|Date of Birth||1 March 1968, Brisbane, Australia|
|Height||6' 0½" (1.84 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Australian actor, Ivan Topic, was born in Brisbane, Queensland on March 1, 1968 to Yugoslav Immigrants, Ludmilla and Blago Topic. The youngest of three children, his father died in a car accident when he was 18 months old and he was raised by his mother and two sisters, Karol and Darinka.
Extremely shy as a young man, Ivan would be over 30 years old when he finally decided to fulfill his lifelong ambition of becoming an actor. Ivan's career started in Sydney in 2003 when he was cast in a support role in Khoa Do internationally acclaimed feature film, The Finished People (2003). Shortly after he appeared in Khoa Do's second feature film, Footy Legends (2006) and went on to play Mia Wasikowska father in Paul Goldman, Suburban Mayhem (2006). His television credits include: Home and Away (1988), Bastard Boys (2007), Rake (2010), Behind Mansion Walls (2011) and Soul Mates (2014)
His film roles include 33 Postcards (2011) and Timothy Boyle much anticipated The Half Dead (2015) where he appears opposite screen legend, John Rhys-Davies. He has had lead roles in many awarded short films and has also worked on several TVC's for the International and Australian market.
His theatre credits include leading roles in Europe, The Dumb Waiter, Those The River Keeps and Spiked Heels. More recently he received rave reviews for his role as Dave Moss in the SeriousBoys production of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Darlinghurst Theatre, which was directed by Marcus Graham and played to packed houses. He also collaborated with Marcus in developing and performing in the acclaimed and much loved Bebop Apocalypse, a live Beat Generation Poetry performance set to Improvised jazz music, where due to his amazing voice over skills he played the part of William S. Burroughs.
Ivan has had extensive training in acting, movement, voice and screen acting throughout his career and is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Technique where he received many awards for his work.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Karol Robin