Donovan Leitch (actor)

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Donovan Leitch
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Leitch at Hollywood Life Magazine's 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards on 9 December 2007
Born Donovan Jerome Leitch
(1967-08-16) 16 August 1967 (age 50)
London, England
Nationality British, American

Kirsty Hume (m. 23 September 1997)

Libby Mintz (m. 3 October 2015)
Children daughter; Violet Jean Leitch, (b. 21 March 2004)
son; Donovan Evers Leitch, (b. 14 April 2015)

Donovan Jerome Leitch[1] (born 16 August 1967)[2] is an English-born American actor, singer, former model and documentary film-maker. He was member of the band Camp Freddy, and was a founding member of neo-glam group Nancy Boy along with Jason Nesmith. He is the son of the singer Donovan.


Leitch appeared in the films Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1985), The in Crowd (1988), ...And God Created Woman (1988), The Blob (1988), Glory (1989, portraying Charles Fessenden Morse), Cutting Class (1989), Gas, Food Lodging (1992), Dark Horse (1992), Jack the Bear (1993), Cityscrapes: Los Angeles (1994), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), One Night Stand (1997) and Love Kills (1998). Leitch was featured as the villain of the week, Malcolm Lagg, an underground fight club coordinator for metahumans in the Birds of Prey episode "Gladiatrix".

In the early 1990s, Leitch formed Nancy Boy, an alternative rock band with glam rock and Britpop influences.[3] The band also featured guitarist Jason Nesmith, son of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. The band released two albums - Promosexual in 1995 and Nancy Boy in 1996.[3] Although their second album was issued on major label Elektra Records, it was not a success, and the band fell inactive after Nesmith left the lineup a few years later.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Leitch was born in England, the son of Enid Karl, a model, and singer/songwriter Donovan.[4] He is the brother of actress Ione Skye. After Leitch's parents separated when he was three, he was raised by his mother in the Hollywood Hills of California.[5]

He married Scottish model Kirsty Hume on 23 September 1997.[6] She filed for divorce in summer 2014.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1970 There is an Ocean himself
1984 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Dancer
1986 The Education of Allison Tate Martin Stubbs
1988 The In Crowd Del
And God Created Woman Peter Moran
The Blob Paul Taylor
1989 Rock & Read The Chaueffeur Short
Cutting Class Brian Woods
Glory Capt. Charles Fessenden Morse
1992 Gas Food Lodging Darius
Dark Horse J.B. Hadley
1993 Jack the Bear Grad Student
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Troy
1996 Bed, Bath and Beyond Short
I Shot Andy Warhol Gerard Malanga
The Size of Watermelons Patrick
1997 One Night Stand Kevin
Big City Blues Donovan
1998 Love Kills Dominique
1999 Cherry Eddie
2000 Men Make Women Crazy Short


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Alice Dono-D 1 episode, Footloose Mel
1985 It's Your Move Boy No. 3 1 episode, The Dregs of Humanity: Part 1
1988 Rockin' the Night Away Television film
1989 21 Jump Street Mike Pratt 1 episode, Mike's P.O.V.
1990 Life Goes On Teddy 1 episode, The Banquet Room Renovation
1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special Charlie Tyler 1 Episode, But He Loves Me
For the Very First Time Television film
1999 The '60s Neal Reynolds Television film
2000 Sex and the City Baird Johnson 1 Episode, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl...
2002 The Job Barry / Crystal 1 episode, Parents
Girls Club Michael Harrod 9 episodes
2003 Birds of Prey Malcolm 1 episode, Gladiatrix
2006 Grey's Anatomy Rick Friart 1 episode, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
2015–16 Breaking Band Producer 6 episodes


  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at
  2. ^ "Donovan Leitch Jr". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nancy Boy | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Ione Skye Biography (1970?-)". 4 September 1970. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  5. ^ TRIP GABRIEL (3 July 1994). "Donovan Leitch: He's It! He's Hot! He's . . . Who?". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Model Marriages". People. 49 (24). 22 June 1998. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Marquina, Sierra (28 November 2014). "Donovan Leitch's Fiancee Libby Mintz Is Pregnant! Couple Expecting First Child Together". People. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 

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