Victor Slezak

Victor Slezak (born July 30, 1957) is an American stage, television and screen actor who has appeared in numerous films, including The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Beyond Rangoon (1995), The Devil's Own (1997), The Siege (1998),The Cat's Meow (2001), Timequest as John F. Kennedy (2002), and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005).[1]

Victor Slezak
Victor Michael Szelazek

(1957-07-30) July 30, 1957 (age 63)
Years active1993–present
Leslie Smith Rawlings
(m. 1999)

On Broadway, he starred as John F. Kennedy, opposite Margaret Colin, in Jackie: An American Life.[1] He appeared Off-Broadway in 2007, playing the father of the character played by actress Olivia Wilde in Beauty on the Vine at the Harold Clurman Theatre.

Personal lifeEdit

Victor Michael Slezak was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He is married to Leslie Rawlings; they have one child. Slezak is not related to Walter Slezak or Erika Slezak. His surname is of Czech or Polish origin (cz. Slezák, pl. Ślęzak, meaning Silesian).[2]


Year Title Role Notes Refs
1987 Five Corners Policeman [1]
1991 Poison Ray
Darrow John Fredricks
Bed & Breakfast Alex Caxton
Strictly Business Maitre D'
1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Sanger
1995 Just Cause Sergeant Rogers
Beyond Rangoon Mr. Scott
The Bridges of Madison County Michael
1997 The Devil's Own FBI Agent Evan Stanley
1998 Fool's Gold Joe
One Tough Cop FBI Agent Burt Payne
The Siege Colonel Hardwick
2000 The Atrocity Exhibition Travis Talbert
Lost Souls Father Thomas
2001 The Cat's Meow George Thomas
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Smithsonian Board Employer #30 (voice)
The Ponder Heart Ovid Springer
2002 Path to War Norman Morrison
Timequest John F. Kennedy
2005 The Notorious Bettie Page Minister in Miami
2008 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Doctor
2009 Bride Wars Colson
The International Captain Martell
Happy Tears Eli Bell
Veronika Decides to Die Gabriel Durant
2010 Salt One-Star General
2011 Abduction Tom Shealy
2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Maxwell Underwood
2014 That Awkward Moment Older Gentleman
2015 A Rising Tide Alek Rama
2018 The Land of Steady Habits Wes Thompson
2019 The Report Senator Jay Rockefeller
2020 Worth John Ashcroft
The Glorias Walter

Television creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Refs
1984–1985 Guiding Light Andy Ferris Unknown episodes [1]
1988 Crime Story Senator Deming 1 episode
1989 Miami Vice Jerome Horowitz 1 episode
A Man Called Hawk McSwain 1 episode
1992–2000 Law & Order Philip Andrews /
Jeffery Arbaugh /
Steven Green /
William Cousins
4 episodes
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles O'Bannion 1 episode
1995 New York Undercover Dennis 1 episode
1998–1999 Hyperion Bay Bordon Hicks 6 episodes
2002 Witchblade The Spirit 1 episode
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rev. Hale 1 episode
2005 Jonny Zero Styles 1 episode
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Blake Peters 1 episode
2009 Taking Chance Gunnery Sgt Mulcahy TV movie
2011–2012 Treme Enrico Brulard 5 episodes
2011 Mildred Pierce Dr. Collins 2 episodes
Too Big to Fail Greg Curl TV movie
2012 Homeland Warden Jack Pritchard "The Clearing"
2012–2018 Blue Bloods Chief of Intel Bryce Helfond 8 episodes
2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Marshal of the Court TV movie
2013–2016 Hell on Wheels Ulysses S. Grant 6 episodes
2013–2018 The Americans Lyle Rennhull 3 episodes
2014 Madam Secretary Prime Minister Vlad Diacov 1 episode
2016 The OA Kevin Harris 2 episodes
2018 Jack Ryan Joe Mueller "Pilot"
2019 Succession Senator Roberts 2 episodes
2020 Hunters Wernher von Braun 1 episode

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Victor Slezak at IMDb
  2. ^ "Victor Slexak Biography". Internet Movie Database. 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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