Zeljko Ivanek

Actor
Even though most people could not pronounce Zeljko Ivanek's name, there was no denying he made an impression every time he appeared onscreen. Already an accomplished stage star, Ivanek appeared in several film and TV ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1957 in Ljubljana, SI

Filmography

Actor (95)

Madam Secretary 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

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12 Monkeys 2015 (Tv Show)

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Banshee 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Legends 2014 (Tv Show)

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Revolution 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Suits 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Americans 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2008, 2010, 2014 (Tv Show)

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True Blood 2008, 2010, 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Mob Doctor 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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White Collar 2013 (Tv Show)

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Argo 2012 (Movie)

Robert Pender (Actor)

Seven Psychopaths 2012 (Movie)

Paulo (Actor)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Donald Foite (Actor)

The Words 2012 (Movie)

Joseph Cutler (Actor)

The Event 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

Director Mazin (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Big Love 1998 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Damages 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Millennium 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Oz 1997 - 2003, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1992 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Heroes 2009 (Tv Show)

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House 2008 (Tv Show)

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In Bruges 2008 (Movie)

Canadian Guy (Actor)

John Adams 2008 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

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Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

Molina (Actor)

Lost 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

Ralph Graves (Actor)

The Job 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

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Manderlay 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Hector (Actor)

Shark 2006 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Inside 2005 (Tv Show)

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Dogville 2004 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Vaughn Utly (Actor)

The Reagans (Showtime) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2003 (Tv Show)

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24 2002 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

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Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Detective Dean (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Delta Lieutenant Colonel Gary Harrell (Actor)

Hannibal 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Cordell Doemling (Actor)

Ally 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dancer in the Dark 2000 (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

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Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 (Movie)

Doctor Whitman (Actor)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

Bill Crowley (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Rat Pack 1998 (Movie)

Bobby Kennedy (Actor)

Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

Tim Curley (Actor)

Frasier 1997 (Tv Show)

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Julian Po 1997 (Movie)

Tom Potter (Actor)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Banacek (Actor)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

Bill Price (Actor)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

SEC Agent Thomkins (Actor)

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

Sanders (Actor)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

Cleary (Actor)

Artificial Paradise 1989 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

Rachel River 1989 (Movie)

Momo (Actor)

All My Sons 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Mass Appeal 1984 (Movie)

Mark Dolson (Actor)

Tex 1982 (Movie)

Hitchhiker (Actor)

The Sender 1981 (Movie)

The Sender (Actor)

The Soldier 1981 (Movie)

Bombmaker (Actor)

After Jimmy (TV Show)

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Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Show)

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Dash and Lilly (TV Show)

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Echoes in the Darkness (TV Show)

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Ellen Foster (TV Show)

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From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

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My Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

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New Year (TV Show)

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Our Sons (TV Show)

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Silent Hearts (TV Show)

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Truman (TV Show)

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Biography

Even though most people could not pronounce Zeljko Ivanek's name, there was no denying he made an impression every time he appeared onscreen. Already an accomplished stage star, Ivanek appeared in several film and TV projects, often as conniving and evil men who wore three-piece suits. His performance as a smooth-talking Southern lawyer in "Damages" (FX, 2007- ) earned the Slovenian-born actor his first time Emmy Award nomination and win in 2008, where he went up against his co-star Ted Danson for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1978

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

1980

Milestones

2012

Cast in political thriller "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck

2012

Played a doctor in "The Bourne Legacy"

2012

Cast alongside Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in romantic drama "The Words"

2010

Cast as Director of National Intelligence Blake Sterling on "The Event" (NBC)

2009

Appeared in the third and fourth seasons of "Big Love" (HBO) as Nicki Grant's (Chloë Sevigny) first husband

2008

Portrayed Pennsylvania representative John Dickinson in HBO miniseries "John Adams"

2007

Cast as attorney Ray Fiske on FX legal drama "Damages"

2006

Cast as an intense naval officer in the Broadway revival of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial"; earned a Tony Award nomination

2006

Re-teamed with von Trier for "Manderlay"; the second part to director's U.S.A. trilogy

2005

Cast in Martin McDonagh's Broadway play "The Pillowman" at the Booth Theatre

2003

Second film with director Lars von Trier, "Dogville"

2002

Appeared on the first season of "24" (Fox)

2001

Once again directed by Ridley Scott in "Black Hawk Down"

2001

Cast as an assistant to Mason Verger in Ridley Scott's "Hannibal"

2001

Appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in "The Dumbwaiter" and "The Zoo Story"; both co-starred Sam Rockwell

2000

First film with director Lars von Trier, "Dancer in the Dark"

2000

Acted on the London stage in Neil LaBute's "Bash: Latter-Day Plays"

1998

Cast as one of John Travolta's associates in the legal drama "A Civil Action"

1997

Cast as Governor James Devlin on the HBO prison drama "Oz"

1996

Cast in Edward Zwick's "Courage Under Fire"

1996

Played a Coast Guard Captain in the Ridley Scott directed "White Squall"

1993

Cast in recurring role of prosecuting attorney Ed Danverson on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1992

Played a malicious French teacher in "School Ties"

1984

Made TV miniseries debut as Bill Gorton in "The Sun Also Rises" (NBC)

1984

Appeared opposite Jack Lemmon in the feature "Mass Appeal"

1982

Made film debut in "Tex"

1982

First starring role in the horror film "The Sender"

1982

Originated the role of Hally in Athol Fugard's play "Master Harold...and the Boys"

1982

Originated the role of Stanley in Neil Simon's Broadway play "Brighton Beach Memoirs"; earned a Tony Award nomination

1981

Made Broadway debut in "The Survivor"

1981

Appeared in U.S. premiere of Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine"

Bonus Trivia

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His name was pronounced "ZHEL-ko Ee-VAH-nek."

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