Mark Ivanir


Mark Ivanir has been working as a professional film and television actor in Los Angeles since 2001. His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winning epic SCHINDLER'S LIST. He rejoined with Spielberg twice, first for a cameo appearance in TERMINAL, then again for THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN. A pivotal role in Robert De Niro's 2006 film, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, landed Mark a role in Barry Levinson's WHAT JUST HAPPENED, this time acting alongside De Niro. Many films followed. Mark has booked over 35 Guest Star and Guest Lead roles on television. Ivanir's road to Hollywood was circuitous at best. Born in the communist Ukraine, he immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972.

After being cast by Spielberg in SCHINDLER'S LIST, Ivanir moved to London to study with Philippe Gaulier and the actors of the Theater De Complicite. During this stint, he landed roles in THE MAN WHO CRIED (with Johnny Depp) and SECRET AFFAIR which encouraged him to relocate to Hollywood. Ever since, Mark has been working on films in the US, in Europe and in Israel. In Germany he has been working with Dennis Gansel on THE FOURTH STATE and with Dominik Graf on the highly acclaimed mini-series IN THE FACE OF THE CRIME. In Europe, Mark was also working with Fernando Meirelles on his episodic feature film 360. Most recently, Mark co-starred alongside Catherine Keener, Philipp Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken in A LATE QUARTET.

Mark currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

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Berlin International Film Festival 2007: won Silver Berlin Bear 'Outstanding Artistic Contribution' (shared with) for THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2010: nom. 'Best Actor' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER
Haifa International Film Festival 2010: won 'Best Actor' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER
Ophir Award (Israel): 'Best Lead Role' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2010: nom. 'Best Performance by an Actor' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER

Credits Include

Homeland Lesli Linka Glatter, Michael Cuesta season 5
A Late Quartet Yaron Zilberman
The Fourth State Dennis Gansel
360 Fernando Meirelles
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Steven Spielberg
The Human Resources Manager Eran Riklis
Face to Face with Crime Dominik Graf
What Just Happened? Barry Levinson
The Good Shepherd Robert De Niro Academy Award
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Dough Liman
The Terminal Steven Spielberg
Schindler's List Steven Spielberg 7 Academy Awards, 7 BAFTA Awards

Personal Data

Languages Hebrew, Russian (mother tongue), English, French, Yiddish (fluent), Arabic, German (good knowledge) and good in almost all Slavonic languages
Residence Los Angeles
Place of birth Urkaine
Nationality American, Israeli, Romanian
Height 1.72m (5' 7.7“)
Hair black
Eyes green
Training Philippe Gaulier School (London), Dana's Circus School, Nissan Nativ Acting School (Tel-Aviv)
Pitch of the voice bariton, tenor
Musical instruments guitar, piano
Dance tap-dancing and other
Sports acrobatics, basketball, soccer, unicycle, martial arts
Driving licence car (B)
Others excellent acrobatics and circus skills, army training

Showreel Teaser | go to video's page

Showreel FILM | go to video's page

Showreel TV | go to video's page

Scenes taken from HOMELAND | go to video's page

CHARLIE-ROSE-SHOW | go to video's page

Scenes taken from A LATE QUARTET | go to video's page

Sep 12

LATE QUARTET world premiere in Toronto

In the feature film directed by Yaron Zilberman, Mark Ivanir is co-starring alongside Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman und Christopher Walken.

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