Jeffrey Donovan

Jeffrey Donovan

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1968-05-11 (54 years old)

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Biography

Jeffrey Donovan (born May 11, 1968) is an American actor. He played Michael Westen in the television series Burn Notice, and appeared in films such as Hitch, Believe in Me, Changeling, and Come Early Morning. He played Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011) and his brother John F. Kennedy in Rob Reiner's LBJ (2016). He had a recurring role in the second season of the TV series Fargo (2015). In 2022, he starred as NYPD Detective Frank Cosgrove on the NBC crime drama Law & Order.

Personal Life

Donovan has over 20 years of martial arts experience. In college, he earned his black belt in Shotokan karate and competed throughout the state. Later, he studied aikido for over six years and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.On July 3, 2009, Donovan, a Boston Red Sox baseball fan since childhood, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the game between the Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. On July 3, 2010, he once again threw the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park, this time at a game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.Donovan married model and actress Michelle Woods in 2012. Their daughter, Claire, was born that same year. Son Lucas was born in 2014 and they had a third child in 2017.

Early Life

Donovan was born the middle of three boys to Nancy Matthews (1946–2010); his older brother was Michael Donovan (c. 1965 – 2010) and his younger brother is Sean (born 1970). Donovan’s mother raised her sons alone on welfare after their father abandoned the family. They moved several times before settling in Amesbury, Massachusetts.At Amesbury High School, Donovan was mentored by a teacher who helped him start a drama club and find a private scholarship, enabling him to participate in a summer program that helped him start his acting career. He attended Bridgewater State College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in drama. While attending college, Donovan was a commercial bus driver at UMass Transit Service, where he operated passenger buses as part of the PVTA. He went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Filmography

All 50

Movies 35

TV Shows 15

Voice 1

Director 1

Roy Pulsipher
R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned

R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned (2022)

Movie
10
Major Riddick
Breaking

Breaking (2022)

Movie
Greg Albright
First Love

First Love (2022)

Movie
9
Mike Titus
National Champions

National Champions (2021)

Movie
Jackson
Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man (2021)

Movie
6.25
Detective Frank Cosgrove
Law & Order: Organized Crime

Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)

TV Show
Machine Head (voice)
Invincible

Invincible (2021)

TV Show
10
Bill Weboy
Let Him Go

Let Him Go (2020)

Movie
Sean Meyers
Honest Thief

Honest Thief (2020)

Movie
7.71
Steve Trevor
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)

Movie
Jim Hunt
Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky (2019)

Movie
George
Villains

Villains (2019)

Movie
8
Utah Defense Attorney John O'Connell
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

Movie
7.75
Steve Forsing
Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Movie
6.71
John F. Kennedy
LBJ

LBJ (2017)

Movie
6
Bottles
Shot Caller

Shot Caller (2017)

Movie
5.57
Charlie Haverford
Shut Eye

Shut Eye (2016)

TV Show
6
Steve Forsing
Sicario

Sicario (2015)

Movie
6.79
Jack
Extinction

Extinction (2015)

Movie
1
Dodd Gerhardt
Fargo

Fargo (2014)

TV Show
5.85
Robert Kennedy
J. Edgar

J. Edgar (2011)

Movie
1.5
Director
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011)

Movie
Captain J.J. Jones
Changeling

Changeling (2008)

Movie
8.25
Paul
Hindsight

Hindsight (2008)

Movie
Michael Westen
Burn Notice

Burn Notice (2007)

TV Show
6.28
Clay Driscoll
Believe in Me

Believe in Me (2006)

Movie
Cal, Cal Percell
Come Early Morning

Come Early Morning (2006)

Movie
Vance Munson
Hitch

Hitch (2005)

Movie
7.5
Eric
Sam & Joe

Sam & Joe (2004)

Movie
Detective David Creegan
Touching Evil

Touching Evil (2004)

TV Show
Pascal (as Jeff Donovan)
Final Draft

Final Draft (2003)

Movie
Todd Kendrick
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami (2002)

TV Show
5.75
Steve Wagner
Monk

Monk (2002)

TV Show
5.76
Robert Jennings
Purpose

Purpose (2002)

Movie
William Ivers
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan (2001)

TV Show
5.95
Jeff
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Movie
4.98
Julio
Bait

Bait (2000)

Movie
Witchblade

Witchblade (2000)

TV Show
6
Brad Ulrich
The Beat

The Beat (2000)

TV Show
Frank Cosgrove
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.17
Bobby
When Trumpets Fade

When Trumpets Fade (1998)

Movie
Thomas Mason
Catherine's Grove

Catherine's Grove (1997)

Movie
Hotel Employee (uncredited)
Vegas Vacation

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Movie
5.55
Randy
Critical Choices

Critical Choices (1996)

Movie
Millennium

Millennium (1996)

TV Show
6.43
Addison
Sleepers

Sleepers (1996)

Movie
6
Tom
Spin City

Spin City (1996)

TV Show
7
Pete Gulley
Throwing Down

Throwing Down (1995)

Movie
Det. Frank Cosgrove / Det. Frank Cosgrove / Jacob Reese / Eddie Nicodos
Law & Order

Law & Order (1990)

TV Show
5.78
Wheeler
Surrounded

Surrounded

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.53
Based on 3.11 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1968-05-11 (54 years old)

Place of birth
Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Jeff Donovan, Jeffrey T. Donovan


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