ActorDate of birth
9th September 1972
Place of birth
Sibenik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Year of debut
First feature film
Braca Po Materi
At 18, Goran Visnjic joined the Croatian army as a paratrooper. He then studied at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He was spotted by Michael Winterbottom in a production of Hamlet at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. In 1997 he reached an international audience in Winterbottom’s Welcome To Sarajevo. A producer from the TV series ER spotted him in the movie Practical Magic. He acted in ER from 1999 to 2008. He has since starred in a range of movies from Elektra to Beginners.
Goran Visnjic jumped out of a plane over 13 times with the Blue Angels, a US Navy acrobatic group.
He voiced the character Soto in the animated movie Ice Age.
In 1998, he appeared in Madonna's music video for The Power Of Goodbye.
His character in Practical Magic was originally meant to be Texan. However after director Griffin Dune saw him in Welcome to Sarajevo and Madonna's music video, he re-wrote the character to be Eastern European.
He married Ivana Vrdoljak, a sculptor, in 1999. They have a child together.