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Mark Alexandrovich Ivanir (Russian: Марк Александрович Иванир, Hebrew: מארק איווניר; born September 6 1968 in Chernivtsi, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-Israeli actor and voice actor.

He started acting in the late 1980s, and his CV is a venerable who's-who of "that guy" roles in film, TV, and video games. These include Schindler's List, The Good Shepherd, The Terminal, Holy Rollers, Johnny English Reborn, Royal Pains, Jeff & Some Aliens, Transparent, Homeland, The New Pope, Psychonauts, Metro 2033, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and Wolfenstein: The New Order. He's appeared in English, Hebrew, French, and German-language media.


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  • Actor-Shared Background: Often gets cast in military and espionage roles. In Real Life, Ivanir was in the IDF and involved in Operation Joshua and approached to join Mossad, though he turned it down.
  • Bad Guy: Frequently plays these, a fact he's quite proud of.
  • Clown School: Actually went to one in real life, and worked as a circus clown in France for several years.
  • Fake Nationality: He frequently plays character that aren't Israeli. In particular, he's cast as Russians due to his fluency in the language and impeccable accent.
  • No Stunt Double: His military and performing arts background see him more than willing to get his hands dirty on-set.
  • Omniglot: Speaks eight languages (Hebrew, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish, English, French, German, Arabic).


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