Goran Visnjic Biography
One of the phenomenal actors of Hollywood and British movies, Goran Visnic is a Croatian actor who was born on September 9, 1972 in Sibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. Visnjic is most known for his role of Dr. Luka Kovac in the TV series ‘ER’. Since his childhood, he was interested in acting. To fulfill his dream of becoming actor in the future, he made his appearance in the various plays through his childhood days. At the young age of 16, he made his first screen appearance in controversial Yugoslav movie ‘Braco po materi’. In his initial days, he served a year-long tour of duty by joining Yogoslav People’s Army (JNA). Later he joined nascent Croatian Army to defend his hometown against the attack of Krajina Serbs. After some years of serving Croatian Army, Goran shifted to Zagreb to study at Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb.
Let’s talk about his career expedition as an actor, he became the youngest actor to be selected for the lead role in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. He got an opportunity to show his brilliant performance in the act when he replaced the star member of the act before his first appearance. From the year 1994 to 2000, he played the role of doomed price which led him to win several Orlando Awards. Visnjic recited an excerpt from ‘To be or not to be’ in an episode of ER which reflected his expertise performance he gained through becoming a part of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Before he made his appearance in ER, he had small speaking roles in the movies like ‘The Peacemaker’, ‘Committed’ and ‘Practical Magic’. Besides this, he appeared in singing star Madonna’s music video ‘The Power of Goodbye’ in 1998. He also did cameo role in ‘Rounders’. But his breakthrough performance came in ‘Welcome to Sarajevo’ which led him to get the role of unnamed doctor on the American medical drama series ‘ER’. In the late period of 1999, he became associated with ER and even became the lead character in the mid-season 11. Goran also worked on other projects apart from the ER. He acted in the movies like ‘The Deep End’, ‘Posijednja volja’ and ‘Doctor Sleep’. Visnjic also supplied his voice in the popular movie ‘Ice Age’. The phenomenal actor started to get notice through his excellent performance in the movies. He appeared in Historical drama ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’ and ‘Tito’ on the Croatian television. Besides these performances, he also appeared as a guest in an English-language TV program. He is also known face in the television series with his exceptional performance in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘Pan Am’.
Like his successful acting career, this versatile actor also gained success in personal life. He got married to Croatian Sculptor, ‘Antun Vrdoljak’. Since their marriage, they are spending blissful moments with each other. They are proud parents of their three children. They adopted their first child, Tin in 2007 and second child, Vivien in 2013. In 2011, they became the biological parents of their son, Vigo. He is also the father of Lana who was born in 2007. Currently, they are residing happy life in Los Angeles with their children. Having a glance at their blissful life, it is hard to predict of their divorce in the future.
Like it is often said that excellence comes from the hard work and true dedication, this talented actor has done a lot of hard work and struggles to reach at the place where he is today. Goran is exceptionally talented and good looking actor with an enormous height of 6 feet 4 inches. He has certainly made his name popular through his excellent performance in the movies. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $2 million from his acting career.
In 2004, this veteran actor was named as Best Croation actor and even ranked at 18 in the Croation based monthly movie magazine Hollywood. More additional information about this exceptionally talented actor can be obtained from the wiki and other internet sites.