Photo of Zeljko Ivanek Zeljko Ivanek

Although he was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Aug. 15, 1957, Zeljko Ivanek (pronounced ZHEL-koe ee-VAH-nek) moved to the United States when he was just 3 years old, eventually graduating from Yale University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

A familiar face on Broadway, Ivanek has three Tony nominations to his name. But he is more often recognized for his work on the small screen: as prosecutor Ed Danvers on "Homicide: Life on the Street," Gov. James Devlin on "Oz" and assassin Andre Drazen on "24." Ivanek also earned his first Emmy win for his portrayal of skilled Southern attorney Ray Fiske on the FX drama series "Damages."

Ivanek's notable films include School Ties (1992), Courage Under Fire (1996), A Civil Action (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and In Bruges (2008).

Zeljko Ivanek in A Civil Action

A Civil Action

1998 PG-13

In this drama based on a true story, John Travolta stars as a personal-injury lawyer who sues a major corporation when the drinking water in Woburn, Mass., is found to contain high levels of industrial solvents. Believing the contamination is responsible for the large number of leukemia deaths among the town's children, the citizens -- lead by a woman (Kathleen Quinlan) whose child has died -- hire a lawyer to take on the corporate polluters.

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  • Zeljko Ivanek in Seven Psychopaths Seven Psychopaths
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Black Hawk Down Black Hawk Down
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Madam Secretary Madam Secretary
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Dancer in the Dark Dancer in the Dark
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Courage Under Fire Courage Under Fire
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Dogville Dogville
  • Zeljko Ivanek in In Bruges In Bruges
  • Zeljko Ivanek in School Ties School Ties
  • Zeljko Ivanek in The Words The Words
  • Zeljko Ivanek in John Adams John Adams
  • Zeljko Ivanek in 24 24
  • Zeljko Ivanek in The Event The Event
  • Zeljko Ivanek in My Brother's Keeper My Brother's Keeper
  • Zeljko Ivanek in The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (2002-03) The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (2002-03)
  • Zeljko Ivanek in The Reagans The Reagans
  • Zeljko Ivanek in The Mob Doctor The Mob Doctor
  • Zeljko Ivanek in Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5