Photos with Amir Kovacs
An actor, writer and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his creativity, Amir Kovacs background is his success. Kovacs was born Amir Zeev Kovacs on February 12th, 1972, in Haifa, Israel where he lived until he was 22 years old. He is the son of Haya Kovacs, a former northern territory director for the none profit organization WIZO, and Dr. Gyuri Kovacs , a renowned chief surgeon. He has a younger brother, Ilan Kovacs, and an Older sister, Dorit. Read more... the atrocities and preserved the future of her family. As a teenager Amir skipped school on occasion to hear the stories of that era, most of which were ironically about the challenges she faced after the war. During that time Amir also spent two years in South Africa, during the Apartheid, where he developed a strong connection to the primitive landscape of the African culture. After returning to Israel, he graduated with an architectural diploma and joined the Israeli Defense Forces. At the age of 22, Kovacs moved to the United States where he attended the University of Florida, and majored in Nutritional Sciences and Pre Med. He later graduated Medical School in Atlanta, GA before he made a complete career change to film. Over the course of this time Kovacs also became the heir of the family legacy as the token storyteller. When his grandmother passed away, Kovacs carried that torch on her behalf and soon found himself in the world of screenplay writing, and producing. From a hobby was born a passion. What was once a diversion from his medical studies has since become his profession. It was his 4 times award nominee screenplay Goodbye Komarom, the story of his grandmother's harrowing escape from Hungary after WWII, that inspired Amir's quest to liberate mass consciousness from a perspective of helplessness. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do," this conveyed the essence of Amir's philosophy toward achieving any goal, no matter how challenging.