Jeffrey Donovan

Highest Rated: 92% Sicario (2015)
Birthday: May 11, 1968
Birthplace: Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA
A seasoned Shakespearean stage actor, Massachusetts native Jeffrey Donovan possesses precisely the kind of steely eyed gaze that made him an ideal candidate to portray a former government agent struggling to piece his life back together in the tense USA Network series Burn Notice. Donovan attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, continuing his studies in New York University's Acting Graduate program, and after receiving his MFA, it was time to put his skills to the ultimate test. Frequently alternating between the stage and the screen in the 1990s, Donovan appeared in episodes of Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Pretender, and Spin City while nurturing a feature career with supporting roles in such films as Sleepers and Catherine's Grove. A part in the eagerly anticipated 2000 sequel Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 gave Donovan increased exposure, though it was his role in the 2004 made-for-television crime thriller Touching Evil that marked the beginning of the actor's fruitful collaboration with the USA Network. Cast as a detective whose close brush with death gave him an uncanny ability to peer into the criminal mind, Donovan was a hit with viewers and critics, and went on to reprise the role in the short-lived series that followed. While network executives may not have given Touching Evil quite enough time to find a solid viewing audience, they did recognize Donovan's onscreen charisma. After a memorable supporting role in the 2005 Will Smith comedy Hitch and numerous television appearances (including a recurring role in the popular NBC series Crossing Jordan), the USA Network gave the actor a second shot by casting him as the lead in Burn Notice. By this point, Donovan was on the verge of bona fide screen stardom, with substantial roles in such dramatic features as the 2006 sports drama Believe in Me pointing toward success for Donovan as well as Burn Notice. Donovan would also appear in several successful films over the years, like Changeling and J.Edgar.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
90% Villains George 2019
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado Steve Forsing 2018
57% LBJ John F. Kennedy $2.4M 2017
66% Shot Caller Actor 2017
92% Sicario Steve Forsing 2015
20% Extinction Jack 2015
43% J. Edgar Robert Kennedy $37.4M 2011
90% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Executive Producer Director 2011
61% Changeling Capt. J.J. Jones $35.8M 2008
60% Believe in Me Clay Driscoll $0.2M 2007
83% Come Early Morning Cal $50.7K 2006
68% Hitch Vance $177.6M 2005
80% Sam and Joe Actor 2003
No Score Yet Purpose Robert 2002
14% Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 Jeff 2000
26% Bait Julio $15M 2000
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade Bobby 1998
No Score Yet Catherine's Grove Thomas Mason 1997
73% Sleepers Addison 1996

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
37% Shut Eye
2016-2017
Charlie Haverford
  • 2017
  • 2016
96% Fargo
2014-2017
Dodd Gerhardt
  • 2015
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Director Michael Westen
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
William Ivers Ivers
  • 2007
90% Monk
2002-2009
Steve Wagner
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Todd Kendrick
  • 2005
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Tom
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Kyle
  • 1999
  • 1997
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Newton Dole
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Eddie Nicodos
  • 1995

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