Ivanek, Zeljko 1957–

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Ivanek, Zeljko 1957–

(Zelijko Ivanek, Zelko Ivanek)


Name pronounced ZHEL-ko Ee-VAH-nek; born August 15, 1957, in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia); immigrated to the United States, 1960. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1978; graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 1980.

Addresses: Agent—SMS Talent, Inc. (also known as Silver Massetti & Szatmary Talent, Inc.), 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Also known as Zelijko Ivanek and Zelko Ivanek.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award and Villager Award, both outstanding featured actor in a play, 1982, for Cloud Nine; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a play, 1983, for Brighton Beach Memoirs; Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1985, for Mass Appeal; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actor in a play, and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a play, both 1992, for Two Shakespearean Actors; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a leading actor in a play, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, all 2006, for The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.


Television Appearances; Series:

Sammy Wheaton, The Edge of Night, ABC, 1981–82.

Ed Danvers, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993–99.

Governor James Devlin, Oz, HBO, 1997–2003.

Andre Drazen, a recurring role, 24 (also known as 24 Hours), Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bill Gorton, The Sun Also Rises (also known as Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises"), NBC, 1984.

Vince Valaitis, Echoes in the Darkness, CBS, 1987.

Astronaut Ken Mattingly, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Thomas Mann Randolph, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (also known as The Memoirs of Sally Hemings and Monticello), CBS, 2000.

Michael Denver, The Reagans, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Donald Barnes, Our Sons (also known as Too Little, Too Late), ABC, 1991.

Matt Colburn, Aftermath: A Test of Love (also known as The Other Side of Murder), CBS, 1991.

Dr. Hill, My Brother's Keeper, CBS, 1995.

Eddie Jacobsen, Truman, HBO, 1995.

Dr. Walters, After Jimmy, CBS, 1996.

Principal Jack Walker, Nowhere to Go (also known as Silent Hearts), Lifetime, 1998.

Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy, The Rat Pack, HBO, 1998.

Mel Berman, Dash and Lilly, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Ed Danvers, Homicide: The Movie (also known as Homicide: Life Everlasting), NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The March Hare, Alice in Wonderland (musical), 1983.

George Deever, "All My Sons," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.

Larry Fishkin, New Year, ABC, 1993.

Chief inspector Phillips, "Ellen Foster," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1997.

(In archive footage) Ed Danvers, Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street," PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 60th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mark Dolson, "You Again?," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.

Joel Lassen, "Bound for Glory," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Phillip Swann, "American Dream," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1993.

Roland Fuller and Dr. Arthur Grable, "Roland," The X-Files, Fox, 1994.

Eddie Saunders, "Home Care," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

District attorney Mark McGovern, "The Civil Right," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Dr. Arnold Shaw (animal psychiatrist), "Death and the Dog," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1997.

Dr. Daniel "Danny" Miller, "Walkabout," Millennium, Fox, 1997.

Ed Danvers, "Baby It's You: Part 1," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1997.

Eduard Micah, "Con Artist," Players, NBC, 1997.

Eugene Ramsey, "The Day of the Rope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997.

Judge Marshal Pink, "One Hundred Tears Away," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997.

Loren Bitts, "Radio FBI," C-16: FBI (also known as C-16), ABC, 1997.

Tim Holloway, "… To Forgive, Divine," Trinity, NBC, 1998.

Ed Danvers, "Sideshow," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1999.

Judge Marshal Pink, "One Hundred Tears Away," Ally (re-edited version of Ally McBeal), Fox, 1999.

Bruce Resnick, "The Dance We Do," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000.

Peter, "Anger," The Job, ABC, 2001.

United States attorney Saunders, "The Confession," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Elliot McCafferty, "The Gift of Life," Crossing Jordan (also known as Untitled Tim Kring Project), NBC, 2002.

Doctor, "The Lineman," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Matthew Davies, "Neighboring Species," The Practice, ABC, 2002.

Steve Atwood, "Dogs of War," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Steve Atwood, "7A WF 83429," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

David Kaplan, "Gov Love," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 2004.

Mason Garvey, "Too Jung to Die," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Andrew Melton, "Nesting Dolls," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2005.

Justin, "Stoli with a Twist," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2005.

Teddy Bunch, "Everything Nice," The Inside, Fox, 2005.

Carl Decker, "The Woman in the Car," Bones (also known as Brennan), Fox, 2006.

Everett Drake, "Taboo," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2006.

John Doe, "One Night," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.

Appeared as Carl Sipple in "Mad about You," an unaired episode of Queens Supreme, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Ronald Ducote, Total Security, ABC, 1997.

Ronald Hinks, Touching Evil, USA Network, 2004.

Appeared as Elliot Gordon in the unaired pilot of If Not for You, CBS.

Film Appearances:

CIA operative (some sources cite other roles), The Soldier (also known as Codename: The Soldier), Embassy Pictures, 1982.

Hitchhiker, Tex, Buena Vista, 1982.

John Doe number eighty-three/title role, The Sender, Paramount, 1982.

Mark Dolson, Mass Appeal, Universal, 1984.

Momo, Rachel River, Taurus Entertainment, 1987.

Willy, Umetni raj (also known as Artificial Paradise), Filmski sklad R Slovenije, 1990.

Mr. Cleary, School Ties, Paramount, 1992.

Ben Banacek (general's aide), Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Bill Price, Infinity, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Captain Sanders (Coast Guard), White Squall, Buena Vista, 1996.

Security Exchange Commission agent Thompkins, The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Tim Curley, Donnie Brasco, TriStar, 1997.

Tom Potter, Julian Po (also known as The Tears of Julian Po), Fine Line Features, 1997.

Bill Crowley, A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998.

Dr. Whitman, Snow Falling on Cedars, Universal, 1999.

District attorney, Dancer in the Dark (also known as Myrkradansarinn), Fine Line Features, 2000.

Dr. Cordell Doemling, Hannibal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Lieutenant colonel Gary Harrell, Black Hawk Down, Columbia, 2001.

Detective Dean, Unfaithful (also known as Infidele and Untreu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Ben, Dogville (also known as U—Der Film "Dogville" erzaehlt in neun Kapiteln und einem Prolog.), 2003, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Vaughn Utly, The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 2004.

Dr. Hector, Manderlay, IFC Films, 2005.

The Hoax, Miramax, 2006.

Master Travis, 3/5 of a Man, Freedom Reign Productions/Oxbow Productions, 2007.

Film Producer:

Laud Weiner (short film), 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Charley Wykeham, Charley's Aunt, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1979.

Sandy Tyrell, Hay Fever, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, 1979.

Earl Williams, The Front Page, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, 1980.

Hay Fever, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1980.

Yankele and understudy for the role of Rudy, The Survivor, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Betty and Gerry, Cloud Nine, Lucille Lortel's Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1981–83.

Master Harold, Master Harold … and the Boys, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.

Stanley Jerome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982, then Neil Simon Theatre (formerly known as the Alvin Theatre), New York City, beginning 1983.

Steven Andrews, A Map of the World, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Hal Dennis, Loot, Manhattan Theatre Club, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Title role, Hamlet, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 1988.

Trofimov, The Cherry Orchard, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, 1988.

Dr. Lvov, Ivanov, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1990.

John Ryder, Two Shakespearean Actors, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1991–92.

Peter Austin, It's Only a Play, University of California, Los Angeles, James A. Doolittle Theatre, 1992.

Johnnie Smit, Hello and Goodbye, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1994.

Tom, The Glass Menagerie, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right, New York City, 1994–95.

Mormon salesperson, "Iphigenia in Orem," bash, latter day plays (also known as bash), Almeida Theatre Company, London, 2000.

Ben, The Dumb Waiter, and Peter, The Zoo Story, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Stage, 2001.

Robert, Blue/Orange, Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, 2002–2003.

Ariel, The Pillowman, Booth Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Lieutenant commander (captain) Philip Francis Queeg, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York City, 2006.



Featured in Don Shewey's book Caught in the Act: New York Actors Face to Face, New American Library, 1986.



American Theatre, December, 1994, p. 55.

Entertainment Weekly, June 13, 1997; May 17, 2002, p. 59.


Theatermania, http://www.theatermania.com, April 4, 2005.