This study presents the profile of Sveto Hurban, a young actor from the drama company of the Slovak National Theatre. The grandson of Jozef Miloslav gained his first theatre experience in former Yugoslavia. First he attended an acting school in Novi Sad for two years and then, in 1928, he joined the company of the Serbian National Theatre. In spring 1929 he became a member of the drama company of the Slovak National Theatre. At first, he received only minor roles but he could make the most of them (see Števko in Tajovský’s Ženský zákon [Female Law]). Later he was cast into major roles. He played Satin in Borodáč’s production of Gorkij’s The Lower Depths, a leading part in Vladimir Hurban Vladimirov’s Či nepoznáte môjho synovca? [Don’t You Know My Nephew?] and Chekhovoi in Afinogenov’s Fear. His well-started career was, however, terminated by an unfortunate accident. On 30 July 1933 he went swimming in the Lower Land’s Danube and drowned at Zemun. He was buried in Stará Pazova, in a family tomb next to his father Konštantín and brother Cyril.