Goran Visnjic Net Worth

Goran Visnjic Net Worth is
$2 Million

Goran Visnjic Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameGoran Višnjić
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1972
Height1.93 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationUniversity of Zagreb
SpouseIvana Vrdoljak
ChildrenLana Lourdes Rupic, Vigo Višnjic, Tin Višnjic, Vivien Višnjic
ParentsŽeljko Višnjic, Milka Višnjic
SiblingsJoško Višnjić
AwardsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama
MoviesIce Age, Elektra, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Practical Magic, Beginners, The Deep End, K-11, The Counselor, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Journey Home, The Peacemaker, Long Dark Night, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, Spartacus, Rounders, Helen, The Last Will, Dark Hearts, Doctor Sleep, Night Watch, Committed, Robert Capa: In Love and War, Asthma, Apocrypha, See You, 95 Decibels
TV ShowsExtant, Red Widow, The Deep, ER, Timeless

Interesting Facts

1 Goran's nickname is Sime (pronounced SHIH-meh). It was given to him by his friend, actor Sasa Buneta while he was in drama school.
2 Starred in the 1999 Madonna music video 'The Power Of Goodbye'.
3 In July 2013, Goran and Eva finalized the adoption of their third child, a daughter. Vivien Sofia Visnjic was born on 8-12-09.
4 Goran and Ivana joined almost 10,000 others participating in the May 23, 2013 Naturalization and Oath Swearing ceremony in Los Angeles, thus becoming US Citizens. At the same time, Ivana officially changed her name to Eva.
5 On 7/7/11, Goran and his wife Ivana welcomed their second son into their family. Vigo Leo Visnjic arrived earlier than expected at 8.8lbs, and 19.5in by caesarean section to a surrogate mother. The news was released through Bleu Profond 2: A Goran Visnjic website and in the 7/13/11 issue of Story magazine in Croatia.
6 Tin Visnjic, Goran and Ivana's son, is named after Augustin Tin Ujevic, who is considered to be one of the greatest Croatian poets of all time.
7 Daughter, Lana Lourdes Rupic, born March 21, 2007. Mother is Mirela Rupic. Goran accepted paternity in November 2007.
8 His last name was derived of both Croatian and Serbian word "visnja", which means cherry. Therefore Visnjic means "of the cherry".
9 Adopted a baby boy born 19 April 2007 in Los Angeles, California. They have named him Tin Visnjic.
10 Ranked #1 in Croatian Internet IskonPortal Magazine's "Top 10 Sexiest Croatian Movie Stars of 2005" list. (January, 2005)
11 Ranked #18 in Croatian-based monthly film magazine "Hollywood" in «Best Croatian Male Movie Stars of All Time» list. (November 2005)
12 He is a huge fan of the series Stargate SG-1 (1997).
13 Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Dated actress Lucija Serbedzija (daughter of Rade Serbedzija) for four years while they were there.
14 Croatian citizen.
15 On June 19, 2005 he received Croatia's highest cultural honor, the Vladimir Nazor award for "Best Realization of a Theatrical Performance
  • Film" for his performance in the Pula Film Festival award-winning
film, Duga mracna noc (2004). Each year the "Vladimir Nazor" is awarded to the nation's top artists in the areas of: literature, music, painting and sculpture, theater, film and architecture. The awards ceremony took place at the Dverce Palace in Zagreb where the Minister of Culture handed out the awards.
16 Named "One of TV's Sexiest Men" in June 5-11 2005 TV Guide.
17 Named as the Best Croatian actor in 2004 (for role in the movie Duga mracna noc (2004)) according to the votes of the famous Croatian newspaper "Vecernji list".
18 Named as the Best Croatian actor in 2004 according to the votes of the visitors of internet magazines.
19 In a full-page article titled, "Goran Visnjic Dr. Do Good" in the February 2005 issue of In Style magazine, he announced his support for, and collaboration with, the IFAW's (International Fund for Animal Welfare) efforts to save wildlife and the environment, by becoming a spokesperson for that organization's efforts to protect whales and fur bearing seals.
20 May 26, 2002 - Donated 1000 pounds in prize money that he won on a Croatian quiz show, giving it to the country's theatres. At the time, he had never been on a TV quiz show.
21 Wind surfs and practices kung fu.
22 Appeared in an anti-fur billboard campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals with his dog, Bugsy, beginning in January 2003. The ads read: "If you wouldn't wear your dog, please don't wear any fur." The campaign was PETA's first in eastern Europe.
23 At age 18, he trained during peacetime for basic crowd control and as a paratrooper in the Yugoslavian People's Army (YNA). He ended up fighting in Slovenia, which proclaimed independence, when the YNA was ordered to attack this now former republic within the federation Yugoslavia. When Goran's tour of duty was done (by the time of his return, Croatia had declared its independence), the Serbian faction of the YNA was already fighting the Croatian faction in a civil war. He volunteered to join the new Croatian Army, breaking his promise to himself never to pick up a gun again.
24 When word came through that he had been accepted in the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, his brother volunteered to take his place in the Army so he could study his craft.
25 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [2000]
26 Is married to a Croatian sculptor named Ivana, daughter of film director Antun Vrdoljak.
27 Hobbies are fencing, swimming, and diving.
28 The youngest actor to be chosen for the coveted title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, he portrayed the doomed Prince for 6 years from 1993 to 2000, at the internationally acclaimed Dubrovnik Summer Theatre Festival in Croatia, winning several coveted Orlando Awards (the equivalent of the Tony Award). During an episode of "ER," "Luka" demonstrated his expertise in the part of Hamlet, by reciting the, "To be or not to be," soliloquy in Croatian. In the same episode, demonstrated his skill in one of his hobbies, by "Luka" fencing with "Carter."
29 Trained at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.
30 Last name is pronounced 'VISH-nyich'
31 Named People magazine's Sexiest Import (1999)
32 Has a large scar on his stomach from gastric ulcer surgery.
33 Father was a bus driver; mother worked in a food market.
34 The younger of two sons.


1 After singing stop the war in Croatia for a couple of months we realized nobody was going to give us a hand and we had to do this on our own.
2 Several years ago I saw a video of a seal hunt in Canada and was shocked. I just couldn't believe that sort of thing was still happening in the 21st century. But it was. The way seals are killed is so inhumane. They're clubbed then pulled across the ice with big hooks. I mean, I have a pretty strong stomach from being on ER all these years, but it still disgusts me. Once you see a video like that it's really hard to sit on the sidelines and say "Who cares."
3 I was happy to do it when I saw the chance of helping out the local theatre scene ... I am delighted to be able to help the theatres where I grew up and learned my profession. I have never forgotten my past.
4 This cute woman walked into my favourite bar in Gavella, Croatia, about 5 years ago. When I saw her I said "Uh-oh, that's it". But I was shy, so I didn't ask her out until a couple of days later, when I finally found someone who knew her phone number.
5 Making my English better is a hard job, a slow job. But it's getting better. Three years ago it would have taken me a half hour to say this sentence.
6 ER is a pretty big deal in Croatia. When my agent called and told me about this show, I said, 'Are we talking about the same ER?' And I thought about it for half a second and then said, 'Yes, of course!' I was watching them in Croatia when I was still at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, and now I'm working with them.
7 I would really like to do theatre in my native language because that would be like so relaxed after ER ... English ... those medical words!
8 The first time I came here it was 10 days, then 15 days, then three months. Now this time I have to stay to April. I'm slowly getting stuck here and I miss Europe.
9 I don't understand the word 'hunk.'" - "Calgary Sun, " Jan. 30, 2000.
10 "Every time I perform, I work really hard to give part of myself to the audience. Then I do an interview and I read some story that just isn't true, or someone draws a crazy conclusion about my life, and it's such a betrayal. It hasn't happened here, but in Croatia, I've had to stop reading about myself. I don't think actors mean to be secretive - they just don't want strangers looking through their kitchen window." - on why he doesn't give many interviews.
11 I'm working with a dialect coach, but it's not helping. I want everyone to understand what I am talking about, like 'peritoneal lavage', you know, these medical expressions... I don't want to lose my accent, I just want it to become smaller.
12 "When somebody is attacking your hometown, and you're just sitting in the basement, you feel really useless. I felt I had to do it to defend my country. That's normal." - on why he extended his military service.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Beginners (2010) Ewan McGregor

Christopher Plummer

Mélanie Laurent

Kai Lennox

Mary Page Keller

Keegan Boos
2004 Best Actor Paris Film Festival Doctor Sleep (2002)
2004 Golden Arena Pula Film Festival National Competition: Best Actor Duga mracna noc (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama The Deep End (2001)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Alex Kingston

Eriq La Salle

Julianna Margulies

Kellie Martin

Paul McCrane

Michael Michele

Ming-Na Wen

Erik Palladino

Maura Tierney

Noah Wyle
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) Anthony Edwards

Laura Innes

Alex Kingston

Eriq La Salle

Julianna Margulies

Kellie Martin

Paul McCrane

Michael Michele

Erik Palladino

Gloria Reuben

Noah Wyle



The Tribes of Palos Verdes 2017 completed
You Were Never Here 2017 post-production S
Timeless 2016-2017 TV Series Garcia Flynn
Crossing Lines 2015 TV Series Marco Constante
Extant 2014-2015 TV Series John Woods
The Journey Home 2014/II Muktuk
Asthma 2014 Ragen
Dark Hearts 2014/I Armand
95 Decibels 2013 Short ENT -- Dr. Corry
The Counselor 2013 Banker
Red Widow 2013 TV Series Nicholae Schiller
K-11 2012 Raymond Saxx Jr.
BlackBoxTV 2012 TV Series The Chemist
Pan Am 2011-2012 TV Series Niko Lonza
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 Armansky
Boston's Finest 2010 TV Movie Angus Martin
Leverage 2010 TV Series Damien Moreau
The Deep 2010/I Short Samson
Beginners 2010 Andy
The Deep 2010 TV Mini-Series Samson
Tito 2010 TV Series Andrija Hebrang
Apocrypha 2009 Short Man
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler 2009 TV Movie Stefan Zgrzembski
Helen 2009 David Leonard
ER 1999-2008 TV Series Luka Kovac
Nasa mala klinika 2006 TV Series Man on the telephone
Duga mracna noc 2005 TV Series Ivan Kolar
Elektra 2005 Mark Miller
Spartacus 2004 TV Movie Spartacus
Duga mracna noc 2004 Ivan Kolar - Iva
American Masters 2003 TV Series documentary Robert Capa
Close Your Eyes 2002 Michael Strother
Ice Age 2002 Soto (voice)
Posljednja volja 2001 Bepo Stambuk
The Deep End 2001 Alek 'Al' Spera
Committed 2000/I Neil
Practical Magic 1998 Jimmy Angelov
Rounders 1998 Maurice
Tesko je reci zbogom 1998 TV Movie Davor
Puska za uspavljivanje 1997 Devetka - '9'
The Peacemaker 1997 Bazta Sergeant
Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 Risto Bavic
Olujne tisine 1895-1995 1997 TV Mini-Series Vladimir Vidric
Prepoznavanje 1996 TV Movie Ivan
Vidimo se 1995 TV Movie Maks
Detonator II: Night Watch 1995 TV Movie U.N. Security Officer
Michele alla guerra 1994 TV Movie Soldier
Paranoja 1993 Short
Braca po materi 1988 Ustasa terrorist


Duga mracna noc 2005 TV Series producer
Duga mracna noc 2004 producer
Posljednja volja 2001 co-producer


ER 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Himself
Satirikon 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2014 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: On Location - Sweden and Hollywood 2012 Video documentary Himself
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Previously On: E.R. 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Searching for a Storm 2009 Documentary Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Himself
The View 2001-2007 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001-2007 TV Series Himself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Port Town 2006 Documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Ballbreakers 2005 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
E! News Live 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Unscripted 2005 TV Series Himself
Today 2001-2004 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Extra 2003 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2001-2003 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The Movie Chart Show 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Anatomy of a Scene 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 1999 Video Boyfriend (segment "The Power of Good-bye") (uncredited)

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