Goran Visnjic



Place of birth:

Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia):


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.

Film Credits

Fatima (2020)
as Artur
General (2019)
as Ante Gotovina
The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)
Never Here (2017)
as S
Asthma (2015)
as Ragen
Midnight Sun (2014)
as Muktuk
Dark Hearts (2014)
as Armand
95 Decibels (2013)
as Dr. Corry
The Counselor (2013)
as Banker
K-11 (2013)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
as Dragan Armansky
Beginners (2011)
as Andy
Apocrypha (2009)
as Man
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
as Stefan
Helen (2009)
as David
Elektra (2005)
as Mark Miller
Spartacus (2004)
as Spartacus
Duga mračna noć (2004)
as Ivan Kolar - Iva
Robert Capa: In Love and War (2003)
as Robert Capa (voice)
Ice Age (2002)
as Soto (voice)
Doctor Sleep (2002)
as Michael Strother
Posljednja volja (2001)
as Bepo Štambuk
The Deep End (2001)
as Alek Spera
Committed (2000)
as Neil
Practical Magic (1998)
as Jimmy Angelov
Rounders (1998)
as Maurice
The Peacemaker (1997)
as Bazta Sergeant
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
as Risto Bavić
Puška za uspavljivanje (1997)
as Devetka - '9'
Prepoznavanje (1996)
as Ivan
Night Watch (1995)
as U.N. Security Officer
Vidimo se (1995)
as Maks
Michele alla guerra (1994)
as Soldier
Paranoja (1993)
Braća po materi (1988)
as Ustaša terorista

TV Series Credits

Timeless (2016)
as Garcia Flynn
Extant (2014)
as John Woods
Crossing Lines (2013)
as Marco Costante
Red Widow (2013)
as Nicholae Schiller
Pan Am (2011)
as Niko Lonza
Tito (2010)
as Andrija Hebrang
BlackBoxTV Presents (2010)
as The Chemist
The Deep (2010)
as Samson
Leverage (2008)
as Damien Moreau
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)
as Himself
Doctor Who (2005)
as Nikola Tesla
Unscripted (2005)
Spartacus (2004)
as Spartacus
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
EP Daily (1997)
Stormy Silence (1997)
as Vladimir Vidric
The View (1997)
ER (1994)
as Luka Kovac
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
American Masters (1986)
as Robert Capa
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)
Today (1952)
Duga mračna noć (2004)
Posljednja volja (2001)