|Born||August 15, 1957|
|Birthplace||Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)|
Zeljko Ivanek is a Yugolsav born American actor who has recently become one of the most popular supporting actors on television. On House, M.D. he portrayed the hostage taking patient Jason in the Season 5 episode Last Resort.
Ivanek was already a well established Broadway actor before getting started in television, starting in the soap opera The Edge of Night. He had many featured but small roles over the next thirty years, including Tex, The Sun Also Rises, All My Sons, Courage Under Fire, Donny Brasco, The Rat Pack and A Civil Action.
However, he finally found regular work playing Assistant State Attorney Danvers on Homicide: Life on the Street. That eventually led to work in 24, Oz, Heroes, Big Love, Damages, True Blood and, most recently, The Event.
Watch for Ivanek in Argo in 2012.
- Appeared with Ivana Milicevic on Banshee
- Appeared with Elizabeth Mitchell on Revolution
- Appeared with Sharif Atkins on White Collar
- Appeared with Wendy Makkena on The Mob Doctor
- Appeared with Joseph Lyle Taylor in Seven Psychopaths
- Also appeared with Olivia Wilde in The Words
- Appeared with Robin Tunney and Jack Plotnick on The Mentalist