Mark Ivanir

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Mark Ivanir
Born (1968-09-06) 6 September 1968 (age 49)
Chernovtsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Chernivtsi, Ukraine)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present

Mark Alexandrovich Ivanir (Hebrew: מארק איווניר‎; Ukrainian: Марк Олександрович Іванір; Russian: Марк Александрович Иванир; born on 6 September 1968) is a Ukrainian-born Israeli actor who began his career in Israel, in 1985.

Early life and work[edit]

Ivanir was born in Chernovtsi (now Chernivtsi), Ukrainian SSR, on September 6, 1968. His family emigrated to Israel in 1972. His father, Alexander "Sasha", was an English teacher, and his mother, Malka, a German teacher. His maternal grandfather, Meshulem Surkis, was a Yiddish writer, journalist, actor, and theatre critic, who was a well known activist in the Yiddish cultural world.


His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar-winning epic Schindler's List. He worked with Spielberg twice thereafter, first for a cameo appearance in The Terminal, then again for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Ivanir held a pivotal role in Robert De Niro's 2006 film, The Good Shepherd, for which he won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival, later landing a role in Barry Levinson's What Just Happened, this time acting alongside De Niro.

In 2011, he appeared in Universal's Johnny English Reborn, Universal's Big Miracle and 360.

His biggest part to date was on the critically acclaimed A Late Quartet, released from RKO pictures in the United States, in fall 2012. The film was voted as one of the New York Daily News 10 top films of the year. Ivanir played Daniel Lerner, the first violin of the string quartet, whose other members are played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.

Ivanir has had over 60 guest star and guest lead roles on television shows such as 24, Monk, CSI: NY, Law & Order, Fringe, CSI: Miami, Nikita and Royal Pains.

In 2016 Ivanir had a recurring role on Homeland as Russian intelligence agent Ivan Krupin. The season was nominated for the SAG Awards and for the Emmy’s.

In 2017, he played a holocaust survivor in the critically acclaimed German-language film “Bye Bye Germany” and recurred on Amazon’s “Transparent”. Amazon Prime will be shortly[when?] airing worldwide the Israeli hit show “The Beauty and the Baker”, with Ivanir playing the part of Zvika Granot.

In 2018, he co-starred in the film Entebbe, directed by José Padilha, the creator of Narcos, and Bill Hader's HBO comedy Barry, in which he recurs as three Chechen brothers. He will appear in The Red Sea Diving Resort, as the head of the Mossad, alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Chris Evans and Greg Kinnear.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Iron Eagle II Balyonev
1989 Berlin-Yerushalaim Dov Ben Gelman
1991 Delta Force 3: The Killing Game Pietre
1993 Schindler's List Marcel Goldberg
2000 The Man Who Cried Man in Sweatshop
2001 Hollywood Palms Russian Mover
2003 Ish HaHashmal Avraham Rutenberg
2003 Marines Major Dmitri Kirilenko
2004 The Terminal Cab driver Goran
2005 When Do We Eat? Rafi
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Patron - Dive Bar
The Cutter Doctor Joseph
2006 Undisputed II: Last Man Standing Gaga
The Good Shepherd Valentin Mironov #2
2007 The Hunting Party Boris
2008 What Just Happened Johnny
Get Smart Russian Guy in Bathroom
2010 Holy Rollers Mendel Gold
Undisputed III: Redemption Gaga
The Human Resources Manager The HR Manager
Bunraku Eddie
2011 360 The Boss
Johnny English Reborn Artem Karlenko, a former KGB spy
The Adventures of Tintin Afghar Outpost Soldier / Secretary Voice
2012 Big Miracle Dimitri
The Fourth State Aslan
A Late Quartet Daniel Lerner
2016 The Man Who Was Thursday Jack
2017 Bye Bye Alemanha Holzmann
2018 7 Days in Entebbe Motta Gur
2018 The Red Sea Diving Resort Barack Isaacs In post-production
2019 Untitled Miranda July project Stovik In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1995-1996 Inyan Shel Zman Doron
2001 Walker Texas Ranger French Mercenary Episode:"Blood Diamonds"
2008 The Cleaner Gaza
2009 Dollhouse Cyril Episode:"The Gray Hour"
2010 Im Angesicht des Verbrechens Andrey, Russian mobster
2010 Fringe Roland David Barrett Episode:"Marionette"
2011 Grimm Boris Myshkin Season 3, Episode 9
2012-2014 The Gordin Cell Yaakov "Yasha" Lundin Season 1: Main Antagonist
Season 2: Supporting character
2012 Transporter: The Series Sergei Zarov Appear in Episode # 2 "Payback"
2013 Beauty and the Baker Tzvika Granot
2014 Braquo (season 3) Levani Jordania
2014 The Blacklist (season 1) Ivan
2014 The Mentalist (season 7) Jan Nemic
2014 Crisis Boris makarov Episode: How far would you come
2015-2018 Homeland Ivan Krupin, Russian intelligence agent of SVR Recurring role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs Voice Additional voices
2004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Jandran / Sok-ju Yang / CDP Soldier A
2005 Psychonauts Mikhail Bulgakov / Lungfish Zealot
2005 Call of Duty 2 Voice Additional voices
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Voice Additional voices
2006 Gothic 3 Voice Additional voices
2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent Voice Additional voices
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault Voice Additional voices
2006 Call of Duty 3 Actor Additional voices
2007 Blazing Angels 2 Voice Additional voices
2007 World in Conflict Voice Additional voices
2007 Cars Mater-National Yuri
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Voice Additional voices
2008 The Bourne Conspiracy Voice Additional voices
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Voice Additional voices
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Mad Margo / Exbob
2009 World in Conflict: Soviet Assault Malashenko
2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate The Russian
2010 Metro 2033 Eugene / Miller
2011 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Russian Pilot
2011 Battlefield 3 Solomon
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Kamarov
2011 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Prince Selim Additional Voices
2012 Diablo III Voice Additional voices
2012 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Russian Bodark Additional Voices
2013 Metro: Last Light Pavel Igorevich
2014 Wolfenstein: The New Order Set Roth
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Voice Additional voices
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Voice Additional voices
2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Voice Additional voices
2017 Wolfenstein: The New Colossus Set Roth

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