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Jeffrey Donovan

effrey Donovan stars as Michael Westen in the new USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which premieres Thursday, June 28 at 10pm/9c. Most recently, Donovan was seen in Come Early Morning directed by Joey Lauren Adams and co-starring Ashley Judd. Donovan appeared on the big screen in a memorable cameo in the blockbuster romantic comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith. For his performance in the indie film Sam and Joe, Donovan was awarded Best Supporting Actor from the Los Angeles Method Festival. Other film credits include Barry Levinson's Sleepers, Purpose, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, and Bait. Donovan made his feature film debut in Throwing Down, which won the grand prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. In 2004, Donovan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Detective David Creegan in the USA Network Original Series Touching Evil. His television credits include HBO's original film When Trumpets Fade, recurring roles on Crossing Jordan, Spin City, The Beat, and The Pretender, and notable guest appearances in Monk, CSI: Miami, Law & Order and Homicide.

On stage, Donovan received rave reviews for his performance in the title role of the Wang Center's 2005 summer production of Hamlet in the Boston Common. Donovan appeared on Broadway as 'Marco' in the Roundabout Theatre's Tony Award-winning revival of A View from the Bridge, starring Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney, and in the Tony-winning production of An Inspector Calls. His off-Broadway credits include the hit comedy Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (also recorded for LA Theatre Works), The Glory of Living (opposite Oscar winner Anna Paquin and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman), Troilus and Cressida, Skyscraper, Oedipus, and the Pulitzer Prize runner-up Freedomland. Donovan also starred in and produced Mike O'Malley's Searching for Certainty in Los Angeles.

Next up, Donovan stars as Jim Keith in the independent film Believe in Me, an adaptation of the young-adult novel Brief Garland by Harold Keith that also stars Bruce Dern, Samantha Mathis and Heather Matarazzo. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Donovan attended the University of Massachussetts at Amherst and graduated from New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he received an MFA.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.


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Jeffrey Donovan Facts

Birth Name Jeffrey T. Donovan
OccupationActor
BirthdayMay 11, 1968 (49)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceAmesbury, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Jeffrey Donovan compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Hitch (2005) user recommendation
Our Town (2003)
Bait (2000) as Julio
Book of Shadows (2000) as Jeffrey Patterson
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Simple Men (1992)
The Blob (1988)
The Frogmen
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