- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts
- Ivar holds an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. His broadway credits include Macbeth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Pygmalion, and Blood Brothers. He has also performed at a variety of regional theatres, including The Guthrie, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, and The Old Globe. Ivar has appeared in numerous films, most recently Ocean's Thirteen, Dreamgirls, and Little Children. He has had recurring roles on the television shows Shark and The Practice, and numerous guest star appearances on shows such as Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, and Monk.