Mark Ivanir

Biography

Date of Birth 6 September 1968, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Biography 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 Tintin. A pivotal role in Robert Deniro's 2006 film, The Good Shepherd, landed Mark a role in Barry Levinson's What Just Happened, this time acting alongside Deniro. He has booked over 35 Guest Star and Guest Lead roles on television shows such as: 24, Monk, CSI NY, Law and Order, Fringe, CSI Miami, Nikita and many others. Ivanir's road to Hollywood was circuitous at best. Born in the communist Ukraine (former USSR), he immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972. While serving in the Israeli Army he participated in the then clandestine mission to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel. His military experience and expertise has been tapped for various TV and Film roles. After completing his stint in the Military, Ivanir turned down several job offers from Israel's Secret Service, and gave up studying medicine to pursue a higher vocation-clowning. He completed two years in a Circus school, traveled throughout Europe performing on the streets, and ended up working in a Parisian Circus - Cirque Pawelles. After leaving the circus, Mark entered into formal theatrical training, studying at Israel's top acting school Nissan Nativ, later co-founding a theatre company made up of actors from the former USSR called Gesher Theatre. Within two years, Gesher became Israel's top theatrical outfit and was hailed by the London Times as "one of the six best theatre companies in the world." Mark performed many different roles, translated and adapted eight plays for the company and performed everywhere from Lincoln Center to the National Theatre in London as well as major stages in Paris, Rome, and Berlin. 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. Tapping his command of Russian, English, French, Arabic, German and Hebrew, Mark has been working consistently in major studio film and television projects in eclectic roles spanning from a Russian spy to an Israeli producer to a German elephant trainer. He lives in LA with his wife and two daughters.

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Birth Place

Chernovtsy, Ukraine

Birth Date

12/6/1968
Known For
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Undisputed III: Redemption

Gaga

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Il quarto stato

Aslan

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Rubikon

Dimitri Krylow

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The Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager

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Bye Bye Alemanha

Holzmann

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The Man Who Was Thursday

Jack

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Hollywood Palms

Russian Mover

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Berlin Jerusalem

Dov Ben Gelman

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When Do We Eat?

Rafi

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Marines

Kirilenko

Starring In
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Heart of Stone

King of Spades

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Rubikon

Dimitri Krylow

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Kajillionaire

Stovik

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The Red Sea Diving Resort

Mossad Chief Barack Isaacs

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The Red Sea Diving Resort

Barack Isaacs

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Entebbe

General Motta Gur

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Bye Bye Alemanha

Holzmann

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The Man Who Was Thursday

Jack

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Performance

Daniel Lerner

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Il quarto stato

Aslan

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Big Miracle

Dimitri

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360

The Boss

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Johnny English Reborn

Karlenko

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The Adventures of Tintin

Afghar Outpost Soldier / Secretary (voice)

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Undisputed III: Redemption

Gaga

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Bunraku

Eddie

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Holy Rollers

Mendel Gold

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The Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager

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What Just Happened?

Johnny

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Get Smart

Russian Guy in Bathroom

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The Hunting Party

Boris

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The Good Shepherd

Valentin Mironov #2

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Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

Gaga

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When Do We Eat?

Rafi

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Patron - Dive Bar

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The Cutter

Doctor Joseph

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The Terminal

Cab Driver Goran

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Marines

Kirilenko

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Hollywood Palms

Russian Mover

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The Agency

Ramil Polvon (2 episodes, 2002)

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The Man Who Cried

Man in Sweatshop

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En Hemmelig Affære

Danko

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Schindler's List

Marcel Goldberg

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Delta Force 3

Pietre

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Berlin Jerusalem

Dov Ben Gelman

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Iron Eagle II

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