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Donovan at the Nancy Drew premiere in June 2007
|Born||Tate Buckley Donovan
September 25, 1963
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, voice artist, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Corinne Kingsbury (2005–2008; divorced)|
|Parent(s)||John Timothy Donovan
Tate Buckley Donovan (born September 25, 1963) is an American actor, director, voice artist, and comedian, known for portraying Tom Shayes in Damages, Jimmy Cooper in The O.C., and providing the voice of the title character in the 1997 Disney animated film Hercules, in the animated television series based on the film, and in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. He has also had supporting roles in films, such as Good Night, and Good Luck and Argo. Donovan starred as Brian Sanders in Hostages. Donovan's most recent television role is White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau in 24: Live Another Day.
Donovan was born in Tenafly, New Jersey to John Timothy Donovan, a surgeon, and Eileen Frances (née McAllister), both Roman Catholics of Irish descent. Donovan is the youngest of seven children.
He attended Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey, before transferring to a public high school in Tenafly, New Jersey. He has been appearing on television since his teenage years. He later attended the University of Southern California.
Donovan's earliest film roles included Kevin Donaldson in SpaceCamp (1986), a recovering drug addict in Clean and Sober (1988), 1st Lieutenant Luke Sinclair in Memphis Belle (1990), and Paul Matthews in Love Potion No. 9 (1992).
Donovan portrayed Joshua, the boyfriend of Rachel Green, on several episodes of Season 4 of Friends. He later portrayed the priest-son of a large Catholic family in Trinity (1998). He has appeared as a guest star in several television series, such as Magnum, P.I. (1986), The Guardian (2001), Mister Sterling (2003), Exposed (2003), and The O.C. (2003), where he appeared as Jimmy Cooper. From 2007-10, he portrayed Tom Shayes on Damages.
In 2005, Donovan began directing episodic television when he directed an episode of The O.C.. In 2009, he directed an episode of the sixth season of Medium. He also directed two episodes of Damages in its second season and an episode of Nip/Tuck in its sixth season. In 2010, Donovan directed the third episode in the sixth season of Weeds, the tenth episode in the fourth season of Gossip Girl,the fourth episode of fifth season, and one episode of Damages from the third season. In 2011, Donovan directed the Valentine's Day-themed episode of Glee and the episode "I Kissed a Girl" in the third season.
Donovan starred on stage with Amy Ryan in the Los Angeles production of Rabbit Hole. On Broadway, he appeared as Alan Seymour in the revival of Picnic in 1994; he appeared opposite Judi Dench in Amy's View (1999). Off Broadway, Donovan appeared with Glenn Fitzgerald in the 2001 production of Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, playing the role of the crooked cop Bill. Donovan has appeared in numerous productions at the Williamstown Theater Festival, including Once in a Lifetime, Under the Blue Sky, and The Glass Menagerie. He has also appeared at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York City. In 2011, he starred with Frances McDormand in the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
|1984||No Small Affair||Bob|
|1985||North Beach and Rawhide||Sean Connelly||Television film|
|1985||Not My Kid||Ricky||Television film|
|1986||A Case of Deadly Force||Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.||Television film|
|1987||Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder||Marc||Television film|
|1988||Dangerous Curves||Chuck Upton|
|1988||Vietnam War Story II||Unknown||Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
|1988||Clean and Sober||Donald Towle|
|1989||Dead Bang||John Burns|
|1990||Rising Son||Des||Television film|
|1990||Memphis Belle||1st Lt. Luke Sinclair|
|1992||Love Potion No. 9||Paul Matthews|
|1992||Inside Monkey Zetterland||Brent Zetterland||Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male|
|1993||Ethan Frome||Reverend Smith|
|1996||America's Dream||David||Television film|
|1997||The Only Thrill||Eddie|
|1997||Murder at 1600||Kyle Neill|
|1998||The Thin Pink Line||Simon|
|1998||Waiting for Woody||David||Short film|
|1998||Tempting Fate||Dr. Ben Creed||Television film|
|1999||4 a.m.: Open All Night||Man||Short film|
|1999||Hercules: Zero to Hero||Hercules||Voice|
|2000||Jesus & Hutch||Hutch||Short film|
|2000||The Office Party||Bill||Short film|
|2000||G-Men from Hell||Mike Mattress|
|2000||Drop Back Ten||Wally Bixer|
|2001||Get Well Soon||Mark|
|2001||Swordfish||Senator Reisman's Assistant||Uncredited|
|2002||West of Here||Dexter Anderson|
|2003||Mister Sterling||Barry Reed|
|2005||Silver Bells||Christy Byrne||Television film|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||Jesse Zousmer||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|2005||The Pacifier||Howard Plummer|
|2007||Neal Cassady||Neal Cassady|
|2007||Nancy Drew||Carson Drew|
|2010||Below the Beltway||Paul Gibson|
|2012||Argo||Bob Anders||Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Cast
Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
|1986||Magnum, P.I.||R.J. Masters||Episode: "Summer School"|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Nelson||Episode: "Operation Friendship"|
|1997||Homicide: Life on the Street||Greg Kellerman||Episode: "Wu's on First"|
|1997||Ally McBeal||Ronald Cheanie||3 episodes|
|1998||Godzilla: The Series||Lawrence Cohen||Episode: "Bird of Paradise"|
|1998||Friends||Joshua Burgin||5 episodes|
|1998||Trinity||Kevin McCallister||3 episodes|
|1998–1999||Hercules: The Animated Series||Hercules||45 episodes|
|2000||Outer Limits||Tom Seymour||Episode: "Glitch"|
|2001||House of Mouse||Hercules||Episode: "Jiminy Cricket"|
|2002||The Guardian||Lou Caffey||Episode: "The Innocent"|
|2003–2007||The O.C.||Jimmy Cooper||38 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Commander Luke Nelson||Episode: "Rocket Man"|
|2007–2010||Damages||Tom Shayes||36 episodes|
|2010||No Ordinary Family||Mitch McCutcheon||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013||Deception||Edward Bowers||11 episodes|
|2013–2014||Hostages||Brian Sanders||15 episodes|
|2014||24: Live Another Day||Mark Boudreau||12 episodes|
|2005||Kingdom Hearts II||Hercules||Voice|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Re:coded||Hercules||Voice|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix||Hercules||Voice|
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