Enver Gjokaj

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Enver Gjokaj
Enver Gjokaj.jpg
Enver Gjokaj at E3 in 2011
BornEnver Leif Gjokaj
(1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 34)
Orange County, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present
 
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Enver Gjokaj
Enver Gjokaj.jpg
Enver Gjokaj at E3 in 2011
BornEnver Leif Gjokaj
(1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 34)
Orange County, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present

Enver Leif Gjokaj (ˈɪnviːɹ ˈd͡ʒoːkaɪ;[1] born February 12, 1980[2]) is an Albanian-American film and television actor. He is best known for his co-starring role as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse.[3]

Early life[edit]

Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian and his mother is American.[3] Gjokaj has an older brother named Bekim and an identical twin brother named Demir.[4] Both Gjokaj and his brother attended Amador High School, in Sutter Creek, California, where Gjokaj participated in multiple plays and variety shows. Gjokaj graduated with an MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[5] While at NYU, he was a semi-finalist for Tisch's Vilar Global Fellows Program, a Rhodes Scholar-style program in the arts. In 2002, he received a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley.[6]

Career[edit]

On March 26, 2008, it was announced that Gjokaj had won the role as Victor on Dollhouse.[7][8] His character, whose real name is Anthony Ceccoli, is an "Active" (or "doll") inside the Dollhouse, taking on multiple personalities through the process of highly technological imprinting of memories. His identical twin brother Demir guest starred alongside Gjokaj in a dream sequence in a second season episode of Dollhouse.[9]

Gjokaj has appeared in the films The Express alongside Dennis Quaid, Taking Chance with Kevin Bacon, and Eagle Eye opposite Shia LeBeouf. Prior to his series regular role on Dollhouse, he appeared in the made-for-TV film Filthy Gorgeous and also had a recurring role on the television series The Book of Daniel. He also guest starred in episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Community and The Unit.

In 2012, Gjokaj cameoed in The Avengers (directed by Joss Whedon) as a policeman involved in the relief effort during the final battle in New York City.

Gjokaj also moonlights as an inventor and was granted a patent for a "Focusing system for motion picture camera" in 2012.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Filthy GorgeousMirashTV movie
The Book of DanielDavidEpisodes:
"Betrayal"
"Temptation"
"Assignation"
The Path to 9/11n/aTV mini-series
2007Spinning Into ButterGreg Sullivan
The UnitLloydEpisode: "Binary Explosion"
2008The ExpressDave Sarette
Eagle EyeRemote Pilot
Law & Order: Criminal IntentPeter GardelaEpisode: "Ten Count"
2009Tale of the TribeMicah
Taking ChanceCorporal ArenzTV movie
2009–2010DollhouseVictor/Anthony CeccoliSeries regular
2010StoneYoung Jack
Lie to MeSgt. Jeff TurleyEpisode: "React to Contact"
ChaseCarson PuckettEpisode: "Havoc"
UndercoversNovak HincirEpisode: "Funny Money"
CommunityLukkaEpisode: "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"
2011EdenEddie
Person of InterestLazlo YogorovEpisode: "Witness"
2012Hawaii Five-0MarkuEpisode: "Pa Make Loa"
DexterViktor BaskovEpisode: "Are You...?"
Would You RatherLucas
Lust for LoveJakepost-production
The AvengersNYPD Cop
2013Law and Order: Special Victims UnitMichael ProvoEpisode: "Beautiful Frame"
VegasTommy StoneRecurring role
Witches of East EndMikeEpisodes: "Unburied", "Snake Eyes", "A Parching Imbued", "Oh, What a World!"
The Walking DeadPeter DolgenEpisode: "Dead Weight"
2014Rizzoli and IslesJack Keystone

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