Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1957-08-15 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Ljubljana, Slovenia

45 Movies · 27 TV shows

Also Known As: Zeljko Silver Ivanek · Željko Ivanek

Biography

Željko Ivanek (né Šimić-Ivanek; ; Slovene: [ˈʒɛːlkɔ iˈʋaːnək]; born August 15, 1957) is a Slovenian–American actor, known for his role as Ray Fiske on Damages, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. Ivanek is also known for his role of Ed Danvers on Homicide: Life on the Street and Homicide: The Movie, Governor James Devlin on Oz, Andre Drazen on 24, Blake Sterling on the short-lived NBC series The Event, and Emile "The Hunter" Danko in Heroes. From 2014 until 2019, he starred as Russell Jackson in the CBS drama Madam Secretary. He also had a recurring role as FBI Special Agent Jim Racine in the Cinemax original series Banshee. For his active stage career, he was awarded a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

Early Life

Ivanek was born Željko Šimić-Ivanek in Ljubljana, PR Slovenia, FPR Yugoslavia. In 1960, Željko, his mother and younger brother, Ivan, immigrated to Palo Alto, California, where his father was studying for his PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University.After a two-year stay, in 1962, the family moved back to Yugoslavia for five years and then returned to Palo Alto in 1967. Having performed in numerous community theater plays in the San Francisco Bay Area, he graduated from Ellwood P. Cubberley High School in Palo Alto in 1975. Ivanek graduated from Yale University majoring in theater in 1978 and afterward attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
The Courier

The Courier

5.5
2021
The Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by a Cold War spy.

2017.

1 Movie
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

6.07
2017
After seven months without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, the mother of a murder victim made a bold move, painting three signs with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chi...

2016.

1 Movie
X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

6.04
2016
After the re-emergence of the world's first Mutant, world-destroyer, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary

8.5
2014
Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and bala...

2013.

2 TV shows
TV
The Americans

The Americans

6
2013
The Americans is a story about two Soviet KGB officers posing as a married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Stan Beeman is an FBI agent.
TV
Banshee

Banshee

5.37
2013
An American drama television series is set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also c...

2012.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Mob Doctor

The Mob Doctor

5.67
2012
The Hippocratic oath is considered sacred by most physicians. Saving lives isn't the only concern of a Chicago doctor. The Mob Doctor is a fast-paced medical drama that focuses on a young female surge...
The Words

The Words

7
2012
The next great American novel was published by the young writer. He didn't write it. He is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambitio...
The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

5.77
2012
The life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of the CIA agent are being experienced by the new agent.
TV
Revolution

Revolution

5.76
2012
The world was thrust back into the dark ages when electricity stopped working. 15 years later, a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who myste...
Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

8
2012
A struggling writer becomes entangled in the criminal world of Los Angeles after his friends kidnap a dog.
Argo

Argo

6.46
2012
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist comes up with a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
That Guy... Who Was in That Thing

That Guy... Who Was in That Thing

2012
16 actors detail their ups and downs as they struggle to forge careers in Hollywood. They've played cops, lawyers, bosses, best friends, psychopaths, politicians and everything in between. You will kn...

2011.

1 Movie
Tower Heist

Tower Heist

6.4
2011
A group of workers are going to get revenge on a Wall Street fraudster. The unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlisted the help of a small-time crook to steal the $20 million they are sure is hidden in...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
The Event

The Event

7.67
2010
Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée, begins to expose the biggest cover-up in the US in The Event. History.

2009.

1 TV show
TV
White Collar

White Collar

6.65
2009
Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, has been captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only a few months left in his sentence, he escapes to look for his girlfriend. ...

2008.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Mentalist

The Mentalist

6.1
2008
Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
In Bruges

In Bruges

6.58
2008
They are waiting for their next mission. They have time to think and discuss their assignment. The mission is not what Ken had in mind.
TV
John Adams

John Adams

6
2008
Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard

5.94
2007
John McClane is back and worse than before, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He is trying to stop a group of Internet terrorists from taking control of America's computer infrastructu...
TV
Damages

Damages

6
2007
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruth...

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Hoax

The Hoax

2006
A fake biography of Howard Hughes was sold in the 70s.
TV
Big Love

Big Love

6.46
2006
The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives, his seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. Bill's poly...
TV
Heroes

Heroes

5.95
2006
People discover that they have powers. Their lives are interwoven because of a terrible event.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Bones

Bones

6.33
2005
There is a doctor. Special Agent Seeley Booth uses the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab to help with murder investigations when the remains are badly burned or destroyed.
Manderlay

Manderlay

2
2005
After leaving Dogville in 1933, Grace Margaret Mulligan saw a slave being punished. The owners of the farm are guilty of illegal slavery. She is trying to influence the mobsters in Manderlay. When har...

2004.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Lost

Lost

6.6
2004
The survivors need to work together. There are many secrets on the island.
TV
House

House

6.98
2004
Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

6
2004
Major Ben Marco was in the squad that was attacked during the Gulf War. He doesn't think Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the hero he remembers. Shaw's political power grows as Marco's doubts deepen, and when...

2003.

2 Movies
The Reagans

The Reagans

2003
The period in time from 1949 when Reagan was still in Hollywood, through his governorship of California until Reagan's last day in office as President in 1989 was covered in the miniseries.
Dogville

Dogville

6.38
2003
A barren soundstage is used to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from criminals. Grace is offered to be harbored by the town as long as she can make ...

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Unfaithful

Unfaithful

6
2002
The marriage lost its sexual spark because Edward's wife is a mother. He runs into her and has sex with her. Edward confronted the other man because he was suspicious.
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

2002
A 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone, with actor Forest Whittaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host.

2001.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

5.95
2001
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
TV
24

24

6.29
2001
24 is an American television series that is syndicated around the world. The real time method of narration is used in every episode of the season.
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

5.73
2001
When the U.S. Is not in the picture. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a warlord, their Black Hawk helicopter is shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casua...
Hannibal

Hannibal

5.58
2001
He lives in Italy as an art scholar after evading the authorities for a long time. He discovered that he left a few dead. Clarice Starling is a disgraced FBI agent who is being attacked by a malicious...

2000.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

5.73
2000
Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive ...
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
Homicide: The Movie

Homicide: The Movie

2000
Giardello was running for mayor when he was shot. The detectives want to find the shooter.
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

2000
The complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, who had a 38 year love affair, resulted in children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

1999
In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea, and race is a factor in the trial. The reporter is the same.
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital, as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The characters that are interesting...
Dash and Lilly

Dash and Lilly

1999
Writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman had a love affair in the 1940's and 50's. The two battled the bottle despite being in love. During the McCarthy witch hunts, Dashiell was branded a Communi...

1998.

2 Movies
A Civil Action

A Civil Action

6
1998
Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to get rid of a case, only to find out that it is worth millions. He is willing to give up everything in order to continue the case.
The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack

1998
After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a ...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Oz

Oz

5.88
1997
The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, are very similar to the daily lives of prisoners in other prisons.
Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster

1997
After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco

5.8
1997
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

1996.

5 Movies
White Squall

White Squall

1996
A group of prep school students boarded a sailing ship in 1960. Capt was with him. Discipline and perseverance will be taught on the oceangoing voyage. The youthful crew are about to receive some unex...
The Associate

The Associate

1996
Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it, but unfortunately she works at an investment firm where she does all the work, and all the senior investors get all the credit. She starts her own firm afte...
Infinity

Infinity

1996
The life of a genius.
After Jimmy

After Jimmy

1996
Jimmy is a high school senior who is struggling with his school life, family pressures, and future choices. Jimmy kills himself when it gets too much.
Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire

5.5
1996
A US Army officer who made a mistake has been assigned to a desk job. He was asked to look into the worthiness of a female helicopter commander. It looks like it's in order. There are discrepancies in...

1995.

2 Movies
My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper

1995
A man and his twin are trying to get an insurance company to pay for a bone marrow transplant.
Truman

Truman

1995
The biography of America's President during WWII. Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-...

1993.

3 TV shows
TV
Frasier

Frasier

5.35
1993
After many years at the "Cheers" bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI agents are not well known. Because he believes in the existence of aliens and the supernatural, Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk h...

1992.

1 Movie
School Ties

School Ties

4
1992
When David Greene received a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he felt pressure to hide his Jewish background from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they might be...

1991.

1 Movie
Our Sons

Our Sons

1991
When James admits to his mother, Audrey Grant, that he is gay it strains her liberal attitude. A San Diego businesswoman, Audrey believes she is a modern, open-minded mother, but the news sends her re...

1990.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Artificial Paradise

Artificial Paradise

1990
Los Angeles in 1935. Fritz Lang receives in his hotel apartment the young film amateur Willy, who wants to prepare an interview with him. At a certain moment Lang starts relating how, as an army offic...
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.

1988.

1 Movie
Rachel River

Rachel River

1988
A divorced mother is a radio personality.

1987.

2 Movies
Echoes In The Darkness

Echoes In The Darkness

1987
The movie is based on a true life story that took place in the 70s and involved the murder of a mother and her two children.
All My Sons

All My Sons

1987
Two families, related by friendship and love, face up to the consequences of greed and avarice in the post-war years. Love and death play equal roles in determining the outcome of events.

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

1984
The novel was adapted by Ernest Hemingway.
Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal

1984
A young seminarian is speaking to the established order at a church. TCM.com is where you can find information.

1982.

3 Movies
The Soldier

The Soldier

1982
Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to blow it up in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent to stop them.
The Sender

The Sender

1
1982
A disturbed man is able to communicate with people around him.
Tex

Tex

1982
Coming-of-age story about two teenage brothers in rural Oklahoma and their struggle to grow up on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...
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