Donal Logue

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Donal Logue
Donal Logue at NY PaleyFest 2014 for Gotham.jpg
Logue in 2014
Born Donal Francis Logue
(1965-02-27) February 27, 1965 (age 52) or (1966-02-27) February 27, 1966 (age 51) (sources vary)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship United States, Canada, Ireland
Education Harvard University[1]
Occupation
Years active 1992–present
Known for
Spouse(s) Kasey Walker (divorced)
Children 2

Donal Francis Logue (born February 27, 1965[2][3] or 1966)[4] (sources vary) is a Canadian-American film and television actor, producer and writer. His notable roles include starring in the film The Tao of Steve, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, the sitcom Grounded for Life, the television series Copper and the detective series Terriers. He stars as detective Harvey Bullock in Fox's Gotham and had a recurring role in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Lt. Declan Murphy.

Early life[edit]

Logue was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Irish parents from County Kerry.[5][6] His parents were Carmelite missionaries.[3] Logue has three sisters: Karina, Deirdre and Eileen.[7] After high school, Logue studied history at Harvard University.[1]

Career[edit]

After a few TV movies, Logue first appeared in film playing Dr. Gunter Janek in the 1992 film Sneakers. In 1993, he portrayed Capt. Ellis Spear in Gettysburg. In 1993, he guest starred on the Northern Exposure episode "Baby Blues" playing a movie script agent, Judd Bromell. Logue 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.[8] 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.[9]

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 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.[10] 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 was cancelled due to low ratings, even with great reviews from the press such as the Times. 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.[11] Since 2014, he has 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.[12]

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.[13]

Logue has homes in Los Angeles and Oregon.[14] When not acting, Logue is heavily involved in soccer, and regularly plays for the Los Angeles-based amateur team Hollywood United.[1]

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.[14][15][16]

Logue was formerly married[1] or in a long-term committed relationship with Kasey Walker,[7] also known as Kasey Smith.[17] They have a son named Finn,[2][3] and a daughter, Jade, born Arlo, who is openly transgender.[18] On June 27, 2017, Logue posted a tweet saying Jade had gone missing; he later deleted it[19][20][21] and launched a wider public appeal for help after contacting police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.[20][22][23] As of July 8, Jade had been found in North Carolina and was returned home safely.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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
Grave, TheThe 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
Big Tease, TheThe Big Tease Eamonn
2000 Tao of Steve, TheThe Tao of Steve Dex
Million Dollar Hotel, TheThe Million Dollar Hotel Charley Best
Reindeer Games Pug
Steal This Movie Stew Albert
Takedown Alex Lowe
Opportunists, TheThe Opportunists Pat Duffy
Patriot, TheThe 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
Groomsmen, TheThe 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 Lodger, TheThe Lodger Joe Bunting
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Tink Weatherbee
2011 Shark Night 3D Sheriff Greg Sabin
Oliver Sherman Franklin Page
2012 Reef 2: High Tide, TheThe Reef 2: High Tide Troy
  • Voice only
  • Direct-to-video
Kill For Me Hayley's Father
Silent Night Santa Jim Epstein
2013 CBGB Merv Ferguson
2015 The Intruders Jerry Halshford Direct-to-DVD

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 X-Files, TheThe 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 Bright Shining Lie, AA 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 Knights of Prosperity, TheThe Knights of Prosperity Eugene Gurkin 13 episodes
Monk Gully (uncredited role) Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Up All Night"
2008 – 2009 Life Captain Kevin Tidwell 21 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 Main Role (12 episodes)
2014 – 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lt. Declan Murphy Recurring, Seasons 15 - 17
2014 – present Gotham Det. Harvey Bullock Main role (74 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rowles, Dustin (December 10, 2013). "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Awesome Donal Logue". Uproxx.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Donal Logue Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Donal Logue Biography (1965?-)". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017. Donal Francis Logue; born February 27, 1965 (some sources cite 1966) 
  4. ^ "Donal Logue". NorthernStars.ca. Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ logue, donal (2016-11-07). "Sorry Ann Coulter. Even people like me,w/4 grandparents and 2 parents from Ireland,born in Canada myself, get to vote. Because I'm American". @donallogue. Retrieved 2017-07-11. 
  7. ^ a b "Donal Logue Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved July 3, 2017. Kasey Walker — Ex-significant Other 
  8. ^ Breaking News – Development Update: December 2–7 | TheFutonCritic.com
  9. ^ .php TV Series Finale " Blog Archive " The Knights of Prosperity: ABC Pulls the Sitcom[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Breaking News – Development Update: April 4 | TheFutonCritic.com
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Barton, Steve (January 6, 2015). "The Intruders to Bust in This February". dreadcentral.com. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ Donal Logue – Northern Stars Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ a b Owen, Rob (June 22, 2013). "For busy Logue, real life will have to wait". The Oregonian. p. C1. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Frison-Logue Hardwood - Home". Facebook. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  16. ^ Logue, Donal (June 4, 2012). "How and why we started our trucking company". YouTube video. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "Jade Logue, 16-Year-Old Child Of 'Gotham' Actor Donal Logue, Missing". New York City: WCBS-TV. June 28, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  19. ^ Logue, Donal [@donallogue] (June 27, 2017). "Missing- yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn" (Tweet). Retrieved June 27, 2017 – via Twitter. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ 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. 
  23. ^ "Jade Logue". National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  24. ^ 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. 

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