Australian-born actor Ian Bliss began his career in 1991. He completed his acting training in Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), graduating in 1993 with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting). The early portion of his career consisted of steady appearances on numerous television series including Heartbreak High (1994), Water Rats (1996), All Saints (1998) and Underbelly (2008). 2003 marked a significant highlight in Ian's career with his portrayal of the villain Bane in the Wachowski Brothers' Matrix sequels: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Once life after The Matrix movies ended, Ian found work in other action-adventure fantasy projects, including the high-flying combat film Stealth (2005), followed by the DC comic book movie Superman Returns (2006), the continued story of the Man of Steel remembered from the 1970s and '80s films. During the later 2000s, Ian continued his acting throughout several different television series, including City Homicide (2007), Killing Time (2010), Twentysomething (2011) and Crownies (2011).
He graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1993.
He was cast specifically for the role of Bane in The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) for his superbly-accurate impersonation of actor Hugo Weaving, cast mate who was the villainous Agent Smith. Along with his impersonation, he was cast for his slight resemblance to Weaving.