Enver Gjokaj

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Enver Gjokaj
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Enver Gjokaj at E3 in 2011
Born Enver Leif Gjokaj
(1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 34)
Orange County, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Enver Leif Gjokaj (ˈɪnviːɹ ˈd͡ʒoːkaɪ;[1] born February 12, 1980) is an Albanian-American film and television actor. He is best known for his co-starring role as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse.[2]

Early life[edit]

Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian and his mother is American.[2] Gjokaj has an older brother named Bekim and an identical twin brother named Demir.[3] Both Gjokaj and his brother attended Amador High School, in Sutter Creek, California, where Gjokaj participated in multiple plays and variety shows. Gjokaj graduated with an MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[4] While at NYU, he was a semi-finalist for Tisch's Vilar Global Fellows Program, a Rhodes Scholar-style program in the arts. In 2002, he received a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley.[5]

Career[edit]

On March 26, 2008, it was announced that Gjokaj had won the role as Victor on Dollhouse.[6][7] His character, whose real name is Anthony Ceccoli, is an "Active" (or "doll") inside the Dollhouse, taking on multiple personalities through the process of highly technological imprinting of memories. His identical twin brother Demir guest starred alongside Gjokaj in a dream sequence in a second season episode of Dollhouse.[8]

Gjokaj has appeared in the films The Express alongside Dennis Quaid, Taking Chance with Kevin Bacon, and Eagle Eye opposite Shia LeBeouf. Prior to his series regular role on Dollhouse, he appeared in the made-for-TV film Filthy Gorgeous and also had a recurring role on the television series The Book of Daniel. He also guest starred in episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Community and The Unit.

In 2012, Gjokaj cameoed in The Avengers (directed by Joss Whedon) as a policeman involved in the relief effort during the final battle in New York City.

Gjokaj also moonlights as an inventor and was granted a patent for a "Focusing system for motion picture camera" in 2012.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Spinning Into Butter Greg Sullivan
2008 The Express Dave Sarette
2008 Eagle Eye Remote Pilot
2009 Tale of the Tribe Micah
2010 Stone Young Jack
2011 Eden Eddie
2012 Would You Rather Lucas
2012 The Avengers NYPD Cop
2014 Lust for Love Jake

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Filthy Gorgeous Mirash TV Movie
2006 The Book of Daniel David 3 episodes: "Betrayal", "Temptation", "Assignation"
2006 The Path to 9/11 n/a TV Mini-Series
2007 The Unit Lloyd 1 episode: "Binary Explosion"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Peter Gardela 1 episode: "Ten Count"
2009 Taking Chance Corporal Arenz TV Movie
2009–2010 Dollhouse Victor/Anthony Ceccoli Series regular
26 episodes
2010 Lie to Me Sgt. Jeff Turley 1 episode: "React to Contact"
2010 Chase Carson Puckett 1 episode: "Havoc"
2010 Undercovers Novak Hincir 1 episode: "Funny Money"
2010 Community Lukka 1 episode: "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"
2011 Person of Interest Lazlo Yogorov 1 episode: "Witness"
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Marku 1 episode: "Pa Make Loa"
2012 Dexter Viktor Baskov 2 episodes: "Are You...?"
"Argentina" (voice only, uncredited)
2013 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Michael Provo 1 episode: "Beautiful Frame"
2013 Vegas Tommy Stone Recurring role
5 episodes
2013 Witches of East End Mike 4 episodes: "Unburied", "Snake Eyes", "A Parching Imbued", "Oh, What a World!"
2013 The Walking Dead Peter Dolgen 1 episode: "Dead Weight"
2014 Rizzoli and Isles Jack Armstrong 3 episodes: "The Best Laid Plans", "Lost & Found", "Burden of Proof"
2014 Extant Sean Glass 5 episodes: "Nightmares", "Care and Feeding", "A Pack of Cards", "A New World", "Before the Blood"
2015 Agent Carter (TV series) Agent Daniel Sousa

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