Goran Visnjic

Actor
Tall, with dark matinee idol looks, Croatian actor Goran Visnjic garnered much attention with his first major English-language role in Michael Winterbottom's "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997). Drawing on his own experiences ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1972 in Croatia

Filmography

Actor (29)

Dark Hearts 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

ER 1999 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extant 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Midnight Sun 2014 (Movie)

Muktuk (Actor)

Midnight Sun (Hyde Park) 2014 (Movie)

Muktuk (Actor)

The Filthy War 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

K-11 2013 (Movie)

Raymond Saxx (Actor)

Red Widow 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Counselor 2013 (Movie)

Banker (Actor)

Pan Am 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beginners 2011 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Dragan Armansky (Actor)

Helen 2010 (Movie)

David Leonard (Actor)

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elektra 2005 (Movie)

Mark Miller (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Close Your Eyes 2004 (Movie)

Dr Michael Strother (Actor)

Spartacus 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

of Soto the Saber-Tooth Tiger (Voice)

The Deep End 2001 (Movie)

Alek Spera (Actor)

Committed 2000 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy Angelov (Actor)

Rounders 1998 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

The Peacemaker 1997 (Movie)

Bazta Sergeant (Actor)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

Risto (Actor)

Alistair MacLean's Night Watch 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, with dark matinee idol looks, Croatian actor Goran Visnjic garnered much attention with his first major English-language role in Michael Winterbottom's "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997). Drawing on his own experiences, he delivered a strong supporting turn as Risto, the driver and translator for a British news team covering the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Relationships

Mirela Rupic

Companion
Visnjic confessed to having a drunken one-night stand with Rupic, which led to her pregnancy and resulted in their daughter Lana

Lana Rupic

Daughter
Visnjic acknowledged paternity of his daughter with Mirela

Zeljko Visnjic

Father

Milka Visnjic

Mother

Ivana Visnjic

Wife
Married in 1999 Daughter of filmmaker Antun Vrdoljak

Tin Visnjic

Son
Adopted son was born April 19, 2007 Mother, Ivana Visnjic Named after Croatian poet Tin Ujevic

Josko Visnjic

Brother
Born in 1970

Antun Vrdoljak Director

Father-In-Law

EDUCATION

Academy of Dramatic Arts

Milestones

2011

Cast in a four-episode arc on the 1960s-set airline drama "Pan Am" (ABC)

2011

Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

2010

Cast in the role of Samson in the miniseries "The Deep," which aired on BBC One

2009

Co-starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" (CBS)

2009

Played Ashley Judd's husband in "Helen"

2009

Appeared alongside Carla Gugino in a segment of the upcoming film "New York, I Love You"

2005

Cast opposite Jennifer Garner in the "Daredevil" spin-off "Elektra"

2004

First starring role in a feature, "Close Your Eyes"

2004

Starred as titular gladiator in the USA Network remake of "Spartacus"

2002

Provided voice of the character Soto in the animated feature "Ice Age"

2001

Had supporting role as a blackmailer in "The Deep End"

2000

Played a lusty artist interested in a married Heather Graham in the comedy "Committed"

1999

Portrayed pediatrician Dr. Luka Kovac on the NBC medical drama "ER"

1998

Cast opposite Nicole Kidman in "Practical Magic"

1997

Landed breakthrough role in "Welcome to Sarajevo"

1997

American film debut, "The Peacemaker"

1995

Made U.S. television debut in Alistair MacLean's "Night Watch"

1994

Played the title role in a production if "Hamlet"

Served in both the Yugoslavian and Croatian armies

Joined the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb

Featured in a European TV commercial for Tuborg beer

Acted in several Croatian-language features

Bonus Trivia

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His name was pronounced GOR-an VISH-nick.

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He trained as a paratrooper in the Croatian army at age 18 and volunteered to stay on for an additional three months during the war with Yugoslavia.

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People magazine named Visnjic "Sexiest Import" in 1999.

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