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Zeljko Ivanek


Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Zeljko Simic-Ivanek. He is an actor, known for Argo (2012), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Seven Psychopaths (2012). See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Argo Robert Pender
(2012)
(2012)
In Bruges Canadian Guy
(2008)

Filmography

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 2014-2018 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Russell Jackson
- Winter Garden (2018) ... Russell Jackson
- The Courage to Continue (2018) ... Russell Jackson (credit only)
- Baby Steps (2018) ... Russell Jackson
- Eyjafjallajökull (2018) ... Russell Jackson (credit only)
- Ghosts (2018) ... Russell Jackson (credit only)
 2015-2017 12 Monkeys (TV Series)
Leland Goines
- Causality (2017) ... Leland Goines
- Shonin (2015) ... Leland Goines
- Pilot (2015) ... Leland Goines
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse
Pentagon Scientist
 2014-2015 Suits (TV Series)
Eric Woodall
- Not Just a Pretty Face (2015) ... Eric Woodall
- Gone (2014) ... Eric Woodall
- Leveraged (2014) ... Eric Woodall
- No Way Out (2014) ... Eric Woodall
 2014 Banshee Origins (TV Series)
Racine
- The Priest (2014) ... Racine
- Interrogation Part 3 (2014) ... Racine
- Interrogation Part 2 (2014) ... Racine
- Interrogation Part 1 (2014) ... Racine
 2014 Legends
The Founding Father
 2014 Legends (TV Series)
Founding Father
- Pilot (2014) ... Founding Father
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Magister
- Death Is Not the End (2014) ... Magister
- Hitting the Ground (2010) ... Magister
- 9 Crimes (2010) ... Magister
- Bad Blood (2010) ... Magister
- I Don't Wanna Know (2008) ... Magister
 2014 The Americans (TV Series)
John Skeevers
- Stealth (2014) ... John Skeevers
 2014 Banshee (TV Series)
Jim Racine / Racine
- Bullets and Tears (2014) ... Jim Racine
- The Truth About Unicorns (2014) ... Jim Racine
- Little Fish (2014) ... Racine
 2013-2014 Revolution (TV Series)
Dr. Calvin Horn
- Dreamcatcher (2014) ... Dr. Calvin Horn
- Everyone Says I Love You (2013) ... Dr. Calvin Horn
- Come Blow Your Horn (2013) ... Dr. Calvin Horn
- The Patriot Act (2013) ... Dr. Calvin Horn
- Dead Man Walking (2013) ... Dr. Calvin Horn
 2013 White Collar (TV Series)
Brett Forsythe
- Digging Deeper (2013) ... Brett Forsythe
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Stafford White
- Life and Death (2013) ... Dr. Stafford White
- Resurrection (2013) ... Dr. Stafford White
- Sibling Rivalry (2012) ... Dr. Stafford White
- Confessions (2012) ... Dr. Stafford White
- Fluid Dynamics (2012) ... Dr. Stafford White
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
Paolo
 2012 Argo
Robert Pender
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Dr. Donald Foite
 2012 The Words
Joseph Cutler
 2011 Tower Heist
Director Mazin
 2010-2011 The Event (TV Series)
Blake Sterling
- Arrival (2011) ... Blake Sterling
- The Beginning of the End (2011) ... Blake Sterling
- One Will Live, One Will Die (2011) ... Blake Sterling
- Us or Them (2011) ... Blake Sterling
- Strain (2011) ... Blake Sterling
 2008-2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Dr. Linus Wagner
- Ball of Fire (2010) ... Dr. Linus Wagner
- Pilot (2008) ... Dr. Linus Wagner
 2007-2010 Damages (TV Series)
Ray Fiske
- Trust Me (2009) ... Ray Fiske
- I Lied, Too. (2009) ... Ray Fiske
- Because I Know Patty (2007) ... Ray Fiske
- There's No 'We' Anymore (2007) ... Ray Fiske
 2009-2010 Big Love (TV Series)
JJ
- End of Days (2010) ... JJ
- Next Ticket Out (2010) ... JJ
- Blood Atonement (2010) ... JJ
- Under One Roof (2010) ... JJ
- Sins of the Father (2010) ... JJ (credit only)
 2009 Heroes (TV Series)
Emile Danko
- Chapter One 'Jump, Push, Fall' (2009) ... Emile Danko
- Chapter One 'Orientation' (2009) ... Emile Danko
- Chapter Twelve 'An Invisible Thread' (2009) ... Emile Danko
- Chapter Eleven 'I Am Sylar' (2009) ... Emile Danko
- Chapter Nine 'Turn and Face the Strange' (2009) ... Emile Danko
 2008 House M.D. (TV Series)
Jason
- Last Resort (2008) ... Jason
 2008 Numb3rs (TV Series)
William Fraley
- When Worlds Collide (2008) ... William Fraley
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
John Dickinson
- Independence (2008) ... John Dickinson
- Join or Die (2008) ... John Dickinson (uncredited)
 2008 In Bruges
Canadian Guy
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard
Agent Molina
 2007 Ascension Day
Master Travis
 2007 Lost (TV Series)
Edmund Burke
- Not in Portland (2007) ... Edmund Burke (as Zeljko Ivanek)
 2006 Shark (TV Series)
Elliott Dasher
- Fashion Police (2006) ... Elliott Dasher
- LAPD Blue (2006) ... Elliott Dasher
 2006 The Hoax
Ralph Graves
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
John Doe
- One Night (2006) ... John Doe
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Carl Decker
- The Woman in the Car (2006) ... Carl Decker
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Everett Drake
- Taboo (2006) ... Everett Drake
 2005 Hate (TV Movie)
 2005 The Inside (TV Series)
Teddy Bunch
- Everything Nice (2005) ... Teddy Bunch
 2005 Manderlay
Dr. Hector
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Andrew Melton
- Nesting Dolls (2005) ... Andrew Melton
 2005 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Justin Deroos
- Stoli with a Twist (2005) ... Justin Deroos
 1993-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
ASA Ed Danvers / Richard Kaplan / Phillip Swann
- Gov Love (2004) ... Richard Kaplan
- Sideshow (1999) ... ASA Ed Danvers
- Baby, It's You (1997) ... ASA Ed Danvers
- American Dream (1993) ... Phillip Swann
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Mason Garvey
- Too Jung to Die (2004) ... Mason Garvey
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Vaughn Utly
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series)
Ronald Hinks
- Pilot (2004) ... Ronald Hinks
 2003 The Reagans (TV Movie)
Michael Deaver
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Steve Atwood
- The Dogs of War (2003) ... Steve Atwood
- 7A WF 83429 (2003) ... Steve Atwood
- Twenty Five (2003) ... Steve Atwood (uncredited)
 2003 Dogville
Ben
 1997-2003 Oz (TV Series)
Governor James Devlin
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... Governor James Devlin
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... Governor James Devlin
- Sonata da Oz (2003) ... Governor James Devlin
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (2003) ... Governor James Devlin
- Dream a Little Dream of Me (2002) ... Governor James Devlin
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Carl Sipple
- Mad About You (2003) ... Carl Sipple
 1997-2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Matthew Davies / U.S. Atty. Sanders / D.A. Mark McGovern
- Neighboring Species (2002) ... Matthew Davies
- The Confession (2001) ... U.S. Atty. Sanders
- The Civil Right (1997) ... D.A. Mark McGovern
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
ER Chief
- The Lineman: Part 2 (2002) ... ER Chief
- The Lineman (2002) ... ER Chief
 2002 24 (TV Series)
Andre Drazen
- 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2002) ... Andre Drazen
- 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2002) ... Andre Drazen
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2002) ... Andre Drazen
- 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2002) ... Andre Drazen
- 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2002) ... Andre Drazen
 2002 Unfaithful
Det. Dean
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dr. Elliot McCafferty
- The Gift of Life (2002) ... Dr. Elliot McCafferty
 2001 Black Hawk Down
Harrell
 2001 The Job (TV Series)
Peter
- Anger (2001) ... Peter
 2001 Hannibal
Dr. Cordell Doemling
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Bruce Resnick
- The Dance We Do (2000) ... Bruce Resnick
 2000 Dancer in the Dark
District Attorney
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)
ASA Ed Danvers
 2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (TV Movie)
Thomas Mann Randolph (as Zeljko Ivanek)
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Dr. Whitman
 1999 Dash and Lilly (TV Movie)
Mel Berman (writer)
 1993-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
ASA Ed Danvers
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... ASA Ed Danvers
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... ASA Ed Danvers
- Self Defense (1999) ... ASA Ed Danvers
- Zen and the Art of Murder (1999) ... ASA Ed Danvers
- Sideshow (1999) ... ASA Ed Danvers
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
Tim Holloway
- ...To Forgive, Divine (1998) ... Tim Holloway
 1998 A Civil Action
Bill Crowley
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie)
Bobby Kennedy
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Ken Mattingly
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... Ken Mattingly
 1998 Nowhere to Go
Principal Jack Walker
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie)
Educational Psychologist
 1997 Players (TV Series)
Eduard Micah
- Con Artist (1997) ... Eduard Micah
 1997 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Judge Marshal Pink
- One Hundred Tears Away (1997) ... Judge Marshal Pink
 1997 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Loren Bitts
- Radio FBI (1997) ... Loren Bitts
 1997 Total Security (TV Series)
Ronald Ducote
- Pilot (1997) ... Ronald Ducote
 1997 Julian Po
Tom Potter
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Dr. Daniel 'Danny' Miller
- Walkabout (1997) ... Dr. Daniel 'Danny' Miller
 1997 Donnie Brasco
Tim Curley (as Zeljko Ivanek)
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Arnold Shaw
- Death and the Dog (1997) ... Dr. Arnold Shaw
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Eugene Ramsey
- The Day of the Rope (1997) ... Eugene Ramsey
 1996 The Associate
SEC Agent Thompkins
 1996 After Jimmy (TV Movie)
Dr. Darren Walters
 1996 Infinity
Bill Price
 1996 Courage Under Fire
Banacek
 1996 White Squall
Sanders
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Eddie Saunders
- Home Care (1995) ... Eddie Saunders
 1995 If Not for You (TV Series)
Elliot Gordon
- Pilot ... Elliot Gordon
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Eddie Jacobson
 1995 My Brother's Keeper (TV Movie)
Dr. Hill (as Zeljko Ivanek)
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Roland Fuller / Dr. Arthur Grable
- Roland (1994) ... Roland Fuller / Dr. Arthur Grable
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
Larry Fishkin
 1992 School Ties
Mr. Cleary
 1991 Our Sons (TV Movie)
Donald Barnes
 1991 Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Movie)
Matt
 1990 Umetni raj
Willy
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Joel Lassen
- Bound for Glory (1990) ... Joel Lassen
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Movie)
Vince Valaitis
 1987 Rachel River
Momo
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mark Dolson
- You Again? (1987) ... Mark Dolson
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
George Deever
- All My Sons (1987) ... George Deever
 1984 Mass Appeal
Mark Dolson
 1984 The Sun Also Rises (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Gorton
 1983 Great Performances (TV Series)
March Hare
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... March Hare
 1982 The Sender
The Sender
 1982 Tex
Hitchhiker
 1982 The Soldier
Bombmaker / Cleaning Lady
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Sammy Wheaton (1981-1982)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played Betty in Act I and Gerry in Caryl Churchill's play, "Cloud 9," in association with Michel Kleinman productions at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City with Jeffrey Jones (Clive/Edward in Act II); Don Amendolia (Joshua/Cathy); Concetta Tomei (Edward in Act I; Victoria) Veronica Castang (Maud/Lin); E. Katherine ... See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Interview for "Films in Review" in 1985] There's a thrill in performance on the stage that you don't get in a movie. There's a feeling that you are communicating something to an audience that you just don't have during take 16 on a sound stage. A year later you see it on a screen and feel frustrated about things you've missed. Why didn't I do this? Why didn't I do that?

Trivia:

His first name, which has no English-language equivalent, means 'the one who desires' in his native Slovenian. Latin analogue is "Desiderius" (Desiderio in Italian and Spanish). Ivanek ("small Ivan", i.e. John, in Kajkavian dialect) is a common surname from his native region. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Martin McDonagh. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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