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Ed Donovan

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Ed Donovan was one in a family of eight children, born into the predominately Irish Catholic city of South Boston, Massachusetts. His early education involved twelve years with the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Gate Of Heaven School. He joined the US Navy, was stationed aboard the USS Missouri, and later stationed at US Naval Base in Key West, Florida as a photographer. He produced and directed training films for the Navy. He met Tennessee Williams the playwright who was about to sponsor Ed in summer stock in Key West when Ed met Mary Agnes Harper of Miami. They married and moved to Boston. Ed joined the Boston Police Department and later became a police photographer. He photographed John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, Elke Sommers, Steve McQueen, not to mention some the greatest band leaders of the time. He was a publicity photographer for Sumner Redstone, now the owner of Viacom. During the shoot of The Thomas Crown Affair as a bodyguard for Steve McQueen, he was a stand in for McQueen when his regular stand-in became ill. Ed implemented a stress program "Cops Helping Cops" hoping to stem the national tide of cops committing suicide. This program brought national and international attention to Ed Donovan. He was in demand for interviews with local and national newspapers and magazines, including US News & World Report, Time, and Newsweek. Ed has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue, 20/20, 48 Hours, Charlie Rose Show, HBO, Discovery Channel and numerous other shows. Ed has been interviewed by Jane Pauly, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Ed Bradley, Charlie Rose, Tom Snyder, Dick Cavett, and Diane Sawyer. Ed has lectured and taught at local state and federal law enforcement academies throughout the US and Canada, including the FBI Academy and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy. In 1979 he was invited to speak at the World Conference on Stress held in Monaco, along with five Nobel Peace Prize Winners. The Journal of American Medical Association noted, "Ed Donovan gave the most dynamic presentation at the conference." He moved to Florida and attended Manatee Community College, Valencia Community College and the University of Central Floirda Orlando taking classes in Advanced Screenwriting and Episodic Television Production, Acting, Voice for the Actor, Stage Movement and Dialects. He continued his acting with private classes in Scene Study and Acting for the Camera. All this has led to Ed landing a national SAG commercial, local TV commercials, voice-overs, print work and roles in several independent films. Ed was featured as a Florida State Prison Guard leading Oscar winner Charlize Theron to her fate in the 2003 film Monster. Ed is the editor of Focus In, Florida's award wining Film, Television and the Arts newspaper. His interviews included Ernest Borgnine, Robert Evans, Adrien Brody, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Susan De Laurentis, Alan Rudolph, James Caan, Ruby Dee, Julie Harris, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ed Burns, Wil Shriner and Taylor Negron. "The Shattered Badge, The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop" was written by William Kankewitt of Vancouver.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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  • Actor
2009

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