The actor portraying Satan in Prince of Darkness is a famous Arab actor named Mehdi Ouzaani. He is well known having played biblical roles many times before.
The resemblance was pointed out on Twitter while the show was airing Sunday. Glenn Beck, the Christian conservative broadcaster who has called the miniseries "one of the most important shows in decades," sent out a tweet with a screenshot. Beck, who refuses to use Obama’s name, referred to the president as "That Guy."
The Bible executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey fired back Monday. “This is utter nonsense," the married couple said Monday in a joint statement with History. "The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani (sic), is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several biblical epics — including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our president."