Marko Živić

Marko Živić (4 April 1972 – 14 October 2021) was a Serbian actor and comedian. Dubbed as a great "showman" by media,[1][2][3] Živić started his theatre career in 2002 at the Belgrade Drama Theatre. He initially rose to prominence for his role as Lepi Lukić in the televised comedy Folk. His later known portrayals are of good-hearted and vulnerable musician Mika Armonika in Psi laju, velar nosi and cunning drug dealer Vasilije in Shadows over Balkan.[4] His film credits include Čitulja za Eskobara, The Belgrade Phantom and Montevideo, God Bless You!. Živić also hosted the Marko Živić Show.

Marko Živić
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Native nameМарко Живић
Born(1972-04-04)4 April 1972
Kruševac, SFR Yugoslavia
Died14 October 2021(2021-10-14) (aged 49)
Kruševac, Serbia
MediumTheatre, television, film and stand-up
NationalitySerbian
Years active1995–2021
Notable works and roles

CareerEdit

 
Živić in a 2008 adaptation of The Marathon Family

TheatreEdit

Marko Živić graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Novi Sad, in the class of Rade Marković. In theatre, Živić is best known for his body of work formed at the Belgrade Drama Theatre drama ensemble, where he was a drama champion.[citation needed]

He has also performed in the Slavija Theatre and the Yugoslav Drama Theatre. In 2020, he starred with Dragan Vujić Vujke and Mladen Andrejević in a rendition of The Green Mile at the Kombak Dvorana, directed by Marko Jovičić.[5][6] He also actively performed in musicals at the Terazija Theatre.

TelevisionEdit

On television, he initially gained massive success for his roles in Kuku Vasa and Folk. In 2008, he played Papak in the televised satirical drama Gorki plodovi. He later gained commercial success for his roles as Isak on Montevideo, God Bless You! (2012–2014), Vasilije Trnavac on Shadows over Balkan (2017–2020), Mika in Psi laju, vetar nosi (2017–2021) and Laslo on Žigosani u reketu (2018–2021). He also did recurring roles for Naša mala klinika, Ljubav, navika, panika and The Myth of Sisyphus, the latter alongside Goran Jevtić and Boris Milivojević.

Živić's work as a host includes the brief, but popular Marko Živić Show on TV Fox and the long-running quiz show Hello Europe. In 2017, he performed alongside hosts Dragana Kosjerina and Marija Veljković and actor Gordan Kičić in the RTS show Luda noć.

FilmEdit

He has appeared in over twenty films, including as a leading man in The Belgrade Phantom as Fandjo and Čitulja za Eskobara as Kile. He reprised his role of Isak in the televised series from the critically successful 2012 film release of Montevideo, God Bless You!. In 2010, he starred as Sava Jović in the commercially acclaimed feature films Zduhač and Totalno novi talas.

In 2002, he voiced the title character in the animated Serbian-language series Secret Agent Izzy. In Serbian dubs, he has voiced characters including Baloo in The Jungle Book and the sequel, Homer Simpson in The Simpsons Movie, Morton in Horton Hears a Who!, Louis the Alligator in The Princess and the Frog, Stoick the Vast in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Balthazar in Rango, Rafael in Rio and Rio 2, Nim Galuu in Epic and Jerry Jumbeaux Jr. in Zootopia.[citation needed]

Humanitarian workEdit

Since 2006, Živić actively participated in numerous humanitarian actions including cases against poverty and discrimination.[citation needed] In November 2014, Živić and Branislav Lečić held charity concerts every Monday in the month for the poor.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Živić was previously married to Serbian host Nataša Pavlović.[7]

He died from COVID-19 in Belgrade on 14 October 2021, at the age of 49, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia.[8][9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Šou Marka Živića na Olimpu". glossy.espreso.rs. 1 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Marko Živić". astroshop.rs. 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Marko Živiću - jedan od najpoznatih domáci šoumen". sinemanija.com. 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ Marko Živić: Gluma me čini boljim čovekom (in Serbian)
  5. ^ "O OVOME ĆE SE PRIČATI Srpski glumci u predstavi kakvu Beograd još nije video, izazvaće LAVINU EMOCIJA". blic.rs. 7 March 2020.
  6. ^ Da li je istina ikad na strani pravde? Predstava "Tamo daleko" izazvaće vam i suze i gađenje
  7. ^ "NEKADA SU SE MNOGO VOLELI Nećete verovati šta Marko Živić sada kaže o poznatoj voditeljki sa kojom je bio u braku". blic.rs. 9 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Preminuo glumac Marko Živić". Al Jazeera Balkans (in Bosnian). Retrieved 16 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ ""REKAO SAM SEBI - ŽIVIĆU, TI SI SREĆAN ČOVEK" Marko Živić je reagovao kad vidi nepravdu, a evo kako je govorio o ženama - Blic.rs". Blic. Retrieved 16 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Preminuo glumac Marko Živić - Kultura - Dnevni list Danas" (in Serbian). 14 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.

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