Tate Donovan

Lowest Rated: 20% The Pacifier (2005)
Birthday: Sep 25, 1963
Birthplace: Not Available
With his handsome, everyman looks and strong abilities on stage and screen, actor Tate Donovan has endured to become one of the most talented actors that no one recognizes. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing; with previous girlfriends such as Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston and solid performances in Clean and Sober (1988) and Memphis Belle (1990), it's readily apparent that he has the charm to match his talent. A Tenafly, NJ, native who took up acting in his teens, Donovan's early screen appearances came with troubled teen roles in such efforts as Not My Kid and Into Thin Air (both 1985), as well as a memorable appearance in the 1986 sci-fi adventure Space Camp. A move to Los Angeles found Donovan closer to the world of film production while he pursued his higher education at U.S.C., and it was there that he made the acquaintance of longtime friends such as George Clooney. A post-collegiate role in Memphis Belle (1990) proved that Donovan was indeed honing his skills in front of the camera to good effect, and following an appearance as a recovering drug addict in Clean and Sober (1988), he took his first leading role in the 1992 romantic comedy Love Potion No. 9. Though a relationship with that film's co-star, Sandra Bullock, would result in an engagement, the couple parted ways two short years later, and Donovan began a series of appearances in such art-house efforts as Ethan Frome (1993). A role in the Buena Vista comedy Holy Matrimony (1994) found Donovan getting in good with the folks at Disney, and in three short years he would be providing the voice for the eponymous character in the animated Disney adventure Hercules. More success came in the late '90s with appearances in the popular television series Ally McBeal and Friends, and in addition to a memorable appearance in Homicide: Life on the Street, Donovan gained even more exposure when he was spotted around Tinseltown with high-profile squeeze Jennifer Aniston. Though such later efforts as The Office Party (2000) and Exposed (2002) went largely unseen, Donovan returned to the small screen in 2003 with supporting roles in the series The O.C. and Mister Sterling. Over the coming years, Donovan would continue to appear in several projects, including movies like The Pacifier, Shooter, and Argo, as well as TV series like The O.C. and Damages.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% Rocketman Actor 2019
40% The Upside Carter Locke 2019
No Score Yet Love You to Death Actor 2019
63% Blood Fest Dr. Conway 2018
80% Blame Actor 2018
No Score Yet For the Love of George Alvin 2018
69% It Happened in L.A. Tom 2017
33% 3 Generations Craig $66.9K 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea Actor $47.7M 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon H.R. Haldeman $0.8M 2016
No Score Yet Sun Belt Express Allen King 2014
96% Argo Bob Anders $136.1M 2012
No Score Yet Below the Beltway Paul Gibson 2010
No Score Yet American Primitive (Once in a Very Blue Moon) Harry 2009
No Score Yet Neal Cassady Neal Cassady 2007
50% Nancy Drew Carson Drew $25.5M 2007
47% Shooter Russ Turner $47.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Lather Effect Will 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
No Score Yet Painkiller Jane Dr. Graham Knight 2005
No Score Yet Silver Bells Christopher Byrne 2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck Jesse Zousmer $31.6M 2005
20% The Pacifier Howard Plummer $113.1M 2005
No Score Yet Exposed Bob Smith 2003
No Score Yet West of Here Actor 2002
No Score Yet Into Thin Air Brian 2002
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell Mike Mattress 2001
No Score Yet Jesus and Hutch Actor 2000
No Score Yet Hercules: Zero to Hero Actor 1999
No Score Yet October 22 Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Only Thrill Eddie 1998
No Score Yet Tempting Fate Dr. Ben Creed 1998
84% Hercules Hercules 1997
33% Murder at 1600 Kyle Neil 1997
No Score Yet America's Dream Actor 1996
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Peter 1994
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland Brent Zetterland 1993
55% Ethan Frome Rev. Smith 1993
27% Love Potion No. 9 Paul Matthews 1992
33% Equinox Nudd 1992
No Score Yet Little Noises Elliott 1991
65% Memphis Belle Luke Sinclair 1990
No Score Yet Rising Son Des 1990
33% Dead Bang John Burns 1989
58% Clean and Sober Donald Towle 1988
No Score Yet Dangerous Curves Chuck 1988
45% SpaceCamp (Space Camp) Kevin 1986
No Score Yet A Case of Deadly Force Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. 1986
No Score Yet Not My Kid Ricky 1985
57% No Small Affair Bob 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Oversight
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
2017
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2017
97% Elementary
2012
Wilson Trager
  • 2016
57% Limitless
2015-2016
John
  • 2016
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
Mark Boudreau
  • 2014
56% Hostages
2013-2014
Brian Sanders
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
Director
  • 2014
  • 2010
38% Deception
2013
Edward Bowers
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
93% Damages
2007-2012
Director Tom Shayes
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
71% Glee
2009-2015
Director
  • 2011
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
73% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
Mitch McCutheon
  • 2010
68% The Good Guys
2010
Director
  • 2010
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Director
  • 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Director
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Commander Luke Nelson
  • 2007
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Director Jimmy Cooper Jimmy
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
Lou Caffey
  • 2002
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Ron Cheanie Richard Cheanie Ronald Cheanie Cheanie
  • 1998
  • 1997
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Greg Kellerman
  • 1997
  • 1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
R.J. Masters
  • 1986
No Score Yet Trinity
1999
Father Kevin McCallister

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