Ivica Pajer (9 September 1934 – 17 August 2006) was a Yugoslavian-born Croatian actor. He is perhaps best known for portraying David before he became a king in the 1960 film David and Goliath starring Orson Welles of which Pajer is credited as Ivo Payer. Pajer also had one of the major roles in The Road a Year Long, a 1958 Academy Award-nominated film directed by Giuseppe De Santis.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1958 The Road a Year Long Lorenco
1959 Train Without a Timetable Nikolica
1959 Nights of the Teddy Boys Straca
1960 David and Goliath David
1961 Potraga za zmajem Marko
1962 Caesar the Conqueror Claudius Valerian
1965 Treasure of the Petrified Forest Sigmund
1973 Little Mother
1975 Anno Domini 1573 Kupinic
1976 Private Vices, Public Virtues General
1977 Cross of Iron Uncredited
1977 Fliers of the Open Skies Simun
1978 Occupation in 26 Pictures Vuko
1978 The Last Mission of Demolitions Man Cloud Luka
1979 The Man to Destroy Ruski Knez
1979 Devil's Island Partizanski komandant
1982 Sophie's Choice Sophie's Father
1986 The Promised Land Porotnik
1989 Seobe
1989 Donator Dusan Spasic
1990 Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen
1991 Srcna dama Piero
1991 Prica iz Hrvatske
1996 The Seventh Chronicle Roko (final film role)


  1. ^ "Umro glumac Ivica Pajer". culturenet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-12-06.