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Jeffrey Donovan

Biography

Known finest for his leading part on the cable series, Burn off Notice, he in addition has had a continuing role about Crossing Jordan and received his 1st lead part in Coming in contact with Evil. He gained his dark belt in karate during university, and offers over two decades of fighting techinques teaching. He threw the ceremonial 1st pitch at Fenway Recreation area for the Crimson Sox in July 2010. He wedded Michelle Woods in August of 2012 plus they welcomed a child in December of this yr. He portrayed the part of Robert F. Kennedy in the 2011 film, J. Edgar.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jeffrey Donovan
Date Of Birth May 11, 1968
Place Of Birth Amesbury, MA
Height 1.83 m
Profession TV Actor
Education University of Massachusetts Amherst, Tisch School of the Arts, Amesbury High School, Bridgewater State University
Nationality American
Spouse Michelle Woods
Children Claire Donovan
Parents Nancy Matthews
Siblings Michael Donovan, Sean Donovan
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action
Movies Sicario, Changeling, Extinction, J. Edgar, Hitch, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Come Early Morning, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, Believe in Me, Sleepers, When Trumpets Fade, LBJ, Bait, Witness to the Mob, Critical Choices, Hindsight, Shot Caller, Soldado, Purpose, Catherine's Grove, Touching Evil, Final Draft, Throwing Down
TV Shows Burn Notice, Touching Evil, Shut Eye, The Beat
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1His uncle, Don Matthews, worked as a coach in the CFL (Canadian Football League). Don was the brother of Jeffrey's mother, Nancy Matthews.
2In Amesbury, Massachusetts receiving an award at his former high school, Amesbury High. [May 2009]
3Jeffrey and his wife, Michelle Woods, became the parents of their first child, a daughter [December 18, 2012].
4Engaged to model Michelle Woods [June 25, 2012].
5A big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
6Plays "Michael Westen" on Burn Notice (2007), performed with actor Michael Weston in Final Draft (2003).
7He has Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian ancestry. His maternal grandparents were born in Canada; his grandfather was from Prince Edward Island, and his grandmother was from Tracadie, New Brunswick.
8Has studied martial arts for over twenty years and has a black belt in Shotokan karate. Has six years of experience in Brazilian jujitsu and Aikido, and is a certified SCUBA diver.
9Has admitted in interviews that he grew up very poor.
10Graduated from Amesbury High School in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Attended University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Graduated from New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he received an MFA.
11Enjoys gardening and golf.
12Currently lives in Denver, Colorado.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soldado2017/IIfilmingSteve Forsing
Shot Caller2016post-production
LBJ2016John F. Kennedy
Shut Eye2016TV SeriesCharlie Haverford
Fargo2015TV SeriesDodd Gerhardt
Extinction2015Jack
Sicario2015Steve Forsing
Burn Notice2007-2013TV SeriesMichael Westen
J. Edgar2011Robert Kennedy
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011TV MovieMichael Westen
Changeling2008Captain J.J. Jones
Hindsight2008/IPaul
Crossing Jordan2007TV SeriesWilliam Ivers
Law & Order1995-2007TV SeriesJacob Reese / Edward Nicodos
Monk2006TV SeriesSteve Wagner
Believe in Me2006Clay Driscoll
Yes, Dear2006TV SeriesFan #2
Threshold2006TV SeriesDr. Julian Sloan
Come Early Morning2006Cal, Cal Percell
Enemies2006TV Series
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesTodd Kendrick
Hitch2005/IVance
Touching Evil2004TV SeriesDetective David Creegan
Touching Evil2004TV MovieDetective Inspector Dave Creegan
Sam & Joe2004Eric
Final Draft2003Pascal (as Jeff Donovan)
Witchblade2002TV SeriesDaniel Germaine
Purpose2002Robert Jennings
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 22000Jeffrey Patterson
Bait2000Julio
The Beat2000TV SeriesBrad Ulrich
Spin City1999TV SeriesTom
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieBobby
Witness to the Mob1998TV MovieAgent #1
The Pretender1997-1998TV SeriesKyle
Catherine's Grove1997Thomas Mason
Vegas Vacation1997Hotel Employee (uncredited)
Millennium1997TV SeriesBobby Webber
Critical Choices1996TV MovieRandy
Sleepers1996Addison
Homicide: Life on the Street1995TV SeriesNewton Dell / Miles Dell
Throwing Down1995Pete Gulley
Another World1964TV SeriesDwayne 'Popper' Collins (1997)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Burn Notice2009-2013TV Series producer - 63 episodes
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Burn Notice2010-2013TV Series 3 episodes
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe2011TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chew2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Changeling - Partners in Crime: Bringing Changeling to the Screen2009Video documentary shortHimself
Partners in Crime: Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fargo2015TV SeriesDodd Gerhardt
The Pretender1998-1999TV SeriesKyle

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Best Supporting ActorMethod FestSam & Joe (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionBurn Notice (2007)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionBurn Notice (2007)

TitleSalary
Burn Notice (2007)$250,000 /episode (2013)
Burn Notice (2007)$135,000 /episode (2009-10)

#Quote
1I'm not a big movie-goer. I just feel like I'm watching work. I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days. (2004)
2I met with Matt Nix. The script was sent to me from USA, they wanted to work with me again. Bonnie Hammer and Jeff Wachtel, they had done Touching Evil (2004) with me. So I went and met with Matt and did a couple of scenes for him. He basically said, "You're my guy". And that was it. It wasn't that I was that great, it was my take on the material. I didn't know all my lines, I didn't have everything right. He just saw my angle on it and my angle was: Bring levity to a serious situation and be real serious about something that's real casual [on landing Burn Notice (2007)].
3My mom raised us three boys by herself on welfare. It's not worse than anybody else's life. We had to make ends meet. My parents were divorced, so my father wasn't really in my life. We grew up like most kids, just wanting things. [on growing up]
4Asked about his martial arts training in a TV Guide interview (8 Aug 2008) he said: I have a black belt in karate and six years of aikido and about a year of Brazilian jujitsu."


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