Željko Ivanek
Name Željko Ivanek
Birthplace Ljubljana, Slovenia, (then Yugoslavia)
Birth Date (1957-08-15) August 15, 1957 (age 60)
Plays Brett Forsythe
Season(s) 5
Number of Episodes 0 episodes

Željko Ivanek plays Brett Forsyth, a ruthless businessman who takes pleasure in "hostile corporate takeover" and collecting important artifacts, on White Collar.


In 2008, Ivanek earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Ray Fiske on the critically acclaimed series "Damages." Most recently, he starred as JJ on "Big Love." His other notable television work includes the miniseries "John Adams," recurring roles on "Heroes," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," "24," "The Event", "True Blood" and "Oz," as well as numerous guest appearances.

In addition, Ivanek is also a veteran of over 20 feature films including "In Bruges," "Live Free or Die Hard," "The Hoax," "Dogville," "Unfaithful," "Black Hawk Down," "Hannibal," "Dancer in the Dark," "A Civil Action" and "Donnie Brasco," to name a few.

Ivanek's many stage credits have earned him three Tony nominations and a Drama Desk Award. His theater resume includes American, U.K., and world premieres of works by Martin McDonagh, Neil LaBute, Athol Fugard, Neil Simon, Richard Nelson, Caryl Churchill and David Hare, as well as Peter Brook's production of "The Cherry Orchard."

Ivanek is a graduate of Yale University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.



  • White Collar (2013)
  • The Event (2010)
  • True Blood (2010)
  • Heroes (2009)
  • Lost (2007)
  • 24 (2002)
  • House MD (2008)


  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Hannibal
  • Donnie Brasco

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