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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 February 1966Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameDonal Francis Logue
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Donal Logue's versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and beloved actors today. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Logue moved all over the United States, from the Boston area as an infant to various towns on the Mexican border. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard University, where he majored in Intellectual History and discovered his love for the performing arts. While in college, he appeared in over thirty plays, worked for two summers in the American Repertory Theatre's Harvard/Radcliffe Summer Stock Company, and spent a short time doing theatre in England. After graduating, Logue joined the Cornerstone Theatre Company which developed community theatre in rural parts of the United States. From then on Logue dedicated himself to pursuing his passion for acting. In his 20 plus years in the industry, Logue has starred in films such as, The Tao of Steve, the story of a larger-than-life, philosophizing lothario, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and won him a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance. His other film credits include Sneakers, Gettysburg, Blade, Runaway Bride, Reindeer Games, The Million Dollar Hotel, Comic Book Villains with Michael Rapaport, Confidence, Just Like Heaven, and The Groomsmen with Ed Burns. Recently, Donal co-starred in Max Payne with Mark Wahlberg, as well as Charlie St. Cloud with Zac Ephron. He also appeared in Zodiac, directed by David Fincher, based on the Robert Graysmith books about the notorious Zodiac serial killer. Following the US release of Zodiac, he co-starred in Mark Steven Johnson's Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. Logue made his directorial debut with the independent film Tennis, Anyone?, which appeared at the US Comedy Arts Festival. He wrote, starred, and directed the film about two Hollywood has-beens who try and find meaning in their lives through a series of celebrity tennis tournaments. In television, Logue joined the cast of the NBC series "LIFE" about a former police officer who returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. In 2007, he headlined the critically lauded ABC comedy "The Knights of Prosperity" in which a group of blue collar guys band together to plan a heist of Mick Jagger's New York City apartment. Prior to "The Knights of Prosperity" Logue starred in the Carsey-Warner produced show, "Grounded for Life" which aired for five seasons. He was also featured in a recurring role on "ER" as Sherry Stringfield's love interest. In 2010, Logue finished a critically acclaimed season on "Terriers," a television series created by Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan for FX. He begins production on the Marc Cherry pilot "Hallelujah" for ABC in March of 2011. Logue lives in Los Angeles and has two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peggy Ryan <rryan@mail.sdsu.edu>

Spouse (1)

Kasey Walker (? - ?) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

After losing 4 friends to alcohol abuse, Donal swore off in 1991 and has remained sober ever since.
Acted as a roadie for the rock group, The Lemonheads in the 1980s and then worked with a traveling theater group.
Studied history at Harvard.
Was originally cast as Phil Stubbs on Ed (2000).
His father Michael J. Logue taught as a Carmelite Catholic Missionary in Catholic Mission Schools in Nigeria, where he met his future wife, Elizabeth. They married and then moved to England.
Has three sisters, Eileen Logue Sciarretta, an education consultant, his twin Deirdre Logue, and Karina Logue, and one brother, Michael Logue.
Is now an uncle (April 2nd, 2004).
Is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Is good friends with actor Stephen Dorff.
Is of Irish ancestry.
Son Finn born 1999. Has another son.
Attended Central Union High School in El Centro, California.
Did short comedy skits on MTV as "Jimmy the cab driver", in the 90s.

Personal Quotes (13)

Follow your deepest dream, the one you had as a kid...but stay focused.
With acting, you gotta wait until someone gives you a role in a play or movie. With writing, you're not dependent on others, you don't have to wait. You can sit down and just create.
Young actors are pretty fantastic. I can't even imagine doing stuff like that when I was a kid.
(About "Grounded for life"): Well Bill Martin and Mike Schiff were the creators and they knew we had to do a family show. Everybody came at it from the angle of having been a kid and a teenager.
There were a lot of reasons I chose "Grounded for Life": my family was close by and I didn't have to travel, and I loved the cast so much.
Once a film is made and it exists, someone somewhere is going to watch it and that is kind of the magic of it all.
I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film.
My Mom, she's from Ireland, coached tennis in Nigeria when she was a Missionary and turned me on to it when I was young.
I think in a weird way that the entertainment industry is strangely more brutally honest than any other.
I remember working on movies like Gettysburg and feeling that Jeff Daniels was kind of a mentor.
Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were.
(2000, on quitting drinking in 1991) I moved to L.A. and was just a fuck up. [Leeching] off friends. Getting drunk every day. Pushing too hard. My parents were like, 'What is wrong with you?' And then one day I was at a bar and I remember thinking, If I don't get away, I will die here.
[on being part of the cast of 'Gotham'] Every scene I'm in, I'm with Ben McKenIe. What people don't understand is that one big part of our job as actors, besides getting to know the characters and doing your research, is to be an open, cool human being with the person you're working with for the next month or year or however long the project is. Ben and I have an amazing relationship on screen and off. We read lines together. We make sure we're both prepared when we go to work. He's an incredible patient guy. He's got a big heart. He doesn't get flustered. He doesn't bring a bunch of weird personal issues to the table. He's not indulgent...We're really lucky to have him.

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