Ivan Baccarat was born in Manhattan, NY and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Early in his career, he studied acting with Cliff Osmond and Jeff Seymour in Los Angeles, Austin Pendleton at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and as a student at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
In San Francisco, Ivan was scene in countless theater productions, most notably as Frank in Flowers for Algernon at A.C.T., Clifford in Deathtrap at the Role Players Theater, Leonard Vole in Witness for the Prosecution at Masquers Playhouse and Ken Gorman in Rumors at the Center Repertory Theater. After completing a run as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Hillside Theater, Ivan re-located to Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles, Ivan became a member of Theatre Geo, where he performed in a number of productions, including a portrayal as Lee in Joe Pintauro’s Men’s Lives. Ivan appeared in both the Los Angeles premiers and off-Broadway runs of Feathers & French and Vegetarian Carves the Bird. He also performed in The Hell Hole and Driving a Bargain at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago. Ivan was last seen starring alongside Eddie Jones and Ann Gee Byrd as Biff in the award-winning production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Odyssey Theatre. Ivan has done both film and television work, but his heart belongs to the stage. He has previously taught acting and scene study at Cliff Osmond Actor’s Studio. Currently, Ivan coaches acting students in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is passionate about fitness, hiking, great art, and being a dad to his ten-year-old daughter Olivia.