Željko Ivanek is well known to audiences for his numerous film, stage, and television roles, including his Emmy Award-winning performance in the legal thriller Damages and his series regular roles in The Event and The Mob Doctor.
On television, he had recurring roles in the series Banshee, Revolution, True Blood, Big Love, Heroes, 24, Oz, and Homicide: Life on the Street. He has guest-starred on The Mentalist, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lost, ER, Law & Order, Frasier, The West Wing, N.Y.P.D. Blue, The Practice, and The X-Files, among many others. Additionally, he appeared in many television movies and mini-series, including The Reagans, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal, John Adams, Dash and Lilly, The Rat Pack, Truman, Our Sons, The Sun Also Rises, Echoes in the Darkness, and American Playhouse.
On Broadway, Ivanek received Tony Award nominations for his roles in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Two Shakespearean Actors, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. His additional Broadway credits include The Pillowman, The Glass Menagerie, and Loot. Off-Broadway, he appeared in A Map of the World, Cloud 9, The Cherry Orchard, and Hamlet. Additionally, he appeared in Bash, at the Almeida in London, and Master Harold... and the Boys, at the Yale Repertory, in which he originated the role of Hally.
Ivanek's film roles include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Seven Psychopaths, Argo, The Bourne Legacy, In Bruges, Live Free or Die Hard, The Hoax, Manderlay, Dogville, Black Hawk Down, Unfaithful, Hannibal, Dancer in the Dark, A Civil Action, Donnie Brasco, Courage Under Fire, White Squall, School Ties, and Mass Appeal, among many others.
Ivanek was born in the former Yugoslavia, in Ljubljana, the capital of what is now Slovenia, and now resides in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His birthday is August 15.