Goran-Visnjic
Goran Visnjic | Biography

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  • Full Name Goran Visnjic
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality Croatian
  • Birthplace Sibenik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
  • Birth Date Sep 09, 1972
  • Age 49 Years, 8 Months
  • Height 6 Feet 4 Inches
  • Net Worth 5 Million Dollar (Celebrity Net Worth)
Dr. Luka Kovac on Series 'ER'

Goran Visnjic | Biography

Nicola in the 2021 Horror Film 'The Accursed'

Visnjic started acting at a very young age. First, he began appearing in theatre plays, and then at the age of 16, he got his first film debut on 'Braca po materi' (1988). Visnjic also served a one-year military obligation in the Yugoslavian Army (JNA) when the dissolution of Yugoslavia began. Afterward, he left JNA to join Croatian Army in Sibenik to defend his hometown. 


Goran Visnjic is a Croatian-American actor. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Luka Kovač in ER, Garcia Flynn in Timeless, and Mark Miller in Elektra.

Who is Goran Visnjic? 

Goran Visnjic was born on 9 September 1972 in Sibenik, Croatia, Yugoslavia. His parents were Milka Visnjic and Zeljko Visnjic. 

Visnjic started acting at a very young age. First, he began appearing in theatre plays, and then at the age of 16, he got his first film debut on Braca po materi (1988). Visnjic also served a one-year military obligation in the Yugoslavian Army (JNA) when the dissolution of Yugoslavia began. Afterward, he left JNA to join Croatian Army in Sibenik to defend his hometown. 

After leaving the army, he enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. During his years of studies in the Academy, he played Hamlet's role in Shakespeare's classic Hamlet

Early on in his career, Visnjic played several minor roles in the films like The Peacemaker (1997), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), and Practical Magic (1998). He has also appeared in Madonna's music video for the song The Power of Goodbye (1998), which has opened the doors of Hollywood for him. 

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Visnjic then became a household name in the TV series ER (1994) when he joined the cast in 1999 as Dr. Luka Kovač till 2008. During the ER years, he also appeared in TV series like Spartacus (2004), Duga mracna noc (2005), and Nasa mala klinka (2006). He has also appeared in TV series like Pan Am (2011-2012), BlackboxTV (2012), Red Widow (2013), Extant (2014-2015), Dollface (2019), Doctor Who (2020), and General (2019-2020).

His recent credits include The Boys ( 2020), The Brides (2020), and The Accursed ( 2021). 

'The Accursed'   

The Accursed is a horror film based on the story plot of an unexpected resurrection of a long-buried family curse. The protagonist, Hana, spends 20 years suppressing a curse upon her bloodline. However, the story takes a turn when a family member knowingly releases it, forcing her into a situation where she has to either kill or get killed. 

In an interview, Visnjic said that he isn't a huge fan of the horror genre but admits that his children drag him along when they go watch horror movies which has made him warm up to the genre. He played the role of Nicola in the 2021 movie. 

'The Boys'

The Boys is an antihero superhero series based on the comics created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. This series is based on the story plot where superheroes get fame and riches. The story is driven by a vigilante group named, The Boys, who set out to take corrupt superheroes.

Visnjic plays the role of Alastair Adama, who is the head of the sinister Church of the Collective. He says that he landed this role through the show's creator, Eric Kripke, who was also the co-creator of Timeless (in which Visnjic starred in). 

Wife

Goran Visnjic and Croatian pop singer Eva Visnjic (formerly known as Ivana Vrdoljak) tied the knot on 8 May 1999. The couple has three kids together, Vigo Visnjic, Tin Visnjic, and Vivien Sofia Visnjic. 

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Goran Visnjic's kids posing for the camera (Image source: Instagram)

Did Visnjic have an affair?

Visnjic admits having an extramarital affair back in 2007 with Mirela Rupic, the mother of their child, Lana Lourdes Rupic.

The People Magazine reported that in one of his interviews, he claimed, "[The affair] is not something that I'm proud of, of course, but I am ready to accept all the consequences of my act." He added that he "remembers nothing" as he had consumed alcohol and was jetlagged. He further quoted, "I was always against cheating. I still can't believe I did it." 

In addition to that, Visnjic canceled to take the paternity test and admitted to being the child's father. He agreed to pay for child support and would not seek custody of the baby. 

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