Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan

Highest Rated: 100% White Lie (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% At Last (2005)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1957

Birthplace: Reseda, California, USA

Tall, handsome, with a long face and piercing blue eyes, Martin Donovan established himself in independent features, notably those of Hal Hartley. Usually cast as quintessential New Yorkers, the light-haired actor became quickly identified for his straightforward yet unemotional portrayals. The California native, however, had begun his career as a stage actor while a student at The American Theatre Arts in L.A. Relocating to NYC in 1983, Donovan landed his first screen role alongside Margaret Klenck and John Sayles in Rick King's indie "Hard Choices" (1984). But it was his turn as Matthew Slaughter, an angry computer technician who carries around a 40-year-old grenade in Hal Hartley's quirky comedy-drama "Trust" (1990) that established him as a lead in independent films. He essayed similar types in other Hartley works including "Simple Men" (1992), as one of the men who fall under the charms of Karen Sillas' Kate, and the short "Flirt" (1993), which the director used in 1995 to anchor a triptych of variations on the same theme. As the amnesiac Thomas in "Amateur" (1994), Donovan was the film's catalyst linking the stories of a nun turned pornographer with that of a vengeful porno star.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redemption Day Fitz (Character) - 2021
88% No Score Yet Percy Unknown (Character) - 2020
71% 76% Tenet Fay (Character) $56.8M 2020
100% No Score Yet White Lie Doug Arneson (Character) - 2019
87% 75% Come to Daddy Brian (Character) $61.4K 2019
43% 96% The Art of Racing in the Rain Maxwell (Character) $26.4M 2019
33% 23% Fahrenheit 451 Command Nyari (Character) - 2018
79% 90% Indian Horse Jack Lanahan (Character) $1.9M 2017
42% 25% Aftermath Robert (Character) - 2017
25% 42% Rememory Gordon Dunn (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 44% All at Once Giovanni Sacco (Character) - 2016
83% 86% Ant-Man Mitchell Carson (Character) $180.2M 2015
78% 54% Ned Rifle Rev. Daniel Gardner (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 38% Sabotage Floyd Demel (Character) $10.5M 2014
10% 35% Silent Hill: Revelation Douglas Cartland (Character) $17.5M 2012
57% 61% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Ludlow Cooper (Character) $519.5K 2012
73% 61% Collaborator Robert Longfellow (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet 66% Unthinkable Assistant Director Jack Saunders (Character) - 2010
0% 21% Shadows and Lies Victor (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 28% Duress Richard Barnett (Character) - 2009
17% 45% The Haunting in Connecticut Peter Campbell (Character) $55.3M 2009
46% 31% Wind Chill Highway Patrolman (Character) $20.1K 2007
No Score Yet 58% The Visitation Travis Jordan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day on Fire Walter Evering (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 77% The Garage Unknown (Character) - 2006
35% 40% The Sentinel William Montrose (Character) $36.3M 2006
22% 51% The Quiet Paul Deer (Character) $381.2K 2005
0% No Score Yet At Last Unknown (Character) - 2005
61% 78% Saved! Pastor Skip (Character) $459.4K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pornographer: A Love Story Michael (Character) - 2004
34% 81% The United States of Leland Harry Pollard (Character) $343.8K 2003
38% 32% Agent Cody Banks Dr. Connors (Character) $47.3M 2003
92% 77% Insomnia Hap Eckhart (Character) $67.3M 2002
No Score Yet 42% RFK John F. Kennedy (Character) - 2002
72% 31% Pipe Dream David Kulovic (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 45% Amy and Isabelle Peter Robertson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 27% The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Custody of the Heart Dennis Raphael (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 59% In a Savage Land Dr. Phillip Spence (Character) - 1999
48% 71% Onegin Prince Nikitin (Character) $183.8K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage -- Two Couples Aart Vos (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 75% When Trumpets Fade Capt. Roy Pritchett (Character) - 1998
80% 60% The Opposite of Sex Bill Truitt (Character) $6.4M 1998
59% 63% Living Out Loud Robert Nelson (Character) $12.9M 1998
60% 58% Heaven Robert Marling (Character) $2K 1998
No Score Yet 38% Spanish Fly Carl (Character) $11.1K 1998
89% 71% The Book of Life Jesus Christ (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Sins Paul Garrison (Character) - 1997
83% 56% Hollow Reed Martyn Wyatt (Character) $265.6K 1996
80% 72% Flirt Walter (Character) $271.8K 1995
60% 67% Nadja Jim (Character) - 1994
78% 85% Amateur Thomas Ludens (Character) $36.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rook John Abbott (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 40% Scam Gordon Wexler (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 29% Quick Herschel Brewer (Character) - 1993
91% 89% Simple Men Martin (Character) $141.6K 1992
No Score Yet 90% Surviving Desire Jude (Character) - 1991
83% 94% Trust Matthew Slaughter (Character) $352.4K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Choices Josh (Character) - 1986

TV

Credit
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Grant Davenport (Guest Star) 2017-2018
72% 76% Electric Dreams Odin (Character) 2018
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Captain Logan Carter (Guest Star) 2018
20% No Score Yet Conviction President Theodore 'Ted' Morrison (Guest Star) 2017
87% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Zaman Druce (Guest Star) 2016
30% 89% Second Chance Duke Davis (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 75% Unforgettable William Houston (Guest Star) 2016
53% 57% The Lottery Darius Hayes (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 81% Motive Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
92% 94% Hannibal Crawford's Therapist (Guest Star) 2014
85% 85% Homeland Leland Bennett (Guest Star) 2013
81% 93% Boss Ezra Stone (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Firm Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
63% 89% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2007
70% 77% Weeds Peter Scottson (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pasadena Will McAllister (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonderland Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Richard DiBenedetto (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Sins Paul Garrison (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Boss Ezra Stone (Character)

QUOTES FROM Martin Donovan CHARACTERS

Douglas Cartland says: Everything your father ever told you is a lie!