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Richard Donat

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.  

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Amelia
  • Gallagher
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 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Death Weekend (The House by the Lake)
  • Policeman
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
  • Graham
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Joe Dortmunder
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Voice
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Haven
2010-2015
  • Vince Teagues

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