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[2]) 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.[3]

Early life[edit]

Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian and his mother is American.[3] Gjokaj has an older brother named Bekim and an identical twin brother named Demir.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Career[edit]

On March 26, 2008, it was announced that Gjokaj had won the role as Victor on Dollhouse.[7][8] 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.[9]

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.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Filthy Gorgeous Mirash TV movie
The Book of Daniel David Episodes:
"Betrayal"
"Temptation"
"Assignation"
The Path to 9/11 n/a TV mini-series
2007 Spinning Into Butter Greg Sullivan
The Unit Lloyd Episode: "Binary Explosion"
2008 The Express Dave Sarette
Eagle Eye Remote Pilot
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Peter Gardela Episode: "Ten Count"
2009 Tale of the Tribe Micah
Taking Chance Corporal Arenz TV movie
2009–2010 Dollhouse Victor/Anthony Ceccoli Series regular
2010 Stone Young Jack
Lie to Me Sgt. Jeff Turley Episode: "React to Contact"
Chase Carson Puckett Episode: "Havoc"
Undercovers Novak Hincir Episode: "Funny Money"
Community Lukka Episode: "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"
2011 Eden Eddie
Person of Interest Lazlo Yogorov Episode: "Witness"
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Marku Episode: "Pa Make Loa"
Dexter Viktor Baskov Episode: "Are You...?"
Would You Rather Lucas
Lust for Love Jake post-production
The Avengers NYPD Cop
2013 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Michael Provo Episode: "Beautiful Frame"
Vegas Tommy Stone Recurring role
Witches of East End Mike Episodes: "Unburied", "Snake Eyes", "A Parching Imbued", "Oh, What a World!"
The Walking Dead Peter Dolgen Episode: "Dead Weight"
2014 Rizzoli and Isles Jack Armstrong

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