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Donovan (I)


Donovan Philips Leitch was born May 10, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland. Music was always part of his home life, with both traditional Scottish/Irish songs at family and local celebrations, and popular music through radio and live performances. When Donovan was ten his family moved south to England, resettling in Hatfield. Before starting college in ... See full bio »
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  Psych (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- 1967: A Psych Odyssey (2014) ... (performer: "Sunshine Superman" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sunshine Superman" - uncredited)
  Criminal Minds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Nanny Dearest (2013) ... (performer: "Sunshine Superman") / (writer: "Sunshine Superman")
 2013 The Look of Love (performer: "Sunshine Superman", "Mellow Yellow") / (writer: "Sunshine Superman", "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch)
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Black Blotter (2012) ... (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - uncredited)
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) (performer: "Colours") / (writer: "Colours")
 2012 ParaNorman (writer: "Season of the Witch" - as Donovan Phillips Leitch)
 2012 Sightseers (writer: "Season of the Witch")
 2012 Dark Shadows (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch")
  Grimm (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Thing with Feathers (2012) ... (performer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited) / (writer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited)
 2012 Girls Against Boys (performer: "Sunshine Superman", "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (writer: "Sunshine Superman", "Hurdy Gurdy Man")
 2011 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'? (2011) ... (writer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited)
  Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2011)
- Abstención es lo contrario que abstinencia (2011) ... (performer: "Colours") / (writer: "Colours")
- Besos de hippies (2003) ... (performer: "Colours") / (writer: "Colours" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (performer: "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan) / (writer: "Mellow Yellow")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 2002 - 2011) (performer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2011)
- Flaming Moe (2011) ... (performer: "Jennifer Juniper" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jennifer Juniper" - uncredited)
- Rednecks and Broomsticks (2009) ... (performer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited) / (writer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited)
- I Am Furious Yellow (2002) ... (writer: "Mellow Yellow")
- Weekend at Burnsie's (2002) ... (performer: "Wear Your Love Like Heaven") / (writer: "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2011 Peter ("Hurdy Gurdy Man")
 2010 Beyond the Road ("Colours")
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer: "Season of the Witch" (1966))
 2010 West Is West (lyrics: "MELLOW YELLOW" - as Donovan Leitch) / (music: "MELLOW YELLOW" - as Donovan Leitch) / (performer: "MELLOW YELLOW" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2010 The Other Guys (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2010 Barney's Version (performer: "Sunshine Superman") / (writer: "Sunshine Superman")
 2009 Life Blood (Video) (performer: "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2009 The Invention of Lying (performer: "Catch the Wind" (1965)) / (writer: "Catch the Wind" (1965) - as Donovan Leitch)
 2009 Charlie & Boots (performer: "Catch the Wind") / (writer: "Catch the Wind")
 2009 Pirate Radio (performer: "Sunshine Superman" (1966)) / (writer: "Sunshine Superman" (1966) - as Donovan Leitch)
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Ronnie Chase (2009) ... (performer: "Barabajagal" - uncredited)
- Adelle Coffin (2003) ... (performer: "Sunshine Superman" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sunshine Superman" - uncredited)
 2008 Sex Drive (performer: "Atlantis") / (writer: "Atlantis" - as Donovan Leitch)
  Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #2.32 (2008) ... (performer: "Colours") / (writer: "Colours")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 1: Part 1 (2008) ... (performer: "Mellow Yellow" - uncredited)
 2008 Blodigt jävla helvete (performer: "To Try for the Sun") / (writer: "To Try for the Sun" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2008 Remarkable Power (performer: "Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)" - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2008 The Wackness (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (writer: "Jennifer Juniper" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2007 Margot at the Wedding (performer: "Teen Angel") / (writer: "Teen Angel" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2007 Zodiac (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2007 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cassie (2007) ... (performer: "Atlantis" - uncredited)
  House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Words and Deeds (2007) ... (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2007 Music Within (performer: "Sunshine Superman") / (writer: "Sunshine Superman" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2006 Flicka (performer: "Catch The Wind") / (writer: "Catch The Wind" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2006 Man of the Year (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2006 Bonneville (performer: "Catch the Wind") / (writer: "Catch the Wind" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2006 Bobby (performer: "Season of the Witch", "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (writer: "Season of the Witch", "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2006 Children of Men (performer: "There Is an Ocean" - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "There Is an Ocean" - as Donovan Leitch)
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- A Perfect Day (2005) ... (performer: "Catch The Wind") / (writer: "Catch The Wind")
 2005 Edison (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2004 Mosca y Smith en el Once (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Sunshine Superman") / (writer: "Sunshine Superman")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (performer: "ATLANTIS") / (writer: "ATLANTIS" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2004 The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Phantom Victory (2004) ... (performer: "Colours" - uncredited)
 2003 Red Roses and Petrol (writer: "Catch The Wind")
 2003 Travelling Light (performer: "Catch the Wind") / (writer: "Catch the Wind")
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pandora's Trunk: Part 1 (2003) ... (writer: "Season Of The Witch" - uncredited)
 2003 The Boys of 2nd Street Park (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Sunshine Superman" - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "Sunshine Superman" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (writer: "Sunshine Superman" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (performer: "Colours") / (writer: "Colours" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2002 xXx (writer: "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2002 Spun (as Donovan Leitch, "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (performer: "Atlantis 2002")
 2001 L.I.E. (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 2000 Opposite Sex (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Drug Episode (2000) ... (performer: "Mellow Yellow")
  Futurama (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Deep South (2000) ... (performer: "Atlantis") / (writer: "Atlantis")
 2000 Steal This Movie (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch", "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1999 A Room for Romeo Brass (performer: "Colours") / (writer: "Colours" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1999 Bowfinger (writer: "Legend of a Cowgirl" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1999 Virtual Sexuality (writer: "Legend Of A Cowgirl", "Sunshine Superman" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1999 The Limey (writer: "Colours")
 1999 Election (performer: "Jennifer Juniper") / (writer: "Jennifer Juniper" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie) (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch")
 1998 Rushmore (performer: "Jersey Thursday") / (writer: "Jersey Thursday")
  From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 1998) (writer - 4 episodes, 1998)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (performer: "There Is a Mountain") / (writer: "There Is a Mountain" - as Donovan Leitch)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (performer: "There Is a Mountain") / (writer: "There Is a Mountain" - as Donovan Leitch)
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... (performer: "Season Of The Witch") / (writer: "Season Of The Witch" - as Donovan Leitch)
- Apollo One (1998) ... (performer: "Season Of The Witch") / (writer: "Season Of The Witch" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (writer: "Season Of The Witch")
 1997 One Night Stand (performer: "Charlie, Happy Birthday" - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "Charlie, Happy Birthday" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (performer: "Catch the Wind") / (writer: "Catch the Wind")
 1996 Sleepers (performer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man") / (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol (writer: "Season of the Witch' - as Donovan Leitch) / (writer: "Sunshine Superman")
 1995 To Die For (performer: "SEASON OF THE WITCH") / (writer: "SEASON OF THE WITCH" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1994 Dumb & Dumber (writer: "Hurdy Gurdy Man")
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Material Fran (1994) ... (writer: "Mellow Yellow" - uncredited)
 1994 L'eau froide (performer: "Cosmic Wheels") / (writer: "Cosmic Wheels")
 1993 Heaven & Earth (performer: "Mellow Yellow") / (writer: "Mellow Yellow" - as Donovan Leitch)
  Heartbeat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Baby Blues (1993) ... (performer: "Colours" - uncredited) / (writer: "Colours" - uncredited)
 1992 The Efficiency Expert (performer: "Catch the Wind") / (writer: "Catch the Wind" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "Atlantis") / (writer: "Atlantis" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1990 I Love You to Death (performer: "Crazy Daisy") / (writer: "Crazy Daisy")
 1989 Lost Angels (writer: "Mellow Yellow")
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brightwing (1989) ... (performer: "Catch the Wind")
 1989 84C MoPic (performer: "Catch the Wind", "Susan on the West Coast Waiting") / (writer: "Catch the Wind", "Susan on the West Coast Waiting")
 1988 Rockin' the Night Away (TV Movie) (performer: "Sunshine, Superman") / (writer: "Sunshine, Superman" - as Donovan Leitch)
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Golden Triangle: Part 2 (1985) ... (writer: "Catch The Wind" - uncredited)
 1980 Getting Wasted (performer: "Mellow Yellow") / (writer: "Mellow Yellow")
 1979 More American Graffiti (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1975 Donovan i København (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Isle of Islay", "Banjoman", "Mellow Yellow", "Ferryman's Daughter", "Universal Soldier", "Cosmic Wheels", "Your Broken Heart", "Luluby of Spring", "Happiness Runs")
 1972 Hungry Wives (performer: "Season of the Witch") / (writer: "Season of the Witch")
 1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon ("Canzone di San Damiano")
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (performer: "Lord Of The Reedy River") / (writer: "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium", "Lord Of The Reedy River")
  Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- All My Loving (1968) ... (performer: "The Lullaby of Spring") / (writer: "The Lullaby of Spring")
 1967 The Emperor (Documentary short) (performer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited) / (writer: "Season of the Witch" - uncredited)
 1967 Poor Cow (performer: "Be Not Too Hard", "Colours", "Poor Love") / (writer: "Be Not Too Hard", "Colours", "Poor Love")
 1966 Where the Action Is (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.245 (1966) ... (writer: "Colours")
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (performer: "Universal Soldier", "A Reflection On a Summer's Day", "Bert's Blues", "Sweet Joy") / (writer: "A Reflection On a Summer's Day", "Bert's Blues")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1965) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... (performer: "Colours")
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... (performer: "Catch the Wind", "Colours") / (writer: "Catch the Wind", "Colours")
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... (writer: "Catch the Wind")
  Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965) (performer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #1.34 (1965) ... (performer: "Catch the Wind") / (writer: "Catch the Wind")
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (writer: "Catch the Wind")
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Album: "Sunshine Superman" (Epic) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Donovan Leitch

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[1966] As I get better known, I'd like to try and make my songs a kind of force for a better world. There are so many things wrong on the earth, and I want to try and right those wrongs. See more »

Trivia:

Ex-father-in-law of Adam Horovitz and Shaun Ryder. See more »

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Star Sign:

Taurus

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