Donal Logue

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Donal Logue
Donal Logue at NY PaleyFest 2014 for Gotham.jpg
Donal Logue in 2014
Donal Francis Logue

(1966-02-27) February 27, 1966 (age 55)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Ireland (by parents)
  • Canada (by birth)
  • United States (by naturalisation)
EducationHarvard University
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1992–present
Known for
Partner(s)Kasey Walker (former)

Donal Francis Logue[1] (born February 27, 1966[2]) is an American actor, producer and writer. He starred in the film The Tao of Steve and has had roles in the TV series Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Grounded for Life, Copper, Terriers, and, as detective Harvey Bullock on Fox's Gotham. He additionally played the recurring role of Lt. Declan Murphy in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Early life[edit]

Donal Francis Logue was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,[1] to Irish parents from County Kerry.[3][4] His parents were Carmelite missionaries[5] and the family moved from Ireland to Canada to Boston and elsewhere before settling in Calexico, California, in the state's Imperial Valley.[6] There and in nearby El Centro, California,[6] Logue grew up with three sisters — Karina, Deirdre and Eileen[1] — and their mother taught at Calexico High School and Vincent Memorial Catholic High School.[6] Logue attended Central Union High School in El Centro, where he became interested in theater. With friend John Everly during what Logue called the "summer during our sophomore year", he created the theater group Imperial Valley Players to perform in the school's auditorium, mounting the theater of the absurd play Picnic on the Battlefield by Fernando Arrabal.[6]

For part of his junior year of high school,[6] Logue attended the Jesuit school St. Ignatius' College in Enfield Town, London, England.[7] In 1983, while a high-school senior, Donal was elected president of the 37th session of the American Legion Boys Nation, representing California and becoming the first non-citizen elected Boys Nation president.[8] He went on to study history at Harvard University, graduating in 1988.[6][9] In the late 1980s, he worked as a road manager for such bands as Bullet LaVolta.[10]


After a few TV movies, Logue first appeared in film playing Dr. Gunter Janek in the 1992 film Sneakers. Of his career start, Logue recalled,

After being accepted to Harvard as an intellectual history major and being convinced to audition for plays by my college roommates, I auditioned for 15 and didn't get called back for a single one. I had been a road manager for punk bands and a stage manager for a traveling theater company, but nothing had materialized. Out of the blue, though, I got a call to audition for the movie Sneakers out in L.A. and I had very little experience. When I was there, auditioning for the role in front of Ben Kingsley and Robert Redford and getting nods of approval, it provided validation to my efforts. That was my first big movie, and I knew that my life would not be dictated by normality.[6]

In 1993, he portrayed Capt. Ellis Spear in Gettysburg, and a movie agent, Judd Bromell, on the Northern Exposure episode "Baby Blues", then later appeared as an FBI agent in The X-Files episode "Squeeze." Logue's character Jimmy The Cab Driver was a staple of MTV promos in the early 1990s. He also appeared in Blade and The Patriot, in 2000. He appeared in two of Edward Burns films: Purple Violets and The Groomsmen.

Logue's portrayal as the lead in The Tao of Steve won him a Special Grand Jury Prize for best actor at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, and was noticed by ER producer John Wells, who cast Logue in several episodes as Chuck Martin, a nurse Dr. Susan Lewis marries one weekend in Las Vegas on a whim, and later has a child with. Concurrent with the run on ER, Logue starred in the critically acclaimed comedy Grounded for Life. In December 2005, Logue had a pilot development deal for a new situation comedy on ABC television, originally titled I Want to Rob Mick Jagger.[11] The pilot was picked up and debuted in the winter of 2006 under the name The Knights of Prosperity. The show disappeared from the ABC lineup in early March 2007.[12]

Logue also appeared in a supporting role in Just Like Heaven (2005). Logue had appeared as Phil Stubbs in the original pilot for the NBC show Ed, but dropped out to star in the sitcom Grounded for Life. The first two and a half seasons of Grounded for Life were telecast on the Fox network; thereafter, the show moved to The WB for the remainder of its run. In 2002 and 2003, Logue appeared on the VH1 "I Love. . ." series instalments '80s, '70s, and '80s Strikes Back. In 2010, Logue appeared on House, M.D. as millionaire patient Curtis Harry.

Logue also appeared in NBC's The Dennis, in 2005, about a former child prodigy whose parents kick him out of the house and into the real world. It was not picked up, however.[13] Logue co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the movie Ghost Rider, the David Fincher film Zodiac, and alongside Mark Wahlberg in the 20th Century Fox film Max Payne. In 2008, Logue appeared in the Jack Kerouac documentary One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. Logue starred as Captain Kevin Tidwell in the NBC crime drama Life from 2008–2009. On May 4, 2009, NBC announced Life would not be returning for a third season.

Logue starred in FX series Terriers, which ran 13 episodes from September to December 2010. After the show's cancellation, a frustrated Logue briefly left acting for truck-driving, according to his friend and fellow actor W. Earl Brown.[14] Logue starred as the main character in Theory of a Deadman's music video for the song "Lowlife," off their 2011 release, The Truth Is....

In late 2012, Logue joined the casts of Sons of Anarchy as renegade ex-U.S. Marshal Lee Toric who is out for revenge for the murder of his sister and Vikings as King Horik. In 2013, he joined the cast of BBC America's show Copper as a returning Union General turned Tammany Hall insider, General Brendan Donovan, and he returned to Sons of Anarchy and Vikings to reprise his roles from the previous seasons. Logue had roles in two 2013: CBGB with Alan Rickman and 9 Full Moons with Amy Seimetz and Bret Roberts.

Between March and May 2014, he appeared in six episodes of the NBC police procedural, crime, legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, a former undercover officer appointed as acting commander of the Special Victims Unit.[15] From 2014 to the show's conclusion in 2019, he portrayed Harvey Bullock in the police procedural series Gotham, based on the DC Comics Batman franchise.

In 2015, Logue appeared in Adam Massey's thriller film The Intruders.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Logue with his children in Ireland in 2007

Logue travels back and forth to Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, where his mother lives, and holds both Irish and Canadian citizenship.[17]

Logue has homes in Los Angeles and in Shady Cove, Oregon, where he cofounded Frison Logue Hardwood.[10] Logue regularly plays for the Los Angeles-based amateur soccer team Hollywood United.[18]

Logue has a Class-A Commercial Drivers License and is licensed to drive tractor-trailers with double or triple trailers, tankers and hazardous materials. He has a hardwood company with one partner called Frison-Logue Hardwood, and a trucking company called Aisling Trucking with two partners based out of Central Point, Oregon, which the three founded in 2012.[10][19][20]

Logue was formerly married[18] or in a long-term committed relationship with Kasey Walker,[1] also known as Kasey Smith.[21] They have a son named Finn,[22][5] and a transgender daughter, Jade.[23] On June 27, 2017, Logue posted a tweet saying Jade had gone missing; he later deleted it[24][25][26] and launched a wider public appeal for help after contacting police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.[25][27][28] By July 8, over a week later, Jade had been found in North Carolina and was returned home safely.[29]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Sneakers Dr. Gunter Janek
1993 Gettysburg Capt. Ellis Spear
And the Band Played On Bobbi Campbell
1994 Disclosure Chance Geer
Little Women Jacob Mayer
1995 Baja Alex Video
Miami Rhapsody Derek
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Jimmy
1996 Winterlude Chris Hampson Short film
The Grave Cletus
Eye for an Eye Tony
Diabolique Video Photographer #1
Dear God Webster
Jerry Maguire Rick, Junior Agent
1997 The Size of Watermelons Gnome
Metro Earl
Glam Tom Stone
Men with Guns Goldman Co-executive producer
First Love, Last Rites Red
1998 Blade Quinn
A Bright Shining Lie Steven Burnett
The Thin Red Line Marl Uncredited
1999 Runaway Bride Priest Brian Norris
The Big Tease Eamonn
2000 The Tao of Steve Dex
The Million Dollar Hotel Charley Best
Reindeer Games Pug
Steal This Movie Stew Albert
Takedown Alex Lowe
The Opportunists Pat Duffy
The Patriot Dan Scott
2001 The Château Sonny
2002 Comic Book Villains Raymond McGillicudy
2003 Confidence Officer Lloyd Whitworth
American Splendor Stage Actor Harvey
Two Days Ray O'Connor
2005 Tennis, Anyone...? Danny Macklin
Just Like Heaven Jack Houriskey
2006 Jack's Law Buzz Uncredited
The Groomsmen Jimbo
Shark Bait Troy
Citizen Duane Uncle Bingo
Almost Heaven Mark Brady
The Ex Don Wollebin
2007 The Good Life Daryll
Ghost Rider Mack
Zodiac Ken Narlow
Purple Violets Chazz Coleman
2008 No Place Like Home Uncle Eddie Short film
Max Payne Alex Balder
2009 The Lodger Joe Bunting
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Tink Weatherbee
2011 Shark Night 3D Sheriff Greg Sabin
Oliver Sherman Franklin Page
2012 The Reef 2: High Tide Troy
  • Voice only
  • Direct-to-video
Kill for Me Garret Jones
Silent Night Santa Jim Epstein
2013 CBGB Merv Ferguson
2015 The Intruders Jerry Halshford Direct-to-DVD
2018 The Cloverfield Paradox Mark Stambler [30][31]
2021 All My Puny Sorrows Jake Von Riesen
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Chief Brian Irons


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The X-Files Agent Tom Colton Episode: "Squeeze"
Northern Exposure Judd Bromell, movie script agent Episode: "Baby Blues"
1995 Medicine Ball Dr. Danny Macklin 9 episodes
1996 Public Morals Ken Schuler 13 episodes
1998 A Bright Shining Lie Steven Burnett Television film
Felicity Eddie Episode: "Friends"
2001–2005 Grounded for Life Sean Finnerty 91 episodes
2003–2005 ER Chuck Martin 11 episodes
2007 The Knights of Prosperity Eugene Gurkin 13 episodes
Monk Gully Uncredited; Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Up All Night"
2008–2009 Life Captain Kevin Tidwell 11 episodes
2010 Terriers Hank Dolworth 13 episodes
2011 House Cyrus Harry Episode: "Changes"
2012 Royal Pains Ernie McGillicuddy 2 episodes
2012–2013 Sons of Anarchy Lee Toric 7 episodes
2013 Copper General Brendan Donovan 12 episodes
2013–2014 Vikings King Horik 12 episodes
2014–2015, 2022 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lt. Declan Murphy Recurring, seasons 15-17, 23[32]
2014–2019 Gotham Harvey Bullock 97 episodes
2019 Stumptown Private Detective Artie Banks 2 episodes
2020 The Unicorn Denny Episode: "The Client"
Dummy Dan Harmon 10 episodes
2021 Departure Sheriff McCullogh 6 episodes
What We Do in the Shadows Donal Logue 2 Episodes

Published works[edit]

  • Trejo, Danny; Logue, Donal (2021). Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood. ISBN 978-1982150822.


  1. ^ a b c d "Donal Logue Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2017. Kasey Walker — Ex-significant Other
  2. ^ "When was Donal Logue (actor) born?". Old Farmer's Almanac. Archived from the original on 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  3. ^ Stone, Sally (November 21, 2001). "A conversation With Donal Logue". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. King Features Syndicate. I was born in Canada. But my parents, who were originally from County Kerry in Ireland, moved to the United States, where I grew up.
  4. ^ Logue, Donal [@donallogue] (November 7, 2016). "Sorry Ann Coulter" (Tweet). Archived from the original on December 28, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017 – via Twitter. "Even people like me, w/4 grandparents and 2 parents from Ireland, born in Canada myself, get to vote. Because I'm American."
  5. ^ a b "Donal Logue Biography (1965?-)". Archived from the original on June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017. Donal Francis Logue; born February 27, 1965 (some sources cite 1966)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Rigney, Ryan (December 30, 2018). "Donal Logue: Actor talks about growing up in the Valley and doing 'your own stuff'". Imperial Valley Press. El Centro, California. Archived from the original on July 25, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020. the time my family first moved to the Andrade Apartments in Calexico, we had already lived in Canada, Ireland, Boston and a variety of other places.
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  8. ^ Romey, Andy (July 17, 2014). "Hollywood actor recalls 'that one summer' at Boys Nation". The American Legion. Archived from the original on December 18, 2019.
  9. ^ de Carvalho, Simon (October 25, 2010). "Big Dawg: Donal Logue '88 talks about 'Terriers'". Harvard University. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c Owen, Rob (June 22, 2013). "'Copper,' 'Sons,' 'Vikings' keep actor Donal Logue busy, away from his Oregon home". The Oregonian. Portland Oregan. p. C1. Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
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  13. ^ The Futon Critic Staff (April 4, 2005). "Breaking News – Development Update: April 4". Los Angeles: Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  14. ^ Brown, W. Earl [@WEarlBrown] (2019-01-16). "The abrupt TERRIERS cancellation made Donal quit show biz and start driving a truck" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-01-17 – via Twitter. "Seriously. He and I did a biker pilot for HBO that was extraordinary, but for a myriad of reasons they didn't pick it up. Then he did TERRIERS - a great show...."
  15. ^ Swift, Andy (April 9, 2014). "Law & Order: SVU Post Mortem: EP Talks William's Dark Twist and Olivia's Hopeful Future". TV Line. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  16. ^ Barton, Steve (January 6, 2015). "The Intruders to Bust in This February". Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  17. ^ Donal Logue – Northern Stars Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
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  19. ^ "Frison-Logue Hardwood - Home". Facebook. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  20. ^ Logue, Donal (June 4, 2012). "How and why we started our trucking company". YouTube video. Archived from the original on 2012-06-05. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  21. ^ Heller, Corinne (July 2, 2017). "Donal Logue's Child Is Still Missing After Almost a Week: 'We Want You Home Jade'". E! News. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  22. ^ "Donal Logue Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008.
  23. ^ "Transgender Daughter Of 'Gotham' Actor Reported Missing In NYC". New York City: WCBS-TV. June 28, 2017. Archived from the original on March 26, 2019. Retrieved 2017-06-29. Arlo Logue, 16, is transgender and goes by Jade.
  24. ^ Logue, Donal [@donallogue] (June 27, 2017). "Missing- yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn" (Tweet). Retrieved June 27, 2017 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ a b Dillon, Nancy; Tracy, Thomas (June 28, 2017). "'Gotham' star Donal Logue's 16-year-old daughter vanishes in Brooklyn". Daily News. New York City. Archived from the original on June 29, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  26. ^ Hill, Libby (June 28, 2017). "'Gotham' star Donal Logue tweets, then deletes, alert for his missing child". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  27. ^ Logue, Donal [@donallogue] (July 2, 2017). "Just a note about Jade" (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ "Jade Logue". National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  29. ^ McKenzie, Joi-Marie; Messer, Lesley (July 8, 2017). "'Gotham' actor Donal Logue's daughter is 'safely back home,' rep says". ABC News. Archived from the original on July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  30. ^ "Viral goodies arrive for Cloverfield 3 as it looks like Cloverfield 4 is already finished!".
  31. ^ "'Cloverfield 3': Site viral alerta sobre perigoso experimento secreto no filme - CinePOP Cinema". 29 January 2018.
  32. ^ Roots, Kimberly (November 29, 2021). "Law & Order: SVU's Donal Logue to Return in Season 23 — Find Out Who Else Is Coming Back to the Squad". TVLine.

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