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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 August 1957Ljubljana, Slovenia
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is an actor, known for Argo (2012), Donnie Brasco (1997) and In Bruges (2008).

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently plays ruthless, morally ambiguous authority figures
Often plays lawyers or politicians

Trivia (9)

Tony award nominations: 1983, Featured Actor in a Play, Brighton Beach Memoirs (nom); 1992, Featured Actor in a Play, Two Shakespearean Actors (nom.) Drama Desk Awards: 1992, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Two Shakespearean Actors (nom;)
Drama Desk Award, 1982, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Cloud 9. Villager Award, 1982, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Cloud 9.
The Slovenian-born actor graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1980.
Drama Desk Awards: 1992, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Two Shakespearean Actors (nom;)
Twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role
  • Play): in 1983 for "Brighton Beach Memoirs," and in 1992 for "Two


Shakespearean Actors."
He is frequently cast as political or business middlemen of corrupt, shady natures who often end up stabbing somebody in the back.
Earned his third Tony Award nomination for "Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play" in "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" in 2006.
In an interview for AOL television, Zeljko said his first name is pronounced Zhel-ko.
He has worked with Richard Belzer on three different series: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

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