Sunday, October 3, 2010

Good at being bad Weasel bureaucrat at the heart of “The Event” has perfected the art of being sinister

From inbreeding his family on “Big Love,” to playing happy torturer on “True Blood,” to helping Ted Danson eviscerate the life savings of thousands of trusting employees on “Damages,” Zeljko Ivanek has become TV’s No. 1 go-to creepy guy.
“I think it’s the deep-set dark eyes and kind of thin face,” says Ivanek, who was born in Slovenia and moved to the US when he was a child. “I just look a little sinister, apparently. Not to my friends or family, who know and love me, but you stick me in a suit and it has certain connotations.”
If creepy is what you’re looking for, it would seem that his role as Director of National Intelligence Blake Sterling on NBC’s “The Event” is shaping up nicely.

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