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Tate Donovan

Tate Buckley Donovan began making television appearances while still in his teens, most often cast as angst-ridden high schoolers in such made-for-TV films such as Not My Kid (1985) and Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987). Donovan was born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son of Eileen Frances (McAllister) and John Timothy ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Manchester-by-the-Sea (completed)
Hockey Coach
 2015 Red Oaks (TV Series)
Martin van Diem
- Doubles (2015) ... Martin van Diem
 2015 About Ray
 2015 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Graham Pennington
- Matters of Gravity (2015) ... Graham Pennington
- Undue Influence (2015) ... Graham Pennington
 2013 Disney Magical World (Video Game)
Hercules (voice)
 2012 Argo
Bob Anders
 2010 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Video Game)
Hercules (English version, voice)
 2010 No Ordinary Family (TV Series)
Mitch McCutcheon
- Pilot (2010) ... Mitch McCutcheon
 2010 Below the Beltway
Paul Gibson
 2009 Head Case (TV Series)
Tate Donovan
 2009 Wild About Harry
 2008 Tony (Short)
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Richard Hoffler
- Meet the Joneses (2008) ... Richard Hoffler
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Commander Luke Nelson
- Rocket Man (2007) ... Commander Luke Nelson
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Hercules (English version, voice)
 2007/I Shooter
Russ Turner
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Hercules (English version, voice)
 2005 Painkiller Jane (TV Movie)
Dr. Graham Knight / Lucas Insley
 2005 Silver Bells (TV Movie)
Christy Byrne
 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Jesse Zousmer
 2005 The Pacifier
Howard Plummer
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series)
- Statewide Swing (2003)
- Nothing Personal (2003)
- Pilot (2003)
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Lou Caffey
- The Innocent (2002) ... Lou Caffey
 2002 West of Here
Dexter Anderson
 2001 Get Well Soon
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
- Tarzan and the Enemy Within (2001) ... (voice)
 2001 House of Mouse (TV Series)
- Jiminy Cricket (2001) ... Hercules (voice)
 2001 Max Steel (TV Series)
- Spear-Carriers ... (voice)
 2000 Jesus & Hutch (Short)
 2000 The Office Party (Short)
 2000 G-Men from Hell
Mike Mattress
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Tom Seymour
- Glitch (2000) ... Tom Seymour
 2000 Drop Back Ten
Wally Bixer
 1999 4 a.m.: Open All Night (Short)
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series)
Hercules / Additional Voices
- Hercules and the Yearbook (1999) ... Hercules (voice)
 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (Video)
Hercules (voice)
 1998 Waiting for Woody (Short)
 1998 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
Lawrence Cohen
- Bird of Paradise (1998) ... Lawrence Cohen (voice)
 1998 October 22
 1998 Tempting Fate (TV Movie)
Dr. Ben Creed
 1998 Disney's Hades Challenge (Video Game)
 1997 Hercules (Video Game)
Hercules (voice)
 1997 Hercules
Hercules (voice)
 1997 Murder at 1600
Kyle Neil
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Greg Kellerman
- Wu's on First? (1997) ... Greg Kellerman
 1997 The Only Thrill
 1995-1996 Partners (TV Series)
- Will You Marry Me? (1996) ... Owen
- You Quit? (1996) ... Owen
- Soup or a Movie? (1996) ... Owen
- Hello? Harmless? (1996) ... Owen
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
David (segment "Long Black Song")
 1995 Never Say Goodbye AIDS Benefit by Yoko Ono (Video short)
Man from Jersey
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
Kevin Gaffney
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Operation Friendship (1994) ... Nelson
 1994 Holy Matrimony
 1993 Ethan Frome
Reverend Smith
 1992 Equinox
Richie Nunn
 1990 Memphis Belle
1st Lt. Luke Sinclair
 1990 Rising Son (TV Movie)
 1988 Dangerous Curves
Chuck Upton
 1988 Clean and Sober
Donald Towle
 1988 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
Russell Sommers
- R & R (1988) ... Russell Sommers
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 A Case of Deadly Force (TV Movie)
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.
 1985 Into Thin Air (TV Movie)
Brian Walker
 1985 Not My Kid (TV Movie)
 1984 Family Ties (TV Series)
- Best Man (1984) ... Clancy
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, with Eric Stoltz and Dana Ivey, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1998. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tate Donavan


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[on his film Love Potion No. 9 (1992)) It's a movie about that one true love everyone is supposed to have. But I don't know if I believe in that. See more »


Participated in the 2005 ING New York City Marathon - finish time was 3:28:49. See more »

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