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|Born||Donnie Lee Jeffcoat, Jr.
February 16, 1975
Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.
|Other names||Don Jeffcoat|
|Occupation||Actor/Martial Arts Instructor|
Life and career
Jeffcoat was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, to a beautician mother and a chocolate factory worker father. He got his big break playing Eric Antonio on The Wonder Years. He later starred and appeared on a number of films and television shows, including the children's game show Wild & Crazy Kids broadcast on Nickelodeon, which he hosted from 1990 to 1993. He also had a small role as Craig on General Hospital.
He is perhaps most recognized for his roles as Joseph "Joey" Riley Buchanan on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, Michael Towner on 7th Heaven, and Kyle in the hit Disney movie Wish Upon A Star, alongside Katherine Heigl and Danielle Harris. He portrayed Detective Stan Miller in CSI: NY and finished a webseries titled Camera Obscura, directed by Drew Daywalt (Stark Raving Mad), which was launched in October 2009. He recently starred in the WWII film, Fortress (2011 film), directed by Mike Phillips, released on DVD in 2012 and starred in a film Hotchfeld, directed by Barry Kneller, also to be released in 2012.
Jeffcoat was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. Jeffcoat has been acting since age 8. His childhood was marked with many family moves including Alabama, Oklahoma and California. Jeffcoat attended college at the University of California, Irvine.
Jeffcoat is currently back in Los Angeles pursuing his acting career and teaching martial arts at his school, Shaolin American Self Defense Academy, in North Hollywood, CA. He is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Kenpo/Kempo Karate and opened the school in June of 2011.
Donnie was also in the 1988 horror movie Night of the Demons.
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