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Richard Donat

Highest Rated: 60% My American Cousin (1985)

Lowest Rated: 20% Amelia (2009)

Birthday: Jun 1, 1941

Birthplace: Not Available

Began his stage acting career in Canada while also helping to establish two theatres, including the Chester Summer Playhouse in the lobby of a Nova Scotia curling rink. Early roles in his television and movie career included a Little House on the Prairie episode and playing Henry Fonda's firefighting son in the film City on Fire.  Won a Merritt Award (Nova Scotia theatre) in 2007 for Best Supporting Actor in Fool For Love and was nominated the following year for Best Direction in The Drawer Boy. Collected Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Doras) for Best Actor in In the Jungle of the Cities (1984) and for his portrayal of an aging Tennessee Williams in His Greatness (2011). Narrated several episodes of Nova on PBS, as well as all six episodes of the TV series The Sea Hunters.  Recorded an audio book for Rockbound, a Frank Parker Day novel set on an island off Nova Scotia, Donat's birthplace.  

Highest Rated Movies



20% Amelia Gallagher $14.2M 2009
No Score Yet Candles on Bay Street Walter 2006
No Score Yet James Patterson's 'Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas' Earl 2005
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2005
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Patrick Collins 2003
No Score Yet Phase IV Karl Dean 2003
No Score Yet Passion and Prejudice D.A. Bridges 2001
No Score Yet Pit Pony Rory Maclean 1999
No Score Yet Promise the Moon Wilbur Bennett 1997
No Score Yet Calm at Sunset Gil 1996
No Score Yet Net Worth Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Secret Shane 1992
No Score Yet The Little Kidnappers Hans Hooft 1990
No Score Yet American Boyfriends Maj. Wilcox 1989
60% My American Cousin Maj. Wilcox 1985
No Score Yet Martin's Day Senior Policeman 1985
No Score Yet Gas Fred 1981
No Score Yet Tomorrow Never Comes Ray 1978
No Score Yet City on Fire Fire Captain Harrison Risley 1978


63% Haven
Vince Teagues 2015
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
Graham 2013
No Score Yet NOVA
Voice Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Joe Dortmunder 1980


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