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Željko Ivanek

Born: 15 August 1957 (63 years old)
Gender: Male

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Zeljko Ivanek is a Slovenian-born American actor best known for his television roles as ASA Ed Danvers in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999), as Governor James Devlin in Oz (1997-2003), as Ray Fiske in Damages (2007-2009) and as Emile Danko in Heroes, in 2009.

He also starred as Blake Sterling, Director of the CIA, who has long kept secrets from President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood), in the television conspiracy thriller series The Event, from 2010-2011.

In 2008, Ivanek earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Ray Fiske on the critically acclaimed series Damages. He also starred as JJ on Big Love.

His other notable television work includes the miniseries John Adams, recurring roles on Heroes, Homicide: Life on the Streets, 24, True Blood and Oz, as well as numerous guest appearances.

In addition, Ivanek is also a veteran of over 20 feature films including In Bruges, Live Free or Die Hard, The Hoax, Dogville, Unfaithful, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Dancer in the Dark, A Civil Action and Donnie Brasco, to name a few.

Ivanek's many stage credits have earned him three Tony nominations and a Drama Desk Award. His theater resume includes American, U.K., and world premieres of works by Martin McDonagh, Neil LaBute, Athol Fugard, Neil Simon, Richard Nelson, Caryl Churchill and David Hare, as well as Peter Brook's production of The Cherry Orchard.

Ivanek is a graduate of Yale University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Leland Goines

Andre Drazen

Judge Marshal Pink

Jim Racine

JJ

JJ

Carl Decker

John Doe

Dr. Elliot McCafferty

Andrew Melton

Ray Fiske

Ray Fiske

Ray Fiske

Bruce Resnick

Dr. Arnold Shaw

Emile Danko

Emile Danko

ASA Ed Danvers

ASA Ed Danvers

ASA Ed Danvers

ASA Ed Danvers

ASA Ed Danvers

ASA Ed Danvers

ASA Ed Danvers

Jason

John Dickinson

Joel Lassen

Phillip Swann

A.S.A. Ed Danvers

A.S.A. Ed Danvers

Richard Kaplan

Everett Drake

Founding Father

Edmund Burke

Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson

Dr. Daniel 'Danny' Miller

Eddie Saunders

William Fraley

Justin Deroos

Governor James Devlin

Elliott Dasher

Eric Woodall

Eric Woodall

John Skeevers

Blake Sterling

Dr. Linus Wagner

Dr. Linus Wagner

Dr. Stafford White

D.A. Mark McGovern

U.S. Atty. Sanders

Matthew Davies

ER Chief

Steve Atwood

Dr. Arthur Grable/Roland Fuller

Magister

Magister

Magister

Brett Forsythe


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