Biography

Goran Visnjic (born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian-born American actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. He is best known for his role as Dr. Luka Kovač in the hit television series ER.

Visnjic grew up in Sibenik, Croatia (then Yugoslavia), a port town on the Adriatic Sea, where he decided at an early age that he wanted to be an actor. He first performed in local theater groups and then entered the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Goran gained popularity in Croatia when, at the age of 21, he was cast as Hamlet in the prestigious Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s staging of Shakespeare’s play. His performance earned him three national Best Actor awards, including an Orlando (the Croatian equivalent of a Tony). Visnjic made his American motion-picture debut in the "Welcome to Sarajevo," drama, directed by Michael Winterbottom.

In his leisure time, Visnjic enjoys fencing, swimming and diving. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Eva Visnjic, and their three children.

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Goran Visnjic (born September 9, 1972) is a Croatian-born American actor who has appeared in American and British films and television productions. He is best known for his role as Dr. Luka Kovač in the hit television series ER.

Visnjic grew up in Sibenik, Croatia (then Yugoslavia), a port town on the Adriatic Sea, where he decided at an early age that he wanted to be an actor. He first performed in local theater groups and then entered the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Goran gained popularity in Croatia when, at the age of 21, he was cast as Hamlet in the prestigious Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s staging of Shakespeare’s play. His performance earned him three national Best Actor awards, including an Orlando (the Croatian equivalent of a Tony). Visnjic made his American motion-picture debut in the "Welcome to Sarajevo," drama, directed by Michael Winterbottom.

In his leisure time, Visnjic enjoys fencing, swimming and diving. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Eva Visnjic, and their three children.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1972-09-09

Place of Birth Šibenik, Croatia, Yugoslavia

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Also Known As

  • Goran Višnjić

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Never Here as S
2016 Timeless(16 episodes) as Garcia Flynn
2015 Asthma as Ragen
2014 Midnight Sun as Muktuk
2014 Extant(14 episodes) as John Woods
2014 Dark Hearts as Armand
2013 95 Decibels as Dr. Corry
2013 The Counselor as Banker
2013 Crossing Lines(12 episodes) as Marco Costante
2013 K-11
2013 Red Widow(8 episodes) as Nicholae Schiller
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Dragan Armansky
2011 Pan Am(4 episodes) as Niko Lonza
2010 Beginners as Andy
2010 Tito(5 episodes) as Andrija Hebrang
2010 BlackBoxTV(3 episodes) as Chemist
2010 The Deep(5 episodes) as Samson
2009 Apocrypha as Man
2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler as Stefan
2009 Helen as David
2008 Leverage(77 episodes) as Damien Moreau
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(1 episode)
2005 Elektra as Mark Miller
2005 Unscripted(1 episode)
2004 Our Little Clinic(14 episodes) as Man on the telephone
2004 Spartacus as Spartacus
2004 Spartacus(2 episodes) as Spartacus
2004 Long Dark Night as Ivan Kolar - Iva
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Robert Capa: In Love and War as Robert Capa (voice)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Ice Age as Soto (voice)
2002 Close Your Eyes as Michael Strother
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 The Last Will as Bepo Štambuk
2001 The Deep End as Alek Spera
2000 Committed as Neil
1998 Practical Magic as Jimmy Angelov
1998 Rounders as Maurice
1997 The Peacemaker as Bazta Sergeant
1997 Stormy Silence(3 episodes) as Vladimir Vidric
1997 EP Daily(1 episode)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo as Risto Bavic
1996 Recognition as Ivan
1995 Night Watch as U.N. Security Officer
1995 See You as Maks
1994 ER(221 episodes) as Luka Kovac
1994 Scream for help as Soldier
1993 Paranoia
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1988 Maternal Half-Brothers as Ustasa terrorist
1986 American Masters(1 episode) as Robert Capa
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1900 The Tribes of Palos Verdes

Production

2004 Long Dark NightProducer
2001 The Last WillCo-Producer

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