Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1972-09-09 (48 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)

35 Movies · 23 TV shows

Also Known As: Goran Višnjić

Biography

Goran Višnjić (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡoran ʋiʃɲitɕ]; VISH-nyitch; born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian-American actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. He is best known in the United States for his roles as Dr. Luka Kovač on ER and Garcia Flynn on Timeless, both NBC television series. For ER, he and his cast were nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the son-in-law of Croatian film director and former head of Croatian Radiotelevision (1991–95), Antun Vrdoljak. He moved to the United States in the late 1990s.

Personal Life

He has supported a number of medical institutions in Croatia through the donation of money and equipment. In 2008 he appeared on the nationally broadcast American benefit program Stand Up to Cancer. He served as one of the faces of ER on NBC's long-running The More You Know campaign, appearing in public service announcements discussing topics such as family time and tolerance.His wife, Eva (born Ivana Vrdoljak), is an artist and sculptor, and the daughter of film director Antun Vrdoljak, who controversially headed Hrvatska radiotelevizija from 1991–95. The couple have two adopted children and one biological child. They reside in Los Angeles, California, and also have a home on the Croatian island of Hvar. Višnjić acknowledged paternity of a daughter, Lana Lourdes Rupić, whom he fathered in 2006 with a Croatian woman, Mirela Rupić.In his spare time, Višnjić enjoys swimming, diving and fencing.In September 2015, Goran and his wife announced that they had sold their home in Los Angeles for a sum of about $5 million.He supported Croatian Democratic Union candidate Mato Franković for Mayor of Dubrovnik in the 2017 elections.

Early Life

Goran Višnjić was born in Šibenik. He has one sibling, an elder brother, Joško. His father, Željko, was a bus driver, and his mother, Milka, worked in a market. He appeared in plays throughout his childhood and made his screen debut at the age of 16 in the controversial Yugoslav film, Braća po materi (1988), playing a young Ustaša.In 1990, at the age of 18, Višnjić was drafted to serve his one-year military obligation in the Yugoslav People's Army and volunteered as a paratrooper. Only weeks after his military discharge in 1991, as Yugoslavia began to dissolve, he joined the nascent Croatian Ground Army. After leaving the army, he moved to Zagreb to study at the Academy of Dramatic Art.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Fatima

Fatima

8
2020
In 1917, outside the parish of Ftima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visits to the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an e...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Boys

The Boys

6.65
2019
A group of people known as the "The Boys" set out to take down corrupt superheros with no more than a willingness to fight dirty and blue-collar work ethic.
The General

The General

2019
The life of Croatian war hero Ante Gotovina is the subject of a movie.

2017.

2 Movies
Never Here

Never Here

2017
An artist who captures images of strangers begins to believe that she is being watched.
The Tribes of Palos Verdes

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

2017
When the situation at her Palos Verdes home becomes volatile, Medina tries to surf her way to happiness.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
Timeless

Timeless

7
2016
A criminal stole a state-of-the-art time machine to destroy America. The machine's prototype will have to be used by a scientist, a soldier and a history professor to travel back in time. They need to...

2015.

1 Movie
Asthma

Asthma

2015
A young musician takes a tattoo artist on a ride in a stolen car.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Extant

Extant

6.02
2014
The astronauts returned from space. She tries to keep in touch with her family. The events that will change the course of human history will be the result of her experiences in space and home.
Dark Hearts

Dark Hearts

2014
When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sexy singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

2014
In northern Canada, a young boy sets a goal for himself to find an abandoned polar bear. Goran Visnjic is joining the cast as a half Inuit and half Canadian who knows the terrain where the polar bears...

2013.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
K-11

K-11

2013
Raymond is stuck in a world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, and he wakes from a drug-caused coma to find himself locked up and classified as "K-11." The Sheriff's deputy, Butterfly, and a pr...
The Counselor

The Counselor

1
2013
A lawyer ends up in a lot of trouble when he tries to get involved in drug traffickers.
TV
Crossing Lines

Crossing Lines

6
2013
Barriers have been removed to make it easier to travel and trade. Criminals looking to exploit the system have been given opportunities. As Europe has become a "safe house" for criminals, a special ki...
95 Decibels

95 Decibels

2013
95 Decibels explores the emotional obstacles parents face when they get an unexpected diagnosis of hearing loss for their child.
TV
Red Widow

Red Widow

5.93
2013
When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on mobsters and the FBI to uncover the truth. She will rely on her determination, resilience and family ties like never before as she ...

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Pan Am

Pan Am

6
2011
Pan Am is the biggest name in the business of air travel. The stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world and the planes are glamorous. They're trained to deal with everything from in-air e...
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

6.13
2011
The English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel is about a disgraced journalist who is hired to investigate the disappearance of a weary matriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He has the help of a ...

2010.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
BlackBoxTV Presents

BlackBoxTV Presents

2010
Tony E is the creator of BlackBoxTV Presents, an American horror anthology web series. Valenzuela and Philip DeFranco were married. The first season of the show was self-funded by Valenzuela and was b...
Beginners

Beginners

6.5
2010
Anna met Oliver after Hal died. Oliver remembers his father, who came out of the closet at the age of 75, to live a full, energetic, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life, which included a younger boyfr...
TV
The Deep

The Deep

8
2010
As the world's energy supplies dwindle, the Orpheus, a research submarine, goes into the deep of the Arctic Ocean searching for rare micro-organisms, but the crew soon find themselves in danger.

2009.

3 Movies
Helen

Helen

2009
When Helen's mental illness reappears, the world collapses around her. Helen was able to find solace through her friendship with Mathilda.
Apocrypha

Apocrypha

2009
A young boy picks up his father's camera and accidentally films a dying romance between a man and a woman.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

2009
Sendler sympathized with the Jews when Sendler's physician father died of typhus. She initially proposed saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, but her idea was met with skepticism by her fell...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Leverage

Leverage

6.42
2008
A five person team comprised of a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by Nathan Ford, use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citi...

2006.

1 TV show
TV
The Megan Mullally Show

The Megan Mullally Show

2006
The Megan Mullally Show is an American talk show hosted by Megan Mullally that debuted in syndication on September 18, 2006, and was cancelled in January 2007 due to its low ratings. Early promotions ...

2005.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Unscripted

Unscripted

2005
Unscripted is an American comedy-drama series that aired in 2005. The series was largely improvised by its performers. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov were involved in the producti...
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.
Elektra

Elektra

6.43
2005
The warrior survived a near-death experience, became an assassin-for-hire, and tried to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Long Dark Night

Long Dark Night

2004
"Long Dark Night" follows the life of the fictional character Iva Kolar: his experiences as a Croatian University student, his role as a Partisan fighting Hitler's troops during W.W. II, his involveme...
TV
Spartacus

Spartacus

2004
Spartacus, who was enslaved by the Romans after they murdered his father, leads fellow slaves in an attempt to overthrow the repressive Roman Empire.
Spartacus

Spartacus

2004
Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladi...

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
Ellen is the host.
Robert Capa: In Love and War

Robert Capa: In Love and War

2003
Robert Capa's career spanned five epic conflicts across three continents before his death at the age of 40. The film shows Endre Freidman's transformation from a young Jewish boy in Hungary to Robert ...

2002.

2 Movies
Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

2002
While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial k...
Ice Age

Ice Age

6.38
2002
With the impending ice age almost upon them, a trio of prehistoric creatures, including a woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth, find an orphan infant and decide to ret...

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

2001
Jonathan Ross's take on current topics of conversation, guest interviews and live music from both a guest music group and the house band.
The Deep End

The Deep End

2001
Margaret Hall has a husband who is away at work. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
The Last Will

The Last Will

2001
After the death of a wealthy Croatian emigrant, it is discovered that he left his fortune to an unknown, illegitimate relative back in Croatia.

2000.

1 Movie
Committed

Committed

6
2000
Joline traveled from New York to Texas to find her husband after he left. When she learns that Carl has a new girlfriend, Carmen, Joline is discouraged. Joline got company in the form of her brother, ...

1998.

2 Movies
Rounders

Rounders

4
1998
A reformed gambler needs to play poker again in order to help his friend pay off loan sharks.
Practical Magic

Practical Magic

1
1998
Sally and Gillian were born into a family that did not practice witchcraft. After Jimmy died, the Owens sisters were given a crash course in magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the g...

1997.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
EP Daily

EP Daily

1997
The show covers movies, TV shows, comic books, collectibles and gadgets. The show was created and executive produced by host Victor Lucas and has been on the air for over a decade.
Welcome to Sarajevo

Welcome to Sarajevo

1997
There is a danger zone in the heart of Sarajevo. A British correspondent takes an orphan girl home to London while reporting on an American aid worker who is trying to get children out of the country....
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker

6
1997
When a train carrying atomic warheads crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. An officer has been assign...
A Rifle for Sleeping

A Rifle for Sleeping

1997
Janko, a police officer/veteran of the war, who is suffering from insomnia caused by post-traumatic stress disorder, now works as a guard in front of the Russian embassy in Zagreb. Having abandoned hi...

1996.

1 Movie
Recognition

Recognition

1996
During the war, Ana lost members of her family and was raped by a member of the Serb paramilitary forces. Years later, she accidentally sees her tormentor in the middle of Zagreb. She goes to the poli...

1995.

2 Movies
Night Watch

Night Watch

1995
The UN agents were sent to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch." The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, where they are involved in art theft and high-tech scheme...
See You

See You

1995
In the war-driven Balkans in 1991, four friends meet to pay respect to a dead friend...

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Paranoia

Paranoia

1993
A short film.
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1988.

1 Movie
Maternal Half-Brothers

Maternal Half-Brothers

1988
This story about two maternal half-brothers, a Croat and a Serb. Although they never met, and both lose their loved ones in ethnic clashes, there is a bond between them. Filmed in 1988, it prophetical...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
American Masters

American Masters

1986
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and others who have left an indelible impr...

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Today

Today

1952
The American morning television show is called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program first aired. The first of its kind, the fifth-longest running American television series. It was expanded to ...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The General

The General

There is a TV show about Ante Gotovina.
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